Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5
This week we’re checking out an incredible lefty bass by luthier Pierre Erizias, who shared this on the Erizias Basses Facebook page. The bass is a modded version of his singlecut design.
“These specs were specified by Chris Kew to accommodate his style of playing. He plays in a style reminiscent of a Jimmy Haslip (Lefty strung righty),” the builder explains. “[It also has] ultra-low action for easy playing and tapping.”
Erizias crafted the instrument with a basswood body and a 50-year-old piece of quilted maple. Its three-piece tapered core ash neck meets the body at a mahogany and walnut tone block. The Gaboon ebony fingerboard holds 24 frets marked with abalone inlays. Its Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups each have a switch to toggle the coil selector (front, both, back). It also has an on/off switch in addition to a Nordstrand 3-band EQ.
Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5 Bass Specs:
|Neck:||3-piece Tapered Core Ash Neck With Mahogany and Walnut Tone Block|
|Inlays:||Abalone Fret Markers|
|Pickups:||Nordstrand Dual Coils with Coil Tap Switches|
|Electronics:||Nordstrand 3 band EQ|
|Controls:||On/Off Switch, Volume, Blend, Passive Tone, Bass, Mid, Treble, Passive-Active Switch, Mid Frequency Selector Switch|
|Bridge:||Recessed A style Hipshot Ultralite|
|Other:||Inlaid Output Jack, Straplocks|