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SOLD Drake Custom....Marilyn

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Koog, Mar 7, 2013.


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  1. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    For Sale Only Drake Custom....Marilyn....finished November 2010

    SOLD 4/30/2013....Thanks, James!

    • Wenge neck and fingerboard, bound in bloodwood
    • 34” scale
    • Slim jazz bass neck design….1.5 inches at the nut….2.5 inches at the 24th fret….20” fingerboard radius
    • Mother of pearl front and side fret markers
    • Two carbon fiber stab rods and dual action truss rod
    • Body is light weight swamp ash wings on a Wenge center block
    • Two EMG jazz pickups
    • Wired, volume, volume, tone
    • 9V active
    • Hipshot Ultralite tuners and Hipshot A style bridge
    • Strung with RotoSound RS77LD flats
    • Weighs only 8 pounds

    Marilyn has a warmer, focused low end and warm, poppy mids and highs. This bass is versatile and has tone forever. Great sustain….you’ll feel the sound vibrations through the body. The neck is smooth and silky to the touch, the fret dress is exceptional, giving the bass a great feel. Marilyn is very well balanced and comfortable to play sitting or standing.

    The body finish is beginning to age to a nice pale ivory. This does not show in the photos.

    This bass was designated to be my number one show bass until I was introduced to the Drake 32” scale basses. I played Marilyn in perhaps a dozen shows before finding my preference was for the 32” basses.

    Marilyn is very big, strong and punchy. She easily cuts any live stage mix.

    Drake basses have been an exceptional value. They took a price increase this past year and I expect they will continue to do so in future years. Andrew does great work and can compete with product from any of the boutiques. Workmanship is exceptional. Sound and playability are the best I’ve ever experienced and I’ve been at it awhile.

    Price is [DEL]$1,400[/DEL] $1,300 with quality ProTec gig bag

    Price includes shipping CONUS and I accept PayPal.

    Please PM me with additional questions or to make an offer.

    Please click thumbnails below for larger images.

    There are more photos in following posts.

    Thanks for looking.

    Koog
     

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    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    More photos.

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    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    More photos of Marliyn.

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    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    More photos of lovely Marilyn.

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  5. val9

    val9 Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Newport, RI
    Marilyn is gorgeous! I have a Drake cutom (bought it from Koog last year so I can vouch that he is great to deal with). Andrew Drake does great work; superb workmanship and fantastic playability. My Drake has been my main bass since then and I've enjoyed it a lot. I recommend jumping on this one!
     
  6. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Marilyn is still available.

    Koog.
     
  7. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    This bass is gorgeous in it's simplicity...
     
  8. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Marilyn is SOLD 4/30/2013....Thanks, James!
     

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