Post Number: 3
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:21 pm: |
Good day all.
I am thinking of making a puchase for the following:
1992 Elan long scale 5 string bass
Quilted maple top
plastic oval inlays
7 piece maple/purpleheart neck
Alembic Gotoh chrome tuners
The gentlemen I may purchase the Elan from appears to be a great fellow. I need your advice on the price. I am looking at paying about $2200 US. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Post Number: 297
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:39 pm: |
thats a good deal. the bass looks awesome.
Post Number: 655
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:58 pm: |
Nice Elan. $2200 would be a great price - for you. Other than the purple heart neck laminates and flight case it's a nice example of a stock Elan.
Hopefully someone with an ebay account will do a search for past Elan sales to reference against. Personally, I'd be prepared to go a little higher. But that's because I have an Elan 4 and to have a 5 would be great. Good luck.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:53 pm: |
Thanks guys. I think I will go ahead and buy the bass. I will be sure to post new pics when I do. If for some reason I don't I will forward you the seller's info groovelines.
Post Number: 868
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 4:24 pm: |
Great price for a killer bass! Get it befor ehe raises the price, but I do believe it's a fair price.Good luck with it.
Post Number: 656
|Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 4:51 pm: |
Thanks Bill, but you better buy it. I can't afford it even at that price. An Elan 5 is in my future, but not at this time. "There's always another one."
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 8:24 am: |
Thanks guys. Hopefully I will have pictures to post soon.
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:47 pm: |
$2200 is a great deal! heck $2500 would be a great deal!
Love the purpleheart!
Post Number: 208
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 5:29 am: |
Nice bass. If you don't buy it I will.
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 1:29 am: |
I went ahead and bought it. Thansk again everyone for your help. I should have it in a couple of weeks.
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:30 am: |
The Elan is back on the market. Due to us helping out with a hardship of a family member and me being tapped out from another bass purchase, I could not go through withe sale. If any of you are interested in it, the seller's name is Chris. His email address is: email@example.com
He is an easy guy to work with.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:52 pm: |
I just confirmed the sale with Chris, The Elan is coming to Australia to live with me, WooHoo!!!
Post Number: 44
|Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 3:22 pm: |
Way to go down under with the thunder!!!!
Congrats man. I know you will play it healthy.
Post Number: 307
|Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 3:29 pm: |
G'day from Melbourne.
The bass looks really sweet and the flight case is definately a bonus.
I am sure you will not put it down for the longest time.
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 9:47 pm: |
Way to go jbabies. My Elan is a 4 with the PJ pups. I didn't care much for it when it first came as I am so used to guitar ergonomics. I've mentioned before I'm trying bass after 50 years of guitar. Anyway it is growing on me after about a month and I find that it just sounds and FEELS like nothing else. After watching your own Tal Wilkenfield I had to say to myself "man up dude!"
By the way, I'd love to string up a 5 as E A D G C
(Message edited by skyboltone on February 01, 2011)
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:33 am: |
Am finally close to getting the Elan, first there was blizzards in Missouri and nothing was moving, then UPS sent it to Kentucky, then Anchorage ,Alaska, then Hong Kong in China (yes really!). It is now in Singapore and should be in Perth tommorrow.
I used to wonder why freight is so expensive and now I know...
Post Number: 2332
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 4:58 am: |
Great purchase of a gorgeous Elan there. I'm confident you will be blown away. There is something of a great character to the sound of an all maple Elan. Very bright chunky and powerful when you need it but controllable when you are being subtle.
Skyboltone, when i got my Europa it was strung that way and the bass had an amazing sound that seemed to have more resonance, sustain and richness of tone than it does now that I have re-strung it back to standard. However most of my bass playing doesn't include the higher end so a low B is more useful. I guess a 6 stringer would give the best of both worlds and a whole new learning curve.
Post Number: 591
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 6:49 am: |
We need sometime to get used to this different concept about eletronics and how to get the most from the filter, but once you get it, it is tottaly addictive. All my other basses got shadowed since I started to use my Rogue (I imagine how would be if I had a Series...).
Alembic make the ultimate basses, great purchase!