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pas

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85 Bocate Distillate [was: 85 Cocobolo Distillate]
« on: December 12, 2015, 08:01:51 PM »
This wonderful bass is in transit to me from fellow club member Trevor Lindsey - thanks Trevor!  Can't wait to take it for a spin.  My first Alembic, which I bought brand new and still have is an '85 Spoiler.  I've been playing my SC Deluxe since '07, so perhaps I ought break out the Spoiler and reacquaint myself with medium scale, eh?

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85 Bocate Distillate [was: 85 Cocobolo Distillate]
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 08:59:02 PM »
Congratulations & Compliments. The first Alembic I ever played was a Distillate. I wouldn't be here today but for that quintessential moment.

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85 Bocate Distillate [was: 85 Cocobolo Distillate]
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 09:07:56 PM »
Sweet! Enjoy!

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85 Bocate Distillate [was: 85 Cocobolo Distillate]
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2015, 03:32:56 AM »
Paul,
  Your 85 Distillate could be my 85 Distillate's sister! If you don't mind what's the SN#? Mine is 85D3532. Love that Bass!
Congrats! Enjoy!  
Pete

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85 Bocate Distillate [was: 85 Cocobolo Distillate]
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 07:58:14 AM »
Pete,
I'll let you know the SN# when I receive it.  I also have an '85 Spoiler that I bought brand new all those years ago, so it'll be interesting to see how close all the SN#'s are.  Interesting notes about the Distillate - equipped with factory installed d-tuner.  Also, the laminate on the back of the headstock is zebrawood.

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85 Bocate Distillate [was: 85 Cocobolo Distillate]
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 10:49:24 AM »
Turns out the top on this is Bocate, not Cocobolo. Outstanding bass, nevertheless.