We have been fascinated by Serek Basses since we tried them out at the 2020 NAMM show, and they have done it again. When I first tried them I was blown away by their playability and the sound these short-scale instruments produce. This was the first time I have experienced playing a short scale bass and I was, without a doubt, immediately sold on these.
Serek basses just released their brand new model, The Grand. It has the classic short-scale design we already know from Serek Basses, but this new model has a new, more interesting body shape. This instrument has a new set of electronics. Serek Basses calls it the “Skuzz Serkit” which is an on-board passive fuzz circuit and it is loaded with TV Jones Thunder’Blade pickup. The tuners are Hipshot Ultralite and the bride is a Hipshot Vintage Style bridge.
It should be noted that this bass is made with a poplar body, roasted maple neck, and the fingerboard is made out of Chechen wood. Even with these specs it only weighs between 6 and 8 pounds.
The company explains – “A great studio companion and a show-stopper on stage, the Grand is perfect for players who want a bass with a custom feel at a price working musicians can afford.”