Five String Persuader 90P6058 Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Alembic Club » Showcase » Persuader basses » Five String Persuader 90P6058 « Previous Next »

Author Message
bsee
Intermediate Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 196
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post

Here's my first attempt at putting up some pics. The bass is a flamed walnut top over mahogany five string Persuader. As far as I can tell, it's a pretty typical model for the day...

Some day I may even get the build info for this thing with all the details.


The front
bsee
Intermediate Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 197
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post

Bigger front picture

The Front
bsee
Intermediate Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 198
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

The front at an angle

Front Angled
bsee
Intermediate Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 199
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post

The whole front:

Full Frontal
bsee
Intermediate Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 200
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post

The whole back:

Full back
lowlife
Intermediate Member
Username: lowlife

Post Number: 118
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful top wood. Are the controls Volume, Pan & Tone?
Ellery (Lowlife)
bsee
Advanced Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 201
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post

Persuader standard is Volume, Volume, Filter. It's not as quick to switch between tones, but it's more versatile. I didn't like them when I first started playing it, but the controls are growing on me.
bsee
Advanced Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 202
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post

Also, the top wood is very plain when viewed in playing situations. I was able to take photos from an angle that showed up the figuring around the edges, but take a look at the shot of the whole bass. From more than ten feet away, it looks pretty ordinary.
hollis
Advanced Member
Username: hollis

Post Number: 304
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post

Fortunately you donít need to be more than ten feet away when youíre playing it. LOL

Iím picking up my Persuader the first week of September. (My 1st Alembic bass)It has the PJ style pickups, so Iím guessing that it's sound will be a little less full than yours. I havenít seen mine in anything but pictures, so Iíll just have to wait and see (hear).

I think the wood on your bass is beautiful.

Enjoy
adriaan
Advanced Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 273
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post

You could of course enjoy the very distinctive wood grain and the subtle cross-waves as you play it, knowing that listeners won't be distracted from the undoubtedly fine tone by its built-in beauty ...
bsee
Advanced Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 203
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post

Sure, and the listeners could enjoy staring at the top of my head!

Yes, I know the bass is nice. We did an afternoon wedding about a month ago and the sunlight hit it perfectly on the stand so that it looked like it had massive tiger stripes from 50 yards away. It's very subtle most of the time though, and I would like my next one to have a bit more obvious figuring or otherwise interesting grain.

I bought a used Persuader to get a feel for the 32" scale on a five string and the performance of this bass is worth twice what I paid for it. I certainly have no regrets that the top isn't custom-of-the-month material.
davehouck
Senior Member
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 785
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 2:37 pm:   Edit Post

A very nice looking bass!
88persuader
Advanced Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 269
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2007 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

Bob ... I might be interested in your bass. I have to talk with the little lady because I'm currently paying off a Mackie sound system I bought but I'm still very interested. I live in Hudson NH so if I can find a way I will. I could even meet you in person and do business. I'll let you know ... I assume it's still available. My e-mail is korg@comcast.net if you'd like to discuss this off line.

Thanks
Ray

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration