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mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 21
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hello everyone,

I will be listing my 4 string Series I bass on eBay later today. The bass is a 2003 Alembic Series I bass with Buckeye Burl front (bookmatched to center) and back. It has the Triple Omega body shape. The neck has red side LEDs and the inlays are abalone shell. The peghead has the recessed silver logo with abalone. The bass comes with a 5 pin cord, DS-R5 power supply, strap locks, the original paperwork with an unsigned warranty card, hard shell case and Allen Wrenchs. The bass is currently fitted with a new set of the old style knobs and the original knobs will be included with the sale (as you know there is no modification needed to interchange the old style knobs with the new knobs). The bass is in mint condition almost never played. Iím looking to get $10,000 which is less than half of the $22,000 list price (without discounts).

Thanks,
Mark
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 22
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 1:00 pm:   Edit Post

Front 3 Quarter shot
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 23
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

Pic 5 -1.JPG
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 24
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 1:06 pm:   Edit Post

Back
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 25
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Full Back
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 26
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

LEDs Off

Inlays

Bottom

LEDs On

(Message edited by mica on September 08, 2008)
garethnh
Junior
Username: garethnh

Post Number: 34
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 1:27 pm:   Edit Post

Wish I had $10000!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6986
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass!!
lmiwa
Junior
Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 38
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post

WOW - that is a beautiful top!
eastcoastepic
Advanced Member
Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 222
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Whoa, this is spooky....the top wood looks like the twin to my TO (also a 2003 model).
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/6975.html?1154128937
I've never seen such similiar tops on two Alembics, especially with this wood!
Darn, just when I was starting to feel special..... :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6999
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

Chris; everybody's special!!
eastcoastepic
Advanced Member
Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 223
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, therapist, er, uh, moder Dave! I'm feeling much better now.....
(Although now I have to buy this bass so no one else can have it) :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7001
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Hah!!!!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1900
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

If it had another string ;-(

Graeme
funkyjazzjunky
Intermediate Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 173
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

Will you acccept 10,000 in Zimbabwean currency?
bigbadbill
Senior Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 454
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 5:18 am:   Edit Post

Mark, sorry to see you're selling; even more sorry that I haven't the cash to buy! I always wanted a Buckye TO as you know, but couldn't afford it when I got mine. Best of luck and I hope it goes to a good home (of course I'm quite willing to give it a good home if anyone fancies buying it for me :-) )
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 27
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hey guys, thanks for the nice comments on the bass. I hope someone in the club gets the bass. Bigbadbill I appreciate your condolences as the bass will be greatly missed. Funkyjazzjunky isnít 10,000 in Zimbabwean like a $150? That would even cover the cost for the upgrade to abalone shell inlays, but I like the effort it made me smile.


By the way the bass is listed on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/2003-Alembic-Series-I-4-string-custom-bass-Triple-Omega_W0QQitemZ200253186361QQihZ010QQcategoryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks again for the nice comments and let me know if I can answer any question.
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 28
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 4:08 pm:   Edit Post

Hi, the bass didn't sell even though it had 50 watchers. I thought it was a fair price, however I'm thinking about relisting it for $8,500 with no reserve and no buy now. Before I relist I wanted to test the waters here to see if anyone is interested or perhaps some advice on selling. Another option is to start the bidding at $1 to get people interested.
longhorncat
Advanced Member
Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 271
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

Starting the auction at $1 will let you see what bidders think the bass is worth.
Set the reserve where you are comfortable.

That's a very nice bass, but it may take months to find a buyer that can afford it.
juggernaught
Intermediate Member
Username: juggernaught

Post Number: 174
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

$8,500 is pretty damn good pretty, especially for a bass that nice. I agree about the reserve strategy.
daveski
Junior
Username: daveski

Post Number: 41
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 8:49 am:   Edit Post

Always set your reserve at the amount you are prepared to accept for the bass,that figure is up to you.Whatever you do is don't sell it for a ridculously silly amount because you quite often find that there is a buyer out there for your bass.Patience is the key.

It once took me 6 months to find the right buyer for my SC deluxe,i kept getting stupid offers,then someone happened upon it and it was exactly what they were after,some days i thought it would never sell,but everyone was happy!
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 29
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the good advice. I think I will post the bass again with a reserve and the $1 strategy.

Thanks again, I know the new owner will love this bass. Maybe if it takes long enough to sell I will keep her :-)
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 30
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 6:39 pm:   Edit Post

I just relisted the bass for $10,000 or best offer. I was going to set a reserve price however the reserve option was too expensive. Thanks again for all the great advice.
bigbadbill
Senior Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 464
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post

It took me 2, possibly 3 attempts to sell my SC Deluxe. The more expensive the bass, the fewer buyers are out there (particularly at this time), and the more you may have to wait. Of course if I come into money, I'll save you a lot of bother! :-)
rushfan
Junior
Username: rushfan

Post Number: 11
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

nice triple omega, wish i could afford it, if i could ,id buy it from you in a heartbeat.
pierreyves
Advanced Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 296
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

6500 USD cash in ten days + shipping with UPS to Switzerland ?
Not cry, just say no ? Why are you selling this baby ?
lozbass
New
Username: lozbass

Post Number: 6
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 9:35 am:   Edit Post

Is this still around - the same photographs are appearing on UK Craigslist and Gumtree sites but the 'seller' is not responding?
mkazaria
Junior
Username: mkazaria

Post Number: 33
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

I still own the bass (and it should not be posted on Craigslist), I tried two times to sell the bass on eBay, tons of lookers but no one pulled the trigger. The bass is outstanding, one of the best sounding Alembic's I've ever played and I have owned some very special ones. I am debating about keeping her, that's why it hasn't been listed again.

pierreyves, thanks for the offer but I was looking for a little more.
pierreyves
Advanced Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 305
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post

Ok, I will write you private mail...

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