Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 10:53 am: |
Hi...newly registered...shopping hard for my first Alembic....ideas on where to shop are welcome...what do you think of ebay?
Post Number: 1664
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:01 pm: |
Hi David, welcome to the group! Perhaps the best place to shop is our own Swapshop section of this board. Ebay is good, with lots of basses, but you have to be careful. There are also some internet dealers with a good inventory of used Alembics.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:42 pm: |
Thanks....I'm glad for the welcome...and the help...I'll be depending on you players who've played these great instruments.
Post Number: 369
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 4:56 pm: |
Hello David and welcome, if you get the chance (and that can be a little scarce) try out as many Alembics as you can find. Each will have it's own voice, but they are all from the "same family" of incredible sounds. Enjoy your journey.
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 10:37 pm: |
Welcome.You can't go wrong with Basscentral.com or Superbass.com.I highly recommend both dealers.I have a friend in Florida who just picked up his first Alembic, an Epic 5, from Steve at Superbass and is now an Alembic freak.I'm trying to get him motivated in becoming a member of the club and posting pics but his Epic must be taking up too much of his time.Good luck in your search and whatever you choose,I'm sure you won't regret buying an Alembic.Nobody I know has.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 3:15 am: |
I really appreciate the input (and want more). Trying out Alembics in these parts of Tennessee is challenging. I guess I've only ever seen about four of these basses, played two and loved them both. The try-it-out-for-size is difficult, unless there's someone in the Tennessee region with one they want to part with. Thanks. This is a great club! I can't wait to be a "Playing" member.
Post Number: 228
|Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 9:14 pm: |
I suppose a formal welcome is in order! I hope you are able to land the Alembic of your dreams soon! Good luck.
Post Number: 182
|Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 4:30 am: |
Hi David and welcome to the club. Good luck with your quest. If you lived in the 'real' Dover, you'd be just down the road from the UK's importer and could go visit.
Post Number: 206
|Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 7:46 am: |
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 8:04 am: |
I have very high regard for the folks at Bass Northwest in Seattle. They have some great-looking new and used Alembics on their website right now, and the folks who work their are very knowledgable. http://www.bassnw.com
I also think very highly of Paul Schein (rhymes with Shine) at Chuck Levin's Washington Music in Wheaton, MD. They usually have a bunch of Alembics in stock, and their prices can't be beat (301)946-8808.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 8:30 am: |
I second the endorsement of Paul Schein and Washington Music Center. Let's see.... My kids have bought a Rick 4003, a Takamine classical guitar, an Epic, and a custom Taylor acoustic guitar from Paul. The Alembics they have in stock are not that flashy, but Paul also handles custom orders. But get him on the phone; he doesn't do email all that well.
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:38 am: |
I'll second the folks at Bass Northwest!
I bought my 83' Distillate Exploiter from their site and it remains my main bass. A very classy organization indeed with great employees.
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 8:14 am: |
Did you see this one on eBay?
Is that a good price??? Looked like it to me although I am not familiar with that model.
Post Number: 494
|Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2005 - 8:12 am: |
i go with steve at superbass.. why? all he sells is bass guitars, and he is a bass player, so he knows what to look for... he doesnt take the hammer out on pricing. and is a first class guy
www.superbass.net and he is not far from tenn.
i also have an orion for sale in a few weeks. same price range as the one on ebay,it has a fair starting price imho.
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Monday, May 09, 2005 - 10:12 am: |
Superbass Steve is on vacation and wont return until this Fall.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 1:42 am: |
Hello and Welcome!
I live in Seattle, home of Bass Northwest and am in there at least 2 times a week... They are great guys (and all great bass players by the way) who take great pride in their work.
Steve Fossen, the original bass player for Heart sometimes works there just for the fun of it... He played Alembics on most of Heart's hits. If you ever call the store, ask for Steve... he's a very friendly and funny guy.