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jedisan
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Username: jedisan

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Hi and hello. With the purchase of my new to me Alembic, my sixth to date, I happily join this forum. Unfortunately, this new bass is the only one I currently own. All the others have gone by one way or another. A little history. My first was a Distillate/Exploiter, pictured below, that I found at GC San Jose sometime in the mid 80ís. I paid $1800, which I talked my dad into loaning me, as I was as they say, a struggling musician at the time. As I recall, this bass I lost in a drug induced haze, and often have regrets over losing this one. My dilemma is sometimes I canít decide if I want to play guitar or bass, as over the years I have done both in gigging bands. Hence, when I decide to play guitar, I often would sell an Alembic to fund something else, and vice versa. A vicious circle indeed. So, through the years, in addition to the Distillate, I have owned an Epic, Essence, Series One- Steve Fossenís that I got from Bass Northwest and subsequently sold, Stanley Clarke Signature ( I do miss this one), and now this 32 incher Custom 4, s/n 06c13626, that I got from our friends at Bass Northwest. So, included are images of the new bass, and a shot of a 1981 catalog, when the Distillate was first introduced. In closing, remember; hold on to all the instruments that bring value to your life.
distillate
C4 body
C4 frontC4 back
1981 catalog

(Message edited by davehouck on March 06, 2008)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6305
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the board, and congrats on a gorgeous bass!! I love the batwing inlay basses!
artswork99
Advanced Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 300
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome Jedisan... or should I say welcome back! Enjoy your "new to you" bass!
Play it Healthy!
Art
bracheen
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1335
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 6:03 am:   Edit Post

Hey, nice to meet you. I agree, that is a beautiful instrument.

Sam
jedisan
New
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you for the kind comments. And, thanks Dave for the post cleanup. I have registered with Alembic as the new owner of this bass, and asked for additional info, as I did not receive any documentation with the bass. Should I do another post in s/n requests? Thanks!
keurosix
Advanced Member
Username: keurosix

Post Number: 256
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Tim,
Welcome to the club!
That's a beauty batwing! I love the knobby peghead, and the custom neck wood! A real keeper!
Enjoy it!
Kris
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6311
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 5:30 pm:   Edit Post

If you asked for the build info when you registered, then I would wait and see if they see that request and respond. If you don't hear from them after a little while then go ahead and post a request in the serial number section.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6312
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

I really like the overall look of this bass. In fact I was admiring the combination of woods in the rear view when I noticed the tuners are not the normal Gotohs. So I'm wondering what kind of tuners these are.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5196
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

Those are Hipshot Ultralights as specified by the original owner.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6316
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 6:03 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica!

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