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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

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
    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

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
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  4. 707hippie

    707hippie

    Jan 13, 2013
    Interests other than Alembics ???
     
  5. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
    Definitely interested in other brands. Needs to be a 4-string though.
     
  6. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
  7. 707hippie

    707hippie

    Jan 13, 2013
    34 inch scale ? and how heavy is this I may be interested
     
  8. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
    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

    AlembicBob

    Dec 28, 2004
    MA, US
    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

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
    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
     
  11. 707hippie

    707hippie

    Jan 13, 2013
  12. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    Disclosures:
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    What are the Controls? Is there a Q-Filter, or Vol/Treble/Bass?
     
  13. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
    Rather simple controls - volume with bass and treble (cut and boost). Takes 1 9v battery.
     
  14. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    Disclosures:
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    yep, same as mine had...
     
  15. bass4worship

    bass4worship Stackthem Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    Own one of these, great basses. If you looking to sell at a reasonable price PM me.
     
  16. 707hippie

    707hippie

    Jan 13, 2013
    Im having trouble w/the email addresses you gave me to get you pictures of this Rickenbacker
     
  17. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
  18. cjlembo

    cjlembo Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dallas
    Closing the thread...this one is on the way to California!
     



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