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Username: rowka

Post Number: 36
Registered: 8-2008
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post

They even used the "Eploiter AD Treatment" body style.

I don't like this.
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1374
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post

A short discussion was also started here.
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 931
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

Some time ago, a person associated with the John Entwistle Foundation contacted me and asked if I would do a tracing of the body of my Series II JE Replica for them. He explained that they were working with Dean to make a JE "Signature" bass a la John's Exploiters, and since my body shape is the closest to the originals, that they wanted that shape. I initially was non-committal since I wasn't sure what the legal ramifications were (patents and all). I spoke to Mica and she had no problem with me giving them the tracing, but she also suggested that the JEF contact Alembic, and they would give them the template. I emailed them this information, but I never heard anything back from them. I don't know if they used a template from Alembic or not.

I will say that the body on that bass isn't exactly like mine. for example, there is a point on the end of the bass behind the bridge, the upper horn looks like it angles upward too steeply to me. I could be wrong, but that's my take.

I'd love to play one just to see what it's like. As I own the only replica of John's Alembic Exploiter basses in the world (and by this, I mean the inlays, two master volumes, etc., and the fact that it is an Alembic), I wonder how this thing will play/sound.

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Username: senmen

Post Number: 1009
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

..and here are the retails:
Spyder USD 6555
USA Hybrid USD 3722
Import Hybrid USD 699
Well, for that amount of money I would rather go for a used Alembic Spyder if I had to choose...
Oliver (Spyderman)

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