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SOLD 1999 Alembic Excel 4 string maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by nigelgoss, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. nigelgoss


    Jul 6, 2011
    Nantucket, MA
    Beautiful alembic 4 string excel, great tone, plays like a dream. Owned this for 2 years, been one of a string of purchases I’ve made in the past 5 or so years looking for the right fretted 4 string that serves all my purposes. Might be a pipe dream... anyway, this lasted a while but I’m favoring the fender these days. Very good condition, two small dings, one on the back of each horn (pics)

    Currently has some nylon wound strings on, I forget the brand. Was an interesting experiment, they sound a bit brighter than I thought they would, but they’re very easy on the right hand. Throwing in a brand new set of Warwick strings just in case you don’t like the nylons, plus a roadrunner hardcase. Little extra shwag for ya!

    Price drop - asking 1500 shipped conus

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  2. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Nantucket! I have great memories of weekend gigs at the Box. They'd bring us out on Friday night and ship us back Sunday morning. I'm almost tempted to come see this bass as an excuse to visit again :)

    Any idea re the weight? Thanks

  3. nigelgoss


    Jul 6, 2011
    Nantucket, MA
  4. nigelgoss


    Jul 6, 2011
    Nantucket, MA
    I put it on a scale a week ago and it said 7lbs. Seems a bit light but I haven’t found another scale to corroborate with. I do know that the scale is accurate mostly because it shows my own weight right within the ballpark... Gerry rigged method though

    Box is still going strong! Stop by anytime!
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  5. Subsound


    Feb 28, 2018
    How is the action on this bass? Thanks
  6. nigelgoss


    Jul 6, 2011
    Nantucket, MA
    Does whatever you want it to. The nylon strings have super low tension so I have the rods set at their loosest, which plays fine. when I had steel cores on it was just as good
  7. Subsound


    Feb 28, 2018
    Thanks for answering my question. I'll think about it.
  8. searchfunction

    searchfunction Guest

    Nov 26, 2010
    I can't believe this hasn't sold.
  9. nigelgoss


    Jul 6, 2011
    Nantucket, MA
    Still for sale! Just waiting for the right new home...
  10. jwright9

    jwright9 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Interested! Writing you now...

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