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Senior Member
Username: the_mule

Post Number: 631
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post

Tempting, also because of the dollar to euro ratio...

Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 1148
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 3:57 am:   Edit Post

Username: dibolosi

Post Number: 54
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

That's the oldest Distillate bass I've seen without the face plate on the front
Intermediate Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 119
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post

That's a nice looking bass. The tailpiece is a bit off center, though ;)

Username: juggernaught

Post Number: 38
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post

In case the reader doesn't catch the joke.
Username: valvil

Post Number: 1017
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post

I seriously doubt it's a 79. Those were not around back then. I think more like 89. The serial number listed is 789554 which is not a valid number. I think numbers have faded and are hard to read. The thin veneer under the top is typical of later Alembics.
The top is not wenge. Looks like coco bolo, possibly rosewood.
At any rate, a gorgeous instrument.


(Message edited by valvil on May 04, 2007)
Advanced Member
Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 337
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 6:20 pm:   Edit Post

It has to be at least early '80's going by the upper horn which is noticably stubbier than later Distillates.
Username: def_touch

Post Number: 3
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

I returned this bass because it had the serial number removed, according to Mica. I got it for 2200 last time. They claimed it was a prototype and they would check into it before relisting it. Last time they had a bogus serial number, but I thought it was a typo. They are fully aware of this. where it should be

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