Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5

Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5 Bass

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:

Construction:Set Neck
Top:Quilted Maple
Neck:3-piece Tapered Core Ash Neck With Mahogany and Walnut Tone Block
Fretboard:Gaboon Ebony
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
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge:Recessed A style Hipshot Ultralite
Weight:6.8 lbs
Other:Inlaid Output Jack, Straplocks

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Share your thoughts

  1. chris

    It is lovely, but it is not a real lefty

  2. MA

    Would be great if the “bass of the week” had an audio clip with it..!!

  3. Kevin MacDonald

    Lovely finish.Too many strings for me.

  4. Fgigiigi

    Ugly as hell