Our friend Christopher Kerton sent in pics of his bass for us to check out, and it almost knocked me out. The custom singlecut bass by AJR Guitars is a beauty to begin with, but digging into the details got me even more excited.
“So, this bass was 100% customisable. Down to how I wanted the pickup covers to look, and the headstock shape,” Kerton wrote. Near the top of his list of wants was for it to be lightweight, so the bass features a chambered alder body topped with a stunning piece of camphor. Total weight? Seven pounds, eight ounces.
Its mahogany neck is accented with a center strip of walnut and was profiled to feel similar to his existing Warwick Streamer. The bassist also opted for a dark, clean, AAA grade ebony for the fretboard with no fret markers. The leftover ebony from making the fingerboard was combined with the leftover camphor to make the pickup covers, tying the design together in a unique way.
It’s fitted with a P/J pickup configuration by DiMarzio, which is matched to a Seymour Duncan 2-band EQ. Other features include a Hipshot Drop D-tuner and a Warwick Just-a-Nut.
“It plays like a dream, with a myriad of tonal options at your fingertip,” Kerton says.
AJR Guitars Singlecut Bass Specs:
|Fretboard:||AAA Grade Ebony|
|Position Markers:||Luminlay Markers on Neck|
|Pickups:||Passive DiMarzio P/J|
|Electronics:||Seymour Duncan 2band EQ|
|Tuners:||Hipshot with D-Tuner|