Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 3:59 pm: |
At the suggestion of Flip, here is my newest prize, dubbed "Ruby Red." (The 1989 custom ruby red finish Spoiler that I nabbed for $850). The finest sounding bass I have ever played. Welcome any comments on this bad boy.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 4:40 pm: |
Another shot of my Ruby Red.
Post Number: 4499
|Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 5:16 pm: |
Congrats! Looks like it's in great condition.
Post Number: 855
|Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 7:38 pm: |
First one I've seen with a thumb rest. How do you like it? Look cool.
Post Number: 397
|Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 8:55 pm: |
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 5:27 am: |
Rarely use the thumb rest. Doesn't get in the way. Don't want to mess with anything that came with the bass so I left it on. The bass is a dream to play.
Post Number: 85
|Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 7:11 am: |
Beatiful bass Rich, Welcome to The Club. There was a thumb rest on my Orion when I got it, I removed it and filled in the screw holes, it came out great. That red is stunning.
Any Alembic for $850 is a great deal! Congrats!
Post Number: 247
|Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 7:18 am: |
Sweet, very sweet. Also, welcome to the club.
Post Number: 132
|Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 8:20 am: |
first spoiler w/ thumbrest, but not first Alembic we've seen..
This thread shows an Elan, as well as Keavin's "ole' #12"..LOL
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Monday, August 13, 2007 - 2:38 pm: |
Does anybody have a guess at what a standard Spoiler cost when sold as new in '89?
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 8:34 pm: |
Shot of the backside of my Spoiler.
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 2:38 pm: |
Post Number: 86
|Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 11:43 am: |
Post Number: 80
|Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 5:30 am: |
Post Number: 116
|Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 4:56 pm: |
Not an exact answer, but around $1200 list in 1984 BTW - she is a pretty redhead ;o)
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:12 am: |
Rich is packing and shipping me this Ruby Red Spoiler today! He received my 2006 Rickenbacker JetGlo 4003, with $200.00 in the case, on Wednesday! Was very well pleased!
I am so freaking excited to get a closeup look at the Flame Maple under this Translucent Red! Also quite stoked about getting to hear how the Spoiler sounds compared to my Flame Koa Persuader I had!
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:25 am: |
I'll post new pictures after I clean up the Brass! Tailpiece, bridge and truss rod cover are needing to shine like new again! Also, the Thumb Rest is no-longer there! I'll need to see it here before I can say what was or wasn't done about the holes!
Any advice on the Brass Cleaning would be greatly appreciated! Garret
Post Number: 1621
|Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:16 pm: |
Congratulation, Garret. That is a fine looking Spoiler.
If you check the FAQ section, there are several threads on cleaning the brass hardware. Suggestions prior to taking apart the bridge is to use a digital camera to take some pictures. It makes it a lot easier to put it all back together once you have bits and pieces sitting everywhere!
Also- there are a couple good threads on setup- Joey's setup thread in the FAQ section is a must read for setting up Alembics.
I'd link some threads for you, but it's a cumbersome process from my phone.
Post Number: 50
|Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:31 pm: |
Thank you very much tbrannon!
I will certainly do that!
As far as setup though, I should be just fine.
I had my '90 Flame Koa Persuader for 15 years and
never allowed anyone else to touch it!
I did all my own setup, as I had been doing for the previous 15 years on my older and newer Rickenbacker Basses. Both having Dual Truss Rod Systems.
I will show "After Clean" pics though, for sure!
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:17 pm: |
Absolutely gorgeous bass.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 4:22 pm: |
This is "rubyredspoiler", formerly "72rick". Have owned and performed with this Beauty for 18 months now.