Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:52 am: |
Since I've never owned an Alembic, there was no real reason to be a part of this board. However, since I just sent payment today for my 1st Alembic...a 1996 Essence Exploiter....I thought I should sign up.
According to the current owner of this bass, he bought it new (actually NOS) and in fact he still has the original warranty/Instrument Wood Card and it has yet to be registered. I've been wanting an Exploiter for a long time and even though this isn't one of the ones made in the mid 80's, I've been told that one with the Essence electronics isn't very common either.
I can't wait to get it.
Here are a couple of pics from the current owner....
Post Number: 279
|Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:57 am: |
Congratulations and welcome to the board. Looks like your new Exploiter is in beautiful condition.
Post Number: 1808
|Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:53 am: |
Very nice David! Congratulations on your first Alembic! Of course with or without you are always welcome here. Play it Healthy! Art
Post Number: 712
|Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:59 am: |
Congratulations David & welcome to the board! You will find a wealth of informatione here & the friendliest people on the planet, always eager to help you with problems or answer questions on setup & equipment. I suggest you start with the FAQ & Must Read section of the board. That will help you get aquainted with your Alembic & understand the amazing functionality of these incredible instruments!
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:26 am: |
The Exploiter / Spyder body shape is one of my favorites. If you have a 34" scale, you may find it to be a bit intimidating at first, but if you work with it, you will find that it rewards you with some impressive tones.
+1 on the FAQ and Must Reads. Highly recommended, especially the set-up instructions.
Post Number: 46
|Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:18 pm: |
Hi and welcome ! What an awesome bass !! I someday will own a lefty Exploiter myself and was hoping to do Essence or Europa electronics to keep it simple.
Let us know how you like it !
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 9:44 pm: |
The Exploiter arrived today. Words (nor pictures) can describe how beautiful this bass is.
Because I'm so used to Fender-like basses with the upper horn, it may take a little getting used to with the strap button where it is....but time I have. It's a lot lighter than I thought it would be, and although I'm a thin neck guy (the nut is in between 1 5/8" and 1 3/4"), the neck still feels great in my hand.
(Message edited by peabody on November 24, 2012)