No longer available 1991 Alembic Essence

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by nofrontin, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. nofrontin


    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    United States
    This thing is super cool, Alembic Essence 1991 4 String Bass, few minor bumps and blemishes but great condition for a 26 year old bass. Pretty light weight and small body, it plays and sounds as it should with great action and the alembic electronics. Currently setup with Alembic strings as well.

    34” Scale
    Maple Body and Neck (Light Flames)
    Neck through construction
    Fingerboard: Blank Ebony
    Alembic Pickups & Electronics

    Check out the specs here:
    Alembic - Essence Bass

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2021
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  2. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Nice bass, GLWTS ! If it could only grow one more string, I'd be in !
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  3. love me some alembic. beautiful bass , one of my favorite models. GLWTS !
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  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
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  5. Just curious if you know if these are Schaller tuners. I have the same unbranded ones on my 94 Pensa Suhr jazz. Thanks . Beautiful Alembic.
  6. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    This bass has Gotoh tuners, they changed the "standard" from Schaller to Gotoh in the late eighties. ('89 I think)
    First they used the standard GB7, later the version with the Alembic "A" on it.
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  7. Thanks for replying . I'm guessing mine are Gotoh as well.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
  8. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    My assessment of these basses (IMVHO) is that they are almost perfect for me.
    The sound, the feel...
    Unfortunately, I cannot use one right now.

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  9. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Still around?
  10. nofrontin


    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
  11. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Any interest in rick 4003 as a trade?
  12. nofrontin


    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    I just got one but would consider it - can you pm me details?
  13. Subsound


    Feb 28, 2018
    How is the action on it? I'm interested in low action
  14. nofrontin


    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    Action is great
  15. nofrontin


    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    Still here!
  16. p.m. sent
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  17. jpeck02

    jpeck02 Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2011
    Danville, CA
    Bought one of these in 1992. Kept it for 10 years and sold it. Dumb move. Great bass!
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  18. kosta_


    Mar 6, 2015
    Wow. That is a beauty.
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  19. frodeborg


    Sep 27, 2017
    still available, if so pm me and I'll buy it.
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