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Intermediate Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 151
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 1:12 am:   Edit Post

...this one has that metallica vibe:
link the sellers name .

Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1226
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

The cracks in the paint around the rear of the headstock suggests alot of flexibility.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5189
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 6:25 am:   Edit Post

I think, technically, it's a Persuader; note the F in the serial number instead of an S. Also, the electronics are not Spoiler. Vector body shape.
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 541
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post

...and real Metallica vibe would come from the Spoiler, Elan or Europa shapes ;-)
The color has the right vibe though, I've only seen black Alembics played by Cliff & Jason (except for the transparant Persuader Jason played during the ...and Justice for all tour)
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 795
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

As far as black basses go let's not forget Danno.

Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 581
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Keith, (his axes may not be black but he does use 18's!)

There are a few Palpatine types out there. I hear Peter Steele still has a Spoiler even though he uses Washburns these days.
I was slightly tempted unti I saw the cracks near the head. Having broken my Dragon 6 twice I get spooked by such things. If it was lower inprice I would bite and sell a beat up Exploiter I have.
Soon the Black herd will be 5 animals strong [1spoiler 4, 3 excel 5's , 1 essense 5 and an almost black excel 5.]
Best of luck to the Chi dude selling it.
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 798
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

Yes Danno, I use 18's. If I recall correctly I thought I saw them on your myspace page. The last gig out I let the opening band bass player use my rig. He got a really big smile and said "Oh my!" as his inards rumbled from them.

Username: the_joe

Post Number: 11
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 9:32 pm:   Edit Post

I remember when I bought this, I was a bit appaled by the cracks. I took a chance on it anyways. At the time I had a rock gig it was perfect for. you can't really tell from the pictures, but the cracks at the headstock are actually the evidence of a repair job someone did. The repair itself is top notch, but you would have to refinish it to completly hide it.
And yes, it is a Persuader.
Senior Member
Username: effclef

Post Number: 488
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 7:32 am:   Edit Post

No bids at $900! Single P pickup, maybe that's partly why. Interesting item though!

Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1676
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

Well, you have a black Persuader in an unusual shape being advertised as a Spoiler. The bass also has issues with the paint and a repaired headstock joint. Finally, the link didn't work for the thread the seller referenced (it shows up with a space in it). I could see how the average buyer looking for an entry-level Alembic might be a bit shy on this one.

Maybe it can get a bid or two if it goes around again with better pictures and an accurate description from the start. The full shots of the bass are so poorly exposed that they don't inspire any confidence. You have to strain to see the pickup config and electronics at all.

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