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Username: otis

Post Number: 251
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

Here ya go- only a short while left on this auction:

Intermediate Member
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 140
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

Nice bass, not really a Series II though. Has a "C" in the serial number, which makes it a "Custom." Hope any buyer doesn't think they are getting a Series II.
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1361
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 6:06 pm:   Edit Post

Here's another in the showcase with the same electronics configuration. I'll bet the bass sounds incredible!
Username: rocka_rolla

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post

Since it is a custom , how much is it worth ? Could it be a custom made from a series II ?
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2733
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post

As to whether it's a Series II, well the single coils and CVQs confirm that, though they're clearly customized with the blend pot. Woodwise, there's no back laminate, but it does have three purpleheart neck laminates.

So in our ever popular game of Name That Alembic! this should probably be termed a Signature-Standard-with-deluxe-purpleheart-neck-laminates-and-customized-Series-II-electronics.

The electronics are probably the biggest factor in what people are prepared to pay for it.

And for the record, this one has sold. I wonder if the new owner is one of us?
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1517
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 1:05 pm:   Edit Post

Again , I had to put my bidding&buying monster on a short leash!
However I was able to resist. This Bass must be a solo monster, very cool.
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 730
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 8:10 pm:   Edit Post

This is the bass I was hoping to trade for. I spoke with the seller about the body construction and I am confident that there was no deception intended. Hopefully it won't be a major issue to the new owner (unless it's one of us, they may not ever be aware of the discrepancy).

The difference between a Clarke Standard with 3 PH neck lams/SII electronics and a "full-on" SII is $4,500 (on the quote generator). LEDs (which this bass did not have) would account for about $1,200 on the SII; therefore, the difference in body construction accounts for about $3,300. Those prices are for new construction, so it's hard to say what a fair depreciation would be in the used market. The bass sold for SII money, but it looked like a really nice instrument and I wish I could have nabbed it!!!

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