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edwardofhuncote
Intermediate Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 193
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:10 am:   Edit Post

Caught these two on ebay yesterday. This beautiful Koa-topped Persuader is stripped-out and now has aftermarket Bart equipment, but the Spoiler still has her original parts. Both are rough but salvageable.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=151565278363&alt=web

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=161575998899&alt=web
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1616
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

The Spoiler looks very nice (decal and solid Koa body)

The persuader is in dire need indeed... From the ad: "The Bartolini pickups look to be factory installed."



... (that mess is definitely not done by Alembic)

That top is stunning though.
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2145
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:22 am:   Edit Post

Could be the truth. They don't state what type of factory installed them. ;)

Keith
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1617
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

edwardofhuncote
Intermediate Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 195
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

Re: "factory installed" - How well I know... when I first saw the listing, I thought it was that same rotten, lying, jerk that beat me last Summer. (it wasn't of course)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3890
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post

I have been in contact via email . I requested that he shows a pic of the control cavity . He responded by doing as requested. I also mentioned to the seller that the Bartolini pickups were most likely replacements and likely NOT factory installed (by Alembic ) in my opinion . He thanked me for my input and was civil in his responses and interaction with me . I am not biding.

I did this just for informational purposes and disclosure of the facts
Cavet Emptor on this one .
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1618
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post


quote:

-factory installed- - How well I know... when I first saw the listing, I thought it was that same rotten, lying, jerk that beat me last Summer. (it wasn't of course)




Yeah, that sucks big time... But you came out pretty well :-) (though at some costs)

This one looks scary, carelessly connected wires and that output so close to the shielding paint.... :-(

Maybe we should start a fundraiser and have you resurrect this one also? :-)

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on January 28, 2015)
jcdlc72
Senior Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 405
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

I wonder... How come the Bart preamp says "Bass/Mid/Treble tone control", and yet the bass only has 3 pots? I do assume at least 2 of these are Volume and Pan. So... Either the third pot is a three-stack, or there is something very badly installed in there...
edwardofhuncote
Intermediate Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 196
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

Whoever ends up with this one is getting a project bass... it's a totally fixable mess. At least it doesn't look like the holes have been moved or reamed out like mine were. And that top wood is a great-looking board. I hope somebody does put it back right.

Flip's right - at the right price, I'd take on another restoration... got my eye on another at the moment though. =) I need to quit thinking about fixer-uppers and keep building the funds for a custom order.

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