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Alembic Distillate (1983)

Alembic Distillate (1983)
Asking price: €1,900 sold
Seller:
gino2010
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Location:
Dublin
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Alembic Distillate (1983)

Description (last update: 1 year ago)

Alembic Distillate bass, built in 83, short scale (32").
5 piece neck-through (maple and purpleheart I think), ebony fretboard, mahogony body, claro walnut top. Adjustable brass nut and bridge, 2 trussrods, active pickups with the standard distillate controls (volume, low pass filter, Q switch, bass boost, treble boost, pickup selector switch). All original parts apart from the casing of the neck pick-up. Had the brass truss rod cover off when I took pictures, I have that too.
Frets are scalloped from the 7th to the 24th fret, apparently a custom request when it was made, doesn't affect playing, just less contact between fingertips and the fretboard.
There was a repair job done on the headstock, looks like it split at the headstock/neck laminates. Previous owner said this repair was done around 5 years ago, the repair job looks excellent.

Also consider trading for: Pre-EB Musicman Sabre, Turner Model 1, Status headless, Zon Sonus, Taylor AB...

Shipping: To be arranged
Payment: Cash
Comments
jackstar353 2 years ago
Hi nice bass anything in my ads wt cash balance
gino2010 2 years ago
Hi, cheers for the comment, nothing there for me, thanks
WarwickRoss 2 years ago
Thats a sweet looking bass....glws
gino2010 2 years ago
@WarwickRoss: Cheers Ross, hopefully it finds a good home!
Des Claypool 2 years ago
Hi, don't suppose you would have an interest in trading for my Chapman Stick; http://www.adverts.ie/string/10-string-chapman-stick/637310

Both seem to have similar historic value as well as being incredible instruments
gino2010 2 years ago
Hi Des, thats an interesting looking instrument you got there, to be honest it wouldn't be my thing plus I don't think I would have the patience to sit down and learn how to play it properly! Thanks a mill for the offer and good luck with your sale
Alexoz77 2 years ago
Nice bass!! Stanley Clarke rules!! If I had the money, I would do an offer... glws
Des Claypool 2 years ago
No problem man, very understandable choice.they should come with a prodigy necessary warning. beautiful instrument you've got yourself. If you have as much trouble shifting it we should start a support group! Ireland is not the place to shift this sort of gear. If you can figure out eBay let me know cause that is where you will get reasonable offers. Thanks again and best of luck with the sale
Des Claypool 2 years ago
No problem man, very understandable choice.they should come with a prodigy necessary warning. beautiful instrument you've got yourself. If you have as much trouble shifting it we should start a support group! Ireland is not the place to shift this sort of gear. If you can figure out eBay let me know cause that is where you will get reasonable offers. Thanks again and best of luck with the sale
gino2010 2 years ago
@Alexoz77: Cheers for the comment!
gino2010 2 years ago
@Des Claypool: Cheers, hopefully it can find a home, don't mind waiting a while cos it quite nice to have lying around the place.. :-) Couldn't be bothered with ebay really, I'd much rather someone seen it, played it and liked it, plus I won't have to pack it up etc..! Thanks again, good luck with selling the Chapman Stick, it's pretty cool looking!
jackstar353 2 years ago
Hi really nice bass you open to trades I have 75 fender jazz ri Yamaha trb 6 Japan made and mlp custom made jazz
gino2010 2 years ago
@jackstar353: Hi, not really interested in trades for the moment, thank you for the interest
BOON 2 years ago
Trade for the Rickenbacker in my ads?
gino2010 2 years ago
@BOON: Hi, thanks for the offer, not interested in trades at the mo, glws
granviernes2010 2 years ago
€1,500 OFFERED
granviernes2010 2 years ago
Offer withdrawn sorry
GingerConor 2 years ago
Hi, I'm pretty interested in this, do you know how many people have owned this before you? I happened to find the basschat ad where you bought this form.
gino2010 2 years ago
@GingerConor: Hi, as far as I know I am the 3rd owner, I did register with the alembic forum to find out more info about the bass, Mica from alembic seems to be working through history requests one by one when she has time, but looking at other history requests, this may take as long as a couple of years
http://alembic.com/club/messages/394/156070.html?1365623595
GingerConor 2 years ago
Cool, thanks. How would you describe the neck on this, compared to a P or a jazz?
gino2010 2 years ago
@GingerConor: Kinda tough to compare.. it's shortscale, so frets are a bit closer together than either, I guess it is kinda like a p bass with regards to the width of the fretboard but the neck feels thinner if that makes sense, also there is not as much of taper from the nut towards the bridge as a p or a j I think, the fretboard width at the 24th fret is only about 5mm more than at the nut
GingerConor 2 years ago
Sounds nice. Would you be willing to let this go for around 1300?
gino2010 2 years ago
@GingerConor: Afraid not, I am looking for €2000
GingerConor 2 years ago
Best I can do is 1300 plus a G&L Tribute L-2000. Let me know if you're willing to go lower.
gino2010 2 years ago
@GingerConor: cheers for the offer, going to hold out for asking price to be honest, thanks for the interest
Wawyouwan 2 years ago
€1,500 OFFERED
Hey man, Im around tomorrow if you'd agree on this price?
gino2010 2 years ago
@Wawyouwan: thanks for the offer, too low to accept unfortunately
Wawyouwan 2 years ago
No prob man, good luck with sale.
zomnius 2 years ago
€1,600 OFFERED
gino2010 2 years ago
@zomnius: cheers for the offer, can't let it go for that, sorry
lowdeno25 1 year ago
Can you give info on the repair job? Who did the repair and was it a clean break through the neck before repair ?
gino2010 1 year ago
@lowdeno25: Afraid the info in the description is as much as I know, hoping I will get some more detailed history about the bass from Alembic when they get around to looking up the serial no.
briant 1 year ago
hi! any interest in sadowsky mv 4?
gino2010 1 year ago
@briant: Maybe, can you send me pics/info?
briant 1 year ago
sure! if you type in any offer at all on my ads i'll be able to pm you my number and i can send you whatever you need.. where are you based? cheers!
the67bug 1 year ago
Hey still need window winders have them packaged text me on 0hh873815044
gino2010 1 year ago
@the67bug: hi, sorry, 25 a bit steep, I'll pass, thanks for the offer
the67bug 1 year ago
20 posted if you fancy PayPal . Ones grey ones black
gino2010 1 year ago
@the67bug: I'll leave it thanks, got sorted already
granviernes2010 11 months ago
does this bass have the q filter preamp?
gino2010 11 months ago
@granviernes2010: Yeah, low pass filter with q-switch
granviernes2010 11 months ago
do you have any interest in steinberger headless basses?
gino2010 11 months ago
@granviernes2010: Possible, don't know much about them to be honest, but look like an interesting bass. make an offer of €1 or something and then can send pm
granviernes2010 11 months ago
this is an steinberger L2 from 1982.
granviernes2010 11 months ago
€1 OFFERED
FOR PM
gino2010 11 months ago
@granviernes2010: €1 OFFER ACCEPTED