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Stanley Clarke's Alembic ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jsaunders82, Nov 2, 2012.


  1. N.F.A.

    N.F.A.

    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    It's a decent price for that bass whether it's his or not. Bet you could talk him down even more. Exactly the Alembic I want. Alas, no money. Go to the Alembic forum and ask there. You may have to join first to post there though.
     
  2. There ought to be enough pics of this bass on the web if it is his. Does he have any proof Stanley Clark once owned it? Nice bass, if it's your thing.
     
  3. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    2k W of the Duwamsh
    If it's a '78 how could it have "started it all for Stanley Clarke! Literally!"? 'Seems to me that he was around before that.
     
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  5. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    Canada
  6. Dluxe

    Dluxe Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Non original bridge as well.
     
  7. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    I suppose it's possible that Stanley Clarke owned the bass at one time but hard to say. In my opinion, this possibility is somewhat irrelavent. That being said, we're looking at a late '70's Series I bass and the asking price is definitely in the ball park. Before I bought it, I'd want to check it out to make sure it's in full functioning order. If so, you could make an offer near his asking price and get a pretty decent deal (and a killer bass to boot).

    Bones
     
  8. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Didn't notice the non-original bridge at first. I would lower my offer to offset this fact.

    Bones
     
  9. jeffbassguy

    jeffbassguy "Less is more, unless the guitarist sucks" Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2001
    connecticut
    victor wooten owns stanley's bass...stanley gave it to him as a gift. We got to see it at VW Bass camp..ill try to find a pic i took
     
  10. jeffbassguy

    jeffbassguy "Less is more, unless the guitarist sucks" Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2001
    connecticut
    stanley clarke bass
     

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  11. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Disclosures:
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    Stanley has owned a lot of basses.
    So the one Vic has does not mean there aren't others out there.
    I have no opinion on whether this particular bass was ever Stanley's.
     
  12. jeffbassguy

    jeffbassguy "Less is more, unless the guitarist sucks" Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2001
    connecticut
    fair enough but the CL post is kind of misleading..I suppose the "thought to be" keeps it from being definitive anyways.
     
  13. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

    Nov 30, 2005
    Denver
  14. Even if it isn't Stanley's bass, I still think is really cool. [​IMG]
     
  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    Contact Rick Turner, he would know for sure. ;)
     
  16. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I think Stanley's first Series 1 was a '73. Wait a second...isn't this the bass that went to Hong Kong or something and started that tiff in the classifieds?
     
  17. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

    Nov 30, 2005
    Denver
    I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers
     
  18. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I think that bass was sold and the seller simply forgot to close the listing.
     
  19. guymanndude1

    guymanndude1

    Feb 5, 2004
    I did, at one time, buy an Alembic from Alan Woody back in 1985. A Series One, it had a different top wood from the back. Seems like Pau Ferro top and black Walnut back and was a 35" scale.

    I was taking lessons from Roy Voght at the time and he brought out his Alembic and we stood them on their ends and mine was an inch taller. It was an '80 model. I didn't keep it, too big, and heavy, had to carry that separate transformer and 9 pin DIN cable.

    Basically, famous players do sell instruments from time to time.
     
  20. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
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    Stanley sold a number of his basses and a member here Malthumb, I believe has at least one of them.

    The bass in the OP was not Stanley's bass, but was one that was offered for sale here on TB in the classifieds. It stands out because of the modified bridge and the photos identical to the bass offered for sale in the TB classifieds.