I have been searching for a few years for a mid 80's Alembic Exploiter.....the Entwistle look. They come up for sale every once in a while, but they always seem to elude me. A little over a week ago one came up on eBay. It looked like it was in pretty good shape, so I decided to make a play for it. I figure I'd go as high as $2700 because it was in such good shape. The auction ended last night and the winning bid was over $3900....ouch. They are cool basses, but there is no way I'm paying that much for one. I guess this means an Exploiter will be coming off my GAS list.....unless of course my Powerball numbers come through.