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bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 292
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 5:31 am:   Edit Post

Well, I've tried and tried not come to this decision, but I'm beginning to think there is no other option. I can't play it standing for any period of time and I can't play it seated either. It's not actually that heavy (maybe 11lbs,I'm not really sure), but the way my back is it's too heavy for me now; it's just not really worth it anymore. Sometimes beauty comes at too high a cost.

So, I'm inviting interest in my Triple O, based on a MK Sig Standard but with extras including superb (and I mean superb - the nicest piece I've ever seen!) walnut top and back facings, knobby headstock, dummy humcanceller, purpleheart kneck lams, and both collet and hat knobs (just take your pick depending on your mood!). The bass is mint, sadly has never been gigged or even rehearsed, and has been in a smoke free house since it arrived. See Factory to Customer thread "Shaun's Triple O" and showcase thread "Bigbadbill's Triple O Sorne-Rama" for pics and details.

As it's mint, and assuming I do decide to sell, I'm looking for 3000UK.
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 293
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

Link:
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/17907.html?1114763997

Oh, and it's Sorne-Raama (sorry about the typo).
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 294
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

And another:

http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/13346.html?1079023491
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 816
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:46 am:   Edit Post

WOW that is a beauty of a bass.... However, 3 grand sounds high when you say if slowly but then in the UK we have to pay a premium for our beloved alembics, new or used compared to the US.


All the best with the sale anyway. Bang it on e-bay and see how you get on.

I'd love it if it were nearer my budget.

Jazzyvee



Jazzyvee

(Message edited by jazzyvee on April 10, 2007)
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 296
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

Hi Jazzyvee. Yeah, it does sound like a lot, but it cost me 3700 3 or more price rises ago; I guess it'd be more like 4500 now (Mica or Val, I did e-mail for clarification of current cost but didn't get a reply?), and as I say it's mint. The wood is spectacular too, pictures don't begin to do it justice. If I can't get in that ballpark then I'm not selling; it took me 20 years to finally get one, and three years to pay for it!

To be honest though the thought of selling it is horrible; it's just that keeping it seems pointless at the moment, when I can't really use it. And I've thought about ebay (my first Alembic sold on there) but the thought of my beloved Triple O going on the 'bay is a bit much for me at the moment. If she doesn't go on here, assuming I do decide to let her go, I may put her in the Gallery in Camden.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 817
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post

Yes I don't disagree with you current prices. When I was looking for mine, it would have been cheaper to fly to LA and pick one up from Alembic rather than pay the UK price from a dealer. Fortunately when I got my SC, the Bass centre had batch of alembics them they wanted to shift as they were not selling. So they were on sale at 25% off the RRP then I negotiated downwards from there... :-).

I don't do many gigs with mine but it took me over 20 years to get one and I have no intention of selling it. I know I'd miss it.

I do understand about the reluctance to sell such a great instrument on ebay. I hope you get a sale here. I'm sure as an advanced member you must have seen many alembics pass between members.
All the best.
Yes I agree it is a very spectacular bass. I'm not a fan of the regular Mark King bass shape but the triple O is a great shape. Let's hope I win the lottery this week then we will both be happy.

All the best
Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 818
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Yes

(Message edited by jazzyvee on April 10, 2007)
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 297
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post

I think I remember that sale. Didn't they have a Brown Bass going (relatively) cheap?

You never know, maybe I'll win the lottery and then I'll just keep her regardless! :-)
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 819
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

I only saw the one in the shop in Birmingham, all the rest were in London and to be fair they did offer to bring some more up for me to have a look but I liked the coco bola one they had and that was fine for me.

Actually they had it labelled and priced as SC Standard but I emailed or phoned through the serial number to Mica and she confirmed it was a deluxe. I decided not to challenge the shop assistant on their superior knowledge and got a better bargain lol.

Buyer beware lol
jazzyvee
bassyboy
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Username: bassyboy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hi,

Would you consider a trade for a Warwick Vampyre LTD?
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 586
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

Hello, Jake.

Welcome to the club.
bassyboy
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Username: bassyboy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

Hi,

Long time watcher, first time poster :D

How are we all?
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 587
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

You may want to start your own thread in the introduction section, Jake, to let everyone know you are here. Folks are more apt to say 'hello' and greet your from that venue. Good to have you here. Be careful though these Alembics are mighty addictive!

David
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 298
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post

Hi Jake

Thanks for the offer, but I'm afraid I'll have to pass. My Warwick days are behind me now.....
valvil
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Username: valvil

Post Number: 1015
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Bill,

I am sorry to see that you have to let go of that gorgeous triple omega. I do not work for Alembic anymore, so I can't help you with the pricing, but I am sure Mica will reply to you as soon as she has time.

Good luck with the sale

Valentino
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 299
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Val. I think I vaguely remember reading that you'd left now that you've reminded me. Doh! Yet another senior moment I guess!

Part of me is hoping nobody bites....but we'll see.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4424
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 2:21 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry Bill, I don't have any email from you to answer. I ran the specs through the Custom Quote Generator and the only option that isn't on there is the pistol grip. Add $500 to the total for the pistol grip carving.

Let me know if you need something else.
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 245
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 4:06 pm:   Edit Post

Shaun.

Three words, my elven brother:

DON'T DO IT!!!!

Ken (TEO)
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 300
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 12:37 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mica

Many thanks for the reply. I've apparently been having some trouble with my e-mail recently so that could be the problem, my e-mail may not have reached you. I'll check the quote generator - I thought the dummy humcanceller also wasn't on there but I'll check again.

Hi Ken......I know, I know. It still may not happen yet, but I really don't see what options I have. Extremely uncomfortable to play standing up (my left shoulder/clavicle has also taken a considerable turn for the worse this week), uncomfortable to play sitting down. I don't really want to have to get into the whole stand thing.....so what do I do?

I'll just have to see how things go, and whether anyone bites. You know, things would've been a whole lot easier if my favourite Alembic shape had been the Essence....
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 301
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post

Hi again Mica, I've just checked and the humcanceller isn't on there. Can I ask how much that is as an option?

Thanks!
Shaun
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4438
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post

My link in post 4424 has all the features in your bass that are on the quote generator entered. Add $250 for a humX pickup.
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 304
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mica, many thanks for your reply. I checked the post 4424 - incredibly helpful, thanks! - but just wasn't sure about the humcanceller. Thanks for clearing that up.

I've just been playing my beloved bass (sat down , and briefly) and I can honestly say I am so torn...I love it to bits. It's a beautiful, beautiful work of art.
bigbadbill
Advanced Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 306
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 4:19 pm:   Edit Post

Well, I'm not sure yet, but I think the madness may have passed. After playing my bass for the first time in a while yesterday I'm trying to work out more ways of making it more comfortable to play sitting down; I've given up on the whole standing thing entirely.

So, for the moment at least, it looks like I may be keeping it....although I may still be open to ridiculous offers :-)

Phew. Sorne-Raama shall hopefully fly on in my hands....
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 366
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Shaun,

Is the reason it's uncomfortable to play seated because of the Triple-O cutout?

If your back can handle playing seated, how about finding some foam to rest it on, or even custom cutting a piece of foam to sort of sit in the cutout and take the pressure off your leg?

You've probably tried all this, but I can't remember all the details from the back thread awhile back....

Toby
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 307
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 1:15 am:   Edit Post

Hi Toby,

Yep, that's correct (have to say the upper cutout isn't fabulous either!). I've tried various versions of this previously but haven't been satisfied. However that's what I'm now working on. If I can get the right material then I'll be a happy man. Ironically the most successful thing I've used so far was an old t-shirt folded up small!
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 317
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

Hmm, due to possibly having found another bass that suits me down to the ground (made by a friend of mine and weighing no more than 8 pounds), this may...I repeat may...be up for sale again soon. Depends if I can swing the cash to get the other and keep this. If anyone is provisionally interested let me know. It'd be maybe 500 cheaper than I originally quoted, say 2.5k UK, if I decided to let it go.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1148
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 5:01 am:   Edit Post

If it had been a 5 I'd have ripped your arms off for it sean. That walnut top is exactly what I'm planning for my next custom (in a couple of years). best of luck with it .

graeme
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 319
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post

Cheers Graeme! I have to say I still would prefer not to sell it, but it depends what I can swing financially as I said above.

You should see the walnut in person, it looks twice as good. It's like looking through different layers; almost holographic. Its the nicest piece of walnut I've ever seen in the flesh by a long, long, long way.

Glad you enjoyed Stanley by the way.
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 321
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 2:29 am:   Edit Post

Ok, it's staying. For ever, hopefully. I'm shifting something else instead.
the_mule
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 636
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 2:33 am:   Edit Post

double post removed

(Message edited by the_mule on May 05, 2007)
the_mule
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 637
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 2:34 am:   Edit Post

Shaun, I think that's the best decision you could have made.
That's not a bass (as if any Alembic is) that's easy to forget and/or replace.

Wilfred
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 323
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 4:44 am:   Edit Post

I agree Wilfred. Sometimes I find it too easy to let my head rule my heart. This time the heart wins out, and about time!
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1151
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

Good decision Shaun. Some things should stay 'family' and a custom Alembic is definitely one of them.

Graeme

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