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Advanced Member
Username: thebass

Post Number: 246
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post

Just in case you might have missed this one:
Alembic Stanley Clarke Series 2 on ebay

(Message edited by thebass on July 07, 2008)
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 459
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 - 11:27 pm:   Edit Post

nice...I think I'd lower the action an inch or so.
Intermediate Member
Username: angelboy

Post Number: 102
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 5:15 am:   Edit Post

...and the price
Advanced Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 390
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

couldnt one get a brand new one built for that price?

it is a beauty though
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1982
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Base list price for a Series II four string is now $17,700. If you get max discount and no additional features, you're looking at about $13,300 plus case, taxes and shipping charges. I guess the short answer is no, you can't get a new one for just under $10,000.
Advanced Member
Username: keurosix

Post Number: 340
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post

Don't forget the custom options add to the base price: Bevelled peghead; Front laser LEDS (blue too?) Blue side LEDS, extra 1st position fret marker & Laser LED; Abalone (included in Series 2 price?) CocoBolo is also an upcharge for SC model. Very pretty bass. Would like to see a pic with all the LEDs on.
Advanced Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 391
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 4:27 am:   Edit Post

guess that price is in the ballpark. funny thing is, Ive often thought about having a bass like this built....I wonder what the shipping charges to the states would be.
Username: rolty

Post Number: 14
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 9:24 am:   Edit Post

I bought the sister of this one, he had a pair made and I got the fretless. You can see this bass under construction here
If he says its mint, be assured it is, when I collected mine from him it was totally spotless in every way, including the case and all accessories.
The only thing I dont understand is why he had a pair of instruments built at huge expense and then sells them a year later...
Username: lozbass

Post Number: 1
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 1:03 am:   Edit Post

Hi, I just picked this up from Mike, the original owner (he commissioned the bass - you'll see the thread in Factory to Customer). As rolty suggests, the bass is absolutely as new - stunning - the sale included all the original accessories (and more). Mike is an incredible person to deal with (an aesthete with exquisite taste). He also has an extraordinary collection of basses, part of which appears to turn over fairly frequently (I think this explains the sale of the pair of year-old custom short-scales). As for price, well it wasn't cheap but the spec is stunning - all that's listed above (thanks bsee and keurosix) plus extra laminates, a stunning logo, and yes, the front leds are blue lasers. I don't know what the original price was, however, including carriage, import tax and VAT - around an extra 23 or 24% in total - it must have been around $30,000 (probably in excess of this). The action is a little high for me - I also use extremely light guage strings - I'll see my luthier this week and have the necessary adujustments made. When all is done, I'll post some pictures.
Advanced Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 394
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 6:34 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on your bass and welcome to the club Lawrence! Enjoy that beauty.
Play it Healthy!
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1840
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 - 5:05 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on the new Bass Lawrence. Seeing as you're in Manchester I'll expect to see you at Bass Day on the 9th November. There should be at least 3 Alembic players there.

Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 830
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 - 7:14 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations Lawrence- I watched the build thread on that bass and was quite taken with the top on it.

If you check the FAQ section there are several REALLY good instructional posts on adjusting the action on Alembics. I was always really gun shy about messing with my instruments, but Joey's directions for setting up Alembics broke the ice for me and now I'm able to dial in ALL my instruments and adjust for any seasonal changes or desired tweaks.
Username: lozbass

Post Number: 2
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post

Hi all, thanks for the welcome, comments and advice - it's great to join you with this my first foray into Alembic ownership. I have to say that the bass is a joy to behold and play - I've been fortunate enough to have some exotic and very beautiful basses but nothing has come close to this in terms of craft and artistry (and sound) - the timber and finishing is truly unbelievable. I'll have the bass set-up properly - I use very light strings - in the next week or so and then report more. Thanks for the tip on action adjustment posts - I'm a bit concerned about doing the work myself but will pass on the leads to the tech. (we have a great guy here in Manchester). Jacko - I'll certainly be at Bass Day - last year was incredible! More soon - thanks again!
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6840
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

Hi Lawrence, congrats and welcome to the board! Wonderful bass!!

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