I have an Alembic Excel 5-string that I am looking to trade for a 4-string bass. The perfect trade would be another Alembic because I love the articulate and punchy tone of these basses but I would look at other high end 4-string basses also.
The bass is a 1998 model and it's in great shape. The only reason I am looking for a possible trade is because the 5-string neck is killing the arthritis in my left hand.
I just bought a twin to this bass and the thing plays great. Mine's a 2000 and the neck is straight with action that is almost too low. Great bottom end, too. Got to love Alembic electronics. I don't know about the seller's bass, but mine weighs a hair over 10 pounds on the bathroom scale, and the shape balances very well.