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clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 48
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 4:19 pm:   Edit Post

I have a lovely black 88 spoiler in black with chrome trimmings and wondered if anyone wanted to trade this for their black 5 string Elan, Europa or Spoiler? Must be black and with 5 strings! I would dearly love jazzyvee's new 5er but he doesn't want to sell, hardly surprisingly. So looking for something on similar lines. I am based in the UK in London.
mumra
Junior
Username: mumra

Post Number: 25
Registered: 3-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hallo Clarky. If you want to sell the bass send email to me. I want a black spoiler but I don;t have one of the basses that you want.
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 49
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

Hi mumra. I will only sell my Spoiler if I get an offer of a 5 string first as I don't want to be left without an Alembic!
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 50
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post

Should have added that I am happy to buy outright, although a trade is easier. If you have a black 5 er you wish to sell or trade please email me at mark dot Clark at db dot com. Thanks!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2105
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post

All the best in your search Clarkybass. However if you do find a recently made europa or Elan bass in excellent condition with signature or series electronics similar to mine but with a natural wood finish we could talk. No guarantee's.

Jazzyvee

(Message edited by Jazzyvee on September 01, 2010)
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 51
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 12:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanks jazzyvee - still keep lingering over photos of your wonderful new addition. By the way, we need your wisdom over at BassChat more often!
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 54
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 1:05 am:   Edit Post

I could also offer my Alleva-Coppolo Willie Weeks as a trade option. This unique prototype (which is shown on Jimmy Coppolo's website - its the mint green P/J bass shown under 'Signature' series here http://allevacoppolo.com/basses/signature/signature-model/) was used by the great WW on Eric Clapton's 2008/9 world tour and I paid 2600 for it recently.

(Message edited by clarkybass on September 01, 2010)
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 56
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 1:38 am:   Edit Post

"If you do find a recently made europa or Elan bass in excellent condition with signature or series electronics similar to mine but with a natural wood finish we could talk."

In answer to this, Jazzyvee, I will keep my eyes open. Likewise if you spot a bass along these lines and you need to raise the necessary funds by selling your black Elan/Europa please contact me (PS, I resolved that tax demand I mentioned a couple of weeks ago and so I am ready, willing and able to pay a decent amount now!)
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 59
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 2:25 am:   Edit Post

Doesn't have sig electronics but might float your boat Jazzyvee? On eBay in Portugal (so no 20% import taxes!) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALEMBIC-ELAN-5-STRINGS-BASS-1992-VINTAGE-EXCELLENT-COND-/120616635499?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item1c154fcc6b
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 60
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 3:44 am:   Edit Post

Actually the bass above is so beautiful that I have bought it! The seller fernandobicho is an Alembic Club member.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9580
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass; congrats!!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9581
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 5:50 pm:   Edit Post

That would be this bass; and there's more on this Elan here.
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 61
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 1:04 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave! Could I ask if it's possible to get a replacement truss rod cover as my incoming one has a black after-market one and I would like to restore it to the original look. I checked the Alembic site and could not see any option to buy a TRC. Thank you in advance.

(Message edited by Clarkybass on September 05, 2010)

(Message edited by Clarkybass on September 05, 2010)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2109
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

Damn Clarky that is a gorgeous bass and a perfect example of why I prefer natural wood finish on alembics.......!!!!!!!!!!!
But yes the electronics package I think would be a concern for me and one of the reasons I didn't persue it when I saw it here about a year ago. For the music I play I have found a need for more control of the HF content that the maple brings to the sound and the signature does give me that as does the EMW on my elan 4. It would be interesting to hear what you think of the bass when you get it. Elans are a really different alembic sound.

As for the colour, you could always get it re-sprayed black in the future if you decide it's a keeper.

Glad you found a good bass Clarky.
Jazzyvee
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 63
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 5:54 am:   Edit Post

Thanks jazzyvee! I did think about a gloss black re-fin but the wood is so nice on this I think I will see how I get along with it first. Perhaps an option would be to have a translucent black finish so the flame is still visible? Lets see when I get the bass - hopefully by the end of this week.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2114
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Clarky, if your bass does not have a pukker alembic case. I have just bought a Scott Dixon flight case for one of my basses which is light enough and strong enough to use as an all round case, so I have an original alembic case that I could do with offloading. I've started selling off some of my surplus cases on ebay as I had a load of flight cases made when I was touring so have virtually two cases per touring instrument.

With no touring plans in the near future they are just taking up space so I plan to sell off and replace them with the scott dixon cases.

Let me know if you are interested.
Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2115
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Clarky, if your bass does not have a pukker alembic case. I have just bought a Scott Dixon flight case for one of my basses which is light enough and strong enough to use as an all round case, so I have an original alembic case that I could do with offloading. I've started selling off some of my surplus cases on ebay as I had a load of flight cases made when I was touring so have virtually two cases per touring instrument.

With no touring plans in the near future they are just taking up space so I plan to sell off and replace them with the scott dixon cases.

Let me know if you are interested.
Jazzyvee
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4557
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 9:35 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee:

I'm curious about your new flight case. See the thread on flight cases I'm about to start in "Misc."

Sorry for the hijack.

Bill, tgo
clarkybass
Member
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 65
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Jazzyvee, I dropped you a PM via BassChat about the case. Cheers Clarky

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