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6stringbassist
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Username: 6stringbassist

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 5:00 am:   Edit Post

Does anyone know where I can get one of these from in the UK.

Thanks
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 206
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

In UK it's very expensive ... You could be dicuss on the price with Beacer Felton from www.basscentral.com and get it to 600$ ?
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 207
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 5:23 am:   Edit Post

In UK it's very expensive ... You could be dicuss on the price with Beaver Felton from www.basscentral.com and get it to 600$ ?
jakebass
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Username: jakebass

Post Number: 27
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 9:22 am:   Edit Post

Pierreyves is right they are 695 from Bassworld in Tonbridge I think $600 from Beaver is a little hopeful (although you may be able to negotiate) if you were able to get it for that price and shipping was around $250 (this could be less) to import would cost around 550 with the duty and VAT added. Alternatively there is an F2-B for sale on ebay right now which can be found here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALEMBIC-F2B-TUBE-PREAMP-VINTAGE_W0QQitemZ300163503630QQihZ020QQcategoryZ121159QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

I got a used, flightcased F1-X off ebay two months ago and there was one for sale two weeks ago with a starting bid of around 250 (can't remember exact start price) so they do come up.
Jake
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 210
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 9:41 am:   Edit Post

250$ of shipping ?? I don't think so .. I paid 350$ form my Alembic MK5, and it's very louder...
I have not confidence in e-bay deals... ask Mr Beaver Felton ...
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 211
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 9:41 am:   Edit Post

250$ of shipping ?? I don't think so .. I paid 350$ for my Alembic MK5, and it's very louder...
I have not confidence in e-bay deals... ask Mr Beaver Felton ...
6stringbassist
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Username: 6stringbassist

Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post

Hi
Thanks for all of your help, I'll give Bassworld a ring tomorrow.
I erm....don't actually play an Alembic, my main bass is a Modulus Q6, amp wise I'm using an Epifani UL502 through a pair of Accugroove tri112Ls, all in all a very hifi set up, I'm after a tube pre more more of an organic type vibe, and the Alembic I think is just the thing.

I am going to get an Alembic, hopefully next year sometime, I fancy a 6 string Rogue.
jakebass
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Username: jakebass

Post Number: 28
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

If you read the post Pierreyves I did point out that I thought it possible that the shipping could be less than $250 indicating that I was not sure what it would actually cost. I also had an MK5 delivered at $350 for the shipping so I was guessing at a smaller item, but considering that shipping will probably have a lower weight/price minimum on the basis that its crossing the Altlantic.
Also you may not trust ebay, but I bought an F1-X from there and it was in good condition and reasonably priced. Speak as you find.
Jake
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 213
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

sorry, english is not my cup of tea !!
;o)
jakebass
Junior
Username: jakebass

Post Number: 29
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:40 am:   Edit Post

No Problem, understood
Jake
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 990
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

i got mine via ebay from the usa and i think including delivery and purchase it was about 300. But the pound was really strong then.
Changing the voltage setting for 240v was a call to alembic and moving some jumpers on the transformer.

Jazzyvee
0vid
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Username: 0vid

Post Number: 100
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Well I have 2 F1-Xs and if you want my spare one you can email me. I am in the UK. Mind you it is not a backup spare, but another rack rig thagt was kept in a different town to where I am based that saved me carting gear about. I kept a rig based on an F1-X in that town where I used to work and rehearse, I've quit working with that act so I now have a 'spare' F1-X.

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