Bass of the Week: Elrick Bass Guitars Gold Series Custom SLC I

Elrick Bass Guitars Gold Series Custom SLC I Bass

Our pal Sam Montooth recently shared some photos of his new bass on Facebook and it stopped me in my tracks. This Gold Series six-string bass by the inimitable Rob Elrick bass grabs your attention with an exotic ebony top that resembles a decadent chocolate cake. It’s got a lot of other unique features, too, as it is a customized version of the luthier’s SLC model.

“It is a narrow spaced 6-string with a 5-string sized hollow body, but it is 32-inch scale while the SLC is 33-inch scale,” Elrick tells us. “The pickups are Aero, but they are not the pickups used in the SLC.”

The custom spec bass is built with a walnut body, quarter-sawn maple neck with a top-matched Macassar ebony face, and Macassar ebony fretboard. Its Aero pickups are matched with passive electronics in a simple Volume/Volume/Tone control layout. Other features include Hipshot hardware, pearl dot inlays, and glow-in-the-dark side dots.

Elrick Bass Guitars Custom Spec SLC I Specs:

Top:Exotic Ebony
Neck:3-Piece Quarter-Sawn Maple W/ Top Matched Macassar Ebony Neck Face
Fretboard:Macassar Ebony
Control Cover:Walnut
Inlay:3mm Pearl Dot Top Position Markers
Side Inlays:3mm Glow in the Dark Side Dots
Pickups:Aero Dual-Coil W/ Coil Selector and Top Matched Macassar Ebony Covers
Electronics:Passive - Volume / Volume / Passive Tone
Nut:Zero Fret W/ Corian String Retainer
Tuners:Hipshot USA Ultralite
Bridge:Hipshot Type A
Strap Buttons:Dunlop Dual Design Straplok Compatible
Strings:Elrick Fundamentals Nickel Steel
Finish:Blended Oil and Urethane With Wax

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