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Username: peabody

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2012
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post

Since I've never owned an Alembic, there was no real reason to be a part of this board. However, since I just sent payment today for my 1st Alembic...a 1996 Essence Exploiter....I thought I should sign up.

According to the current owner of this bass, he bought it new (actually NOS) and in fact he still has the original warranty/Instrument Wood Card and it has yet to be registered. I've been wanting an Exploiter for a long time and even though this isn't one of the ones made in the mid 80's, I've been told that one with the Essence electronics isn't very common either.

I can't wait to get it.

Here are a couple of pics from the current owner....
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 279
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations and welcome to the board. Looks like your new Exploiter is in beautiful condition.
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1808
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

Very nice David! Congratulations on your first Alembic! Of course with or without you are always welcome here. Play it Healthy! Art
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 712
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:59 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations David & welcome to the board! You will find a wealth of informatione here & the friendliest people on the planet, always eager to help you with problems or answer questions on setup & equipment. I suggest you start with the FAQ & Must Read section of the board. That will help you get aquainted with your Alembic & understand the amazing functionality of these incredible instruments!
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 39
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post


The Exploiter / Spyder body shape is one of my favorites. If you have a 34" scale, you may find it to be a bit intimidating at first, but if you work with it, you will find that it rewards you with some impressive tones.

+1 on the FAQ and Must Reads. Highly recommended, especially the set-up instructions.
Username: cousinvinnie

Post Number: 46
Registered: 4-2011
Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:18 pm:   Edit Post

Hi and welcome ! What an awesome bass !! I someday will own a lefty Exploiter myself and was hoping to do Essence or Europa electronics to keep it simple.

Let us know how you like it !
Username: peabody

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2012
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 9:44 pm:   Edit Post

The Exploiter arrived today. Words (nor pictures) can describe how beautiful this bass is.

Because I'm so used to Fender-like basses with the upper horn, it may take a little getting used to with the strap button where it is....but time I have. It's a lot lighter than I thought it would be, and although I'm a thin neck guy (the nut is in between 1 5/8" and 1 3/4"), the neck still feels great in my hand.


(Message edited by peabody on November 24, 2012)

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