Cliff Burton's Alembic Spoiler Bass

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.

Submission Rating: Correct

The source and notes on this submission have been rated correct.
You may improve this submission, discuss it in the comment thread, or rate the quality.

Comments

Sign Up or Log In to comment or contribute
B
5 months ago

Changed Quality Rating to: Correct

Cliff used this bass briefly between the Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning tour before it was stolen somewhere between 1984/85.

0
clifford_bao_777
4 months ago

Revised submission notes.

1
clifford_bao_777
4 months ago

Revised submission notes.

1
clifford_bao_777
about 2 months ago

Revised submission notes.

1
fresh_
about 2 months ago

Changed Quality Rating to: Correct

1

Contributors

Submission Rating: Correct

The source and notes on this submission have been rated correct.
You may improve this submission, discuss it in the comment thread, or rate the quality.
Edit this submission

Contributors