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iBass Magazine Elrick Gold Series SLC Video Review, May 2017

Designed in conjunction with UK bassist Steve Lawson, the Gold Series SLC looks to define a new sound in the low-frequency universe.

In keeping with Rob Elrick’s own progression as a builder, there’s a definite sense of growth evident throughout the Elrick bass range. The latest development and Rob’s most current model, is the Gold Series SLC Steve Lawson Signature model, designed specifically, in conjunction with Steve, for players who like to play chords and more progressive solo work. It’s essentially a revamp of a Rob’s Gold Series 6-string, incorporating a chambered semi-hollow body, medium scale length (33”), 17mm string spacing, through-body-stringing, passive controls, a 3-way pickup selector, an ‘interruptor’ button and glow-in-the-dark side dots.

Each Elrick instrument is built entirely by hand without the aid of pin routers, shapers, and the like, and in keeping with this streamlined approach Rob has called upon some of the industry’s leading manufacturers to help develop a number of custom-made parts to work in unison with his designs. Larry Pollack satisfied Steve Lawson’s request for single-coil pickups with a pair of custom Aeros that perfectly align with the narrow string spacing at their pickup locations. It’s near impossible to find fault with the quality of Rob’s work, yet the custom bass market remains incredibly competitive. With an Elrick bass commanding a price tag that’s upwards of $5,000, it can be all too easy to overlook the time, materials and the level of skilled man-hours involved in its production.

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Elrick Steve Lawson Custom Gold Series bass released!

Elrick Bass Guitars, Ltd. is excited to announce the newest addition to our award winning line of basses; the Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Bolt-on neck Bass Guitar!


The Steve Lawson Custom (SLC) semi-hollow body featuring our “heel-less” body design is one of the unique design features of this special bass guitar. A 33” scale neck is attached using five bolts in an asymmetrical pattern for exceptional stability and playability, while a thru-body string option makes possible the use of standard scale strings. A Macassar ebony fretboard and custom Aero single coil pickups (featuring matching wood covers) in passive configuration contribute to the clarity and articulation of this instrument. Combined with the medium scale length, 17mm string spacing and 2” neck width at the zero fret accommodates chordal players as well as soloists. Also included is a push-button momentary / kill switch for special effects. As on all Gold Series basses, a book-matched exotic wood top is a standard feature.

Steve Lawson Custom signature basses are available now from Elrick Bass Guitars directly and from select Elrick dealers worldwide.

Steve Lawson

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Elrick Bass Guitars Announces Expat Evolution Satin Matte Black Finish!

Elrick Bass Guitars, Ltd. is excited to announce the newest addition to our award winning line of Expat Series basses. Satin matte black finishes are now available on Expat Series e-volution 4- and 5-string bass guitars!


Expat e-volution basses feature U.S. Bartolini pickups and electronics, as well as hardware by HIpshot, including the exclusive Elrick bridge. Select swamp ash bodies with matching wood control covers, 3-piece maple necks and wenge fretboard complete the package.

Expat Series basses are available now from Elrick Bass Guitars directly and select Elrick dealers worldwide.

Elrick Expat e-volution basses start at $2299, hard-shell case included.

See our Elrick Expat Basses here!