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F/S: Alembic Distillate 5-String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ClassicJazz, Feb 11, 2006.


  1. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    **SOLD** to a fellow TBer!

    If you ever wanted to own an Alembic, but did not want to take out a second mortgage! Here is your chance! :hyper:

    I am putting up for sale my beloved Alembic Distillate 5-String. Here is a bit of background. I had it built for me in 1990 while I was on the road. So I am the only owner of this instrument. It features a beautiful Colo Bolo top (considered a premium upgrade) and side red LED's in the neck. They still blow my mind when I plug it in! I have cared for this bass like it was a child, there is not one scratch on this baby. Not bad for a 16 year old bass. It was always transported in a Calzone flight case, which is included. The frets are in great shape. They were slightly touched up by a guitar builder in NY (don't remember his name) about 4 years ago. Overall condition I would say is 9.5 out of 10. I have the original build sheet (from Alembic) which will be with the bass.

    The sound, well it is an Alembic. Nothing sounds like it. It has the clearest highs and deepest lows. And it is hands down the best bass I have ever recorded with!

    Why am I selling this baby?? Well I mainly play 4-string basses these days and it does not get allot of use. So I figured I sell it and put the funds toward a custom 4-banger.

    So before I put it on eBay, I figured I give you guys and gals a chance.

    You can own this baby for $2100 + shipping (US only please). Price includes the Calzone Flight case.

    Here are the specs:
    • Model: Alembic Distillate 5-String
    • Year Built: 1990
    • Serial Number: 90D6097
    • Body Top: Coco Bolo on Maple
    • Body Back: Mahogany
    • Neck: Maple / Purple Heart - 7 Piece
    • Fingerboard: Ebony
    • Headstock Veneers: Coco Bolo
    • Finish: Gloss
    • Nut: Adjustable Brass
    • Bridge: Solid Brass
    • Machine Heads: Gold Alembic-Gotoh
    • Truss Rods: Dual
    • Electronics: Alembic DSI
    • Controls: Volume, Pickup Selector, Low-Pass Filter w/ "Q" Switch, Bass Cut/Boost, Treble Cut/Boost
    • Scale: 32½"
    • Nut Width: 2"
    • 12th Fret Width: 2¼"
    • Weight: 10 lbs.
    • Custom Features: Side Red LED's, Strap Locks
    • Extras: Calzone Flight Case

    CLICK HERE for a full set of pictures.

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  2. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Trades?
     
  3. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Sorry, no.
     
  4. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    No problem ... good luck! its a beautiful bass.
    - Tom
     
  5. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    PM Sent - I'm VERY interested!!!
     
  6. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    **SOLD!**
     
  7. hasadari

    hasadari

    Jun 23, 2005
    Awesome bass. I have an MK that is very similar.