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acidjazzman
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Username: acidjazzman

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 4:06 pm:   Edit Post

hello all and thanks to all who read this post. i am looking to pick up a series I or II and found one on guitarbroker.com. i know these instruments arent cheap but does $4995 seem reasonable for a bass with no balance point or omega cut??..... im still a rookie in the alembic world and would appreciate some input.(sorry about no clickable link didnt know how to do it)
thanks again,
nate
lothartu
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Username: lothartu

Post Number: 217
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

Short Series I basses are always in demand and that one sure is pretty; but in my opinion $4995 sounds too high.

-Jim
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4866
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

Here is the link.

That picture looks a little familiar. Maybe they're just all running together in my head.

The more I look at that picture, and the more I think about it, well .. I don't know. It kinda looks familiar, and it kinda looks unusual, the body shape, pickup placements, maybe it's the angle of the photo and/or the light. Maybe I've just overtaxed my brain and need to look at something else for a while.
effclef
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Username: effclef

Post Number: 464
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 3:59 am:   Edit Post

Dave, I think that was listed by them on gbase.com for a while, so that may be where you saw it last.
EffClef
acidjazzman
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Username: acidjazzman

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

guys, thanks for the input and Dave, are you thinking the bass has been altered or maybe something else is wrong?
nate
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4870
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

Nate; I don't know what I'm thinking; maybe I'm just going nuts. For some reason the body just doesn't look like a small standard to me. But I'm starting to think it's a combination of the diagonal lines of the floorboards, the fence railing, the shadows and the glare of the sunlight. In other words, I think I'm fooling myself.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4316
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 6:05 pm:   Edit Post

The horns look a little overcarved - like the inner curve is broader than usual. Y'know, I think this may be two small sides of a Distillate shape. The body also attaches to the neck a little higher than usual for a Small Standard.

Every one is different for sure!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4873
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 6:08 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica! I'm not losing my mind after all! Now I can walk downstairs without holding tight to the railing!
jacquesfly
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Username: jacquesfly

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

Hello everybody...first log..emotion !
I'am going to buy this bass Alembic (?). I can't find what model it is. Could you help me please ?
he man who sell it is very nice !He had more that 25 others bass so he sell this one!
The price is 2000. I've accept ! What do you think about it ?

Thank you very much
Jacques
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1098
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like a spoiler W/large standard point body......Nice!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4921
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 3:47 pm:   Edit Post

I agree with Keavin; it appears to be a Spoiler with Standard Point body and Crown headstock. Probably a Walnut top and a Mahogany body, with a three piece Maple neck. Very nice! You can post the serial number to our Serial Number Request section and get a more accurate description. Congrats!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 456
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 7:39 pm:   Edit Post

There has been a request for this bass, it's indeed a Spoiler.

Edit: Here you go: Click here
And another thread: Click here

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on March 28, 2007)
jacquesfly
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Username: jacquesfly

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Thank you Keavin , davehouck and fc spoiler (what a memory!) yes it's the same bass! Now I'm more confident and happy to have sold it ( I only had epictures)! It's very nice ! I'LL tell you more later. Just one more thing : what do you think off using this bass whith flat spire strings ?
Thanks again.

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