Post Number: 187
|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 3:24 am: |
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? ;-)
Post Number: 60
|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 5:43 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 75
|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 6:42 pm: |
oooh... very nice. Claudio, shoot me an email if Jarek here isn't interested.
Post Number: 2004
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:10 am: |
I need one of these in short or medium scale to string up EADGC...
Post Number: 190
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:35 am: |
Thanks Claudio! Check your mailbox :-)
Post Number: 198
|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 6:57 am: |
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? ;-)
Post Number: 209
|Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 2:57 pm: |
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...
Post Number: 6995
|Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 12:10 pm: |
Post Number: 213
|Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 3:38 pm: |
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...