There's something special about the Excel. Sure, the shape is bold and round, with a lovely sweeping curve between the horns, but it's more than good looks. The Excel is a workhorse, ready to drive just about any kind of music, with tones both familiar and exotic.
Set neck construction offers a focused mid-range. Since the neck extends into the three-piece Ash body the Excel benefits with greater sustain unheard of in other set neck or bolt-on makes and the set neck joint allows it to retain a punchy tone.
Simple, straightforward electronics are the heart of the Excel. The active preamp gives you clean, clear sound, and our 2-band bass and treble cut/boost controls are so intuitive, the learning curve is just about nil.
With the Alembic FatBoy pickup in the bridge position, the Excel growls. This extra wide aperture pickup gathers information from a greater length of the string, offering a more complete picture of what the string is doing. It is also loud. For the neck pickup, you can choose the MXY, AXY, or another FatBoy.
Options? Yes, we wrote the book on options. Fretless is no extra charge. Left-handed never costs extra. You can make your Excel as custom as you can imagine.
Quality is not subjective. Excel basses are handcarved, and glue joints are tight and clean. Each bass is carefully made by the same loving craftspeople that create every Alembic.