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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

Price or Trade Value : £850

So after withdrawing for a while, aswell as long hard thought, unfortunately one way or another I have to part with my beloved Alembic Epic. I love this one dearly and is an absolute cracker to play but I'm really not getting on with it and looking for something more conventional in trade (options below) or cash towards something in the ways of.

Very good condition apart from a couple of dings here and there. An absolutely amazing player and hands down the best bass I have ever played. Three piece maple set neck, Alembic adjustable nut, bridge and tuners, ebony fingerboard, mahogany body with Zebrawood top and maple cap underneath, 24 frets. Pickups are original Alembic soaps, not sure on the series. The logo on the pickups is slightly worn yet still visible. Better/more pics available on request.

Looking for old tobacco/sunburst Fender Jazz basses, 60's-78 no reissue offers please! I'm interested in well playing 4 string 24 fretters nice for tapping, Spector, Ernie ball Stingrays with matching headstocks, Ernie ball Bongo Basses, Alembic Spoiler/Persuader, Benavente & Sadowsky's too XD

Please no modern Fenders or P basses(Already got an American J and P's ain't my thing). (cover is off in the pics but is included too) comes with custom fitted flight case.
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Edited by JazzBassfreak, 28 April 2014 - 05:34 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:35 PM

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Original post + pics. For some reason it's not letting me post any new ones...
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:22 PM

Oh god ... this is back to haunt me :)

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

View PostFionn, on 17 April 2014 - 10:22 PM, said:

Oh god ... this is back to haunt me :)

Aaargh!

Back to haunt and yet more trade options have arisen :P all I ask is a nice white/black stingray with a matching headstock, or a bongo XD I'd like all trade offers to be 4 stringers please!

Edited by JazzBassfreak, 17 April 2014 - 10:26 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:57 AM

Bump trade for a Musicman? Stingray/Bongo? Anyone?
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:56 AM

Cheapest Alembic I've ever seen - absolute bargain for a bass of this quality!

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:46 AM

View Postlozbass, on 20 April 2014 - 09:56 AM, said:

Cheapest Alembic I've ever seen - absolute bargain for a bass of this quality!

Thanks mate ! :)
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:43 PM

View Postlozbass, on 20 April 2014 - 09:56 AM, said:

Cheapest Alembic I've ever seen - absolute bargain for a bass of this quality!

A big +1 on that.

An Alembic like this for a grand? JBF is being daft in my opinion, but GLWTS anyway, and someone is going to get the bargain of a lifetime on a bass they could easily sell on for a profit. They have got an Alembic Epic of a similar age and condition to this one in Bass Direct at the moment , albeit a left-handed one, and they are asking £1600 for it.

These are great basses, and have a very grown up version of that unique, wide-bandwidth Alembic tone that is so addictive. These basses have got a deep bottom end , rich mids and a sweet and extended high frequencies which give the harmonic overtones that distinctive "pop" that you only really get with an Alembic. They are made differently to other basses, and as a result they have a unique sound. That is why they are usually so expensive.

I remember reading how Flea tried one of these Epics out in a shop around the time the RHCP started recording the One Hot Minute album , and he was so knocked out with it that he bought that bass there and subsequently used it to record the entire album with ( except the slap part on Aeroplane, which he used a Stingray for. The solo is the Alembic, though) .

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:17 PM

Really a gorgeous bass in a so low price
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Whats the nut width please?
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:26 PM

View PostDogz73, on 20 April 2014 - 03:14 PM, said:

Any intersest in a natural 2000 Warwick Streamer LX Jazzman with cash uplift?

Hi mate, if you'd of asked me a few days ago I would of been. Set my heart on a MM bongo now :)
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:28 PM

No worries GLWTS
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

View PostBassmachine, on 20 April 2014 - 02:17 PM, said:

Really a gorgeous bass in a so low price
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Whats the nut width please?

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

View PostDogz73, on 20 April 2014 - 03:28 PM, said:

No worries GLWTS
Thanks mate :)
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:51 PM



Uploaded for a curious Dingus :) but feel free to watch !
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

Thanks for doing that video for me, JBF, most kind of you!

Looks like an amazing bass for ...£850! GLWTS.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:16 AM

Bump
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:17 AM

Great bass.Good luck with the sale.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

View Postipg, on 26 April 2014 - 07:17 AM, said:

Great bass.Good luck with the sale.

Thanks man. :)
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