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SOLD Alembic Essence 4 Tiger Maple/Ebony FS/FT

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dr Funk, Apr 17, 2009.


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  1. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    Here is my 1991 Essence I bought brand new.
    This is a neck through bass so no international shipping on this one, sorry!

    :eyebrow:
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    Take my word, I am a straight neck ultra low action fanatic.
    Someone make me an offer I can't refuse.
     
  2. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    I had no idea how to price this bass since I've had it since new. I researched on eBay and found in completed listings the lowest priced 4 string Essence sold for $1700 plus shipping. That's how I got it. If you think that's too high then make me a legitimate offer of some type. I'd like to sell this fast and not think about it too much. So for the weekend $1650. :scowl:
     
  3. LarryR

    LarryR

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I've wanted a neckthrough....
    Was waiting on an affordable Smith.....
    And yet..... you had to go an put up pretty pictures.
    How *does* Alembic compare to Smith? And how long has the neck not had strings. That lack of tension makes me tense. :bag:
     
  4. BASSKADET

    BASSKADET Gold Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    NC
    So it does come with strings........ what's the width at nut and string spacing?
     
  5. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    How's by you?
    I put a new set of Ken Smith SS on today. Nothing else sounds like an Alembic. It's got that "School Days" sound down.
    It's 1.625" or 1 5/8" nut width for sure.
    19mm spacing string to string at the bridge saddles.
    It is very thin front to back with superb heel-less access to the 24th fret.
    :)
     
  6. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    This bass has never been without strings except to change them. I took them off to photograph the bass and neck to show the presence of no fretwear. After the photos I put on a new set as I stated at the bottom in my original post. This neck and ebony fretboard are bulletproof, and functionality is absolutely as designed. There are no mods to this bass since the day I bought it.
    :eyebrow:


     
  7. LarryR

    LarryR

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    PM sent
     
  8. what is it that your looking for trade wise ?
     
  9. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    Cash is king, but any of these 4 or 5 strings would be considered...
    Any Sadowsky (HPJ4 #1)
    Lakland
    Nordy
    Fender CS or 75 or 62 VRI jazzes
    Modulus
    Lull or any of comparable quality and value + or- $.
    Bergantino cabs AE410
    Epifani UL 410/610
    Accugroove
     
  10. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    I have had some very nice trade offers today and I am considering all offers. Nothing is jumping out yet and I am waiting on photos from a couple of them.
    Cash is always king though, make an offer all I can do is accept or pass easy as that.
    ;)
     
  11. bassandbeyond

    bassandbeyond

    Aug 28, 2004
    Rockville MD
    Affiliated with Tune Guitar Maniac
    Weight?
     
  12. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

  13. mathman7

    mathman7

    Jan 18, 2009
    Elkton, MD
    PM sent
     
  14. **********STUPID QUESTION ALERT**********lol
    What's the scale length on this?
    Thanks!
    Peace
    :bassist:
     
  15. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member


    Standard 34" scale! :bag:
     
  16. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    Sale pending. :bag:
     
  17. This thing is Super Nice - someone up there must like you : )

    I want to see what you get with the Cash :D
     
  18. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    PayPal received.
    It's going to Maryland on Monday
    :hyper:
     
  19. Dr Funk

    Dr Funk "If you ain't appearing then you be disappearing" Supporting Member

    Shipped! ;)
     

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