M5 Bass 080117

This is a very nice bass in both tone and appearance.  This is my old M5 model with a few updates.

I used a three piece laminated neck with a Zircote fret board slotted for a 35 inch scale.  I used some carbon fiber and a dual action truss rod to keep things straight.  The peghead cap is made from wood left over from the body top.  The one piece swamp ash body is not only light in weight, but very responsive to the strings.  Talk about sustain and clarity…. I topped the body with some very nice Tempered Curly Maple.

I used EMG p5 pickup in the neck and a J5 in the bridge position.  A EMG BQC three band EQ with sweep-able mid settings really allows for a wide tonal pallet.  Hipshot custom hardware and Dunlop strap locks round out the gear.

8 pounds total weight.  Nice balance too.