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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3307
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

I've recently agreed to buy this bass from a collector in Germany so just wondered what else Mica can let me know about it. Am I right in thinking that a 1995 bass would not need the HF Noise modification?






It doesn't seem to have any special extra's just apart from maybe the burl maple top and the honey tint.
Jazzyvee
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1410
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

OK, now I think you are going to have one too many of this style!

Lovely bass!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7916
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

It's likely to have not had the upgrade by the year alone. You can peak under the hood and see if there are any trimmers with blue stickers installed on the preamp card.

Looks really pretty, and you're only about 100 in line for the detail look-up :-)
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3322
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2013 - 4:14 am:   Edit Post

Nice bass Jazzy. Wish I'd seen it first - you already have an sII - no need for an s1 :-(

Graeme
moonliner
Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 100
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2013 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Love the finish! Congratulations!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3308
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2013 - 8:28 am:   Edit Post

You are completely correct Jacko, but who ever needs an alembic. :-)
In reality, I'm probably gonna start downsizing once I have got used to the series basses and confident with them on gigs.

If you are interested there is another Series I beauty on sale in Switzerland that was a featured custom of the month for 1999 "Burl Beauty" but it has narrow string spacing so not suitable for me. It does however have the most incredible burl maple top, back and and neat chrome plated hardware.
Maybe you could check that out.

Jazzyvee
s_wood
Advanced Member
Username: s_wood

Post Number: 366
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Jazzy:

Killer bass....beautiful burl wood top, and I love the tint! You and I both share a love for the Europa body with Series electronics...the perfect blend of ergonomics and tone! Play her well!
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1146
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post

well done Jazzy !!! nice bass
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5342
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Jazzy:

Very pretty! You planning on opening a store soon?

Hehehehe

Bill, tgo
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3313
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 9:25 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, I have to agree with you that for me also the Europa is the perfect shape for a 5 string Alembic bass. It's all paid for now and on it's way over so it should be here early next week from Germany all being well.

I still have GAS for a recently made high spec Short scale 4 string Series I or II at which point I will sell off my black and purple basses to pay for it, then I'm finished with buying.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3316
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

I'm a mere pretender to your throne as a collector Bill. :-)

Which one is getting the most attention from you these days?

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3507
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

Here is the build spec for my bass.

Series I 5-String Bass
Burl Maple Top
Burl Maple Back
Mahogany body core
Natural Honeyburst finish
Purpleheart, maple, purpleheart triple veneer accent pinstripes
4-piece Maple and 3 Purpleheart, 34" scale neck
Ebony fingerboard
Abaloe oval Inlays
Side LED's
Polished brass hardware
Series I pckups and electronics

jazzyvee

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