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Alembic: Spoiler vs Persuader

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Papersen, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I`ve been looking at these Alembic models. What are the main differences in terms of:

    - Construction (body, scale, playability, etc.)
    - Sound / Electronics
    - Price

  2. 82Daion


    Nov 14, 2006
    Spoilers often have soapbar pickups, Persuaders are often P-J. Spoiler controls are volume, filter, Q-switch, and PU selector, while Persuaders are volume-volume-filter. I can't tell you much about the sound, but the Spoiler will probably be more versatile as a result of the electronics.

    Both are neckthrough-Persuaders more often than not have a nice wood top on them, while Spoilers often do not. The construction is top-notch on both.

    IIRC, Spoilers are usually medium scale, and Persuaders can be found in medium and long-scale configurations.

    They trade for about the same price, usually between $800 and $1200.
  3. These models are similar in feel and weight, but the Spoilers sound more tonally balanced to me -- the Persuader tone is basically REALLY LOUD P PICKUP and teeny-weeny J pickup.

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