Model 8 Bass 092015

This is a medium scale (32 inch) Drake Model 8 bass.  She is one of  a few basses that I made this Summer, just to sell, with no particular customer in mind.  For this one, I decided that I was going for a passive bass with a fast neck, user friendly hardware, and to be light in weight.

Her sleek quarter sawn Maple neck has a 24 fret Ebony fret board with 24 highly polished, vintage gauge, stainless steels frets.  The peghead is capped with Ebony front and Maple in the back.  Dual action truss rod and carbon fiber stabilization.  The neck finish is oil with lacquer on the face and back of the peghead.

The body is a two piece Alder back with a 3A grade flamed Maple top finished in a honey amber colored lacquer.  There is some chambering and the control cavity is quite large and shielded.

The pickups are Aguilar DCB A3’s and are wired with a volume 1, volume 2, tone configuration.  The tone is very big and punchy.  No weak output from the bridge pickup like you may have on other basses.  Both pups pump out the tone.  Sounds good pick style or with fingers.  Even has a great slap tone.

Hipshot tuners and A style bridge.  Dunlop strap locks.

The neck has a classic C shape and is 1.5 inches at the nut and 2.48 inches at the 24th fret.  7 Pounds!