Got a 35" scale Drake Custom 4 string...love this bass!
I can't recommend Andrew Drake highly enough. Great craftsman and a great guy. I bought this bass to be tuned BEAD and it sounds very solid on the B string, but just for grins, I put a set of heavy gauge flats on in standard tuning as well. Digging that too, but have a feeling this'll be a round wound kinda bass for me. The pickups are TV Jones Blades. Very warm and punchy.
Packed up a few amps to take to my shop, so I could goof around on breaks. On my way, a buddy called and said there was a white '79 Peavey T-45 on CL for cheap...wound up grabbing that too
I set up 3 different amps. A Michael Pope MPP2 (used mostly for upright), a Reiner 6SL7 pre amp with a Peavey power amp and a Mesa M9. The Reiner (JGR) is also new and man, there may be a better clean tube pre out there, but I sure haven't heard it! The Drake sounded fantastic through all three amps. Big chunky lows and and good detail.
I was really shocked at how great the T-45 sounded. I have (and love) a T-40, but this bass sounds very different to me. Has an early Stingray kinda sound, to my ears at least. Great attack and growl.
Just wanted to share. That was a fun day