Bass of the Week: Atticus Lazenby “Concept 001”

Atticus Lazenby Concept 001 Bass

Atticus Lazenby is a bass-building bassist and composer living in Chicago. This marks his fifth year as a luthier at Serek Basses, but he’s just started taking commissions for his own basses. Today, we’re sharing his “Concept 001,” which features an astounding ergonomic design.

“It’s called ‘Concept 001’, partly in reference to the car-inspired design vocabulary that I incorporated at the request of my client, and partly to allow for the possibility of continuing to make customized one-off instruments in the future,” he says. “I’m not going to say that it’s the first of many, as there are other more production-friendly designs that I’m currently working on, but the door is ajar.”

This six-string headless bass has a multi-scale neck that ranges from 32 inches to 30.5 inches and is tuned EADGCF. The neck, which is made from roasted flame maple and reinforced by carbon rods, has a compound radius Richlite fingerboard holding 26 frets. Lazenby used high-visibility aluminum ring inlays for fret markers, matching them with a raw aluminum pickguard.

Its three-piece body is a sandwich of maple, alder, and maple. For electronics, the Concept 001 is loaded with a pair of Delano JSBC 6 HE split-coil soapbars. Finally, the headless hardware includes individual black anodized headless bridges and headpieces from Nova Guitar Parts.

“If you’re interested in lightweight headless basses that will fit in a standard guitar gig bag and sound super loud and clear (thanks, Delano!) even without a preamp, please reach out and stay tuned!” Lazenby adds. “Much, much more is in the pipeline, and I can’t wait to share it with you.”

Atticus Lazenby Concept 001 Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Body:Chambered Maple/Alder/Maple
Neck:Roasted Flame Maple with Carbon Reinforcements
Fingerboard Radius:Compound
Inlays:High-Visibility Aluminum Ring Inlays/Side Dots
Pickups: Delano JSBC 6 HE Split-coil Soapbars
Hardware:Nova Guitar Parts Individual Black Anodized Headless Bridges And Headpieces
Finish:Odie’s Oil
Other:Raw Aluminum Pickguard

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