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slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 632
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:10 am:   Edit Post

I saw this for sale
https://reverb.com/item/142068-alembic-custom-4-string-mark-king-deluxe-2002-cocobolo
slawie
stout71
Advanced Member
Username: stout71

Post Number: 212
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

25 grand? I guess it's his choice to sell it for what he wants, but a brand new one would probably cost less from a dealer.
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2161
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 8:52 am:   Edit Post

I knew I remembered this from somewhere . . . .

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

. . . . and 25G's for it is going to be hard if he keeps standing it on those Omega tips !

J o e y
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3392
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post

Nice wood ___LOL
jalevinemd
Senior Member
Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 942
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

I get sad when I think of people parting ways with instruments that obviously are special to them. I rememeber this Featured Custom from when I first joined the Club. Such a wonderful story.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3394
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

Jonathan , yes __ I have empathy for such situations , as I have been there as well . It was difficult to let go of this one during financially struggling times for me in the late 1970's
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/2792.html?1262960781
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1161
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Oh my goodness . . . the backside of Starry Night from the featured custom link is incredible!!!!

Wolf, regards to your loss so many years ago. I had a similar situation and had to part with a zebra wood Exploiter. It was no match to my Distillate in the electronics area, but none the less, letting her go was regretful. I still look for her and wonder if she would want me back . . .
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3397
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Paul . I don't know if my old Starfire would want me back because she freaked out a few times and went into oscillation in high pass mode on stage after which I would ask George to give her some guidance . She ran away sometime after that when I ran out of money . I know where she is hiding and I was told that George had to visit her again ____for guidance ! That was quite some time ago ____ LOL !!! I still miss her though ____
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8183
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

Sadly, the original owner of the Starry Night bass passed away.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3398
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

Mica , I am so sorry to read that . I send my condolences to the family and loved ones.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 486
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 8:15 am:   Edit Post

Condolences to family and friends. Dave got to enjoy his bass and life for far too short a period of time

It's too bad that whomever is selling this wonderful bass went the route they did. I would think that, like most of us, the original owner would want his bass to be cared for and played by someone who knows and appreciates the Alembic name, quality, and family. At this price it is probably going to sit unused for a long time.

This has definitely led me to start thinking about putting in writing exactly how I'd like to have my basses redistributed when I pass (though I hope that's not for many years). Step 1: list the basses for a reasonable price on the topics board.
zomnius
Junior
Username: zomnius

Post Number: 16
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:40 am:   Edit Post

That is sad indeed. Beautiful bass.

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