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I ordered a Sei today.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Nov 20, 2001.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It'll be ready in 6 months. It's going to look EXACTLY like this one, but mine will green programmable LED's and a white fret board. :cool:
     
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    you don't say. :D :rolleyes:

    congrats, looks like it will be cool.
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Hey, it's not a double neck, but it'll do!:p
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    You know, I really hate you right now. :D
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    So you're going to change your name to "SeiNut" now!!?? ;)

    I think Martin Peterson's basses are great - I've played a few in the Gallery and they all seem to be excellent - I did talk to him about getting a custom made - but I just don't know what to ask for! I can tell a bass suit me by playing it and have definite ideas about the sound I like - but find it very difficult to describe that to someone else!

    What did you ask for - what was the most important thing for you?
     
  6. bassaussie

    bassaussie

    Oct 6, 2001
    Portugal
    Congratulations on the bass!

    Hey, isn't Martin one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet in a music store? I don't live in London, although I visit there 2 or 3 times a year. I always try and visit the Gallery, because they've got the most amazing range of instruments, and also because Martin's a legend!
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Took the words right out of my mouth, O-man

    ;)

    So, Woodchuck, what's the procedure in ordering a Sei? Do they have a US presence or is it direct and then some fees on top of their prices?
     
  8. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i think you've overtaken nino as the biggest bass wh0re on the board!



    bass looks sweet though! what are "programmable" LED's?


    jason
     
  9. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Didn't you just get that aries bass? Sick of it already?


    "Fignuts!"
    Sealab 2021
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Martin was VERY cool. The most important thing to me is the representation in the mids dept. I live in the midrange. Programmable LED's can be made to flash, just stay lit, or flash according to your playing. Brad, It'll be direct. I talked to Martin, and told him what I liked, and disliked. He listened to what I wanted and also made recommendations. He recommended the 18 volt Aguilar 2 band systems with an active/passive switch. As for price, he's charging me a flat price, plus shipping. I still came out 870.00 cheaper than what I was going to get. I just wanted a high powered jazz type bass.
    The Aries is still loved! I'm going with a lot of custom basses for this upcoming tour, which won't happen, BTW, until this this summer.
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Thanks, I may have to give him a call.
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Keep in mind, the 6 months is the average wait, because it's just him and one other guy. He likes it that way, because he's reknowned for his customer service, and he wants to keep it that way, by keeping his company small and getting to know his players and their basses.
     
  13. Brad, if you do, please get a fretless from him. I sat in Martin's shop and played all the Sei basses he had, 3 fretted and 2 fretless. The fretted were very nice, no doubt, but they were nothing spectacular. The fretlesses however - :eek:

    Sweetest MWWAAAAAAHHHHHHH I ever heard on one. It wasn't a jazz type like WN is getting, but it had Barts in it, OBP-1 preamp, ash body and ebony board. It was the headed version, strung with(I was told) nickel Lo-Riders. Price tag was £1450, about the same as a new Czech Spector. I was in love, but I'm not quite ready for fretless yet, and I don't have the cash. All I can recommend is the fretlesses.
     
  14. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Congrats, 'nut! I love Sei basses!
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Thanks for the heads up, PF. I have two now.

    It's never simple, is it?;)
     
  16. Nope, but always fun:D.
     
  17. catwig1

    catwig1

    Mar 4, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Did you consider buying the white one? I think they still have it for sale. I've played a few Jazz models and the frettless 5 had mwah like nothing else. Are you going to have the back of the neck white, or leave it unfinished?
    I think I will aim for a fretted 5 Sei jazz with the J retro, ebony board, flame maple with sunburst (or sapwood facing) and 24 frets. Or maybe a Shuker... Who knows:).

    Matt
     
  18. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He said that the white one was sold. I'm going to leave the back of the neck unfinished.
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, 'nut! You're building quite a collection, man.:D
     
  20. I chi wha wha thats nice !!! Can I borrow it ?
    Just kidding.

    Chopper.:D