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longhorncat
Intermediate Member
Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 151
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

"1982 Alembic Explorer 8 string Bass"
BIN $3495




bsee
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1637
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

Ooh! I want it, but I guess I don't want it quite $3500 worth. I wouldn't say that it isn't worth that as I suspect that someone will pay it. I'd go $2000-2500 for it, though.

It is misrepresented as a Series II so I am emailing the seller.
57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 668
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 3:33 pm:   Edit Post

This one WUZ in Tennessee. I emailed the seller and he said a friend bought it locally. (He was kind enough to share with me the lowered reserve and I was scratching around to see what I could sell or pawn to get it!

I may not know the value of a Scorpion Distillate, but I know this one was worth $2,000!

He said his buddy had stopped 'mooning' over it as he had for about a month once it was listed on eVilBay.

Oh, well........
bsee
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1640
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:05 pm:   Edit Post

Oh well, indeed! The comment on the auction said he lowered the price, but it doesn't look like he did. I was the high bidder when he canceled and would have dropped $2495 on a buy now if he had dropped it that much.

I have been using the EH POG to simulate an eight string, but the real thing would have been super sweet.
57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 673
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:57 pm:   Edit Post

He emailed me and said the reserve was lowered to $2,000 after finding out it was not a Series. (I don't know if that is true or not, but that is what he told me.) I also asked about local pickup if I was the high bidder. If y'all recall I got burned 2 years ago on a Series bass that was paid for via an eBay transaction with a Candadian seller (Blueknight) and never delivered. Yeah....it still hurts and I like to remind everyone that it can indeed happen. Certainly Not to say this seller would have done that because he readily answered all of my questions and is within an hour or so driving distance from me...
...Not an Alembic but I have a Dean 8 string bass that has active electronics that is sure a nice bass for the price at least I think it is....


That 8-string Alembic sure did look sweet, huh?


I put in a bid that kicked it over $1,000 then the next time I looked, it was gone.
longhorncat
Intermediate Member
Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 153
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

I found where the bass went - The LowEnd
57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 675
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 5:24 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah....how about that

Not for sale
yet

well maybe

The eBay seller had emailed me saying a friend of his had been 'mooning' over the bass for some time and was finally motivated to buy once it hit eBay.....

again...oh well...
bsee
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1645
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

Well, either the friend was Brian in the mood to collect, or the friend was no friend. I could easily see a collector-type paying the original asking price as infrequently as you see something like this out there.
57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 679
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 9:04 pm:   Edit Post

This one has already been moved to the SOLD file

guess it was a 'well maybe
82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 44
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 9:38 pm:   Edit Post

I played this bass over the weekend at the Ohio Guitar Show. It was a little awkward, since I'm not really familiar with 8's, but the sound was incredible.

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