Featured Offerings

In this section I display the Featured Drake Custom models that I have designed and built in the past.  These models are some of my favorite designs, are styles that I build on a regular basis, and have a more standard pricing.  I have made the tooling and templates to recreate these designs to what I feel are optimal specs.  I am willing to alter any of my models (to a certain degree) to suit a player’s needs.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions about such a build.  These are custom builds, built by me in my shop, but they utilize a more standardized design and production process that costs less and saves time.  I stock materials and several of the primary components for these models.

 

The Cricket Bass

 

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Late in 2016 I decided to push forward with a project that I have been thinking about for many years.  I have always wanted to have a line of semi-hollow basses that are light in weight and well balanced.  I wanted the basses to be able to be ordered in any scale from 30-34 inches and still only be 42.5 inches in length.  I made the Cricket design to have access to the higher frets that regular semi-hollow basses lack, and a full size neck even on the shorter scaled versions.  Scale length, fret board radius, hardware color, inlay, top wood, sound hole, some electronics options, and fret wire choice can all be chosen by the customer.  I have added this section until I can get a dedicated page for the Cricket basses.

 

Example bass above shown with a tempered curly Maple top, Ebony fretboard and Hipshot A style bridge.  More options keep coming along all the time so call for updated options list.  more pics….http://www.drakecustombass.com/gallery/cricket-bass-0517/

 

Standard Features on the Cricket basses:

Quarter sawn Tempered Maple neck

Dual action truss rod with carbon fiber stab bars

Choice of 32, 33, 34 inch scale

Ebano (simulated Ebony or Dark Tempered Maple fret board  (other wood options available)

Tempered Swamp Ash body back

Various figured Maples, Myrtle, Madrone, Walnut tops

Black acetate binding

Hipshot tuners and bridges in choice of color

TV Jones Thunder Blade (dual coil bar magnet) pickups

Volume, Volume, Tone or Volume, Blend, Tone options

Hand polished polyurethane (thin) finish

Strap locks with strap hardware

Tape wound or flat wound strings

Mono brand Vertigo case included

Starting at $3000 USD

 

BG Model 5 and 6

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This is my 5 and 6 string semi hollow design.  This is also a new design from late in 2016.  In the last few years I have been asked repeatedly to come up with a lightweight semi-hollow bass that is easy to play and well balanced on strap or lap.  When asked in 2016 if I would submit a bass to Bass Gear magazine, I felt that this was the motivation I needed to see this design through.  I suppose it is odd for anyone to submit the actual prototype of a model, to be reviewed by a prestigious magazine such as Bass Gear, but I was very confident in the design and my abilities.  I am very proud of this model and plan to make many more as time goes on. 

More pictures http://www.drakecustombass.com/gallery/bg-5-string-bass/

 

Model pictured shown with tempered curly Maple top, Macassar Ebony fretboard, and custom wood pickup covers

Standard Features

Choice of 5 or 6 strings

Quarter sawn Tempered Maple necks

Dual action truss rod with carbon fiber stab bars

Choice of 33, 34, 35 inch scale

Ebano (simulated Ebony or Dark Tempered Maple fret board  (other options available)

Tempered Swamp Ash body back

Tops of various figured Maples, Myrtle, Madrone, Walnut (others upon request)

Black acetate binding

Hipshot tuners and bridges in choice of color.

Aguilar or Nordstrand dual blade pickups

Volume, Volume, Tone or Volume, Blend, Tone options

Hand polished polyurethane (thin) finish

Strap locks with strap hardware

Mono brand Vertigo case included

Starting at $3300 USD

 

Model 7 (M7)

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This is one of my all time favorite models.  I love everything about the look, feel, and balance of this bass model.  I have built many in the 4 string configuration as well as several in 5 and 6 string configurations.  This design is very adaptable and very comfortable to play.  Well balanced both strap and lap.  The treble side horn holds the bass in the perfect playing position while seated.  There are so many options available, for this model, to suit about any need or application.  I can use almost any type of pickups and the electronics cavity is spacious enough to carry on board equipment.

 

Pictured bass shown with a quilted Western Maple top, Macassar Ebony fret board, and in a set neck style construction. http://www.drakecustombass.com/gallery/grace-031716/

Standard Features

Choice of 4,5,or 6 string configurations (5 and 6 string models for an up charge)

Quarter sawn Tempered Maple necks

Dual action truss rod with carbon fiber stab bars

Choice of 32, 33 or 34 inch scale

Ebano (simulated Ebony or Dark Tempered Maple fret board  (other options available)

Mahogany body wood (options available)

Tops of various figured Maples, Myrtle, Madrone, Walnut (others upon request)

Hipshot tuners and bridges in choice of color.

Aguilar DCB pickups standard (others available in same price range.)

Volume, Volume, Tone or Volume, Blend, Tone options Nordstrand brand preamp options

Hand polished polyurethane (thin) finish

Strap locks with strap hardware

Mono brand Vertigo case included

Starting at $3000 USD