You have been misinformed.
No, you haven't been misinformed. That is a Jaymar chair that you likely purchased from a Bass reseller, branded as a Bass chair. As I stated earlier, Jaymar is the manufacturer.
Originally the Bass industries was the Jaymar only US distributor. Not any longer. Bass makes their own chairs now...
Yes, it is true that Bass is no longer the only US distributor of Jaymar. However, it is my understanding that Bass makes their own chairs AND still sells the Jaymar models.
Clear as mud, right?