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After retiring his Rickenbacker 4001 Burton used a number of high-end basses.
Among these was a Black Alembic Spoiler Bass he bought and used breifly in about 1983-1985, This bass may or may not have been used on the recording of the "Ride The Lightning" album.
This bass was later stolen around 1984-1985.
This bass has never been found, so if you or someone you know owns a Black '83-'85 Spoiler be sure to look for a large chip in the back finish up around the side of the Peghead as it might have belonged to Burton.