For All Those Who Said They Needed This Bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay

    Beautiful though.

  3. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm goin for it!
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm not a huge Alembic fan but I'm digging that bass.

    But it's TOO much money for my blood.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think i can afford one knob off that bass. Woohoo.
  6. I don't like many Alembic's. Some of them I do like, but most I hate.

    Then again, some people think Carl Thompson's are ugly.

  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Dude.. I could buy, like, 3 USA custom Spector's for that much.:D
  8. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    What I don't get is that this is an online shop that orderred this bass to hopefully sell to the public. At 12 grand, that's a very small target group, and a group that probobly 9 out of 10 times would go straight to Alembic and do the custom order. Probobly not the best business decission, but the bass certainly is nice to look at.
  9. I think it looks ugly...

    It can't be worth that much money dude...I mean,c'mon
  10. This is one of the few Alembics I've liked the looks of, however I don't think I could justify spending that much on any bass. I'll have to pass.

    Also I haven't played an Alembic that suited me personally but many folks like them so YMMV.
  11. Yea really, the 5 US Custom Bukeye Burl customs that Spector made sold for $5,500 each.
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I sure do.

    And I agree it probably wasn't the best business idea to pick up that bass used. If you think about it, its got so many opposing elements to it, very few people would even be interested in it. First, a $10+ grand price tag. Then, the triple Omega body style, which has always looked "metal" to me-like a suped-up BC Rich. Then a buckeye top which appeals to another small crowd, and in the end it's a four-string, which simply don't draw in the really big bucks as often as 5+ strings.
  13. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Saw that, too. I'm pretty sure I can get a custom Series 1 made for that price. But thats not gonna happen, either.:D :bag:
  14. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    why woukd you buy this bass when you can have one with your exact specs.....o well
    the price isn't off for a new one, but i would find a used one

  15. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    and o wish will make one for alot cheaper..he quoted me $350 for a black dyed flamed top...

  16. Stingray4Christ


    Jan 28, 2003
    That would cover a new Greg Curbow fretless AND all the rack gear that I want. Cool bass though.
  17. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Yeah, I see what you mean - those two are comparable.
  18. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
  19. jieshi


    Mar 26, 2002
    thats a very very nice looking bass.

    but my heart still is with the g.l jazz nino made :)
  20. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I don't usually use strong words, but...
    ...that bass looks butt ugly to me.

    I don't mind at all if someone else loves it though. Luckily there's room for all kinds of taste, the world would be boring otherwise. ;)