I thought I'd share my latest (and 2nd) bass guitar from Alpher Instruments. It's #69, called the Ivy (named after my daughter). The spec is:
Alpher Mako Elite
34 inch scale
One piece roasted swamp ash body
Black accent veneer
Purple crazy burl top
Roasted flamed maple neck
Roasted flamed maple fingerboard
Luminlay side and front dot markers
Aguilar AG4J-70 pickups in 70s location
Darkglass tone capsule preamp
Roasted flamed maple knobs
Roasted flamed maple back panel
Hipshot A style brass bridge
Hipshot ultralite tuners
The combination of 70's pickup spacing and the woods give an awesome, almighty old school bass sound that just sings and resonates! I bridges the gap between the modern top end bass sound I've been so used to (imagine the Flea sound from Californication) and old school classic 60/70's rock and roll (which more suits my covers band playing Creedence, Hendrix, Free etc).
It's weighs about 8lbs and is an absolute delight to play. I gigged it the other night and the amount of attention it brought for both its looks and sound was staggering!
If you find yourself in West Yorkshire, then feel free to come along and take a look. Also, Alpher Instruments are based about 4 miles away.