NBD: Serek Armitage

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anyonefortennis, Feb 25, 2019.


  1. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    This showed up today. Holy Molly, what a bass. Serek Armitage in sunburst. Poplar, maple, and pau ferro with flatwounds. Curtis Novak BS-DS.

    The finish and feel is stellar, plays amazing. The pickup feels a lot more even than the traditional P on it's Chicago step-brother. My compressor is almost always on with the P, and had no need for it with the Serek.

    If Serek is not on your radar, better put them front and center. This is a terrific instrument.

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  2. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    So many levels of "want" in those photos!
    Audio clips, perhaps?
     
  3. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Have a Focusrite solo incoming.
     
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  4. themarshall

    themarshall

    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Scale length?
     
  5. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Should trade me the Lakland since you like your new bass so much!
     
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  6. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    34"
     
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  7. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    That 44-64 still has the best damn neck of any bass I've ever gotten my hands on. Not going anywhere.
     
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  8. Damnit I want a Serek so badly. Looks beautiful.
     
  9. I was really digging the stuff that was posted about them at NAMM! Looks great - I really like the look of the Lincoln. Black with tort. :woot:
     
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  10. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    The ripper vibes from that bass are so cool.
     
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  11. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    • 1 pickup in the middle position
    • Volume knob
    • Tone knob
    • Input jack on the front
    What else do you need?
    This bass looks awesome.
     
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  12. mobeme23

    mobeme23 Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2018
    NorCal, Coastside
    Mine (midwestern 2)should be done in late April!
    I went with a Guild Bisonic/Novac BS/DS combo for some added versatility.
    Enjoy your new Serek!
     
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  13. xJasonSmithx

    xJasonSmithx Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Is the bass quite a bit smaller than the Lakland or is it just the photo? Either way it looks beautiful. Congrats!
     
  14. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Just picked up a Serek last week - a Lincoln with the BS-1 pickup. I was semi considering getting a quote for basically this exact bass for a while then it popped up on CME/Reverb during their last sale so I took a chance. Heck of a build. Super light, very slim and playable neck, very familiar sound but unique in its own way.

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    Ended up recording with it this weekend. Very happy with this one

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    All around highly recommend checking out a Serek if you have the chance. Some high quality stuff.
     
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  15. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Yes these basses look beautiful! Want one of these for sure. I love his style.
     
  16. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Body is quite a bit smaller. I'd say P bodies are on the large side already. Because of the finish, size, and top curve it almost feels like a Warwick body.

    Lakeland is about 8.5lbs and the Serek is around 7.5lbs. I'll probably die if I ever strap on a 70s fender.
     
  17. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Warwick crossed my mind too.
     
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  18. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    That Serek looks really good, I think!
     
  19. joker820

    joker820 Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    I love what Serek is doing. I’m considering selling my vintage P and custom ordering one. :bag:
     
  20. ELG60

    ELG60

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
    That's a very nice looking instrument. I appreciate makers who are going outside the classic P/J parameters although those are the forms which I currently own almost exclusively.
     
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