SOLD Alien Audio Constellation 5 String, Double P

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Archaeobass, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    Price:
    1900
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    $1900 2016 Alien Audio Constellation 5 string, Double P.

    I call it “The Smooth Muthaf***a” because it’s a smooth muthaf***a. I’m the first owner.
    • Alder body with a blue-black metallic finish. Looks conservative, but pops under lights in a big way.
    • Maple neck, pau ferro fingerboard, 34” scale
    • Hipshot hardware
    • Dual Nordstrand P-pickups (reverse P in the bridge position)
    • Alien Audio’s custom Mo West designed preamp of doom
    • Ships in a sturdy Access gigbag.

      A wicked smooth and versatile bass. The Mo West pre might be the most powerful onboard pre I’ve encountered (imagine gutting a VT Bass pedal and putting the guts in the control cavity of a sweet axe... It’s pretty much like that). With all controls flat and the blend centered, you get just about the smoothest, sweetest tone you can imagine. Goose the blend towards the neck and you get... well, a rockin’ p-bass. Towards the bridge to favor the reverse P, and its reminiscent of a PJ with a soapbar in the bridge position. Balance the pickups and pull up on the tone pot and you go into “Hi-Fi mode” which gives you shades of MTD. In Hi-Fi mode, turn the blend 25% towards the rear and boost the EQ, and you can cop a surprisingly convincing Stingray. That’s not all: pull on on the volume pot and you get a totally usable overdrive.
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  2. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    whats the string spacing (at the bridge)on this guy ? is this the one Chopper had on his FB page awhile back? kind of a dark (midnight) kind of blue
     
  3. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    This is the one. 19mm, 34 inch scale. Great axe. Wouldn't part with it, if not for some looming bills. I'm the first owner. Original price was $2600, iirc.
     
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I have a four string like this and can vouch for the great sound from Alien Audio with the double P configuration.
     
  5. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    SW, OK
    Weight?
     
  6. osonu

    osonu Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2013
    Las Vegas
    Fingerboard radius?
     
  7. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    8.8lbs using the bathroom scale method.
     
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  8. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    I don't have an exact number for you, but it's fairly flat. Very fast.
     
  9. kenny ames

    kenny ames Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN.
    Love my Constellation 5. BUMP
     
  10. kenny ames

    kenny ames Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN.
    Seriously; did a session today and the engineer loved my Constellation 5. My NYC Sadowsky PJ5 and Valenti PJ5 sat on the sidelines.
     
  11. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    They're so clean and pristine sounding. Fat and full - engineer's dream!
     
  12. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    Accidentally marked sold when I tried to bump it ("Bump" and "Mark Sold" are very poorly positioned on Mobile...). No way to unmark sold, so I'll be opening a new thread... with a lower price.