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Username: plantbrain

Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post

Signature series, flame maple that changes color and appearance as the light hits it.
This bass is about 9.6 on a scale of 10, and the 0.4 is due to some slight oxidation of the bridge(the rest of the bass has no oxidation) and a slight loss of alembic lettering on the pick ups. New strings, action is medium.
If you have always wanted a nice minty short scale Alembic bass, look no further. I really do not play this bass as much as it should be......some like to collect basses, and this would be good for that as well, but this should be played.

Woods are mahogany body, maple neck, Flame maple top and headstock.
Comes with gig bag.

4000$ USD, shipped in USA cont only.




I have lowered the action some and adjusted the pick ups down some on the top pick up closest to the fret board.

Not interested in trades.

Thank you
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Username: otis

Post Number: 206
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post


Sweet bass! Good luck with the sale.


Username: mg1125

Post Number: 15
Registered: 5-2010
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post

How much is your asking price?
Username: mg1125

Post Number: 16
Registered: 5-2010
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

sorry just saw your price.. I kind like it any way to contact you.. couple question need to ask?
I'm interested.. thanks..
Username: plantbrain

Post Number: 10
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

4000$ USD$ shipped, any less, I'll just keep her.
I will surely have serious remorse as the sale is pending or going through. Lusted for one of these for 20+ years. Still, with 6 basses sitting here ....time to let a few go.
Username: mg1125

Post Number: 17
Registered: 5-2010
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

thanks for replying,I"m relatively new on this club and looking to buy my bass of my dreams, can you please explain me what exactly signature series is I went to the bass options and I'm a little confuse?? is it like the mark king or series one, or stanley clark.. sorry for asking but this time I better ask. is it heavy or light what is the sound, action and playability?? thanks again..
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Username: bsee

Post Number: 2456
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post


This is a "Stanley Clarke Signature Standard." Using the word "series" to describe an Alembic instrument that is not a "Series I" or "Series II" is generally a bad idea. It tends to cause confusion to those who are not thoroughly literate in the Alembic product lines.

The differences between a Signature Standard and a Series instrument are very significant in both cost and construction. Take a look in the FAQs section of this board system to read some more about the Series electronics package if you're interested.

I believe this instrument was offered previously on another site and was discussed on one of the forums here when a member expressed interest.

Tom, a note from that other thread is that the pickups on your bass are mounted incorrectly compared to how they come from the factory. Can you shed light on how that might have happened and if it is reversible?
Username: plantbrain

Post Number: 11
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post



Bsee, the pick ups have been adjusted since this pic of the face was done. So yes, it is reversible. Also, yes, it's a "Standard", not a "Series" 1 or 2, which I would like to believe is rather obvious to anyone really interested in buying it, but good to point out in case someone think it is, and plans on dropping 4K$ on a quick impulse buy. I doubt I'd sell it to them anyway:-) Needs a good home. I added Alembic strings as well.

(Message edited by plantbrain on June 08, 2010)
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Username: mike1762

Post Number: 567
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Tom

Beautiful bass. I have a Maple topped SC Standard as well... I love it!!! I don't think Bob was questioning the "adjustment" of the PUPs, but rather how they are mounted. There should only be 2 PUP screws visible (the other two should be under the PUP and used to set the height). Whenever you see all 4 screws we naturally wonder what's going on (the PUP should be flopping around in the cavity unless other alterations were also made). If you have remounted the PUPs, I would recommend you take another photo showing them correctly mounted. While this may seem like a minor issue, for some of us it is a "red flag" that there might be other issues with the instrument. Please accept this with the benevolence with which it is intended and good luck with the sale.
Username: ursusaltered

Post Number: 6
Registered: 5-2010
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post

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