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TRADED Alembic Essence 5, purplewood top

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ialma, Mar 1, 2016.


  1. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    Price:
    0
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Illinois
    Hello everyone.
    Got this amazing Alembic Essence 5 in a trade

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    It's almost mint, (1 mm ding on headstock, scratch on PU and a bit of paint gone on the corners of the neck pickup routing) so clean that I'm even scared to take it out for home practice.

    Since I don't want it to become a case queen I am considering a trade.

    Amazing sound is the most important part.
    Deep notes, this bass rings like a bell and the filter turns this bass from a dub monster to a slap machine.

    This one has a rare purpleheart top.
    Looks like it's not available anymore on the Alembic builder.
    Mother of pearl inlays, three stripes purpleheart neck. Front amber leds.
    Weight is 10,7 lbs (4,8 kgs).

    So beautiful that's on the Alembic website :
    Alembic - Wood Samples
    Click on purpleheart.

    Photos here :
    Alembic Essence 5 by siegeseven

    Looking for a 5 strings fretted in the same range.
     
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  2. More or Les

    More or Les Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    photos require password....cannot see.
     
  3. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    How does that baby sound? Super sexy to me!!!
     
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  4. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned

    Dec 11, 1999
    What is the scale length?
     
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  5. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    @lester saldinger : Password removed, sorry.
    @Rapisme : sounds palette is incredible. This bass has a real pickups blend with lots of interesting nuances even only using the balance. The filter could be defined a super tone.
    @Mike Dimin : Scale is 34"
     
  6. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Conversation started.
     
  7. pookiebass

    pookiebass

    Nov 4, 2007
    Seattle
    PM sent
     
  8. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    Lots of interesting offers.
    Long shot but if you have a 19mm blackstone Modulus Q5 PM me.
    A hi end Zon too maybe :)
     
  9. wow , absolutely stunning , wish I had a fiver for trade.
     
  10. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Pm sent
     
  11. Pm'ed
     
  12. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    Looks like this beauty is traded.
    Thanks everyone for your great offers.
     

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