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TexasBassMan

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Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:17:17 PM »
An Alembic user encouraged me to post pics of my 5-string Distillate.  It's definitely one of a kind... and sounds as good as it looks!
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 03:18:19 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 03:19:02 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 03:19:27 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 03:19:56 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 03:20:48 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 03:22:14 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 03:22:55 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 03:23:16 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 03:25:30 PM »
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 04:11:57 PM »
Now THAT is a special Distillate!  8)

(Belated) Congratulations & Compliments, and welcome to the Alembic Club.

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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 06:43:33 PM »
Thanks Edward!

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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 07:18:59 PM »
Quite swell !

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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 07:21:51 PM »
From another Distillate lover, your 5 string Distillate is my absolute favorite !!!! (I have the photos from previous for sale postings saved on my phone/computer).

My question is how does it balance??

As the original owner of an `81 Distillate yours looks like it balances well. Huge Congratulations and well, we are very happy to see a club member taking ownership this bass: Enjoy!
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Re: Drop Dead Gorgeous 1990 Caribbean Blue Burst Distillate
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 06:53:16 AM »
The balance is good - no neck dive.
The weight is more than I'm used to - 12 lbs, 12 oz. - but I'm spoiled by my short scale basses
The neck is fast for a 5-string (string spacing is tighter than average - same as my short scales).
The sound is pretty sweet - I have a unique way of dialing it in, but I love the tone