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FS Custom Telecaster Bass
£750
Bristol/Bath

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Okay I’m looking to move on this bass to fund a shorter scale build as my RSI isn’t getting any better.  

4 string 34 inch scale
20 fret
Idigbo body (light and great tone)
Rock maple neck with tele headstock and wenge fingerboard
Gotoh bridge and hipshot tuners plus d tuner on
Schaller Strap lock buttons
Schaller split pup in the p position
White body with tort plate and metal control plate

Body is 15 mm bigger than usual to allow the back to be a bit further in reducing neck dive associated with Tele basses.

I'm looking for £750 including a Hiscox case collected from Bath/Bristol.  Meet up could be an option.  Would do it for £700 without the case.  

I’ll get photos up later 

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1 hour ago, Cuzzie said:

Pictures?

Those are from when it was built. I’ll take some more tomorrow. But you get the idea! 

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17 hours ago, Waterboarder said:

Nice...what sort of finish on the body?

I’ll find out. It’s painted is all I know 🤣

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On 15/03/2019 at 16:32, Bobby D said:

That is super cool.

Thanks. We worked hard on getting it unique and cool! 

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On 09/03/2019 at 19:59, Waterboarder said:

Nice...what sort of finish on the body?

it's clear polyester over a white acrylic base coat.

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Hey sk8 , when you say 15mm bigger , is that 15mm all around the body or 15 mm added to the back end ? Apologies for being a bit thick here 😊 

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On 18/03/2019 at 11:12, mike 110 said:

Hey sk8 , when you say 15mm bigger , is that 15mm all around the body or 15 mm added to the back end ? Apologies for being a bit thick here 😊 

To the back end so the body is longer 

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19 hours ago, sk8 said:

To the back end so the body is longer 

Great , thanks ... beautiful Bass ... 

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1 hour ago, mike 110 said:

Great , thanks ... beautiful Bass ... 

Thanks 

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Can you give me more of an idea of the provenance of this Bass? Iceni music seems to be a shop rather than a builder and I can't find any more info. Cheers!

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The bass was made by Mike Walsh (Zoot). I think his old official trading name was Iceni Music, and with this being a different model from his standard Zoot basses, he branded it based on that rather than the Zoot name. I think he has subsequently decided to keep to the Zoot branding for all his builds, though.

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2 hours ago, RichardH said:

The bass was made by Mike Walsh (Zoot). I think his old official trading name was Iceni Music, and with this being a different model from his standard Zoot basses, he branded it based on that rather than the Zoot name. I think he has subsequently decided to keep to the Zoot branding for all his builds, though.

Having seen the Zoot decals, that's a real shame, because as nice as that Bass looks, in fact because it looks so nice, that is one of the ugliest headstocks I've ever seen! Looks like the sort of stuff you'd see written on a "My First Bass" package from the 60s. I wonder if Mike would pep it up a bit? For instance, paint it matching white and slap a decent font on it.

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Here's another I made for Andy Reeve last year in Candy Apple Red with cream edge binding and a Hipshot 'D' tuner on the low E string, which was heavily  based on the original that Mike and I designed.  Anyone considering buying Mikes white one will not be disappointed.   

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1 hour ago, Ox Boris said:

Having seen the Zoot decals, that's a real shame, because as nice as that Bass looks, in fact because it looks so nice, that is one of the ugliest headsticks I've ever seen! Looks like the sort of stuff you'd see written on a "My First Bass" package from the 60s. I wonder if Mike would pep it up a bit? For instance, paint it matching white and a decent font on it.

I’d put that in the category of slightly harsh, without being fair

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Wouldn't stop me buying it, but I'd have to have something done to it. Where possible, I prefer matching headstocks.

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I own two zoots which mike built for me and I can’t speak highly enough of his workmanship. Someone is going to bag a fantastic quality instrument there!

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On 04/04/2019 at 09:09, Ox Boris said:

Having seen the Zoot decals, that's a real shame, because as nice as that Bass looks, in fact because it looks so nice, that is one of the ugliest headstocks I've ever seen! Looks like the sort of stuff you'd see written on a "My First Bass" package from the 60s. I wonder if Mike would pep it up a bit? For instance, paint it matching white and slap a decent font on it.

It was a custom for me and subsequently was built to my specs with a headstock of my choosing. 

Mike can do whatever you need I’d you wanted to change it. 

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