Wanna see my David King 4-string bass? It's new!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by meltsakana, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. meltsakana


    Sep 3, 2002
    Look at this!!!



    I am fortunate!
  2. meltsakana


    Sep 3, 2002

    Look at the sliding control cover: [​IMG]

    The battery powers the onboard tuner:
  3. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Very cool. I've always liked the look of David's basses. They somehow manage to be a bit space age without looking too goofy (usually).

    What woods and pickups did you use? In the first pic, I thought the body might be cocobolo, but later ones made it look more like stained ash. Ebony FB, right?
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Very cool. I don't think I've ever met anyone that owns a David King. His basses are the only headlesss basses (aside from Basslab) that I think have any style or pinache to them.

    That one's a winner.
  5. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    David Build some wonderful instruments!!!
  6. meltsakana


    Sep 3, 2002
    Here is some spec info, for those who asked.

    The body wings are made of swamp ash
    32" scale
    3 piece maple neck
    Curly maple rails
    Ebony Fingerboard!
    stained finish
    Delano Pickups
    Wittman Tuner
  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Beautiful bass! David builds great instruments, and his design is one of the most elegant and graceful shapes out there (IMHO).

  8. Very nice, but the control cavity is not shielded at all?
  9. meltsakana


    Sep 3, 2002
    It is sprayed with some kind of shielding paint. It's a little gray... this may sound iffy, but there is no buzz whatsoever!
  10. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Very cool. I really like the original touches, like the control cover's sliding door.
  11. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Me too!
    What kind of electronics are there?
  12. meltsakana


    Sep 3, 2002
    The bass is totally passive!
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    [​IMG] Nice! Congratulations!

    That's interesting, I can't see the display in the pictures, where did you hide it?
  14. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I haven't seen any of Dave's basses in person which is odd because he's a local.

    But I have had him install a Bartolini preamp in my Fretless and add ghost marker lines on my fretless US Masters. He does pretty first class work and is really a very nice guy.

    From the photos of your bass, Meltsakana, it looks like a very sweet bass.
  15. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    you can see it in the first picture, where the neck ends.
    Very hard to see though.
  16. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I talked to Dave a few time, I was thinking about having a bass made by him.
    They have a great desing! Very beautiful basses.
  17. Gorgeous: elegant: WOW!!!!