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basstard
Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 307
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 5:01 am:   Edit Post

Hi folks,

A friend of mine has a sweet maple-bodied '92 Essence 5 for sale. The bass is in Poland but he's willing to ship anywhere in Europe. The asking price is 2420 EUR.

Here are some photos of the beauty:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYZMchuSI/AAAAAAAAEi8/iNnTjVMBcKM/s512/DSC_0094www.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYPfZslvI/AAAAAAAAEio/Fqg79YtR4hM/s512/DSC_0068www.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYReDdVKI/AAAAAAAAEis/bwwVQXz5wSQ/s512/DSC_0072www.jpg
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 27
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

Wow that is lovely. Does the price include shipping? If not, how much would it be shipped to London? Not sure I can afford it, will have to do my sums first.
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 28
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

PS, I saw this bass a couple of months back on the UK bass blog, BassChat. The owner was listed as macieq and in Poland. Is this the same person (I presume so)?
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 29
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post

Actually, by all means answer about shipping for the benefit of other Alembic Club members reading this, but having checked money this is a bit out of reach for me right now. Good luck to your friend with the sale of this lovely looking bass.
basstard
Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 308
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 1:10 am:   Edit Post

Mark - I know both the bass's owner and a guy nicknamed Macieq - they are 2 entirely different persons, although they know each other from a Polish bass forum :-)

As for the shipping - I'll ask but actually I doubt that. However, I think some things are negotiable.
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 30
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 1:33 am:   Edit Post

Actually I think I'm going to pass here. I would rather be able to "kick the tyres" at that price. Best of luck to your friend with his sale.
basstard
Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 312
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

A small update:

Macieq listed that bass on BassChat UK because the real owner doesn't speak fluent English. But yes, this is the same bass. The price on BassChat was higher because Macieq wanted to earn a bit as a middleman...

Here are 2 sound samples my friend recorded (with open and closed filter) to show how the bass sits in the mix:

http://grubynoiz.wrzuta.pl/audio/24bd4qbJSQy/brandy_-_alembic_essence_5_filtr_max

http://grubynoiz.wrzuta.pl/audio/3QInGS8Fxpg/brandy_-_alembic_essence_5_filtr_min
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1999
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 2:56 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds good.
Jazzyvee
basstard
Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 313
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 1:36 am:   Edit Post

Some bigger, more detailed pics:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYPfZslvI/AAAAAAAAEio/Fqg79YtR4hM/DSC_0068www.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYReDdVKI/AAAAAAAAEis/bwwVQXz5wSQ/DSC_0072www.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYTUXPQaI/AAAAAAAAEiw/qf3e1-XaW9c/s800/DSC_0077www.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYVXMgJjI/AAAAAAAAEi0/0Usl0ulpPic/s800/DSC_0083www.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYXPCMZpI/AAAAAAAAEi4/XRem2SPKFIw/s800/DSC_0084www.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wp7cuTBRK2o/SrdYZMchuSI/AAAAAAAAEi8/iNnTjVMBcKM/DSC_0094www.jpg

Enjoy! :-)
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 39
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 1:57 am:   Edit Post

Don't suppose he wants to do a trade plus cash top-up from me for an immaculate fretless '76 Fender Precision (I paid 1600, about Euro 1900, for this a few months ago at Vintage & Rare Guitars in London - its still shown on their website!). Here's a pic of it with a 70s style tort s/p I had made for it (I have the black original s/p).
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 40
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 2:03 am:   Edit Post

Oops pic was removed as being too large - here's one from V&R website then with the original black scratchplate

fretless
basstard
Advanced Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 314
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Clarky - that's a beautiful bass indeed but the Essence's owner doesn't need a fretless atm... :-(
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 41
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for coming back and no worries! Can't blame a man for trying :-)

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