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R E AGUILAR (ernzt)
Username: ernzt

Post Number: 4
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 3:11 am:   Edit Post

This is my exploiter
#84S3208 - 4str - Med 32",
I love that Walunt wood grain.
At the moment, it is tuned high-to-low { C,G,D,A }
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Username: stoney

Post Number: 13
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

Now THAT's cool. Everytime I see an Exploiter, it's always flame maple. It looks terrific in walnut.

Hey is that a David Eden 2 x 10 cab I spy on the top of your rig?

Paul Lindemans (palembic)
Username: palembic

Post Number: 9
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 4:05 am:   Edit Post

Hey Ernzt,
great model. You know that the late John Entwistle (Who) played similar shapes of Alembics in SII model? Far more customized (a radically V-shaped peghead is the smallest customizing and amazing use of inlays and woods ) but basically the same. he once posed with that beauty in an old Bass-player magazine. The one with the "Entwistle collection". You should see it.
Clay Sharp (exploiterplayer)
Username: exploiterplayer

Post Number: 21
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post

Totally cool grain pattern......I agree with Stoney, walnut does look great!
Username: bucky

Post Number: 63
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah Stoney. . the dark pattern in the grain there looks awesome!

Username: ernzt

Post Number: 7
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 3:19 pm:   Edit Post

I got it signed by Stanley Clarke in 2008.

He used a Black Bass like this on his 1985 album Find Out. BackFull BackFront
Username: ernzt

Post Number: 8
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 3:40 pm:   Edit Post

This one is Medium scale , tuned tenor from top down C,G,D,A .

The one Stanley used in 1985 was Solid Black with white pickups ,, Wicked looking !!! FO1FO02
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1614
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, January 08, 2016 - 9:56 am:   Edit Post

Very cool! I have heard that he doesn't like to sign instruments, though it can be done - I had him sign the back of mine (SC Signature). Did you do anything to protect the signature?

I have also heard that he didn't actually play the black Exploiter on the album, just used it for the photo shoot. Always loved that bass though!
Username: rubyredspoiler

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2016
Posted on Friday, January 08, 2016 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

I played a Black Exploiter that had been Stanley's, at the Alembic Booth, at the 1985 Winter NAMM Show. I could have bought it for $1000.00 It didn't have White pickups though!
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 1131
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 5:43 am:   Edit Post

That black Exploiter Stanley's holding was just a prop it didnt have any guts & those pups were just hollow shells, it was just for promo.

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