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rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 - 8:23 am:   Edit Post

Hello I am looking for any info on this bass. I have purchased and looking for the history of this item.
room037
Senior Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 453
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats !
The bass is nice early example.
Please show us the picture on "Show case" section.

Eiji
rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 5:27 am:   Edit Post

It's not in my hands yet. Should have it next week.
hammer
Intermediate Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 178
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations! Are you looking to do any upgrades to it in the near future or are you planning to use it "as is?"
rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 3
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 3:54 pm:   Edit Post

Once in my hands I will evaluate condition. But plans are to restore as close to original condition befor puttin it to use.
malthumb
Senior Member
Username: malthumb

Post Number: 529
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the Alembic Club and congrats on getting a nice vintage Alembic. It'll probably take you about a half hour of noodling around on it to change your position to "restore WHILE putting it to use".

I had a '74 that I got good use out of before sending it back to San Jose for TLC.
rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 4
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2012 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Just finished preliminary exam and workout. All of the electronics work fine and without any noise. The neck is straight and action also pretty good. There are a few dings and some buckle rash on the back. No cracking of the finish at all. The bass also sounds great. The only real issue I have is this god awfull sticker. A piece of it has come off and exposed the wood below as it also took the finish coat off with it. I need to get this sticker off.

Richard
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 786
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

Try gently heating it to melt the glue w/o ruining the finish
rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 7
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

Thanks,

I just so happen to have the legendary master luthier, Randy Wood only a half hour drive from my home. I am taking it by his place to have him take a look. Randy is really a great guy and a master at what he does.
rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 8
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

Here are pictures of 75-133 before and after sticker removal. My next tasks are the get her all cleaned up.

75-133 With Sticker

75-133 Front

75-133 In Case

75-133 Body In Case

75-133 Head Stock
klinkepeter
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Username: klinkepeter

Post Number: 65
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

very,very beautiful indeed,
have fun playing her,
Peter
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10828
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 - 4:31 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats on getting the sticker removed! Looks great!
rcowart
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Username: rcowart

Post Number: 10
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 7:28 am:   Edit Post

I am just glad the removal went well and actually better than my expectations. Randy Wood also repaired a portion of the finish that came off when the previous owner attempted to remove it. In looking at it you cannot tell if it was ever there. He really is a master at what he does and fortunate to have him almost in my back yard.

Richard
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1766
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 1:22 pm:   Edit Post

Great job! Beautiful bass with mojo. Enjoy and Play it Healthy! Art
stout71
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Username: stout71

Post Number: 65
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 6:04 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Richard! Glad to see a fellow Savannah-ian in the group! When you mentioned Randy Wood, I had to check. I live in Atlanta now, but Savannah is where I'll always call home. Congrats on this beauty!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2568
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

The Bass looks much better now ! Congratulations_____
rcowart
Junior
Username: rcowart

Post Number: 11
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 6:44 am:   Edit Post

Hi Jerry! Its a small world indeed. You probably know Beaver Felton if your from Savannah. He and I both grew up playing together in various bands in the 70's .He and I were probably the first two Alembic owners in Savannah. Not sure if it was Beaver or I who were the first. I purchased a used 76 Series 1 LS and I believe he purchased his new. I parted from my old Alembic but always wanted another thus the reason for this purchase. Glad to meet you.

Richard
stout71
Member
Username: stout71

Post Number: 66
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 6:49 am:   Edit Post

Indeed it is a small world. I know Beaver very well. We both played in Shut Up & Drive for awhile (at different times, obviously), and he's who I purchased my custom 5-string from (still being built). Check out the "Shamrock" in the FTC section. You probably know Mark Vaquer too. One of my best buds. Glad to meet you too.
herbbone
Junior
Username: herbbone

Post Number: 26
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 4:18 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice. It's a keeper not many old ones that nice out there. Is it a 32 or 34?
rcowart
Junior
Username: rcowart

Post Number: 12
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

Its a 34. Currently enjoying playing this one.

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