Post Number: 127
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 9:21 pm: |
1983 Alembic Distillate 4-string Bass
top: Bird's-eye Maple
neck: Maple with Purpleheart, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid oval inlays
peghead veneers: Maple w/ Sterling Silver logo
pickups: AXY electronics: DS-1
controls: volume, pickup selector, filter, Q switch, bass cut/flat/boost, treble cut/flat/boost
birthday: May 11, 1983
Looks, plays, and sounds great.
Some more pictures: here, here, and here.
$2150 plus shipping
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 11:15 pm: |
Asking $1950 plus shipping.
Post Number: 292
|Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 11:23 pm: |
I like the pickup selector out there on the lower horn. If I had the cash and needed a 4 string I'd be sorely tempted.
Post Number: 235
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 4:43 am: |
Very nice, pardon my ignorance, she appears very similar to the Spoiler. Would you be able to comment on the differences?
Post Number: 431
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 5:55 am: |
Electronics - Spoiler has Volume, filter, Q switch and pick up selector
Body shape - obvious, take a look in the "showcase" section or look at my profile.
Pegheadshape - Spoiler has the "Cone" shape
Neck laminates - Spoiler has 3 piece maple neck
My Spoiler examples are for the "Standard" Spoiler specs. There are Spoilers with other body shapes etc. as custom options, but that's possible for almost all models.
(Message edited by fc_spoiler on January 13, 2007)
Post Number: 236
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 8:33 am: |
Post Number: 121
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 5:26 pm: |
The Distillate electronics are the same as the modern day Europa electronics with the one difference being a pan knob on the Europa has replaced the pickup selector switch.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 1:20 pm: |
Did it sell?
Just signed up....trying to figure out the value of my distillate.
Considering they were list 2200 new, I was hoping they had gone up in value.
Actual sale price at local store was 1700 + tax= $1948.
That was A LOT of money in 1983, when I got mine.
In today's dollars, that should = about 5 X that.
So, it seems, that they haven't kept up with inflation
I love the curly maple!
Mine's a darker color...
Post Number: 130
|Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 1:34 pm: |
Yes, it sold for $1900.
That's a little below average.