Alembic Essence KLB5 Bass SOLD


Quilted Maple
Deep Oceanburst Finish
Scale Length: 34 in
Neck woods: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut Pinstripes
Fingerboard: Blank Ebony
Nut width: 1.875 in
24th fret width 2.930 in
Peghead Orion 5 (3+2)
Truss Rods: Dual Body Adjust
Top Wood: Any standard or premium wood
Body Wood: Mahogany Sandwich
Top: Accent veneer, Body Wood
Body Depth: 1.55 in
Finish: Polyester gloss with Satin Neck
Pickups Alembic MXY56
Controls: Volume, Pan, Filter
Back plates: Plastic
Bridge: Solid Polished Brass
Tailpiece: Solid Brass, Half Moon Shape
Nut: Solid Brass, Height Adjustable
Machine Heads: Gold Alembic Gotoh
Average weight: About 9 pounds
Overall dimensions: 12.5″ x 45.00″
Circa: 2002
Comes With Case
Origin 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA

Stunning Alembic Bass. Purchased Directly From Alembic as a Dealer & Never Sold or Played. Kept In Its Original Case in Climate Control Studio Since 2003 & Is in Perfect Flawless Condition.

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"Many have asked how they could get the Alembic sound without the size and weight of the classic Alembic instruments. Our answer is the Essence.

We took the lead for the design from right half of the Small Standard body. We slimmed this down until it was barely big enough to hold the electronics. For the left half, we extended the horn so the bass would balance as a long scale. For 5-string and 6-string versions, the upper horn is longer yet to retain the excellent balance. The Essence bass is our smallest body - a scant 12 inches across.

The heart of the Essence's tone is the Alembic low-pass filter, the same tone control we pioneered in 1969 when Ron Wickersham first introduced active electronics to the musical world. With this one tone control, a wide range of sounds from deep to bright are available with a simple twist of one knob. Even a small amount of rotation can produce a big change in tone.

The Essence bass gives you all the essentials of Alembic: neck through body construction, Alembic pickups and active electronics, solid brass hardware, all crafted in Santa Rosa, California, USA, the only place that Alembics are born."-Alembic

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