Post Number: 17
|Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 8:47 am: |
I am selling my Alembic Epic V. The main reason I'm selling it is that I'm not a very good 5 string player. I have an Epic IV that I love and will never sell.
Here's the scoop on this bass:
1998 model SN 98W11562. Mechanically excellent - no issues with the craftsmanship of assembly as is usual with Alembic gear. The neck / frets are excellent and stable. Mahogany body / birdseye cap / walnut laminate separator between cap & body. Nine piece maple / walnut laminate neck with ebony board. Standard Epic V features.
The cosmetics have a few wear marks on the body. There is also a ding on the lower edge of the bout. Nothing too terrible, but it is not a mint cond bass.
There are electronic issues that need to be dealt with. This bass developed a buzz in the rear pickup a while back. After much parts swapping from my Epic IV, I felt the problem was in the rear pickup. I contacted Alembic and sent them the pickup. They confirmed that it was bad and sent a replacement. The situation is better, but not solved. There is still noise when the pan pot is moved to either extreme. Maybe the bad pickup damaged a component? Maybe my parts swapping damaged a component? Simple fix or complex? I don't know. The repair is beyond my skills and I don't want to totally ruin it by working it more. If I played this bass all the time, I'd send the whole thing to Alembic and ask that they repair it to new performance ( which was dead quiet ).
At this point I would rather sell it as-is at a reasonable price and allow the buyer to approach a remedy he/she sees appropriate.
The bass is originally a BEADG and converts nicely to EADGC.
More pics available on request.
Asking $800 without case.
Or reply through the group. Thanks for looking.
Post Number: 490
|Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 11:45 am: |
sold if you want and this is not an April fools thing (no offense)
Post Number: 491
|Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 3:28 pm: |
Done an done
Post Number: 348
|Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 4:56 pm: |
Congratulations on the sale and the purchase.
Danno- I assume this one is headed back to Alembic for an electronics overhaul and the standard black paint job?
Post Number: 492
|Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 5:05 pm: |
Not yet but I do have a blue essense 5 w/leds going back Monday for the paint. I imagine it will get the electronic done at some point.
These things are like drugs, and many of you here know what those are like, but I don't get hungry afterwards.
Post Number: 350
|Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 5:54 pm: |
Just can't get enough!
I'm quite a few behind you, but I'm hankerin' for #2 myself. I see a set neck 5 in my future....
Post Number: 4941
|Posted on Monday, April 02, 2007 - 7:12 pm: |
Post Number: 521
|Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 8:55 am: |
Because (Bob), you went the extra mile with the packing job! bass in case, in cardboard and crated. Unbelievable job. Arrived safely and was in tune when I unpacked it.