Which Alembic do I keep?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by M5Yates, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Koa Persuader

    24 vote(s)
  2. Coco Bolo Persuader

    65 vote(s)
  1. M5Yates


    Feb 7, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I find myself blessed with two Alembic Persuaders. I need to sell one to fund another purchase.
    Which one should I keep - light flamed Koa or dark Coco bolo?


    Coco bolo:
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    If they both sound the same, keep the cocobolo. Otherwise, keep the one that sounds best to your ear.
  3. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    I like them both..but the coco bolo would be my choice.

    good luck with the decision!
  4. I say CocoBolo based upon looks. But really its about which one you think sounds nicer.
  5. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I also think the Cocobolo one looks better.
  6. M5Yates


    Feb 7, 2005
    Austin, TX
    It's funny, but they sound like they look - the Koa is lighter and crystal clear; the Coco bolo is a little darker and more mello.
    I like and could live a long time with either.
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    The cocobolo is the classic Alembic look...
  8. I love the looks of the Coco Bolo, but I would prefer the sound of the Koa.
  9. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
    I like the koa one. What do you play to buy with the one you sell?
  10. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002

    What he said.
  11. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    The cocobolo looks more like an Alembic, and looks better for the body and fret baord that you have.
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    2 of my fav top woods...cocobolo.
  13. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    I am more a fan of the koa myself...
  14. M5Yates


    Feb 7, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I put in a better picture of the Koa.
  15. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I vote koa now. ><
  16. keep the coco bolo. dark wood is nicer on alembics.
  17. Get rid of both. Sent them free of charge to me at......:smug: :hyper: :) :cool:

    I like the dark one best. Keep that.

  18. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I entirely agree.