Jake Serek of Serek Basses has a unique way of blending old school and new school to create a fresh looking bass that remains rooted in the instrument’s history. This week we’re checking out the Midwestern, which blends aspects of Fender and Gibson basses.
“The Midwestern is a short-scale powerhouse that is compact in size, but does not lack in tone. Think P-bass meets EB-0,” Serek says. “The Midwestern is made up of a Mahogany body and a 30.5″ scale Mahogany neck. A Pau Ferro fingerboard is standard, but other options are available.”
Other features include s single coil Guild Bisonic reissue pickup, which Serek placed at a mid-point between the bridge and the end of the fingerboard. The luthier explains that this positioning offers more punch and clarity than is often found on short scale basses. Hipshot hardware is standard.
Serek Basses Midwestern Bass Specs:
|Nut Type:||Bone or Brass|
|Frets:||20 Medium/Wide Nickel|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12-14″ Compound|
|Fingerboard:||Pau Ferro (Rosewood, Bubinga available)|
|Neck Wood:||2-Piece Mahogany|
|Bridge:||Hipshot 2 Pt. Supertone|
|Pickups:||Guild BS-1 Bisonic (Novaks available as upgrade)|
|Finish:||Satin Gold Mahogany, Satin Aged Cherry, Satin Faded Black|