Signature electronics produce an accurate representation of the string movement, with even the most subtle fingering techniques shining through. Thoughtful phrasing is rewarded, and you’ll be able to communicate your musical ideas more completely. The Deluxe model have volume, pan, and a separate filter and Q for each pickup. This gives you the flexibility to mix two entirely different sounds from each pickup, and create a tone that is unique. There’s also a separate preamp for each pickup – so set the pickup height to where you like it for comfort or tone, and then adjust the gain with a trimpot inside the electronics cavity. Customize your sound at will!
The Deluxe body core is Mahogany, with a top and back in Quilted Maple. Accent laminates in contrasting woods provide a classic Alembic detail. The woods for the body will impact the tone, but the neck is the dominant tone-defining wood feature. The Maple of the neck sets the stage for the overall sound of the Signature bass and delivers consistent and even tone, with piano-like clarity. We add Purpleheart laminates to the Signature Deluxe neck for greater stiffness and attack.
We take inspiration from custom instruments we have built, and package the most enduring features into models that reflect Alembic basses played by many highly regarded recording artists. The Stanley Clarke Deluxe was our first Signature model, followed later by the Mark King Deluxe.
The Mark King Signature Deluxe is fashioned after Mark’s personal Series II basses. This is the 34″ scale version featuring fingerboard taper, front and back body laminates, LED side dot inlays and the classic Alembic Standard Point body shape.
This bass was owned by a collector and remains in unplayed pristine condition.