Anybody own an Alembic Elan?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zortation, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. zortation


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I'll start this thread now and then maybe in a few months someone will post a reply. :hyper:
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I wish. One of the few axes on my G.A.S. list.
  3. Does Talkbass have an Alembic club? Maybe try there.
  4. TheBass


    Jul 2, 2004
    I did. Mine was a 89 built 4str with chrome hardware, purple quilted maple top, double P PU configuration with volume, pan, filter, Q, bass/treble cut/flat/boost electronics. Compared to other Alembic models the Elan is lighter due to its thinner body and well balanced due to the long upper horn. I wish I hadn't sold it years ago.
  5. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    I have two, one from 1990 and a custom build from 2010:

    1990 Stormburst Elan 4:


    2010 "almost black" Elan 5:


    Both strung with Cocco's obviously :smug:

    Compared to my other Alembics these are heavy :) (others are two Spoilers and a custom fretless with an "almost" Europa body shape)

    Best place to get info is on the Alembic club
  6. pfactor2


    Jun 18, 2008
    No,but I was fortunate enough to play Stanley Clarke's. He was touring with George Duke and playing a small venue in West Palm Beach, FL. During a Bb jam George says "anyone in the audience play piano".Now Stanley seemed apprehensive but played along and said any bass players. So I'm thinkin I'll never get this chance again so I rushed to the stage. I had to prop my leg on a chair to play comfortably, Stanley' a tall dude. Well that said, I loved it.
  7. zortation


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON

    Well duh!

  8. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I own a 1990 Elan. Purchased in 1990.