Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass

Elrick Bass Guitars has introduced the second generation of their Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass. The model has undergone a makeover with updated cosmetics, including pick guards, an Elrick bridge, matching metal knobs, fretboard markers, new colors and matching headstocks.

Elrick Expat Series New Jazz Standard Basses

As part of the Expat Series, the bass is assembled Europe with U.S.-made materials including Bartolini Jazz pickups, a Bartolini 3-band preamp, Hipshot tuners, an Elrick bridge and Elrick Fundamental strings. The lumber is also selected by Elrick. The body options include swamp ash or alder, with a 3-piece quarter-sawn maple neck and either a maple or Indian rosewood fretboard.

The Elrick Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass is available in 4- and 5-string configuration. Prices start at $2,500, and the basses are now available directly from Elrick in addition to dealers worldwide. For more info, check out the Elrick website.

Elrick Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass Specs:

  • Scale: 34? for 4-string; 35? for 5-string
  • Frets: 24 frets + zero fret
  • Body: Swamp Ash or Alder
  • Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
  • Neck: 3-piece Quarter-Sawn Maple
  • Fretboard: Quarter-Sawn Maple or Indian Rosewood
  • 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Pickups: Bartolini Jazz
  • Electronics: Bartolini 3-Band Pre-Amp w/2-Way Mid and Active Bypass
  • Fully shielded control cavity
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultra-light
  • Bridge: Elrick
  • Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons (Straplok compatible)
  • Strings: Elrick Fundamental
  • Case: Elrick Zero Gravity

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  1. I was sold until they said the 5 string was 35″. Been there done that. I’d much prefer a 34″.

  2. I love my platinum 5 string! I can literally play it for hours and not get tired! One can hope that these play well too!

  3. I can’t justify $2500 for a bass made offshore unless it’s something that completely blows my doors off, and a ‘sorta Jazz bass’ ain’t gonna do it. There’s little justification for that price point at all. I’m having a bass manufactured with a credible local luthier for much, much less than that, and it’s being custom made for me.

    If it were manufactured in the US, sure… but Asia (assuming that’s where it’s being done)? Not likely.