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Username: molan

Post Number: 23
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:10 am:   Edit Post

Alembic Series II Custom 5-string

Top and back: Ziricote
accent: Maple laminate
body: Mahogany
neck: 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart with oversized middle laminate
scale: 34" (long)
fingerboard: Ebony
fingerboard dimensions: 1-13/16 x 2-11/16 (custom)
inlays: Black Tahitian Mother of Pearl
body shape: 3/4 Heart Omega
pickups and electronics: Series II
custom note: pickup selector on lower horn
hardware: 24K gold plated
birthday: February 25, 1997

6,475 (approx $10,750 US)

Looks lovely :-)

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Username: pas

Post Number: 205
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

This poor bass has had more owners than Elizabeth Taylor has had husbands! It's resided at Bass NW, and last I saw of it, it was at the Low End.

Someone please find this wayward bass a good home...
Username: otis

Post Number: 49
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Hmn, strange. I went to Basschat UK, and I could find nor hide nor hair of this listing. Weird...

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Username: bsee

Post Number: 2406
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 9:13 pm:   Edit Post

It does look a lot like the bass that was about $5K @ Bass NW a few years ago. Nothing like crossing the Atlantic to increase the price of an instrument.
Username: molan

Post Number: 24
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 3:08 am:   Edit Post

Here's the BC link :

The site was down for a short while yesterday so maybe that's why it was hard to find :-)
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 512
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 3:34 am:   Edit Post

Bsee, that's because you can add a third to the cost simply to get it over here (shipping, massive duty etc).
Username: uncle

Post Number: 14
Registered: 1-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

That's correct. I bought this bass at the Lowend shop and indeed it costed me more than another 2000 USD extra to import the bass to Belgium. It's a very beatifull bass and it plays and sounds like a dream but since I suffer from "backproblems" the last years this bass is to heavy for me and it has a little neckdive. This last problem is solved with a wider strap but the weight... It doesn't have to go but because of this I just use my Alembic MK-V again instead of the series II and you will all agree that this is not a bass that should hang on the wall waiting for a "short" gig to be played!

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