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My new Sei singlecut 5-string is taking shape...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rusty Chainsaw, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. I paid The Gallery in Camden a visit today, and had a pleasant surprise - my new Sei Bass is starting to take shape nicely..! :D It's going to be a 5-string single-cutaway, wenge body, wenge and bubinga neck, nice buckeye burl facings, and one of the new Hipshot tremolos. Still not sure about the pickups (leaning towards dual MM-style pickups for that raucous MM Sabre type sound). Anyway, I thought I'd share the pics with you of its progress so far...

    Russ :bassist:
  2. And another...
  3. One more...
  4. And one more for luck...
  5. Jeff Rader

    Jeff Rader Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Looks Great! Thanks for posting the pics!

    Keep us updated.

  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    nice hunk of wood!

  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Sweet! I like the binding on the fretboard, too--very classy. Is it going to have that on the heastock as well, or is the headstock overlay going to be buckeye?

  8. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Wow man that is cool! I have liked all the Sei's people have posted on here. Thanks for sharing! :)
  9. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    nice single-cut buckeye!
    I'm partial to that config myself.
  10. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    :eek: (Wiping up drool)

    Wow! Can't wait to see the finished article. Please keep us updated. Martin Petersen is definitely one of Europe's top talents.
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    That sei looks great!
  12. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    wenge body?!?! :eek:

    who cares about the top; i wanna see the back!!!
  13. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Ditto. Actually, since he said "buckeye facings", I think it might have a buckeye back, too (though I could easily be wrong). I love me some wenge.
  14. The back's not going to have a facing, it's just going to be the wenge... The way I figure it, nobody's really going to see the back anyway... :p

    Nope... the headstock will have the buckeye facing. It's a very nice piece of buckeye too, the pics don't really do it justice. Only another couple of months! :D

    I might have to ask some advice on pickups from you lot soon... as I said, steering towards the twin MM route, but Martin wants a volunteer to try out some Aero pickups... should I take him up on it?

    Russ :bassist:
  15. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    Hi Russ. Simply my opinion but I would highly recommend you don't use the Aero's on your bass. They are much too thin sounding (or high fi, take your pick of terms) to go with a wenge body and a wenge/bubinga neck. I can guarentee a very thin sound with that combonation. I used to have a bass with a wenge body/wenge-maple neck and I've owned a couple basses with Aero's. Not a good mix.

    By the way, beautiful bass you've got there. It should be wonderfull. I've always been intrigued by Sei basses. Congratulations.
  16. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I can't wait to see the finished bass, that top wood is sooooo nice.
  17. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    ooh......nice nice nice!

    that thing should look so sweet finished!

    triple emphasis on sweet.

    bet it will sound sweet too....

    did I mention sweet enough times?
  18. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Damn..... after I saw your picture I lid up my bass, it didn't look as good as your burnt bass:p :D
  19. That's kinda what I was thinking... I've heard that Aeros sound great, in a kinda polite, jazzy way (probably not a million miles from Lane Poors, which I've had some experience with). I'm a bit more of a rock guy, so I'll be needing something with some additional grunt to it.

    Russ :bassist:
  20. Don't worry, when it's done, I'll be seriously spamming TB with pics! :D I can't wait...

    Russ :bassist: