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euripides
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Username: euripides

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2015
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:28 am:   Edit Post

Hello,

I bought a used Alembic from Chuck Levin's in Washington D.C. in the early 90's...it looks like a Series 1...no documentation on it, and the salesman (nice fellow) provided me with the basic info at the time...not really sure I was listening as well as I should have...I wanted that bass so bad and have loved having it...

It appears to be made for a fellow called Lionell Bruton...his name is still on the instrument...

The only number on the instrument is on the top end of the neck: 80 1684 USA

It had not been modified prior to my purchase and has not been modified since, so any information as to the year of the build, model type and number and any specifications would be a huge help...I am attaching photos...

Great work, and a great instrument!!! Thank you, one and all, for the exquisite stuff you do so well! With all my very best regards and wishes...



euripides
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Username: euripides

Post Number: 2
Registered: 2-2015
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

Here's the signature and number...
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 968
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:58 am:   Edit Post

Great Bass. Love the top. Is that Walnut?

VMG
moongerm
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Username: moongerm

Post Number: 107
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations!
euripides
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Username: euripides

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2015
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Thank you both :-) What a bass, more tonal opportunity and range than you can use in a lifetime, I still haven't touched them all. And yes, it sure looks and FEELS like walnut to me, but I want to hear from Mica to be sure...I have been known to be wrong LOL...wait 'til you hear me play...:-)
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 2318
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:03 am:   Edit Post

Once you get the info you need to email/write to Alembic and get it registered in your name.
Nice bass indeedy!!!
euripides
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Username: euripides

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2015
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Terry! You read my mind, mister...

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