SOLD 1996 Alembic Essence 4-Cocobolo Top-SWEET!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Puma, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    I have too many great basses and no I need to clear some of these out and get them into the hands of players. This is number 1, I bought it here a few months back. Here is the original post
    For sale only-Alembic Essence 4, beautiful and exquisite Cocobolo top, 34” scale, 3 piece maple neck with 2 pinstripes, 24 frets, ebony fretboard with frets in great condition, neck through body construction and extremely well-adjusted with no neck dive:
    -Essence electronics with volume/pan/filter control w/ internal trim pot in cavity
    -Original AXY Alembic pickups
    -Brass nut and hardware, and fully adjustable.
    -Gotoh tuners
    -8.5 lb lightweight
    -Pro-Tech hybrid hard/soft case included in good condition
    This bass is a serious tone monster, and with effortless Alembic filter control, it can go from old school thump to hi-fi slap/funkmaster in just a quick and very minimal turn of the fingers. I can honestly disagree that it is solely a "high-fi" experience as others have stated. I have been able to coax anything from dub, J, P and the distinct Alembic tone with little effort. The range of tones on these basses is truly astonishing in every sense, and has been the most unique and fascinating experience in my world of basses in the last 25 years. Excellent condition and very minimal wear throughout.
    Low action and no buzz, it has a new set of Daddario XL strings installed and recent professional setup. Will also include truss rod wrench. Shipping is included and within CONUS only.
    No trades please and thanks for looking.
    PS-In rear headstock photo, that IS NOT a blemish but a small shadow from the camera.
    Last touched by JLL at the Hobo Depot

    A little Hobo Depot Love: Johnny calls it an Epic but it is an Essence.
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  2. lbbc


    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    Awesome looking bass!
  3. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Sounds better than it looks!
  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Gorgeous! I love the look of cocobolo.
  5. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Sold Pending Payment