Alembic Unique 4 string bass. Collector's vintage item early 70s

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About This Listing

This 4 string Alembic Bass was built at Alembic factory, by one of the senior luthiers as an experiment (unauthorized), hence this Alembic has no symbol on the peg-head.

Traditionally Alembic builds their beautiful and great sounding instruments out of 6,7 or 8 different layers of wood. This bass has 10 layers and the neck is a through neck. The scale is extra-long and all electronics are genuine Alembic parts. This is a unique vintage instrument, with a unique sound and cosmetics. Machine heads and frets in perfect condition.
The sound is gorgeous and the bass depth absolutely amazing. According to Alembic, this bass dates from the early 1970s, but I don't have any proof of that. Maybe Alembic will be able of confirming that.

It came from Electric Lady Studios after the recording of the 1995 album, produced by Eddie Kramer “In from The Storm” (the music of Jimi Hendrix) and, apparently, was used during the recordings.

It comes with the rack mount stereo pre-amp IN2 (240V) in perfect working condition and with the portable 115V pre-amp.

I played this bass for the last time in October 2014, at Casa da Música in Oporto, during the reunion Concert of Arte & Oficio 40th Anniversary and I have no intention of using it again. I am not palying the bass, except on recordings and very rarely and still have a couple more basses.

Product Specs

Listed8 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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