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Iceni Zoot Chaser Bass - £290 -SOLD
£390
Brighton East Sussex

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£290 and its yours 

This is a handmade zoot chaser bass made by luthier Mike Walsh in Essex in the UK not one of the Japanese ones 

Excellent condition with no discernable chips or scuffs

brass nut, John East 3 band E.Q bass, mid, treble, volume and blend. active passive switch and custom made "Iceni CSD" pickups

I bought this from eBay about a month ago and I am selling it for what the bass owes me 

When asked about the bass this is the reply mike gave :

"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 leftovers 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."

and yes it is "punchy as hell" 

postage at cost or pick up from Brighton East Sussex 

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On 11/08/2019 at 15:51, Simonsbass said:

This is a handmade zoot chaser bass made by luthier Mike Walsh in Essex in the UK

Lot of bass for your buck...

GLWYS

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The Bridge is nice. I have managed to find two of those, they were placed in some Epiphone and HiEnd Japanese productions. Very HiMass, full brass, then chromed. Sting-through only. 

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