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SOLD F/T - Alembic Excel 5-string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by cjlembo, Jan 9, 2014.


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  1. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

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    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.

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

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  3. 707hippie

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    Interests other than Alembics ???
     
  4. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

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    Definitely interested in other brands. Needs to be a 4-string though.
     
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  6. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

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  7. 707hippie

    707hippie Supporting Member

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    34 inch scale ? and how heavy is this I may be interested
     
  8. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

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    It is a 34 inch scale, and I would say it's somewhere around 10 pounds. I can try and get a "bathroom scale" weight when I get home later today.
     
  9. AlembicBob

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    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.

    Good luck with the trade!
     
  10. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

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    Thanks AlembicBob. You are right...it is 10.2 pounds according to the bathroom scale.

    Some other measurements that were asked via PM:

    Comes with a Roadrunner polyfoam case (photo attached).

    Nut width is 1 and 7/8 inches

    String spacing is 3/4 inch. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1389396424.106521.jpg
     
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    What are the Controls? Is there a Q-Filter, or Vol/Treble/Bass?
     
  13. cjlembo

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    Rather simple controls - volume with bass and treble (cut and boost). Takes 1 9v battery.
     
  14. MaddAnthony_59

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    yep, same as mine had...
     
  15. bass4worship

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    Own one of these, great basses. If you looking to sell at a reasonable price PM me.
     
  16. 707hippie

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    Im having trouble w/the email addresses you gave me to get you pictures of this Rickenbacker
     
  17. cjlembo

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  18. cjlembo

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    Closing the thread...this one is on the way to California!
     

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