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goocart
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Username: goocart

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:34 am:   Edit Post

Hi, I'm new here, I'm a semi pro musician from the north of Sweden, I play both the bass and the guitar.
I owned this Alembic bass back in the mid 80's but sold it after a couple of years. The last two or three years I've tried to track it down and this weekend I found it and bought it back.
The thing is that I don't have a clue what model it is, I haven't got the bass yet but I have some photos from the seller. If i magnify one of the photos I think I see a serial number that say:80 16 24 USA. I can post better photos when it have arrived but I'm really curious to find out what kind of model it is.

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//Magnus Melkersson
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1166
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 1:05 am:   Edit Post

short scale serie I from 1980 No 1624
goocart
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

OK, thanks! I'll try to find some information about the model, I haven't been around here enough to know how to navigate around, do you have a link where I can read about the model, how many that was made that year and such.
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1552
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

With the Small Standard body. You can read more here, here, and here.

Peter
goocart
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Username: goocart

Post Number: 3
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Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the links, I'll check them out. I'll get the bass tomorrow, I just can't wait to play it again, some 25 years later:-)
goocart
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Username: goocart

Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post

The bass arrived yesterday and it was a joy seeing and playing it after all these years. It was in a desperate need of a basic setup and new strings but after a couple of hours it played and sounded really sweet. I think someone have altered the electronics since I owned it, the bridge pickup doesn't hear through the 1/4" jack but it works through the preamp, or whatever the floor unit is called...
Anyway, here are some photos from yesterday, I played it through my guitar rig, a Hiwatt/Marshall combination through a stereo hiwatt 4x12", it sounded really cool to run the treble out in to the Marshall and the bass to the Hiwatt. My normal bass rig is a Ampeg SVT and a 8x12" but I think the dual output preamp really add a cool dimension to the sound.

It would be great if somebody could point me to a page with some series 1 schematics so I can have the bass checked.

Hm, I don't seem to be able to post the photos but if you have facebook you can check it out here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=503714729714005&set=a.503714436380701.1073741831.100002264481824&type=3&theater
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3409
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:10 am:   Edit Post

Hi Magnus. First of all, welcome to the club. you'll find we're apretty friendly bunch.

regarding posting photos, there's a 130kb maximum size on each photo so it may just be tyhat youre need to be compressed.

regarding your pickup output, earlier series basses had a stereo jack socket so you'd have to make up a stereo lead to get both pickups from the jack. Later series basses had a mono jack. You can find out how to make up the lead here

Graeme
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3410
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:14 am:   Edit Post

actually, this link is better for the cable construction advice.

graeme
goocart
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 4:26 am:   Edit Post

Jacko, thanks for the links:-)
I'll check it out ASAP.

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