Author Topic: 1995 Series II Six String Bass  (Read 1309 times)

pasewark

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« on: April 24, 2003, 11:39:02 AM »
I bought this bass in 1995. Cocobolo top and back. Gold hardware, Neck LEDs. This was a serious instrument. The tone was unbelivable. Unfortunately it was too heavy for me. After a full night of playing, I would often have neck and back problems. So I had to sell it and I got a 4 string instead. I have better pics of this bass somewhere. It truly is a work of art.
 

goooge

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2003, 06:28:34 PM »
what did she weigh?

palembic

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2003, 12:32:11 AM »
WEW ...that's my kinda bass!!
 
Paul (ptbo)

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2003, 12:23:30 AM »
That must have been at least 5.9 kg or 13 lbs, I know what you mean :-)  
 
Pasewark, if you are still hanging around here, do you have more pics of it ? I really want to see some more of this beauty in detail.  
 
You sold it, anyone knows where it is now ?  
 
Cheers  
Jan

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2004, 11:15:12 AM »
No sign of Donald anymore ....
Maybe this was his bass ?
Maybe someone else saw it somewhere ?
It really must be a unique instrument.
 







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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2004, 11:28:06 AM »
Schoen e manne!!!!
 
 
Paul the bad one
 
 
Ksssshhhh-Kshhhhhhh beat it Jan ...you already got one

janriviere

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2004, 11:36:09 AM »
Yeah Paul, you never know that someone in Belgium bought it and urgently wants to sell it :-)
I can't help it, I have something with those Alembic 6-str series II basses... they are just incredible to play!

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2004, 11:47:14 AM »
Moder ...that Belgian dude is teasing me with pictures of geoguous Alembics! Let him STOP!
 
***sigh*** Marylin

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2004, 12:31:35 PM »
Hey! I'm still here! :-}!
 
Well, I sold my six string to BassNW a few years ago. So its possible they are re-selling it again!
 
It does look like the one I had. The sound on that thing ws GREAT!
 
If you don't mind the weight, then definitely buy it, because it really is a beautiful instrument.  
 
I'm pushin 50 and its way to heavy for me.

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2004, 12:38:33 PM »
Brother Donald!!!
How are you!!!
Long time no see!!!!
You're pushing 50?? Kilo's??? You must be in super-form!!!! LOL
 
Paul the bad one
 
 
BTW I don't think they resell her. These are pictures of the basses they once sold.

pasewark

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2004, 12:40:13 PM »
I called my pals at BassNW and I just found out that they are using a pic of my old bass as an example of what you could order. So it's not available. It would help if I read the description they have prominently displayed on their site.
 
When I bought that bass in 95 or 96 I did take several pics of it because I loved it so much. Now if I could only find those images!

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2004, 01:04:23 PM »
that is a magnificent bass
 
the back is cocobolo too?  my first thought was that it had an ebony back, which made my heart leap.  is the back really that much darker, or does it only appear so due an accident of lighting?
 
 
marc

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2004, 01:13:13 PM »
>My six strng had a coco bolo front and back

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2004, 08:53:00 PM »
Yowza!
 
I used to work at Bass Northwest. I've known Chad and Evan since I was in high school. They are wonderful people. This Series II has been sold through Bass Northwest TWICE!!!! When it originally came in, it lasted a little more than a month or so. I used to play it as much as I could. I couldn't afford it at the time, so I bought an Orion 5 fretless. It was at least 18 to 24 months before it came back! I had just purchased a Stanley Clarke Deluxe, so again, I couldn't afford it!!!! (I pounded my head against the wall!!!) I wasn't about to give up though- I was in the process of scraping together the $'s then low and behold- someone else bought it!! I wanted to weep and wail like a baby!!!  
 
So, its been about 3 1/2 to 4 years since, and I don't know where she is. Some lucky owner has her. She came with a beautiful case that was air tight- had a hydrometer built in, too. Maybe, some day our paths will cross again. I guess I should start saving!!!
 
Bryant

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 06:19:16 AM »
Nice to hear some feedback on this one.
Should the current owner appear on this board, he will be surprised his bass was discussed here. He's a lucky guy !