DC Model 4 110910

This is Rita, a 34 inch scale bass made in October of 2010. She is one of two basses that I used to demonstrate my building techniques on a blog. She is the prototype of what now is known as the Mk4 model.
Her neck is two pieces of quarter sawn Wenge with a 24 fret Wenge fret board and faux turquoise inlays. She has two carbon fiber rods that run along her dual action truss rod to give great strength and stability. Her neck is slim and very fast. Her headstock facings are of figured Padauk.
Her body is comprised of a Wenge center block with Padauk wings that have a beautiful color to them. She appears orange in the photos but she is more reddish in person. Her color will darken with age reaching a deep red to crimson. She is finished in a handrubbed oil varnish that gives her a luster and shows off the texture of the wood. Her electronics cavity is covered by a quarter inch Wenge cover.
Her electronics package consists of EMG 3.0 Jazz pickups with their built in preamps. They are wired in a 9 volt configuration and are wired vol/vol/tone. The tone of this bass is just amazing. I can coax deep growly bass tones with punchy mids and highs with her. Her action feels nice and soft and can be set fairly low.
To round out her gear I have used Hipshot Ultra-lite tuners, Hipshot A style bridge, and Dunlop strap locks. String spacing is adjustable with the bridge she has.
She is 1.5 inches wide at the nut and 2.5 inches at the 24th fret. She weighs in at 9.1 lbs.
This bass has been sold through Mass Street Music in Lwarence, Kansas. Keep checking their website at www.massstreetmusic.com for future Drake Customs.