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Username: eflat

Post Number: 23
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

Found on eBay -

Gibson Grabber customized by Alembic? $4999.00


Quote "As you can see it was customized by ALEMBIC and therefore is rare and ONE OF A KIND!"

They posted many good pics, but I don't see any markings that show Alembic customized it?

They do not show the electronics, so can't be sure what is in there but I would say the pickups and electronis together would make a good upgrade in sound at least....

Anyone have any info on this bass?

(Message edited by davehouck on June 19, 2008)
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 625
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 7:28 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like the seller is ingesting a particularly fine grade of cannibis sativa. A Grabber will generally bring about $500-$700 on the market, and even if you add the Alembic electronics, I wouldn't pay much over $1200 for this.

I paid about $650 a few years ago for a Maple/Maple Gibson Ripper. It's a factory second, too. These folks are seriously on some very good drugs if they think they're going to get anywhere near $5K for this bass.

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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1808
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

perhaps the decimal point got shifted.

Username: bassman68

Post Number: 37
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

LOL, just because it has Alembic P/ups & possible electronics that warrants a $4500 price hike!
I'd want series II componants for that...
Give me the number of his dealer!

(Message edited by Bassman68 on June 18, 2008)
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3124
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

From the ebay listing:

"This model was Gibson's first made bolt-on neck bass made."

WOW! HOLY LOW FREQUENCY BATMAN!!!!!! A real, honest to goodness BOLT-ON neck!!!!!! I gotta get this. Then I want to buy a Fender SOLID STATE amp, a DIGITAL reverb unit, and a Yugo with an Alembic bumper sticker to haul it around!. Oh yea, and one of those new fangled propeller aereoplanes in case I get a gig out-of-state! hehehehe

Bill, tgo
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Username: j_gary

Post Number: 267
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 7:32 am:   Edit Post

Perhaps it's one of them there Olympic basses?

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