Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Orion27, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Orion27


    Nov 12, 2018
    Hello everyone! I am interested in saving up for an Alembic, however when I go to their site, the Spoiler model is not an option for me to choose from. Does anyone know why???
  2. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    They will make anything you can dream up. The spoiler may be discontinued, but you can be sure they have all the templates.
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  3. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA

    Alembic will make you any model you want. Just be sitting down with a bottle of smelling salts when you read the quote.
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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    This is a very good way to put it!
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  5. adje


    Feb 3, 2004
    The quote is what you might call the MSRP, there are a number of authorized dealers who will help you with the whole process and who may well offer a discount. Yes, Alembics are not cheap. And yes, you do get what you pay for.
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  6. StephenR


    May 21, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Alembic will make any of the old body shapes but do you have a lot of specific criteria for wanting a custom build? If not used Spoilers are usually easy to find and shouldn't command an astronomical price. If you do want to get one built, though, the suggestion to speak with a dealer is a good one. Will Gunn, in Oregon, has been an Alembic player since 1976 and a dealer for many years, he only sells Alembic products. When I spoke with him he was really helpful in navigating the various options. The instruments he orders to sell usually have unique and well thought out features. Bass Central in Florida and The Chicago Music Exchange are also Alembic dealers. Good luck!
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  7. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    The Spoiler has the same base price as the Rogue and you can choose the Spoiler body shape with all models :)
    Here's is the old Spoiler page: Alembic - Spoiler Bass
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  8. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    If you've never owned an Alembic, I would definitely recommend buying a used one. The Spoiler is model that pops up regularly and can be had for a reasonable amount of money. Then, if Alembics are your thing, you can pursue a new one, customized to your tastes if need be. I went through 3 used Alembics before I ordered my custom build. I took delivery of it in 2003 and it still is everything I want in an Alembic.

    Happy Hunting,
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  9. Jdub9


    May 3, 2019
    Alembics make me happy!
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  10. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    That black Spoiler.. drool...
  11. Shaggai


    May 7, 2018
    New Jersey
    This is why I don't ask them for a quote for a "Greg Lake signature edition 8-string". I can't afford those hospital bills.