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fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1685
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:10 pm:   Edit Post

My first Series! :-)

Sorry, very poor pics, but there will be a pro shoot of all soon :-)

Spalted Walnut?


Very nice plain back:


Polished silver logo:


Wasn't expecting this, old style Schallers on a '79 bass. I think I've seen older ones with the new Schaller style?


Bass came with a brand new Original G&G case and old "previous blue" box. Also with Original (unmarked) cable and brand new Belden cable (old one with Switchcraft connectors, new one with Neutriks)







This will be refurbished asap, you've got to have a blue box with a Series bass :-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1686
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

top and back: Walnut
body: Mahogany
neck: Maple and Purpleheart
scale length: 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: mother of pearl
birthday: June 21, 1979
originally made for: not recorded
stephenr
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Post Number: 67
Registered: 9-2014
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:51 pm:   Edit Post

Nice score!

Looks like the power supply has been modded. The one that came with my 1978 Series I does not have a fuse, on and off switch or LED. To be honest I have had the bass and power supply for 30 years and it was just now that I noticed the power supplies have a serial number mine is 1014.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4128
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post

All very beautiful . Congratulations .
I am very happy for you as well .
(To avoid any problems however the power supply could use a strain relief on the power cord.)
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1222
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

FC, if you want, I can send you for free a blue box power supply, I have two of them new and never use
flpete1uw
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Post Number: 483
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

Flip,
Really digging this Bass!
Play it with Power!!!!
Pete
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1689
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 9:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanx!

Looks like I have to visit the lake area again Pierre-Yves! (you know I prefer personal delivery/pickup) :-)

Had the connectors on the cables mixed up, they're all Switchcraft except the female connector on the old cable. That one was replaced with a Neutrik and is a bit noisy (sounds like a loose wire)

Wolf: Currently, the strain relief is a knot in the powercable... That will be (must be) improved asap ;-)
sonicus
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Post Number: 4129
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post

fc spoiler /Flip

Great . An easy fix might be one of these;

http://www.orbitelectric.com/electrical-fittings/cable-cord-connectors/nylon-strain-relief-cord-grip-connectors.html

http://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Cable-Cord-Connector-16D438?cm_sp=EN-_-L2-_-TopSellers&cm_vc=FFTS&pbi=
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1691
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 2:29 pm:   Edit Post

I have a couple of these:


Installed:


Also removed the on/off switch, it just didn't look right (safe) to me...
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2214
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

The Heyco strain reliefs work well for this type of application.

Keith
gtrguy
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Post Number: 868
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post

By gawd they do have serial numbers on the power supplies! I learn something new all the time on here!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1700
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

:-)

Fixed the original cable, not fun at all (what were the engineers at Neutrik thinking?)
Lost about 2 feet of cable, but it isn't scratchy anymore. :-)
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4131
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

Your strain relief's look great !
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1702
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 2:10 pm:   Edit Post

In her case:



Case actually came with improvement:

serialnumber12
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Post Number: 1100
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

Congrats that's a nice one!
enzo
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Post Number: 477
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 7:23 am:   Edit Post

That's a beautiful classy music maker kit you have there :-)
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 1703
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 2:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanx!

Now with blue box:



:-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1722
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

Fooling around with the stereo capabilities of this bass into a Roland VS2000: Youtube link
carsbybigd
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2014
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:36 pm:   Edit Post

Nice !
mtjam
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Post Number: 335
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 8:37 am:   Edit Post

Sounds great! What strings are you using?
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1762
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 4:50 am:   Edit Post

Thanx!

I'm not sure, but they're old strings.

Either the strings that were on it when I got it (no idea what brand) or an old R.Cocco set that I put on later...
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 1821
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm:   Edit Post

First time through the Wall of deaf :-)
Also tried the -converted to mono- 1/4 output with my wireless (Line 6 Relay G90) Works great! :-)

Sound is extremely impressive!



If Mica is reading: Only one problem with the hooded sweater.... I will need at least one of these each year :-)
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 1828
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post

Last night:

sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4587
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 9:16 am:   Edit Post

Flip , That is awesome ! I played my 81-1940 Series I Standard point at my gig on Friday 11/13/15 as well ! Everyone loves the sound , as I am sure is the case with you as well ! Donder En Bliksem !

Wolf
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1830
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

Donder and bliksem indeed! :-)
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 4776
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post

Cooll pic Flip hope you enjoyed the gig how did the bass fit with your band's music compared to your Úlan 5?
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1831
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 3:45 pm:   Edit Post

The activator equipped Alembics have more mid presence, that makes them more easy to "cut through" the massive mid scooped guitar sounds.

The lows and highs on the Series I have more definition, especially the lows are extremely impressive. (without becoming too overwhelming)
The highs are so aggressive, I turned down the filters more than 50% during the gig, about halfway the set I flicked the Q switch of the bridge pickup to the middle position.
So a little more experience and experimenting is needed to make it blend in better in relation to the others, I have no doubt I will succeed. :-)

The Elan 5 comes closest, especially noticeable in the highs (though they are not as ferocious as the Series I)

I'm beginning to think that the earthquakes over here are not caused by gas winning, must be you guys hitting the low B on your Series basses! :-)
We'll see if there's an increase when Adriaan gets his Series bass. :-)
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3279
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 9:52 pm:   Edit Post

Guess loudness makes a difference there, Flip. Nothing on the news after Jimmy Johnson's gig n Zoetermeer the other week, and he was noodling on the B string a lot. :-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1832
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10:39 pm:   Edit Post

:-) valid point there...

I bought this bass in Zoetermeer :-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

Here's a vid of the gig: https://youtu.be/Zv84wlO9iD0
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4592
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:31 pm:   Edit Post

HI Flip . Thanks for the vid. At about 40:30 I am hearing the Alembic Series sound more clearly . What is the effect that you use with the Series I @ 43:19 ? Kool !

Wolf
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 1836
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post

Thanx! :-)

That's a Big Muff with a Morley classic wah :-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1838
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a short teaser for the new recordings with my other band, (Basement)
Series I bass and if you listen closely you might recognize another member from the family :-)

Lost myself today teaser
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4607
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 8:56 pm:   Edit Post

Is a fretless singing a bit ?
edwardofhuncote
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 695
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 3:51 am:   Edit Post

I'm with Wolf on this one... =)

Next time you've got some time, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the E-M-W controls with the fretless Orion, compared to say, your Spoilers. I'm guessing it's a radical departure from Blackened?

Nice side gig you have there!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1839
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

Yep, the Orion 5 is singing a bit :-)

There will be some reviews on all basses asap, EMW is a pretty awesome package.:-)
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1851
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 1:05 pm:   Edit Post

Just (think I) finished the mix of our new song: Wav download, click here

Vocals maybe a bit loud, but it's difficult to find the right proportions... I think I'll leave at as this :-)

Main bass: this Series I + Low B accent and slide on the fretless Orion. (Orion with chorus and delay)
Brand new R.Cocco strings on the Series I, no Eq and slightly compressed. About 100% Bridge pickup and 75% neck pickup (recorded on separate tracks)
edwardofhuncote
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 764
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Nice job Flip, I especially like the thematic riff beginning at :32 in... the added extended range B's are nice too. I've been considering adding bass guitar tracks underneath upright parts, as a counterpoint... haven't sold the other guys on the idea yet. You may have just helped make my case it can be done!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1852
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 6:01 pm:   Edit Post

Thanx Gregory! :-)

Here's the song on Youtube: Youtube link
edwardofhuncote
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Post Number: 766
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 3:44 am:   Edit Post

Nice production, man... "Drums & Understanding" in the credits gave me a snicker. Gotta' have those guys in the band!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1853
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

Richard has a tough job :-)

Thanx!

We have a new YouTube account, so here's the new url: New YouTube link (always a great opportunity)

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