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capt_slog
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Username: capt_slog

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 2:57 am:   Edit Post

I'm looking for my first Alembic bass, ideally a neck-thru model so that I can work out my needs for the eventual custom ordered instrument. I'm based in the U.K. but distance is not a problem.
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 916
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

It might help club members help you if you gave a little more info. For example: are you looking for a 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, or other? Do you want standard long scale, medium scale, short scale, other... or would any do? Are you interested in any specific body type/electronics packages... or, conversely, are there any that you DON'T like? Are there any particular woods/tops you want/like (and/or don't want/like) or would anything be good?

If all you're interested in is ANY neck thru Alembic... you shouldn't have a hard time finding one. On the other hand, if you do have any additional preferences -such as number of strings, scale length, woods, electronics, and/or anything else- sharing that info will help club members help you!
capt_slog
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Username: capt_slog

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 6:17 am:   Edit Post

I'm after any left handed through neck model to sort out what I will want on a future custom build. So pretty much anything would be good for that - I had a word with Mica who suggested that a thru-neck would be a better starting place, but other than that its almost a blank palette to start from. Hope this helps!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 657
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post

For sale in Belgium: lefty Spoiler
capt_slog
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 4:10 am:   Edit Post

Anybody speak Flemish?
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1683
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 5:03 am:   Edit Post

It's the same language as Dutch, more like a strong dialect, so here's the highlights:

Price: 1.500,00 (roughly GBP 1,000)
Instrument: Bass guitar
Condition: Used
Advertized: 22 november 2006
Edited: 06 november 2007
Viewed: 417 times

Description:
Left-handed bass
Walnut figuring
Very beautiful

So it's been for sale for a year. The price isn't too bad, but the pictures are a little vague.

First time seller, located across the river from Antwerp. You are probably required to make a bid, but it's a local pickup with cash in hand.

You could take the ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge or from Ramsgate to Oostende, and drive there in about 2 hours, but traffic can be bad around Antwerp.

There are also ferries from Hull and Harwich to Hoek van Holland. From there to Antwerp is perhaps a 2 hours drive (but traffic can be bad around Rotterdam and Antwerp.
capt_slog
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 7:35 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Adriaan,
My Dutch isn't that good either!

I've left a message via the auction site and I'll wait to see if the seller is still active. At present playing 5 string Warwicks and have 6 string Overwater but its neck is too wide for real comfort (and its a big beast to carry!) I don't know if there are any other lefties out there if this comes to nothing.

Cheers
Marcus
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5681
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post

The top looks pretty cool; and the price seems reasonable.
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1686
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 2:02 am:   Edit Post

Marcus,

The site has his phone number as well. Belgium's access code is 32, and drop the 0 from the start of the number.
capt_slog
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Username: capt_slog

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 9:50 am:   Edit Post

Hi Adriaan,

The phone number was a most useful suggestion and his wife speaks English well, and will send me some more/better images.

Cheers
Marcus
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1688
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

Best of luck!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 658
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

Allright!

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