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Otto van Amstel (thebassman)
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Username: thebassman

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

I own this Bass since august 1983.
Ive played with it trough whole Europe. Many basses I have now, but my Distilate is still my no. 1my favourite Alembic
Jarek Michalski (basstard)
Junior
Username: basstard

Post Number: 11
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 1:28 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful! I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks...
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
Advanced Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 295
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 12:53 am:   Edit Post

Dag Otto, hele mooie!

Otto,

Welcome to the club and beautiful instrument!
I'm wondering.
If you own the bass since 1983? It must be the pre-EVH era?
How did you get it ?

Paul
Otto van Amstel (thebassman)
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Username: thebassman

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 8:30 am:   Edit Post

Hello Everybody,

I bought this bass in Belgium at Rudys Music, I dont think it still exist.
You mean Edwin van Huik? Yes, I think at that time he never heard about Alembic. I only knows Alembic was imported only for Europe by a German Company. At that time the bass costed in the USA 1995 dollars in Germany around 6000 DM. Ive paid 4600 dfl for it, a bargain!
dutch358
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Username: dutch358

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:06 am:   Edit Post

I just bought an identical bass in January 2003. With apologizes to the serious musicians, I just play for enjoyment and collect guitars. I would appreciate any advice about my d-bass and will pass along any info I get.1981 distillate baass with quilted maple top.
palembic
Advanced Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 393
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 1:34 am:   Edit Post

Hi John,

welcome to the club. You have to understand: we ALL play for enjoyment. Some of us do it more than others and are called professionals. LOL
I'm not a specialist but (jeez) as far as I can see the bass on top is a "Distillalte" with dito electronics and body. Yours is a "Distillate" with dito electronics and a Small Standard body. The wood is a perfect match.
BTW: nice bass and I'm sure it will be a new gem in your collection!
Bye

Paul (tbo)
dutch358
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Username: dutch358

Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 6:07 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Paul. Am I correct calling it a Distillate Bass? I always thought it was a Stanley Clark model. Serial is 81D1996USA I'm waiting on a Buckeye Burl Fretless custom right now, from Bass Central in Florida. Should be here in May sometime. Can't wait! close up
palembic
Advanced Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 396
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

Well ...huh .... the serial number starts with 81D ...so to my humble opinion it's a Distillate build in 1981.
(Help "moder" Valentino correct this if I'm wrong).
It's a small standard (SS) body and it IS a fact that Stanley uses small standard bodies.
CU

Paul (tbo)
valvil
Moderator
Username: valvil

Post Number: 130
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post

I think you are right, Paul, it ought to be a 1981 bass.

Valentino
dutch358
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Username: dutch358

Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Paul and Valentino for the info and the gentle tratment for the new guy! I'm curious. I just ordered a Fretless, short scale "Buckeye Burl Custom" that is being finished in May. I ordered it through a retailer. Is there anyone at the factory I can contact about progress? the Factory to customer page is unavailable. Thanks in advance- John
tcube
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Username: tcube

Post Number: 67
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

Dear dutch358, I am the very happy current owner of the Distillate in this thread (81D1996). If you should have any paperwork on it, I would deeply appreciate receiving it. I'll pay for postage, of course. Thank you & good gigs! My email is terry@uoregon.edu

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