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SOLD Price drop!1996 Alembic Essence 4-Cocobolo Top-SWEET!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by FishDub, Nov 27, 2018.


  1. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Price:
    2300
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Price drop!For sale only-Alembic Essence 4, beautiful and exquisite Cocobolo top, 34” scale, 3 piece maple neck with 2 pinstripes, 24 frets, ebony fretboard with frets in great condition, neck through body construction and extremely well-adjusted with no neck dive:
    -Essence electronics with volume/pan/filter control w/ internal trim pot in cavity
    -Original AXY Alembic pickups
    -Brass nut and hardware, and fully adjustable.
    -Gotoh tuners
    -8.5 lb lightweight
    -#96K9901
    -Pro-Tech hybrid hard/soft case included in good condition
    This bass is a serious tone monster, and with effortless Alembic filter control, it can go from old school thump to hi-fi slap/funkmaster in just a quick and very minimal turn of the fingers. I can honestly disagree that it is solely a "high-fi" experience as others have stated. I have been able to coax anything from dub, J, P and the distinct Alembic tone with little effort. The range of tones on these basses is truly astonishing in every sense, and has been the most unique and fascinating experience in my world of basses in the last 25 years. Excellent condition and very minimal wear throughout.
    Low action and no buzz, it has a new set of Daddario XL strings installed and recent professional setup. Will also include truss rod wrench. Shipping is included and within CONUS only.
    No trades please and thanks for looking.
    PS-In rear headstock photo, that IS NOT a blemish but a small shadow from the camera. $2300 Shipped!
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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
  2. whirledpeas

    whirledpeas Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Sittin' Here in Limbo
    Gorgeous! I might be in trouble if it had another string.
     
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  3. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I’ve actually drop tuned BEAD with this bass..yowza!
     
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  4. whirledpeas

    whirledpeas Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Sittin' Here in Limbo
    How did I know you were going to say that? ;)
     
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  5. That is the best looking Alembic I have ever seen. All the proportions are just right, simple and that top is so deep.... I DONT need another bass.
     
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  6. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    VA
    OMG, that is beautiful!!
     
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  7. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Sorry..couldn't resist lol
     
  8. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks she sure is !
     
  9. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    We all need another bass...:laugh:
     
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  10. jazzyvee

    jazzyvee

    Aug 11, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Yummy cocobolo!! that bass has stage presence!
    All the best with the sale.
     
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  11. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Yup its eye candy for sure!
     
  12. Saekim

    Saekim

    Dec 14, 2010
    boston, MA
    only if i can sell my marleaux soon...
     
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  13. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Who knows? Maybe you’ll sell it sooner than later!
     
  14. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Pms answered and thanks for the inquiries. Just to add, the width at the nut is a smidge over 1.5. Someone’s gonna have a special gift under the tree this year!
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  15. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Price dropped to $2300 shipped. Someone snag this quick!
     
  16. jwright9

    jwright9 Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Trade for a Modulus FB-4?
     
  17. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks but I’m going to sell this one.. have to fund something in the works;-)
     
  18. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    And sold.
     

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