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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 14
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post

Here is a picture of my black '83 Spoiler. I bought this about 6 years ago, if I remember correctly. It's got great big tone (naturally), and sounds a lot like Jason Newsted's bass tones from the early '90s, if I want it to. But of course can do a lot more. I happen to like the all black finish, but I do feel the need for a nice natural finished of these days!
I have a couple more pics of the Spoiler and also many of my Aria SB basses at this link:
Black '83 Spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 140
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 2:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Jason! Last but not least yer beautiful Black Spoiler, I love it! You know, we are greedy bastards... we like more pictures!
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 274
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

There was a black Spoiler on eBay some time back billed as one made for Prince and his combo. Best of my recollection it was discussed that Prince had several Spoilers painted black. Very nice!
Username: puffy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 6:06 am:   Edit Post

Black Spoiler is my favorite!

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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 799
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, these black beautys are awesome! I almost got a black Spoiler like this for my second bass/1st serious bass many years ago... I just didn't quite have the money, and I ended up getting a really nice white "Fender Precision Elite" instead. (Opposite extreme.) It was actually an incredibly awesome 4-string... for a bolt-on neck, non-Alembic... I still miss it... but when I got my first Alembic -a 6-String Quilted Maple "Elan Plus" (which was stolen -and I'm only days away from getting a replacement bass) I just didn't have any further use for it... but it was a little sad selling it.

Thanks for sharing, it looks great!
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 633
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:48 pm:   Edit Post

As a highly slagged fan and owner of 3Black Alembics one almost black and 2 on the way, Congrats and welcome to the fold. Viva Los Bassos Negros!
Username: cliff_5354

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post

Your spoiler is Cliff burton's style??And can give me some more details for Cliff's bass for me,becoz I'm very like Cliff Burton!!!!!^.^
P.S May I know your Aria Pro 2 SB1000CB is made in where???And if i want to custom one is made in where???thx a lot........
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 757
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

This is exactly the same as the one Cliff used. (mine comes close, but is refinished by myself)
Try to find a Aria SB Black 'n Gold I, that was Cliff's favorite Aria and they play/sound amazing.
Here's some great info on Cliff's gear: Click here Most sites on Cliff and Jason gear have manny wrong info, I think my list on TB is one of the most accurate on the net.
Username: alembic83

Post Number: 32
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 5:59 am:   Edit Post

Hi cliff_5354, fc_spoiler is right about the thread on TB. Anyway, yeah the Spoiler is like Cliff's! It's a great bass. But so is the Aria Black 'n' Gold I. My SB-1000CB is made in Japan but of course it's a re-issue and not exactly what Cliff played in 1986.
Username: nuno_martins

Post Number: 1
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

hi , im newie in here, my name is nuno and i live in portugal. and i am a huge fan of Cliff Burton (RIP) sound, and i wanted to know where i could find an old ALEMBIC SPOILER in BLACK or similar at a nice price , i really want to buy that bass.
And im also searching for the Aria SB ELITE BLACK N GOLD 1 in BLACK.... could you help me
my e-mail is
THANKS A LOT and see you soon

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