Click to enlargeSpyder 4

The Spyder basses are modelled after some of the basses we made for John Entwistle. They get their name from the inlays on the front of the body. The inlays are thick, solid sterling silver, and though they do age slightly over time with an amber tint, they look maaaahvelous!

And the tone? Well, suffice it to say everything you expect from Alembic is there: lots of sustain with clean, clear tone. But then there's more: this particular combination of woods makes for an extremely responsive bass with a very fast attack.

Surprisingly, the Spyder shape is one of the best balancing, though you'd never guess it by looking at it. The large upper body half keeps the neck at a comfortable 2:00 playing position without supporting the neck with your fretting hand.

The Spyder 4-string is limited to 50 pieces. Less than half are still available.

  • Flame Maple top, Walnut body, Flame Maple back
  • Spyder body shape, V peghead shape
  • Solid brass hardware with individual tailpieces
  • Sterling silver spider web inlays on front
  • 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart neck
  • High gloss polyester finish
  • 34" long scale, Ebony fingerboard, Mother of Pearl inlays, red side LEDs
  • Pickups: Alembic AXY
  • Controls: volume x2, filter x2, Q x2, LED on/off, mono/stereo switch
  • Price includes hardshell case

Sold by:
Bass Central
181 Oxford Road, Suite 107
Fern Park, Florida 32730
(800) 545 8813 phone

Spyder 13284

Body back
Spider web inlay
Spyder 13284