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Intermediate Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 187
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 3:24 am:   Edit Post

Hey there happy Alembic players,

The time might have come for me to finally start to seriously think about my dreams coming true. It might be possible for me to borrow some money, sell my Nexus 5-string which has been a good friend to me for the last 2 years and buy a bass with a logo I've been literally praying to for last 10 or so years ;-)

I'm just checking the possibilities now - if I finally decide to buy my dream bass it will be no sooner than in November, I guess. But then again, things might change.

I'm especially interested in offers from Chicago area as most probably I will be playing there with my band in November or December.

I think it would be reasonable for me to limit the search to Excel, Orion (especially, as I love the sound and the way it looks) and - optionally - Epic (optionally because I find it the least beautiful Alembic model... but I won't complain if I decide to buy one! :-D) fiver but if there is a possibility to find an Essence in my price range I'd be more than happy. I'm looking for a fretted 5-string because that's my main bass.

I definitely can't and won't exceed $2000 (for the bass alone) and I'd prefer not to exceed $1500 - I don't earn that much and I have to be careful with money.

So? Any good news for me from you fellow Alembicians? ;-)

Username: claudio

Post Number: 60
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

Hello J....
I'm start considering selling my Essence 5.
Has an upgraded Q-Switch added, for even more tone variations.
Too many basses :-), I have a Distillate and a Series 1, both 4 strings.

Essence 5Essence 5
Username: robinc

Post Number: 75
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

oooh... very nice. Claudio, shoot me an email if Jarek here isn't interested.
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 2004
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post

I need one of these in short or medium scale to string up EADGC...
Intermediate Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 190
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:35 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Claudio! Check your mailbox :-)
Intermediate Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 198
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 6:57 am:   Edit Post

OK, I'm still looking for something...

Claudio - thank you so much for the offer but I'll have to let it go for the reasons I've stated in my email.

I'll be in the USA in early November, will play a gig in Chicago, maybe someone of you will be considering parting with a 5-string then? ;-)
Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 209
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I've finished a deal with Danno... Now I'm waiting for a beautiful verimillion Essence 5 to arrive!

Thanks everyone, especially Claudio who's made the 1st offer (a bit over my budget unfortunately), Ellery who sent me an email (I was looking for a fretted bass though - but maybe next time when I decide to step up from my Malinek... ;-)) and, most of all, Danno who offered a good price for his Essence and was real pleasure to deal with!

Thank you guys!

Now I only have to be patient... Very very patient...
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6995
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 213
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 3:38 pm:   Edit Post

Now please, keep your fingers crossed for me... There's a danger UPS might have lost the bass... It hasn't been delivered yet (it was sent a week ago), the tracking ends on Wednesday (9th) and there's no more info about the package...

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