Post Number: 23
|Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:10 am: |
Alembic Series II Custom 5-string
Top and back: Ziricote
accent: Maple laminate
neck: 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart with oversized middle laminate
scale: 34" (long)
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)
Post Number: 205
|Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:23 am: |
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...
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:35 pm: |
Hmn, strange. I went to Basschat UK, and I could find nor hide nor hair of this listing. Weird...
Post Number: 2406
|Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 9:13 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 3:08 am: |
Here's the BC link : http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=58001
The site was down for a short while yesterday so maybe that's why it was hard to find
Post Number: 512
|Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 3:34 am: |
Bsee, that's because you can add a third to the cost simply to get it over here (shipping, massive duty etc).
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 10:54 am: |
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!