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clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 120
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

I am after a vgc second-hand (pre-loved as today's jargon has it) Stanley Brown bass. Alternatively a SC in walnut or cocobolo finish, but Brown bass preferred.

I am based in London, UK so it probably has to be a UK or European based seller for reasons of US import duty. I have a ton of positive feedback on the UK forum BassChat (jazzyvee knows me from the forum) under username Clarky so have no fear dealing with me!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3551
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 4:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Clarky, All the best with the search I haven't seen any for sale in the UK for a good while. But I will keep my eyes open.

Jazzyvee
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 121
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

Thanks jazzyvee. I have been contacted about one possibility but just need to check whether its affordable once I take account of shipping from US and US-to-UK import duty. Fingers crossed!
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 122
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

Update: I was offered a quite gorgeous bass from the US but by the time import duty and shipping added on it was beyond my means, sadly. Still looking and almost certainly it will have to be a UK or European seller
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 124
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

Please close or delete this thread. Unexpected large household bill means I have to put this search on ice for the time being :-(
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3572
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:43 am:   Edit Post

Sorry to hear that Clarky. I hope you get another Alembic budget sometime soon. :-)

Jazzyvee
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 127
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

OK, after selling some double bass gear, the search resumes but given some longstanding back and left hand injury issues the bass has to weigh comfortably less than 10 pounds (preferably in region of 9) and would ideally have the Stanley taper width nut. Brown bass would be my preference aesthetically or a dark wood coloured SC :-)
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 559
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:07 pm:   Edit Post

Clarky there is one that is for sale on eBay Australia. I cannot post the link as I am doing this from my phone.
slawie
Just worked out how to share the link;
Look at this on eBay:

ALEMBIC "stanley clarke" BROWN BASS

http://bit.ly/1aP2IgP

(Message edited by Slawie on November 23, 2013)
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 131
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Slawie. I had spotted this one when it was on Australian Gumtree a couple of weeks back but the seller seems not to want to ship overseas unfortunately (I have messaged him) Thanks for the heads up though :D
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 560
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

If you ship it to me I will forward it on. (Eventually)
slawie
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 132
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

ha ha! I have sent another message, hoping the lack of bids so far persuades the seller to be a bit more amenable to a pom buyer (maybe the Gabbatoir slaughter will make him take pity on me too) :-)
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 133
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post

Brown Bass incoming. Hopefully with me in next 2 weeks or so. Search over :-)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3739
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:14 am:   Edit Post

Excellent Just had a look at the picture. Hope it doesn't feel too heavy for you with the way it balances.

Jazzyvee
clarkybass
Intermediate Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 135
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:59 am:   Edit Post

Thanks jazzyvee, will see about the balance when it arrives but the overall weight of BB's tends to be friendly to my back, according to my research.

Don't suppose you know of anywhere in the UK that supplies a US style 1/4" wrench/spanner that would work as a truss rod adjuster, by any chance? The bass doesn't have any tool kit with it unfortunately. I've already ordered some Flitz to polish up the brass and a set of Alembic short scale strings
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3742
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

You can get the wrench from any decent car spares place, probably not Halfords though, which is where I got mine from before I had basses where they were included.

Jazzyvee

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