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pbarsom
Junior
Username: pbarsom

Post Number: 11
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 1:37 pm:   Edit Post

I'm putting my September 2001 custom of the month back up for sale. It's a short-scale, signature electronics bass, the first ever stinger tailpiece on this body design. The bass is in like-new condition, no dents, scratches or anything. The case has a couple of blemishes. The description from the Alembic archives can be seen here.

http://www.alembic.com/info/FC_duo.html

I'll post some recent pictures as soon as I can get them small enough for this site. Serious offers will be considered.
pbarsom
Junior
Username: pbarsom

Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 1:40 pm:   Edit Post

It's cocobolo, maple and purpleheart (fingerboard is cocobolo) and includes custom cocobolo knobs.
pbarsom
Junior
Username: pbarsom

Post Number: 13
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 1:57 pm:   Edit Post

Here are some recent pics.







hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 1209
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

That's a beautiful instrument. Good luck with your sale.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3801
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 11:36 pm:   Edit Post

I hope you find a buyer soon. It's a great looking instrument and I'm curious about how that combination of maple and cocobolo works on the sound of the bass. It is a combination that appeals to me now that I have a few alembic basses with significant maple content.
Just curious though, how does it balance with the strap pin placed above the centre line of the body?

I wish you all the best with the sale.
Jazzyvee
pbarsom
Junior
Username: pbarsom

Post Number: 14
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

@jazzvee
It's a powerful sounding bass with a lot of natural force (unplugged). Of course, the tonal range can span a huge spectrum when amplified. Sounds huge, usually, and is the best sounding bass I've ever played imo. The balance is slightly toward the head as all SC models are. I never notice it when playing.

(Message edited by pbarsom on January 09, 2014)
pbarsom
Junior
Username: pbarsom

Post Number: 15
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:41 am:   Edit Post

This instrument is still for sale.
felt_pick
New
Username: felt_pick

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

I would be interested in the bass at a price a bit lower than the opening bid on ebay. You would net about the same anyway.
moongerm
New
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:22 pm:   Edit Post

Great looking bass! Hope you were able to sell it? Don't see it on EBAY any longer.
felt_pick
New
Username: felt_pick

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

Moongerm,
I am indeed the new owner of the bass. Out of the 40 or so Alembic's I have owned since the 70's, this is my favorite. After a little TLC with set up, trimming the fret sprout, a set of 40-100 Prosteel D'addarios, and installing a new (non corroded) battery, the bass feels, plays and most importantly, sounds phenomenal. Going to the grave with me.
By the way, I don't play with a felt pick as my forum name suggests. (That is a long Alembic insider story involving Bunny Brunnel.)
mtjam
Intermediate Member
Username: mtjam

Post Number: 161
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8:06 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on buying this keeper! Enjoy!
moongerm
New
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 9
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

Congrats on the new acquisition Felt! 40+ wow! Enjoy indeed!

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