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Nice video by Ken Smith. he takes you on a tour of his factory and show how is bass's are made.
[url="http://www.webcastgroup.com/client/start.asp?wid=0670213073149"]http://www.webcastgroup.com/client/start.a...d=0670213073149[/url]

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I remember posting this one on BT. Great vid, I moved it to Build Diaries BTW.

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If workshop tours are permissable here then here's the one for [url="http://www.gusguitars.co.uk/tour.php"]Gus Guitars[/url]. Wonderful instruments with innovative construction, and every part except the machine heads and strap buttons are custom made. Seriously considering a Gus fretless bass to go with my G3 5 string fretted and G1 Vibratro guitar.

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if there enough of these factory tours around, lets post them here and i'll turn this thread into a sticky

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No video, a tour of Ernie Ball musicman factory.

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Fender
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc0qoAhHUgo&mode=related&search="]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc0qoAhHUgo...ted&search=[/url]
PRS (guitars)
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Gibson Guitars, mildly sycophantic.
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[quote name='presoulnation' post='9914' date='May 31 2007, 02:54 PM']Don't spose anyone has anything like this of Sei?[/quote]

Just found this thread, as bit late!
Watching BBC2 late night education TV recently (the schedule says it was on between 02:00 and 04:00 on 27 May 2007) I saw a series of programmes about making things which must be part of a schools design and technology course. The series is called "Techno - Making It" for 11-14 year olds. The items were quite short, about 20 minutes. The first was about go-carts and the second was about bass guitars, the item was called "The Bass". And lo, who should be featured but Martin Petersen and Chris McIntyre making a SeiBass for a young female bass player (Yolanda?). Must have been some time ago because they both look like teenagers (to me) and I know Chris left The Gallery 3 or so years ago. Sadly I've failed to find any more details on the BBC website, but it's out there somewhere! Nick S

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[url="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/guide/pdf/bbc_secondary_technology.pdf"]http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/guide/p..._technology.pdf[/url]

According to this PDF, some of the shows are available on DVD.

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I had the BBC2 program of Martin and chris on video some years ago and taped over it by mistake, would love to get it again so if anyone knows when its gonna be on TV again, give me a shout.

Yolanda charles was the up coming session bassist that had the custom Cocobolo top Sei built.

Cheers,

Robbie.

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[url="http://www.alembic.com/family/factory_tour.html"]<<Direct link to the Alembic factory tour>>[/url]

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[quote name='NAS' post='14974' date='Jun 10 2007, 09:50 AM']Just found this thread, as bit late!
Watching BBC2 late night education TV recently (the schedule says it was on between 02:00 and 04:00 on 27 May 2007) I saw a series of programmes about making things which must be part of a schools design and technology course. The series is called "Techno - Making It" for 11-14 year olds. The items were quite short, about 20 minutes. The first was about go-carts and the second was about bass guitars, the item was called "The Bass". And lo, who should be featured but Martin Petersen and Chris McIntyre making a SeiBass for a young female bass player (Yolanda?). Must have been some time ago because they both look like teenagers (to me) and I know Chris left The Gallery 3 or so years ago. Sadly I've failed to find any more details on the BBC website, but it's out there somewhere! Nick S[/quote]

I keep meaning to ask Martin if he's got a copy of that. I emailed the Beeb a while back and was completely ignored.

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Simon Farmer of Gus Guitars was on some weird science program hosted by a mad inventor who was living in a shed in the grounds of Brunel Uni? and trying to be completely self sufficient. Very bizarre...

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[quote name='beerdragon' post='8886' date='May 29 2007, 11:02 PM']Nice video by Ken Smith. he takes you on a tour of his factory and show how is bass's are made.
[url="http://www.webcastgroup.com/client/start.asp?wid=0670213073149"]http://www.webcastgroup.com/client/start.a...d=0670213073149[/url][/quote]

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[url="http://www.carvinchannel.com/play.php?vid=111"] Watch "Carvin Guitars Factory Tour"[/url]

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Stumbled on to this Factory tour for F Bass.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctI54cfJ24U"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctI54cfJ24U[/url]

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On 10/06/2007 at 10:50, NAS said:

Don't spose anyone has anything like this of Sei?



Just found this thread, as bit late!
Watching BBC2 late night education TV recently (the schedule says it was on between 02:00 and 04:00 on 27 May 2007) I saw a series of programmes about making things which must be part of a schools design and technology course. The series is called "Techno - Making It" for 11-14 year olds. The items were quite short, about 20 minutes. The first was about go-carts and the second was about bass guitars, the item was called "The Bass". And lo, who should be featured but Martin Petersen and Chris McIntyre making a SeiBass for a young female bass player (Yolanda?). Must have been some time ago because they both look like teenagers (to me) and I know Chris left The Gallery 3 or so years ago. Sadly I've failed to find any more details on the BBC website, but it's out there somewhere! Nick S

Yolanda Has just shared it from her FB page - amazing program!

 

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On 15/02/2020 at 12:14, chaypup said:

Yolanda Has just shared it from her FB page - amazing program!

 

Finally! Awesome! How young do Martin & Chris look?
 

That’s pretty much how the shop looked when I first went, all those years ago. And watching this really makes me want another Sei.....

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In fact it should really have its own thread..

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