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SOLD 1992 Alembic Essence 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by cyclopsbookworm, Oct 10, 2016.


  1. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Price:
    2100
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    I have for sale my prized bass, a 1992 Alembic Essence 5 string. Mostly selling to help pay for my wedding coming up but I'll listen to trades as well.

    Anyway, this is a pretty clean example of a great bass. Low pass filter makes this bass wildly versatile. Electronics are very commanding in any mix without ever being muddy or overpowering. Frets in excellent shape.

    The body has some very tiny dings in the finish from 24 years of playing. I'd say nothing over 1/8" and none through the finish. (*edit* I did find one scratch. see pictures */edit*) Truly a great example of Alembic build quality.

    18 mm spacing
    Nut width is 2" (50mm)
    34" scale
    Maple body and neck
    Ebony fingerboard
    24 frets
    Wide neck, medium thickness.
    Weight: 10.4 lbs on the bathroom scale.
    Non original fender HSC
    Original Alembic pickups and preamp. Controls are volume, blend, low-pass filter.

    Trade interests:
    Warwick Thumb 5 BO plus cash or NT straight, Streamer LX5 plus cash
    Spector NS5, Sadowsky Metro 5, Warriors, Pedullas, Fodera Empire, and Zons. Open to others, but they'd most likely be trades plus cash.

    Bridge spacing and weight no issue, but I would like something with a slightly narrower nut than the 2" on this bad boy. 4, 5, and 6 strings welcome, preference for 5'ers. I may also listen to guitar trades, but those would be more of a long shot.


    IMG_0424.JPG IMG_0425.JPG IMG_0426.JPG IMG_0427.JPG IMG_0430.JPG IMG_0434.JPG IMG_0437.JPG IMG_0439.JPG View attachment 966960
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2016
    Bergerman, elkkid2, Twocan and 3 others like this.
  2. wow.....one of the basses on my GAS list . wish I could , GLWTS !
     
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  3. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Pics and trade interests updated.
     
  4. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    I also noticed the string spacing is 18mm, not 19mm. The picture shown is a bit of an illusion, it's not 69mm from B to G, it's 71. Technically its 17 3/4mm
     
  5. damn , wish I had the proper trade bait.
     
  6. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    price drop bump
     
  7. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Weight added. 10.4 lbs.
     
  8. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Price drop. Still taking offers.
     

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