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georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1031
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

Sometime ago, I saw an Alembic Jazz bass, made with an ash body at the back, and a beautiful figured walnut front. I t had 2 Jazz pups, a volume,pan,filter and switch, and was gold plated.
WELL----I was in Glasgow (Scotland) yesterday at a shop called "Guitarguitar" (absolutely amazing instruments--and hundreds of them) and guess what--There it was hanging on the wall. They want 2900 for her, but she looks brand new--not even a hairline scratch on the back!
I just had to play her, and she is very nice indeed although the tonal range is not as great as my old 76 Series 1.
Anyone interested, check out the shop on the net---Must warn you though, she weighs a ton!!!!!!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2788
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

I think Jacko commented on the very same bass quite recently. There are a couple of new ones on uk eBay at the moment too
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alembic-Jazz-Bass-4-String-Custom-/180641032717?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item2a0f0b6a0d#ht_562wt_689

And
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alembic-Jazz-Bass-4-String-Custom-/170617108622?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item27b992788e#ht_520wt_689

Enjoy
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1034
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

Hi Jazzy
Well, it's neither of those!!
I'm sure it's somewhere on the Alembic site though I'm not sure how to find it.

George
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2789
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Is it this one I posted on the forum a few years back
http://alembic.com/club/messages/395/71522.html
Jazzyvee
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1035
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 4:08 am:   Edit Post

It has a Jarrah burl top and ash back!
If you go to the "guitarguitar site,then select GLASGOW shop, and scroll down through the second hand items, you'll see it there.
There are 2 small images to the right of the bass that you can enlarge to get a good close up.
G
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2790
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:59 am:   Edit Post

Beauty
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3109
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

It's the one that was in the Edinburgh Guitar Guitar a couple of months ago. I guess they figure the good folks of Glasgow have more disposable income ;-).

Graeme
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2796
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

I'm sure they do especially those in the banking and oil sectors. :-)

jazzyvee
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1039
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

What did you think Graeme!!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3114
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

It looked a really nice instrument and in perfect nick but I didn't play it as they had it on the wall and i was in a bit of a hurry. I'd say the price for a used essence would be considered high by our transatlantic cousins but for a near perfect Alembic bass in this country it has to be a bargain. Especially when you see the UK Alembic dealer down in sevenoaks has 2 similar instruments at nearer 4000 (probably the 2 on Jazzy's ebay links).

Graeme
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1041
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

I can say that there is not a single mark on this bass.
The sound is superb, and is perfectly balanced between the pups.
All I would say, is that it weighs a ton!!, and that it does not have the range of a Series bass---butGraeme will probably tell you more about the range of Series instruments, as he knows more about my instrument that even I do!!!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3146
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:39 am:   Edit Post

It's back in Edinburgh. I was in Guitar Guitar this morning arranging for a couple of Mesa cabs to be there and they had this bass back on the wall. Apparently it had been taken to Glasgow as someone wanted to try it out.

Graeme

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