From England to the world. Jim Burns created the Burns company in the 60's as a true alternative to American instruments. Instead of just making lesser copies of famous US guitars, Burns had his own ideas about how a guitar should look, perform and sound.
The highly acclaimed band The Shadows used Burns instruments exclusively for years, helping spread the name of these instruments.
The Burns guitar company has gone through all types of stages, and have closed and reopened several times.
Right now this brand is enjoyning a lot of success, and offer instruments just for everyone, from the top of the range British made Club and Club Elite series to the more affordable Korean made Club series, to which the bass you see here belongs.
Special attention has been payed in this series to reproduce the all important details that made Burns instruments so unique.
This model belongs in the CLUB SERIES, which means these are the most affordable Burns in the range. But don't be fooled by the low price: what you get is a fully.
The Scorpion Bass might look out of place next to the other reissue Burns Basses (Bison and Marquee models), but this is also in fact a recreation of a Burns bass from yesteryear. Ths original Scorpion Bass was launched in 1979 and clearly shows that Burns were aiming at a younger and "angrier" type of bass player. Heavy Metal was born around these days, and the Scorpion bass fitted right in.
To obtain the maximum punch, Burns chose a standar 34" scale for this bass.
Electronics are maybe more straightforward than other Burns models, with the tried and tested P/J pickup arrangement, controlled by 1 Master Volume, 2 Tones and 1 three way Telecaster type lever switch. Of course there is a hidden plus: a miniswitch to connect both pickups out of phase, producing a thin and nasal effect, perfect for guitar-like parts and as an effect too for intros, etc.
Please note: items included in the Outlet section might show some minor wear and tear sings from being in our exhibition for a while. These are just cosmetic issues. The performance of the item is not affected by this at all.