BODY WOOD - LIGHTWEIGHT ALDER
BODY FINISH - HIGH GLOSS POLY
NECK WOOD - MAPLE
FINGERBOARD WOOD – ROSEWOOD
NECK FINISH - OIL
FINGERBOARD RADIUS - 10
TRUSS ROD - 2 WAY - ALLEN ADJUSTMENT AT BODY
INLAYS - DOT AND OR BLOCKS WITH BINDING
NUT - BONE - WIDTH 38mm
FRET WIRE - BS-DHP-2295 (2.2mm x 0.9mm)
FRETS NO. - 20
SCALE - 34
PICKUPS - 2 HUMBUCKERS
PICKGUARD - WHITE
CIRCUIT - NONE
CONTROLS – VOL/VOL/TONE
POTS - 3 - CTS STYLE 250K
KNOBS – CHROME
SWITCH – NONE
HARDWARE COLOUR - CHROME
BRIDGE - 4 STRING THROUGH BRIDGE STRINGING ONLY
TUNERS - HIPSHOT LICENSED - ULTRA-LTE CHROME
STRINGS - HIGH QUALITY - STAINLESS STEEL ROUNDWOUND .045-.105
STRING RETAINER - STRING TREE
STRAPS - DUAL DESIGN
WEIGHTS - 4KG - 8.8LBS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - SOUTH KOREA
Dan Lakin Luthier/bass aficionado and Mark Gooday, friends for many years have pooled skills, resources and passion for Bass with a line of co-designed Dan Lakin and Ashdown Engineered manufactured Bass guitars, to start it was just going to be one bass but as you can imagine things got a little carried away and we opted to go all out with an impressive range of instruments.
Dan’s passion sees him making basses in Chicago to order and totally USA built. Basses built to order are one thing but getting a brand out there as he had in the past was not of interest to him.
So with Dan in tow Ashdown is taking up that mantra for him as having made basses before and always wishing to do so again, a Chance meeting in Chicago Music Exchange on a road trip for Mark saw the seeds of interest sown.
Months later those seeds come to reality...
Originally our necks were going to be finished with polymerized low-sheen tung oil. This product became increasingly difficult to source. Birchwood-Casey Tru-Oil brand gun stock oil turned out to be the best substitute product to obtain the classic feel of our bass neck.