Lydia 031216

 

This awesome bass is designed to have a vintage tone, perfect for many styles of music such as Classic Rock or Country.  I wanted to make a bass that was simple in design and using the classic tried and true combination of  woods.  I loaded the bass with just the vital features that a player needs to get easily dial up a great sound either on stage or in the studio.

The neck is a one piece quartered hard Maple with a simply beautiful Rosewood finger board.  I have a dual action truss rod inside the neck along with two carbon fiber stab bars that extend past the 12th fret.  Speaking of frets, I use stainless steel small gauge fretwire.  There are 22 frets and the scale is 34.  The neck is finished in poly based oil on the back and a gloss lacquer on the peghead face.  Bone nut.

The body is the go to wood of Alder.  The top of the body is some really sweet looking quilted Maple with a gorgeous color tone.  I really did not have to tint the finish on the top.  I finished the body in a gloss lacquer.  The body is light in weight and the whole bass just resonates well.

For the electronics, I used Aguilar DCB (No, unfortunately the DCB does not stand for Drake Custom Bass pickups) that provide the vintage tones but with less noise and more output.  I used Borne/Duncan pots that really have a smooth taper and smooth function.  Wired Vol 1, Vol 2, Tone.

Hardware is Hipshot A style bridge with .750 spacing.  Hipshot tuners with tapered post to pull the string down, and a three string retainer.  Dunlop straplocks and the bass comes complete with strap hardware.

Nut 1.5″  Heel width 2.48  Weight 8.2 lbs.