DK4 BASS

 

This amazing bass was built for a returning customer who wanted to make some changes to a design I have done for him before.  We put a lot of thought and research into this design as it is one that I will keep as a regular offering.  This design incorporates the deep neck pocket feature that allows for easy access to the upper frets.

The neck is one of the first necks I have made using the Torrified Maple, which is hard Maple that has been through a cooking process that really stabilizes the wood against seasonal changes.  The look of the wood is also a huge plus.  This neck is made with a figured piece of the Maple.  I used the normal dual action truss rod but we went with Blackwood for the fret board.  22 frets of EVO gold wire, 34 inch scale, and gold MOP inlays.  The neck is oiled with a poly based varnish.

The body is fashioned from a one piece Mahogany back topped with a stunningly beautiful Koa top.  I finished the body with gloss lacquer as well as the face of the peghead.  The body is chambered to reduce weight and we utilized a large electronics compartment secured by magnets for easy access.

Hipshot hardware with a D-tuner on the E string.  A style bridge.  Dunlop dual use buttons.

The electronics are special for this bass.  The pickups have individual dual coils for each string and were hand wound in Finland.  The preamp is a ACG/East design that has a volume, blend, low pass filter 1, low pass filter 2, treble high pass filter, and a passive tone.  18 volt circuit.

I was able to get many fine tones from this bass.  Got some good Geddy tones and was able to get a great Tool tone as well.

This bass weighs 8.8 and is well balanced sitting or on a strap.