DC 6 041413

This is a new Drake model 6 bass completed Dec 2013.  I worked on this bass for most of the year during my free time as I had customer basses to build on.  I am reall y pleased how this bass turned out.

First we have a nice quarter sawn Maple neck with Walnut peghed veneers.  The fret board is cut from Macassar Ebony and is slotted with a 33 inch scale for easy playability.  There are 24 frets plus a zero fret which makes the open notes as intense as the fretted notes.

The body is a three piece Mahogany back with a layer of Walnut under a slightly figured Maple top.  The center block that runs down the center sports a layer of Maple then the Walnut over the Mahogany.  The Walnut is cut from the same block as the peghead veneer.  The whole bass is finished in satin urethane.

Hardware is Hipshot B style bridge with string through the body and the tuners are Ultra-lite model Y keys.  Dunlop strap locks.

This bass has a big bottom with a girthy growl to her, produced from the EMG pickups and two band BTC EQ unit.  Lots of punch, clarity if you want it, and low-mid growl.  The current pickups are 35p and 35J which are very versatile.  I wired this bass with an 9 volt circuit.

This bass has a 1.5″ nut width, 2.5″ at the 24th fret, and weighs 8.6 pound