SOLD Drake/Ibanez medium scale 5 (USD)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Green Knight, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    4B5A536B-EEF5-4D12-827D-BDE053233EEC.jpeg 03B5BB6F-943E-43C1-A976-7991254A261D.jpeg F2EF15B8-970F-48ED-92BC-5E6C43742CEA.jpeg 680C0EB2-0186-4E1D-839A-1A93DA145E08.jpeg 28D7DE56-BE95-49C2-981D-6F5899F3306D.jpeg 9D42CC86-E5BA-445F-A845-31EC9F1F4087.jpeg 88D97880-FADC-4AA4-B185-C7E6F019E997.jpeg For sale, a really cool parts bass with a splendid Drake neck, Roadstar body, and Nordstrand pj pickups. Medium scale. Wearing tapes but comes with unopened set of rounds. Only 800 shipped Canada or CONUS. I got a short scale 5 now and prefer those specs for my hand size and shape. Comes in fitted HSC.
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  2. Jeff Elkins

    Jeff Elkins Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Johnson City, TN
    Nice cat! Medium scale = 32"?
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  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Kitty! I remember watching this one get made on the Drake Facebook page. Sweet!
  4. dangevans


    Mar 26, 2014
    Interesting- 32" scale, and is the B string quite tight?
  5. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
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  6. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    Yes, the B string plays and sounds good and has adequate tension.
  7. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    The cat’s name is Ollie. He says thanks!
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  8. marcwhy


    Apr 21, 2012
  9. bassb66

    bassb66 Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2013
    Los Angeles
    It’s always comforting to see the bedspread. It’s nice to know there is some consistency in the world.

    What is the weight and string spacing? I could offer you an Ibanez SRC6, or a Birdsong Corto to trade but I’m in the states and neither are fretless.
  10. marcwhy


    Apr 21, 2012
    Hey technical people & Green Knight,
    Could this be strung OK as E - C?
  11. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    Hi everybody, thanks for the questions. My parents are coming to town tomorrow morning and everything is crazy. The string spacing is close for sure; I like it that way, but YMMV. It feels pretty light! I'll locate the measuring tape on Sunday and get back with specifics.
  12. Drake Custom

    Drake Custom Commercial User

    Aug 24, 2010
    Builder/Owner:Drake Custom Bass Guitars
    Not sure what the spacing is but I used a Schaller 2000-5 bridge which has possible spacing from 15.5mm to 20mm and I imaging we landed on 16.5mm as the saddles were not all tight up against one another. Looks like one could go a touch wider on spacing in the photos. Was a fun little bass. i think I sprayed some finish on the body as well. It was pretty rough when I received it. Probably stainless steel frets. I use use the smaller wire as standard.
  13. P Cheen

    P Cheen Chelsea Blue is the colour! Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2015
    Sacramento, CA
    Weight of the kitty please. Mine’s 13 lbs. Lil heavy on the shoulders. But pretty much sharp all the time.

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  14. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    While I do have a monster 14.4 pounder--a tad heavier than my T-40--Ollie is much less than that. I think he must be hollow-bodied, or at least chambered. Gorgeous red finish! I don't take this one out of the house.
  15. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    Thanks for dropping in, especially since the rents are still here and the tape measure is MIA.
    The frets feel great on this bass! They remind me of mandolin wire almost. Really gorgeous neck.
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  16. canuckshort

    canuckshort Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Great looking bass, very intriguing. I apologize if this has been answered, but is their weight for this listed anywhere. Thanks.
  17. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    8.4 on my bathroom scale ... which is the limit of my weighing technology!
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  18. Looks like maybe just two knobs. What are the controls? Any idea which nordstrands for the pickups (specifically is the bridge hum canceling)?
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