Remember that each Haze model is customisable. The specification listed for each is 'standard' but much of it can be tweaked to better fit you. Pickups, finish, neck-carve, wood-choice, hardware—all of these things are open to alteration.
Things like pickup choice are among the easiest and most common customisation. The Blue Collar, for instance comes with a Duesenberg Domino pickup as standard. This is a stonker of a pickup but, if it doesn't suit your style, bung in a humbucker. Or add a neck pickup.
It's your guitar, it's custom, it's up to you.
Fully bespoke instruments
I no longer offer fully bespoke or one-off instruments. Building a one-off instrument is a mixture of great fun and enormous hassle. It's a massive amount of work and, right now, I feel that time is better spent on my own instrument range and on my books.
Haze Bassmaster 6
The Bassmaster 6 probably deserves a section of its own. While I don't offer it as a 'standard' model, I've built enough that I should probably consider doing so.
The Bassmaster 6 takes six-strings down an octave with thirty, delicious, inches of bass goodness. Yep, it's my take on everyone's favourite, six-string bass.
It’s not that easy to find a short-scale, six string bass. One with a vibrato narrows the search even more and good examples of such a rare beast are few and far between. Check out this though: This is the Bassmaster 6.
An ash or alder body and a graphite-reinforced maple neck—we’re talking solid here. That ebony board imparts a little warmth to the tone but the Bassmaster has a clarity that you don’t often find in a 30″ scale bass.
With an extra couple of strings and three, individually switched, single-coil pickups to play with, the Bassmaster 6 is chock-full of great tones. Everything from Jack Bruce to Glen Campbell—passing Robert Smith along the way—is catered for.
The Bassmaster 6 plays and feels very like a guitar. It can open up new worlds of experimentation for the seasoned bassist or can help introduce guitarists to the pleasures of the low-end—surely not bad things.