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marcus43
Junior
Username: marcus43

Post Number: 11
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post

Ideally the shorter horn type and the cheaper the better :-)
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 455
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:08 pm:   Edit Post

I have a medium scale walnut distillate that is in great condition (see the for sale postings). However, its definitely not a beater and has the longer horn. The weird strap pin on the upper horn in the photos has been replaced with a traditional Schaller. PM me if interested.
enzo
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 354
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

Link http://alembic.com/club/messages/395/152960.html?1377809486
Marcus, you should get this, has plenty of space to pop strings plus has a custom P/up relocation which is a plus, again, when you slap. Mine was like that, I loved it!
enzo
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 355
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post

Brian, do you still have that horn 'extender'? I'd love to have it.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 456
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post

Let me take a look around to see if I cant find it. It seemed to work, but because of the way I hold the bass was unnecessary for me and I thought detracted from the looks of the Distillate.
enzo
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 359
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

It surely detracts from the look but it might be necessary on longer scale, like a 34 or a 32" short horn. I appreciate your time.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3232
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post

I own a short horn Distillate in Medium Scale. I do not require such a "pole extender" to obtain balance with the instrument. Mine is not for sale ___ LOL . In fact I might even grab another Distillate if one shows up locally !
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 457
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post

I noticed no real difference in balance since having the "pole" removed. The bass is in such good condition that I'm personally a bit reluctant to sell it and that's why I haven't re-listed since getting the pole taken off. However, I'm looking at acquiring a 5 or 6 and my spouse has informed me that our place is not big enough for me, my Signature Custom, SC, Distillate, EB-3, and another bass. I initially argued that at 3,300 square feet the house was plenty big but based on her response I don't think that's what she had in mind.

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