After much consideration I have decided to part ways with my trusty Sei Jazz 5. I bought this bass from the Bass Gallery in early 2010. It was my no. 1 bass up until I received my Overwater in 2018. I've used this bass extensively in musical theatre, cruise ships, hotel residencies and all the usual function/wedding gigs. It is an instrument of serious quality as anyone who knows Martin Petersen's basses will tell you. As in recent years this bass has become a backup to my main instrument, I feel like it deserves to be played much more frequently by someone else. It's too nice a bass to sit around in a case!
I've upgraded the bass several times in the years I've owned it including new Bartolini jazz bass pickups and a fantastic John East Uni-Pre active/passive circuit.
From what I could find out after I bought it, the bass was built around 2001 so, as you might expect from a bass that age used by a working musician there is some tarnishing to the machine heads and bridge. There is also some discolouration to the side of the maple neck. These small defects are of course completely cosmetic.
I'm sad to be selling this bass as it holds a lot of sentimental value to me as my main bass when I first started my career as a bassist. I hope whoever buys it will enjoy it as much as I have!
Body - Swamp Ash
Neck - Birdseye Maple
Fretboard - Birdseye Maple
Topwood - Amboyna (stunning)
Pickups - Bartolini ' Bright' Jazz 5
Bridge - ABM (fully adjustable)
String spacing - adjustable but roughly 18mm
Scale length - 34 inches
Preamp - John East Uni-Pre (active/passive)
Strings - D'Addario XL (brand new set)
Neck LED system (blue)
Collection preferred from Tenterden, Kent but I'm often up in London so happy to make that trip. I can't afford to lose a hardcase so no postage unfortunately.
Here's my Custom Fodera Emperor 5 strings Fretless for Sale or Trade.
Myrtle Flame topwood. Alder Body. Seymours and Pope preamp. Born in December 2016.
Selected Myrtle Top.
Purplehart position lines.
Thin and fast neck.
MOP dots with Tulips at 12th and 24th frets.
The Bridge Pickup interior Coil is 60's position.
3 Way Switch to toggle between outside single, inside single, and dual coil modes.
The instrument in very good condition! I used few gigs only. A little bump on the lower part, see picture.
With Fodera Hard Case.
This beauty in Budapest.
If you have any Question, please write me!
Trade: 72 Fender Jazz, Lakland USA 5 strings, Alembic... plus money... 8-)
This bass is just incredible, probably my favourite ever, but I've had a bit of a change of direction and it needs a new home.
This was my second sandberg custom build, built around 2013/14. It's very lightweight and ergonomic, very balanced tonally, versatile, and features that incredible sandberg neck feel! I upgraded to a swamp ash body which not only looks stunning (pics don't do it justice!), but it's incredibly lightweight at around 3.7kg, and it works exceptionally tone - wise with the maple fretboard. I also upgraded to a 3 band eq (these models normally come with 2 band). The natural headstock was also an upgrade, as these would come with a black one as standard. It is actually a veneer with a black accent layer in between.
Swamp ash body with matt cherry sunburst finish
Maple neck and fretboard
2x dual coil soapbars
3 band Glockenklang eq with true passive bypass and passive tone control
Comes with original sandberg gigbag
There are a couple of very minor dings in the body, I can attempt to photograph these if you like.
No trades sorry. If you're nearby, you're more than welcome to come and try!