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fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1485
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

I've put my Elan up for sale :-(
Awesome bass, but I have two Alembics that barely get played and I have bills to pay...
1800 + shipping, comes with original (very beat up) case.

Here's the for sale ad on Marktplaats (Dutch)
The Showcase entry
And Here are some more pics/info: 1990 Elan page

Elan HLB4 90H6003

top: Quilted Maple
body: Maple
neck: 3-piece Maple, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid oval inlays
body shape: Elan with tummy and elbow cuts
peghead shape: Elan Inline
pickups: PJZB
electronics: Elan (volume, pan, filter, Q) note there are 2 preamps inside the bass, one for each pickup
finish: Stormburst
hardware: polished brass
originally made for: New Seattle Music
birthday: not recorded (last date on work order is into spray, May 10th)

Original owner was from WA and bought the bass on July 14, 1990.



(Message edited by fc_spoiler on October 13, 2013)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3662
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post

I hope you get a quick sale. I will post a link onto UK Basschat there are a few members there who are positive about alembic so it may help.
Jazzyvee
elwoodblue
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1513
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 2:30 am:   Edit Post

oops...dbl post

(Message edited by elwoodblue on October 14, 2013)
elwoodblue
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1514
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 2:32 am:   Edit Post

I'd love to bring her back to Seattle,
prob be sold before I raised some cash,c'est la vie.

{I miss the purple fretless elan that groovelines didn't sell back to me...I guess he chose $ over karma .../rant}

I need another Elan , that stormburst is a beauty,plus it has FC mojo now ;) !!
groovelines
Senior Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 762
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 6:32 am:   Edit Post

Elans . . . yum. I've always liked this bass, good luck Flip.

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(actually elwood, I choose to address family medical needs. It was a sad day packing it up. May not help, but I share your need for an Elan, though one with frets!)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3666
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

Cool profile picture Groovelines... :-)

Jazzyvee
kenner
Junior
Username: kenner

Post Number: 33
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 3:35 am:   Edit Post

...this, is one I'd so love to own... I hope you can move it soon.....
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2055
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:46 pm:   Edit Post

ANYBODY thinking of a Sadowsky, etc., needs to jump on this: Way better than ANY of the various Fender clones, and the PJ Activators are a nice Alembicized take on a PJ setup: Not quite the hi-fi neutrality of the various Alembic soapbars, but a meaty tone that's clearer than most any EMG, Bart, setup out there. The Alembic P Activator will pull satellites out of low Earth orbit, and this has the J pickup a shell width away from the bridge where it's a bit warmer. And typically dead quiet, like all Alembics.

And even though this one is all 'white wood' (no mahogany, etc.), the neckthru will carry a solid fundamental through to the amp in a way bolt-neck guitars cannot, a neat addition to this tone profile.

Get it while you can !

j o e y
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1487
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

Thanx all!

Joey: Spot on, thanx!
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1488
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

Some pics of the case and I tried to capture some dings on the bass:



This scared me a bit after traveling +/-400 miles to pick her up:




Missing on both sides, will come with an easy to use strap for secure closing.


Most prominent dings on the bass:

Little line through the finish on the top edge of the headstock


Retouched by a previous owner:


Hard to see, dent in the finish:

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