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aquaman
Junior
Username: aquaman

Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

"Wood" finishes are amazing, but since the colored basses are few in number (but exceedingly beautiful in finish), why not post pictures of the colors here for all to view? I'll start with my Ruby Red Spoiler. (I think I've seen a purple and also a green one, too).

Spoiler Ruby Red picture
blazer
Intermediate Member
Username: blazer

Post Number: 113
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

Brown Mark, former bassplayer for Prince, has a really cool white Alembic spoiler with flower motives airbrushed onto it, a really classy looking axe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d44MOMWTmKI
He's seen playing it in this clip of Prince performing "I wanna be your lover" live at the 1986 "Parade" tour.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 928
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

I have always preferred Alembicís in natural finish but I have to admit this months COTM is one of the most beautiful instruments that Iíve ever seen.

BRAVO, Alembic, BRAVO
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 981
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

inthelows
Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 79
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

sapphire elan
inthelows
Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 80
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 5:32 am:   Edit Post

This one's for you olie, does aged maple count?
NLP


My Spoiler
inthelows
Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 82
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

another COTM
NLP
like the ocean
haddimudd
Intermediate Member
Username: haddimudd

Post Number: 183
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 6:09 am:   Edit Post

keavin, that looks like silk. I like that.

hartmut
bigbadbill
Advanced Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 262
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

Since I've been pondering Essences, here's one of my faves...

oceanburst essence

Now this I could REALLY go for. How much is it for an Oceanburst finish BTW? And if that's a quilt top, what grade is it? It actually looks like a quilt/flame cross...in fact, just out of interest, what would the going rate be on an Essence with the above spec?
bigbadbill
Advanced Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 263
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

Mica, I don't suppose you have any more shots of this bass?
inthelows
Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 93
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post

That is a nice top! I like the blue colors lately. Must be the weather! :-)
NLP
inthelows
Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 94
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post

If you use the quote generator for the Essence model and select the burst finish and update the quote the cost is $400 for the finish. I would think with that number you'd be in the ballpark! It was $6600 total if you used spalted maple top also. Try it ou yourself with the different options and see what you like.
NLP

(Message edited by inthelows on December 03, 2006)
bigbadbill
Advanced Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 264
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post

Done! Hmmm. Food for thought....
kenbass4
Advanced Member
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 220
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Shaun,

If you're looking at an Essence, I would HIGHLY recommend equiping it with Europa electronics. The added versatility of the Bass/Treble boost-cut and Q-switch will do wonders for it.
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 984
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 915
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 1:34 am:   Edit Post

Nice 'stealth bass' keavin. Where'd that one turn up?

Graeme
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 985
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 3:12 am:   Edit Post

I got it from the Featured Custom Archive!http://www.alembic.com/info/FC_stealth.html
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 986
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 3:12 am:   Edit Post



(Message edited by keavin on December 05, 2006)
bigbadbill
Advanced Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 266
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Ken. I enquired with Graham re the cost of a bass similar to the above with Europa electronics and a knobby peghead, and I must admit was rather surprised to find that it would cost the same as my Triple O did when I bought it. Graham's going to check re a more accurate price but if it's in that ballpark I'm going to have to pass, certainly for the time being. Even worse new was the impending price increase in January.....oh well. I dread to think how much my TO would cost now, as it's about $3000 more on the Quote Generator than that Essence.
u14steelgtr
Junior
Username: u14steelgtr

Post Number: 38
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 9:41 pm:   Edit Post

Anyone for a 1984 Exploiter in blue?

84 Exploiter Front

84 Exploiter Back

Regards
-- Eugene
inthelows
Intermediate Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 133
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 11:45 pm:   Edit Post

Love that color!!very cool.
NLP
jags
New
Username: jags

Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 5:38 am:   Edit Post

i have a green 5 string essence i'll try to put up a pick soon!
mele_aloha
New
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry guys,

They all look nice,, but- it's like putting fingernail polish and the hands of a beautiful woman. I say- leave it natural. The wood is the most beautiful thing on earth.

Every time I scan the pictures in this forum, I always skip over the painted ones and go to the natural wood basses.

I'm sure you love it so I don't mean to rain on your parade but I just love wood.

P

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