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I've been on the fence for a while about the bass. It is an excellent, excellent, early sei. Beautiful feel and perfect at 34 scale. B is huge but defined and it's got a great tone for whatever is required be it old school, modern, upper register stuff etc.

I acquired the bass in a trade always with the intention of moving it on, couldn't quite do it (and Mrs Bassdoyle is always tremendously supportive) but the reality is I have another Sei 6 which Martin made for me a couple of years ago. They are very different but 'my' bass edges it and this one is rarely played.

Some of the other key features are as follows:

String spacing 18mm

Weighs around 10lbs, very good balance in my view

Low action around 2.5mm at the 12th fret

Blue side led's activated with a push/pull on the vol control

Shack active circuit 3 band with dip switches in the back for different tonal options

Piezo pickups in the bridge totally blendable

Bartolini pickups

Carbon bars in the neck

Decent hiscox case included (has a crack but only cosmetic). I could probably do a gigbag instead if you would prefer.

It's up for sale but really I'm looking to flip for a decent Milleresque jazz or possibly a spector 5/6 Euro. If you have something else and want to trade ideally with some cash my way this could well be cool too.....

It is not a new bass to the forum, here is a previous listing:



Some current shots:








You'll notice one shot with a crack in the finish. This has been checked by Martin at the Gallery, it's surface only, no issues.

Finally, in answer to some of the questions the bass is in Norwich. You are welcome to try if you like, or I'd be happy to travel for around an hour to handover if helpful.

All the best,



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21 hours ago, andybassdoyle said:

Yes it is. Lot's of enquiries but no-one has gone past the first date yet...

I certainly imagined doing more, but long-distance relationships don't work for me. :)

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