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stickid
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Username: stickid

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

This bass belongs to my brother. Please send any info you have, I am going to attempt some (hopefully minor)electronic repairs for him.
Thanks
Bob R
ed_too
Junior
Username: ed_too

Post Number: 35
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

Hi
Don't forget to do a search on this board - you'll find a treasure trove of info about the electronics (and minor repairs). Also, post some pictures because, 1. we love looking at all kinds of Alembics, and, 2. somebody (more capable than me) will be able to give you tips on how to do your repair.
Regards,
Ed
stickid
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Username: stickid

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks I will do that.
Bob
stickid
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Username: stickid

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post

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stickid
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Username: stickid

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 9:24 pm:   Edit Post

Okay I finally figured out the way to get pics to the right size so I will take some more and post them soon.
flpete1uw
Senior Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 424
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 4:47 am:   Edit Post

Hi Bob,
It looks like the 5 pin jack is either removed or covered. This connector is to send the signal from both pickups as well as powering the Bass.
The Bass can work with a modified 1/4" cable and 2 9v batteries but using the 5 pin and external power supply is preferred.
http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/16319.html?1107547814
Good Luck!
Pete
edwardofhuncote
Intermediate Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 127
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

Is that body unusual?
stickid
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Username: stickid

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

I don't know if it is unusual or not. Maybe somebody else more knowledgeable could comment on that.
stickid
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Username: stickid

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 7:45 am:   Edit Post

Posting some pics of the electronics as they are currently.I am needing to know which wire to which post and I have a new 5 pin connector, a new 1/4 inch connector and 1 new switch to install.


electronics 1.JPG
electronics 2.JPG
electronics 3.JPG
edwardofhuncote
Intermediate Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 152
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post

My bad... I guess it's just a Small Standard body Series bass, but on the mobile it looked oddly oblong.

Very cool old classic Alembic your brother has there stickid. I would suggest calling Mica after the holiday to draw her attention to your post... looks like your 5-pin is there, just unfastened.
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1889
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 9:34 pm:   Edit Post

Where are you located? This looks like an easy fix that a competent repair person could do pretty quickly, assuming there aren't other issues lurking in there. Maybe someone here can offer ideas about a good repair person in your area.

Very nice bass!
stickid
New
Username: stickid

Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:13 am:   Edit Post

I am in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.I have a few new parts to replace the 5 pin and the 1/4 inch jack.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8415
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post

Here's what was in the file:

top: Schedua
back: Schedua
body: Mahogany
neck: 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale: 30.75" short
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: mother of pearl ovals
peghead veneers: Padouk (Vermilion)
originally made for: Rothchild
birthday: August 11, 1977

Original owner was in Manitoba as well, they purchased from Stars Guitars in San Francisco.

There is a copy of a repair order where we replaced the treble (bridge) pickup, made a truss rod cover, refret, truss rod adjustment, backplate refit.

Looks like a replacement circuit card was sent at one point. Sadly, neither order contained the YEAR! So I don't know when any of this happened, other than it was probably within a couple of years from the time the bass was built because of the forms that were used.

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