Regan Akers

"From the moment I first picked up a Serek, I was hooked. I cannot leave the house without one of these basses in my hand because they’ve become an extension of my playing. Lightweight, comfortable, everything you want out of an instrument, from the 1st show to the 500th."

Brandon Boone [Tedeschi Trucks Band]

"High praises for Serek Basses! Fresh, vintage-inspired look with a huge tone. Its versatility is incredible. Truly one of a kind. I love playing these basses!"

Michael Byrnes [Mt. Joy]

“I love this thing. It has a tone similar to a jazz bass but sits in the mix of a band the way a p bass does. We play multiple sets a night and the weight has been a godsend for my back. I haven’t played another bass in our show since getting my Serek.”

Jonathan Colman

"My midwestern 5 string is an extension of me. It's my musical mouthpiece for whatever comes to mind. The simplicity, elegance, lightweight, and tonal versatility keeps me taking it out of my case as soon as I get home from a gig. I'm a bit of a "kitchen sink player"; I do fingerstyle, plectrums, slapping, chords, tapping, and use probably too many effects pedals. The Serek handles all this gracefully while giving my concepts and techniques room to fly. I can't wait to own more. Yee haw."

Zach Cooper [Coheed and Cambria]

"Big punchy sound, incredible playability, lightweight and what a head turner! Serek Basses are in a league of their own. I love my Lincoln!"

Deven Craige [Japanese Breakfast]

"Words cannot describe how much I love my Serek Midwestern. I’d been searching for years for a lefty short scale and Jake came to the rescue. The tone is unreal and it plays like a dream!"

Adam Devonshire [IDLES]

"The main reason I fell in love with the Lincoln was its versatility. It's sort of like a Ripper, and a bit like a P, but not quite either. It's truly its own gorgeous beast in its own glorious right."

Drew Felder

"I never thought I could pick up a brand new instrument and have it instantly feel like home. My Serek’s proved me wrong! The comfort is off the charts, and the tone is inspirational. I already own two, and I’m looking for excuses to order more!"

Simon Francis [Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue]

"A wonderful platform for sonic expression. Such a welcoming and responsive instrument: my #tonehome."

Derek Frank [Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani, Shakira]

“My Midwestern 2 with the custom 3-pickup setup is probably the most versatile bass I own. So many great useable sounds available on this bass, and it’s SO FUN and COMFORTABLE to play. It’s quickly becoming one of my go-to basses for many different musical situations. Amazing work, Jake!!!”

Marcello Giuliani

“I have been looking for a bass that combines high-quality, hand made instruments with a ‘Roots’ sound for a long time… I finally found it!! Jake builds his instruments by himself from start to finish. And he also found the time to answer all of my requests. With one pickup and two knobs, the bass is very effective in all situations. The Midwestern is the new standard for me!”

Mike Gordon [Phish, Mike Gordon Band]

My Serek bass has a lot of clarity, discernible ‘punch,’ and a quality I would describe as ‘sweetness.’ The net result is that I can execute a lot of bass ideas with extra fluidity, intention, abandon! It’s been a real colorful experience playing this bass with both of my bands!

Lucas Harwood [King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard]

"My Midwestern makes me a better, more confident player. It's like there's as few barriers as possible between me and what notes I want to hit - I fucking love it. Jake's designs absorb all the great sonic qualities of the past and melds it with more precise, modern engineering. I can't see myself playing any other bass anytime soon - the Midwestern has quickly become my new workhorse."

Josh “jhow” Howard

“I wanted to see what all the hype was about and these basses did not disappoint. Incredible tone in studio and for live shows. I use it on every gig now!”

Demonterious “DETOXXX” Lawrence

"Small Bass...HUGE TONE! Gorgeous vintage look, amazing feel, very versatile and useful sounds. Everything that I need is in this bass. I had been looking for a five string that fits in the overhead bins on the planes while not compromising quality/sound and this MW2 is a dream come true! It’s fun to play and definitely makes it’s mark whenever I use it!"

Tim Lefebvre

“Right out of the shop, right into the studio. What a clever and useful bass. Awesome to play, sounds woolly and unique.”

Jeremy Lewis [Cryptodira]

“What Jake has done with this bass is borderline impossible: Massive, uncompromising tone coupled with silky-smooth playability and grand piano-like clarity, all in a medium scale. A true unicorn in the bass world and the last bass I'll ever need.”

Dan Maines [Clutch]

“The Serek Midwestern is a beast. It’s ridiculously fun to play, the build is flawless, and the tone is massive. I feel inspired every time I pick up this bass. Now I gotta check out the other models!”

Satomi Matsuzaki [Deerhoof]

“I like jumping around on stage so I have been using Hofner for almost twenty years but when Jake brought me his hand crafted bass at sound check on tour, I totally fell in love! It sounds like a king. It makes a beautiful deep round tone like Rickenbacker yet it’s light as feather.”

Brad Miller

"Jake changed the game of bass! The Midwestern is the fattest sounding short scale bass out there! The motown sound with Modern aspects!"

Billy Mohler

"I haven't put my Midwestern II 5 string down since I got it! Jake's basses are super inspiring and they play like a dream right out of the gates."

Matt O’Donnell

“I want the first bass I grab on stage or in the studio to cover a ton of sonic ground. It’s a lot to ask, but Serek instruments stand up to that with minimal effort. It took absolutely no time at all for this to feel like MY bass.”

Per Harald Ottesen

“My Serek Midwestern bass is a great player, and has a huge sound! It sounds great in the studio, and is surprisingly versatile. I’ve used it to record mellow americana tracks, and I’ve used it to record hard hitting rock tracks. The Midwestern excels in every situation, and is just a really cool bass! Kudos to Jake for creating such great pieces of functional art!”

Sam Pankey [Heartless Bastards, Balmorhea]

"Jake's basses are one of a kind- they have infinite tonal possibilities, feel fantastic, and look unbelievably rad. My Midwestern 2 can handle whatever I'm trying to make it say, and yet it somehow has a mind of its own- it pushes me in different directions every time I play it, and I absolutely love it."

JESSE PHILLIPS [St Paul & the Broken Bones]

“It feels and sounds like an instrument of full-range musicality and my Midwestern is the rarest of monsters: A shorty that holds it’s own, thump-for-thump, against it’s full-scale cousins.”

Lex Price [Neko Case, k.d. lang]

“Serek proves that a new instrument can feel, sound and look incredible right out of the gate. My Midwestern is an absolute joy to play. Punchy and articulate, it sits perfectly in the mix.”

Kevin Scott [Gov’t Mule, FORQ, Wednesday Night Titans]

“Serek basses are tone and feel monsters. It’s rare for a bass to be so versatile and also look so good. Just looking at the instrument, I will want to play it. Every time it’s in my hands I feel inspired to play music.”

Jop Van Summeren [De Staat]

“Ever since I got my Midwestern 2, I haven’t really played anything else. Sounds amazing and feels like home.”

Tone Whitfield [Bilal]

“Jake Serek has captured the vibes and aesthetics of vintage basses with his own modern enhancements. Super comfortable to play with a hugely punchy sound. My MW2 SLAYS!!!”

Bobby Wooten [David Byrne, Carly Rae Jepsen]

"My Midwestern 2 is the most enjoyable bass I've ever owned. From the visual aesthetic to how it feels in my hands, it's just FUN. Having somewhat smaller hands, this short scale feels comfy and they did the 5th string PROPER. I LOVE to play songs in the middle of this bass and then drop an open B string that just sounds HUGE!! My hands, ears, & bandmates thank you."