Model 7 031218

This is a prime example of a Drake Custom model 7 bass.  I designed this model many years ago and it is one of the more often requested designs I do.  She is absolutely a joy to play either standing or sitting.  Such nice balance and comfort.  Tone for days. 

The neck is a quartered piece of Tempered Maple with a 22+zero fret Ebony fretboard.  Vintage gauge, highly polished stainless steel frets. Dual action truss rod and carbon fiber reinforcement for stability. Birdseye Maple veneer cap with Mahogany on the back of the peghead.

The body back is a single piece of very old and beautiful Mahogany.  Some of my special stash.  And this back is topped with a nicely figured piece of Birdseye Maple.  A fine satin poly finish has been applied to the body and neck of this bass.

Pickups are some of the Aguilar DCB blade style pickups.  Organic and punchy at the same time, with no worry about being able to get some sizzle too.  It is there.  Nordstrand preamp that sports a Volume (push/pull bypass), blend control, master tone (works even with preamp engaged), bass, and Treble.  Shielded cavity with magnet attached cover.

Hipshot hardware, Gucci knobs, and Dunlop straplocks round out the equipment.

Just shy of 9 pounds.  Nut 1.5″ high fret width 2.48″ shallow C neck profile.