| Originally posted by BasketCase |
Has anyone played one? They seem extreamly expensive to me, and I was wondering whether or not their quality is worth their price tag...
If you can get your hands on a used Series I or Series II for $2,000 - 3,000 you'll find they are well worth it. The tones and the range of sounds is enormous. I had a 4 string Series II that I liked so much I sold it to get the cash to custom order a 5 string. USually you can find 4 string Series I & II in the used market. 5 strings are a lot harder to come by. The diff between Series I & II are:
a) Series II has more body & neck laminates
b) Series II has continuously variable Q controls, Series I has two 3-position switches
c) Series II has a master volume control in addition to the individual p/u vol controls.
Click the link below for user reviews of Series I & II basses. I reviewed my Series II 4 string, my Series I 4 string and my Series II 5 string (this one under Custom Signature Series). http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/Data4/Alembic/
The Series II 4 string, which I no longer own, was recently sold again for @ $2,800 here's a pic.
Pics of the ones I still have are in the thread "Priciest Basses" in the event you care.
Feel free to email me if you have any detailed questions, or drop in at the Alembic Club on Yahoo.