Post Number: 636
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 6:30 am: |
The situation with my car has gotten so bad that I'm thinking of selling one of my basses to pay for a replacement ride -- the bass in question is my '82 Small Standard, which has a koa/mahogany/maple body and short-scale graphite neck with phenolic fingerboard. Pics here:
I would be happy to provide detailed pics to seriously interested parties.
The bass is in excellent condition, suffering from no more than a few small scratches and one minor electronic issue: One of the pickup lead wires broke, which I repaired myself. Though the repair is a little sloppy, it's solid and probably easily reversed.
I no longer have the original flight case, but would include an aftermarket hardshell case or the hardshell that came with my other '82 bass. The original Blue Box power supply and cable will also be included.
These don't come up for sale too often, and the last graphite bass to hit the market commanded a substantial sale price despite the fact it was in fairly rough shape. I'll entertain offers over $5K US. I live in upstate NY, near Albany.
My e-mail address is in my profile. Thank you.
Post Number: 210
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 7:42 am: |
That is a beautiful bass!
Post Number: 192
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 7:51 am: |
Your Graphite SSB is my favorite one !
If I can make money...
(I am thinking to sell my Anniv.Bass etc..)
Graphite lover, Eiji
Post Number: 1679
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 7:57 am: |
Eiji, that's the first time I've heard someone mention that particular fetish. ;-)
Post Number: 845
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 8:11 am: |
Don't do it!
I have the mirror image of your bass. Mine is maple where yours is koa and vice versa.
I think you will definately regret it later.
Another graphite lover,
Post Number: 637
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 8:20 am: |
Believe me, even thinking about selling makes me the opposite of ecstatic but I have a family to support. You know how it is. Michael, I was actually hoping you'd be interested.
In any case, I won't be making a decision today, or tomorrow, or next week but barring a change in luck I'll have to do SOMETHING before too much longer.
Thanks for the compliments -- this is, without a doubt, the finest musical instrument I've had the good fortune to play.
Post Number: 1828
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 8:35 am: |
She's a beauty. I'd love to have that one as well, but what's the neck profile like? Is it 1.75" at the nut with the standard taper? As much as I'd love to have one and that koa top is beautiful, my hands greatly prefer the 1.5-1.6" nut widths on my SSBs.
Here's hoping you don't have to sell it! Maybe you can negotiate a right-of-first-refusal clause into the sale with one of us regulars. I would have no problem with that if I were to jump in. This bass doesn't belong in the hands of some heathen or shipped to an overseas collector to rot on a wall.
Post Number: 638
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 8:57 am: |
The neck is wide, deep and has a generally D-shaped profile; and yes, I'm posting here and here only because if I have to sell I'd want the bass to go to a player who would appreciate it, and sell it back to me later. ;)
Post Number: 846
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 9:23 am: |
I would guess that the neck profile is the same as mine. Although I would not consider mine to be wide.
I wonder if they came in different tapers, or was there just one dimension for obvious reasons.
Post Number: 117
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 9:27 am: |
If only I had the money right now...
It really stinks that you have to sell this, Shawn. I hope it goes to a good home, if you do end up letting it go.
(Message edited by 82Daion on November 08, 2007)
Post Number: 363
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 9:46 am: |
"I've been lucky enough to own two Alembics in the past, and foolish enough to sell or trade them both. Once this one arrives, it ain't gettin' away." Kungfusheriff 2004
I know stuff happens. But I do regret letting my 5-string Europa go.
Send me an email Shawn with the asking price.
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 11:02 am: |
Very sweet bass. I also think you should keep it, however if you do sell I would be interested. Let me know what the asking price is.
Post Number: 176
|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 11:20 am: |
I'll put a bid in. And a couple of other members know that I'll offer it back at same price if I decide to sell.
But I share the prevailing sentiment and hope you can keep it.
Post Number: 998
|Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 9:21 am: |
Hey Bsee. there are some genuine alembic owners overseas that may be interested in the bass you know.
We are not all heathens and collectors on this side of the big pond. Some collectors I suppose but collectors who play the basses not just hang them on the wall.
Post Number: 847
|Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 9:53 am: |
I have not used my graphite Series II in a while. So, this thread got me thinking about it, and I took it to a gig last night. What a great bass.
Don't sell it. Well, I understand if that is what you have to do. Just my opinion.
I have not used mine in a while because I really don't care for the strings on it right now. TI Jazz Flats. They just do not work on this bass for me. My favorites on this bass are the D'Addario Slowounds which are out of production. I just recently did some work on this bass too. I had to change the CVQ's since they were sooo noisy. Quite a pain to change those by the way. I guess another reason I have not used the bass in a while. I just got used to not bringing it out, if that makes sense.
I am going to have to post some updated pics of mine in the showcase section.
Post Number: 1834
|Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:39 am: |
Oh, I know that Jazzyvee. I was just thinking back to the Exploiter/Distillate a while ago that went from being for sale on eBay to, I think, The Low End bass shop to some overseas buyer so it could hang on a wall. I don't care what country it ends up in as long as it gets some love.
I suppose, in one respect I hope it remains in the US. It will be a lot easier for KFS to get it back if it doesn't go too far away.
(Message edited by bsee on November 10, 2007)
Post Number: 55
|Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 3:40 pm: |
Nice bass, would be great to have a twin for my Series 1, but I'm saving to enlarge my house deposit for a few months. Bad timing as always
Which rough shaped graphite necked Alembic commanded a substantial sale price? Was it mine?
(Message edited by crazykiwi on December 08, 2007)
Post Number: 643
|Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 5:23 pm: |
Yes, that was your bass, "substantial" being strictly my opinion.
For the record, and in case not everyone got the memo, the bass is no longer for sale as it appears that my moment of crisis has come and gone.
Should I need to sell it in the future, I've promised Eiji first dibs, but for now I've got the TI Flats back on the bass and I'm loving it to death.
Post Number: 56
|Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 1:56 am: |
OK, I thought it was pretty reasonable price all things considered and I've made a fantastic friend in the process.
The "rough shape" of it is superficial and could be easily sorted with a refin but I've decided to keep it original instead. It's had a hard life as a working bass and deserves some time being treated with respect and care.
I applaud your decision to keep your S2 graphite and didn't think your minimum asking price was unreasonable at all either. I think these instruments are in many ways the ultimate in collectable Alembics.
Post Number: 551
|Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 2:13 pm: |
Hey Mark! Long time, no type.
"And a couple of other members know that I'll offer it back at same price if I decide to sell."
If you ever decide you want to get rid of a certain bass you have, I'll hold you to that. Or vintage amps, for that matter . . . .
Hi guyz! I hope you all are having fun. I was missing having a world-class bass to kick around, and stopped in to visit. Sooner or later I will get back to my most dire addiction, and come back often then. Later.
Post Number: 5824
|Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 5:00 pm: |
Hi Thomas! Yes, we're having fun, and hope you are too!
Post Number: 2783
|Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 11:10 pm: |
Long time no hear. Hope things are going well and we see more of you around these parts.
Post Number: 185
|Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 1:31 pm: |
Hope you and yours are well. It's my favorite four but I was talking TO YOU when I said that. We're all taking care of these things for our kids and each other.