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  1. Hi, and thanks for mentioning the bass that was for sale on eBay earlier this week. This particular bass was in fact a bass I built as a demo/stock bass and was not a commissioned bass. Regards, Mike.
  2. Yes, getting the book-match on that Jarra was not easy, but well worth the effort, as the end results show.
  3. The headless Zoot was an interesting and fun build to do, I may do more in the future. Many thanks Geoff for placing the order.
  4. Excellent work, looks a great bass and sounds brilliant. Very impressed with the pickup tones.
  5. Great work, and the cab looks fab in a natural finish.
  6. I'm pleased the new scratch plate worked out Pete. The bass looks excellent with a real retro vibe to it.
  7. Many thanks Peter, I appreciate the kind words. The new plate looks absolutely fantastic on the Skyline (very retro). I'm pleased we got it sorted. Again, many thanks. Regards Mike.
  8. If you run a small business, customer communication should be be your No.1 proactive priority, especially if it's a price quote request. The golden rule is "lose customers = loss of business" Or maybe they have a sales prevention officer.......
  9. Nice amp, I loosely based the all valve preamp of my PC750 heads on this amp, which when I checked was also not dissimilar to the original Fender Bassman front end.
  10. No worries Stuart, you basically had all the details correct anyway. Cheers Buddy.
  11. The bass above (Ebay sale) was indeed a hand made bass (Made in Essex). Out of all the Iceni Zoots that were the same as this one, I only made 3 in this peacock blue. The reason for this was I used up the left overs from the bass bodies I painted for the Mark King basses he endorsed for Fender (Martin Simms did the necks and LED's etc and final assembly) I remember at the time I had some heavy swamp ash in stock and that got used on these Iceni Zoot basses as well, I seem to also remember they were as punchy as hell. The original Zoot Chaser was indeed made in Japan by Nanyo Beakoi (bass collection, Deviser basses etc) However, we did the final setup in Essex, and fitted with a John East 2 band E.Q. and our own custom made "Iceni CSD" pickups (or you could have Bartolini / Seymour Duncan's as a cost option upgrade) Here's a picture of the Mark King bodies being painted at my old factory. Note the colour. Also a picture of one of the other 3 that had a pickup option upgrade and is still being gigged every week by Bassist Steve Clark. The King bodies are in fact the same colour as the Zoots, it's just that the King basses are waiting for the second and third colour coats to be applied, that's why they look a bit lighter in the pictures.
  12. Yes, Hipshot Kickass is my main choice of bridge for custom builds and retro fitting.
  13. Bass hand over day. Here's Martin this morning collecting his new Zoot Funkmeister 32" custom build.
  14. Here's a shot of the back of the headstock.
  15. If I'm available on the date/s, I'll bring down some Zoots & Funkmeisters and if I get one done in time my new Zoot Artemis. I may bring down some basses and/or bass necks that are in the process of being made, so people can get an insight in to how I do things.
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