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SOLD ON HOLD - Miller 2006 hand carved bass made in England

Discussion in 'For Sale: Europe and International [DB]' started by Rabbie15, Jul 21, 2020.


  1. Rabbie15

    Rabbie15 Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Scotland, UK
    Price:
    3300
    Currency (EU and Intl):
    BGP
    My Location:
    United Kingdom
    Ships to::
    • Worldwide
    • United States

    This bass was made in England by Ken Miller in 2006 and I have owned it for 3 years, in which it has accompanied me on many gigs and recordings. At the end of last year I invested in a a new carved instrument, which means that I no longer need this one.

    still, this is a carved bass made in England, hence and investment that will go up in value, despite the chips and scars of a life on stage.

    woods: old spruce top, maple sides, I think poplar back.

    It is not pristine! There are countless chips and scratches that only add to the unbelievable mojo. There are a few luthier-repairs done professionally by the maker himself, before it came to me. In the 3 years I have had it, it has been superbly stable.
    The playability of this bass is incredible: it is what you could describe as “plays itself”, thanks to the wonderful setup work of Jerome Davies.
    it sounds phenomenal: powerful, dark and moody, yet articulated perfectly well and it’s easy to play.

    This bass was used for jazz and folk music, I have no comment to make on bowing as I don’t even have a bow!

    The look of the bass is a little unusual thanks to the slightly“flattened” F holes, typical of Ken Miller basses. I believe this was Ken’s own gigging bass, which would explain the extra signs of heavy gigging.

    price-wise, the initial listing of £3,300 is, I believe what the street price of a bass like this should be. It is probably worth a bit more and will gain in value. However, these are tough times and I am willing to negotiate: message me. Please don’t offer part exchanges as I’m not looking for anything. I assure you it’s a great sounding and Wonderfully well setup bass, and if you, like me, can see past the imperfections as mojo, you won’t find better!

    I am in Perth, Scotland. It’s a wonderful summer drive, and now it’s ok to do it, and I’m all organised for a proper socially distant trying of the instrument.

    I am now in a bit of a need to sell, so it’s a good time to make me an offer. Any question, do please ask!

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020
  2. labravajazz

    labravajazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    Sydney Australia
    Very interesting looking bass - if only I was in the UK I’d love to drive up to Perth. A beautiful place to be I think
    Good luck with the sale
     
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  3. Rabbie15

    Rabbie15 Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Scotland, UK
    Thanks mate. I hope all is well in your part of Australia.
     
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  4. Rabbie15

    Rabbie15 Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Scotland, UK
    Bump for a lovely and unique bass
     
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  5. Rabbie15

    Rabbie15 Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Scotland, UK
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