2003 Alembic Spyder John Entwistle 4-String Bass #7/50 Natural
The Spyder basses are similar to the John's personal Series II basses, but they aren't exact replicas (which would be much more expensive). The changes we made for playability are the regular 12 inch fingerboard radius, unlike John's which were totally flat, and we moved the neck to the bridge about a half an inch.
The body shape gives total access to all 24 frets with complete comfort - there is nothing in the way of your fretting hand getting to the uppermost frets. We used the same templates for the body and peghead shapes as we used on some of John's basses, and even many of the craftspeople that made his basses still work here, still crafting as we always have.
One of the decorative details we kept from the original basses was the spider web inlays on the body. These inlays are made from solid sterling silver and are done by hand. They run as deep as they are wide, so the amount of silver is quite substantial. Many people thought his inlays were brass because the silver yellows over time under the finish.
It's a good time to talk about balance. One of the things John enjoyed most about the basses we made was the balance. The large upper body half really counters the complete lack of an upper horn for attaching the strapholder, it also makes a fine armrest for between songs.
SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR TECH TEAM
Weight: 12.6 Lbs
Case Details: Original Hardshell Case
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition. Some scratching on the back plates as well as two very small marks on the back/front of the headstock.
Tech Notes: Amazing low action player with minimal relief in the neck. All hardware and electronics tested in house by our techs were found functioning to manufacturer's specifications. Light fret wear noted on frets 1-5, this however does not impact playability or setup whatsoever. LEDs are functioning properly.
Mods or Repairs: None
Neck Profile: C Profile
Neck Thickness: 1st -.81" (13/16") / 12th - 0.93 (15/16")
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Width: 1.75"
Scale Length: 34"
Electronics Layout: 4Way Pickup Selector (N,N+B,B, Standby) / 2 Pickup Volumes / Neck Pickup Filter Freq, Bridge Pickup Filter Freq / Each Filter above has its own Q switch, This boosts the frequency / Stereo/Mono Output jack switch
String Gauge: 45-105
String Spacing: 19mm
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