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aquaman
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Username: aquaman

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 3:59 pm:   Edit Post

At the suggestion of Flip, here is my newest prize, dubbed "Ruby Red." (The 1989 custom ruby red finish Spoiler that I nabbed for $850). The finest sounding bass I have ever played. Welcome any comments on this bad boy.

Rich

Ruby Red Spoiler
aquaman
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Username: aquaman

Post Number: 7
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Another shot of my Ruby Red.Ruby Red
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4499
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 5:16 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats! Looks like it's in great condition.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 855
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

First one I've seen with a thumb rest. How do you like it? Look cool.
fc_spoiler
Advanced Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 397
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 8:55 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet!
aquaman
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Username: aquaman

Post Number: 9
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 5:27 am:   Edit Post

Olie,

Rarely use the thumb rest. Doesn't get in the way. Don't want to mess with anything that came with the bass so I left it on. The bass is a dream to play.

Rich
southpaw
Member
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 85
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 7:11 am:   Edit Post

Beatiful bass Rich, Welcome to The Club. There was a thumb rest on my Orion when I got it, I removed it and filled in the screw holes, it came out great. That red is stunning.
Any Alembic for $850 is a great deal! Congrats!
lowlife
Advanced Member
Username: lowlife

Post Number: 247
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

Sweet, very sweet. Also, welcome to the club.

Ellery (Lowlife)
trekster
Intermediate Member
Username: trekster

Post Number: 132
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

first spoiler w/ thumbrest, but not first Alembic we've seen..

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/23775.html?1145069176

This thread shows an Elan, as well as Keavin's "ole' #12"..LOL

--T
aquaman
Junior
Username: aquaman

Post Number: 20
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2007 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

Does anybody have a guess at what a standard Spoiler cost when sold as new in '89?
aquaman
Junior
Username: aquaman

Post Number: 21
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

Shot of the backside of my Spoiler.Shot of backside of Ruby Red
jazzboy621
Junior
Username: jazzboy621

Post Number: 20
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

Beauty!!!!!!
wishbass
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Username: wishbass

Post Number: 86
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
aquaman
Member
Username: aquaman

Post Number: 80
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 5:30 am:   Edit Post

Many thanks!
tncaveman
Intermediate Member
Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 116
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

Not an exact answer, but around $1200 list in 1984 BTW - she is a pretty redhead ;o)

Stephen

http://alembic.com/club/messages/449/137320.html?1344599248
72rick
Junior
Username: 72rick

Post Number: 48
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:12 am:   Edit Post

Rich is packing and shipping me this Ruby Red Spoiler today! He received my 2006 Rickenbacker JetGlo 4003, with $200.00 in the case, on Wednesday! Was very well pleased!
I am so freaking excited to get a closeup look at the Flame Maple under this Translucent Red! Also quite stoked about getting to hear how the Spoiler sounds compared to my Flame Koa Persuader I had!
72rick
Junior
Username: 72rick

Post Number: 49
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

I'll post new pictures after I clean up the Brass! Tailpiece, bridge and truss rod cover are needing to shine like new again! Also, the Thumb Rest is no-longer there! I'll need to see it here before I can say what was or wasn't done about the holes!
Any advice on the Brass Cleaning would be greatly appreciated! Garret
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1621
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulation, Garret. That is a fine looking Spoiler.

If you check the FAQ section, there are several threads on cleaning the brass hardware. Suggestions prior to taking apart the bridge is to use a digital camera to take some pictures. It makes it a lot easier to put it all back together once you have bits and pieces sitting everywhere!

Also- there are a couple good threads on setup- Joey's setup thread in the FAQ section is a must read for setting up Alembics.

I'd link some threads for you, but it's a cumbersome process from my phone.
72rick
Junior
Username: 72rick

Post Number: 50
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you very much tbrannon!
I will certainly do that!
As far as setup though, I should be just fine.
I had my '90 Flame Koa Persuader for 15 years and
never allowed anyone else to touch it!
I did all my own setup, as I had been doing for the previous 15 years on my older and newer Rickenbacker Basses. Both having Dual Truss Rod Systems.
Thanks again!
I will show "After Clean" pics though, for sure!

Garret
xero_tolerance
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Username: xero_tolerance

Post Number: 4
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely gorgeous bass.

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