Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses 6-String Singlecut

We first met luthier Pierre Erizias at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. I was so floored by his basses and his story that it led us to create our Custom Shop series of interviews with bass builders.

Erizias 6-String Singlecut Bass

Recently, he sent me a photo of one of his latest single cut basses, and I had to find out more. The 6-string bass is a set neck design that centers around a white ash neck. On top of that is a gorgeous 30-year old two-tone Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with glow in the dark side dots. It has a smaller 33″ scale and 24 frets with a zero fret, TransNut, and a transparent ramp. The top is a bookmatched Buckeye Burl with a matching headstock cap. Its body is walnut with an alder center block, mahogany end cap, and blackwood accent veneer.

Erizias loaded the bass with Nordstrand dual coil pickups and a custom Erizias 3-band preamp with active and passive modes. Hardware includes custom ebony knobs, a matching walnut magnetic backplate, a Hipshot A-style bridge, locking Sperzel tuners, and Dunlop straplocks.

Erizias 6-string Single Cut Bass Photos:

Erizias 6-string Single Cut Bass Specs:

Body:Walnut with Alder Center Block, Mahogany End, Blackwood Accent Veneer
Top:Book Matched Buckeye Burl
Headstock:Buckeye Burl
Neck:White Ash
Fingerboard:Two-Tone Brazilian Rosewood
Inlays:Glow in the Dark Side Dots
Frets:24, with Zero Fret
Pickups:Nordstrand Dual Coil w/Coil Switch
Electronics:Erizias 3 Band Preamp With Passive Tone, Active-Passive Switch
Controls:Erizias Custom Ebony Wood Knobs
Backplate:Matching Walnut
Finish:UV Cured Matte Finish
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style 18mm
Tuners:Black Locking Sperzel

For more, check out the Erizias Basses website.

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  1. Will someone explain to me what a ‘zero fret’ is?