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For Sale Alembic Rogue 5 Custom Deluxe Triple Black

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by paujones, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. paujones

    paujones Paul Jones Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Dublin, CA
    2014 Alembic Rogue 5 Custom Deluxe
    Custom build with triple black body, headstock, neck, and hardware.
    Semi-transparent black stain over a quilted maple body
    High gloss clear over black on body and peghead, satin finish on back of neck
    Ebony Fingerboard
    Ebony, Purpleheart, and Maple neck construction
    Blue LED's on side of the fingerboard with on/off switch
    Signature Electronics with AXY56 pickups, volume, q-switch, and filters for each pickup.
    Dark Chrome (Ruthenium) plated truss rod cover, bridge, and tailpiece
    Black Alembic Gotoh tuners
    Side mounted 1/4" jack
    Alembic custom case and build sheet.

    Purchased from John Prock at Monterey Music (Alembic dealer for NorCal).

    2020 Retail build would be $15,000. Thousands in upgrades over standard Rogue bass.

    This is one of those basses that you see and say "wow". Then you keep looking at it, and keep finding more and more custom features that make it unique, and amazing. It plays perfectly with an amazing tone and no issues.

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    From Alembic's Rogue description:

    Perhaps a little playfully mischievous, the Rogue bass is befitting of its moniker. Sweeping and dramatic curves define the body shape, complimented by extended contours at the elbow and tummy carvings.

    The longest upper horn in our standard offerings, it reaches clear to the twelfth fret. There's no way you'll find the Rogue even slightly neck-heavy, even in configurations of six or more strings. And thanks to the bridge position, the reach to the first fret is closer than our traditional Standard Point body design.

    A great tone is what Alembic is all about, and the Rogue is no exception. Neck-through construction gives a solid foundation of sustain and even response from the lower to upper registers. The standard Mahogany body is versatile and glad to inherit the tonal characteristics of the top you pair it with. Looking for brighter tones with a strong attack? Walnut will be your best choice. Rather warm it up a bit? Look no further than Curly Redwood. Our wood experts can help you select the perfect recipe for your application.

    For electronics, the Rogue employs volume, pan, low-pass filter, Q-switch and the ever-handy quick tone change bass cut/flat/boost and treble cut/flat/boost switches. The controls are easy to navigate on a busy stage, but versatile enough to cover a broad range of sounds. For customizing your sound, the Rogue's two preamps allow the pickups to be set for preference of playability or tone without regard to output - simply adjust the internal trim pots to balance the output of the pickups once the height of the pickups is established.
    scottm, RedMoses, mikewalker and 7 others like this.
  2. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz "My arms are too short to box w/ God." J.R. Cash Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
  3. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    For the first time, I like the way an Alembic looks. Beautiful specimen.
  4. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    Thee Boutique Bass Builder that started it all. This one is truly gorgeous.
  5. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    What a gorgeous Rogue! Cool seller too!
  6. paujones

    paujones Paul Jones Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Dublin, CA
    Thank you guys - it really is a beauty - and very different thank than any of the other basses I use. As far as gigging with it... I used it the first weekend show after I purchased it - in 2018... and then did not use it again until our Halloween show in 2019. Otherwise, it looks fantastic on my office wall! Hope that there is some one in a metal, or rock band that wants an amazing looking and sounding bass.
  7. paujones

    paujones Paul Jones Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Dublin, CA
    Thought the rockers would love this one...

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