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Username: mtjam

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a Koa Spoiler for sale at Garrett Park Guitars. Having just bought a Distillate, I took some interest in this one. The price seems a little bit high, although it looks to be in pretty good shape. Looks like there's some funny business going on with the electronics. I also don't think I've seen Alembic pickups with 4 screws in them before. I wonder if the preamp has been changed.


Haven't gone over to check this one out; has anyone else tried it out? I doubt that I am really in the market for this one, so go for it if ya like it!
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Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 434
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

They also have it on eBay.

From all the things you can see wrong, I doubt this bass has been very well cared for.
(cracked pickup cover, incorrect pickup attachment, mismatched knobs)
It's also price about $1000 over market.
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1713
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 5:41 am:   Edit Post

I am suspect of the electronics. The one knob looks like it is for stacked controls. This leads me to believe the electronics have been replaced. Before considering this one the purchaser should look inside the control cavity.

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Username: bsee

Post Number: 2607
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

It's more than $1k over market with the electronics replaced, at least for the knowledgeable. If they are a reputable shop, it might be nice if they were made aware of what they are selling.

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