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bassman8416
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Username: bassman8416

Post Number: 67
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 7:05 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Folks,
I do eventually want to send my new(used)Mark King Deluxe 5'er to the Mother-ship for a tuneup, but I just got her and was hoping there is someone here on Long Island or NYC that has experience with Alembics, that is a craftsman and trustworthy. Thanks.
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 220
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 3:37 am:   Edit Post

Craig,
I have sent only the electronics back to the Mother Ship with good results. Make sure you pack them up correctly for best results. (Mary can guide you well on this journey) :-)
~Pete
bassman8416
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Username: bassman8416

Post Number: 68
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 4:36 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Pete, Just want to have someone somewhat local crown and level the frets, I can do a setup. I have heard the turn around for the Mother Ship, depending on the work needed, can be up to 6 months, and being I just got this beauty, I will not be sending it off anytime soon. Not until I get another Alembic....lol.

(Message edited by bassman8416 on December 30, 2013)
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 458
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 5:38 am:   Edit Post

At Rudy's Music in NYC (48th Street), Jeremy Perks is great! He services Will Lee's basses, as well as Jimmy Vivino's guitars. No one that I have ever used sets up a bass with as low an action without buzzing as he does. He also did a heat press on a Fender bass I have with terrific results. He works on all of my Alembics. I do not trust anyone else with adjusting them.
jcdlc72
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Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 283
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 6:32 am:   Edit Post

Excuse my ignorance and the possible hijacking of the thread, but what does exactly a heat press does?
bassman8416
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Username: bassman8416

Post Number: 69
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Steve, I will definitely take the bass and other basses to Jeremy perks. Thank you so much!!! I am guessing a heat press is used for straightening necks, particularly neck-rise, something Fender basses are known for....that is a guess though.
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 459
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post

I suggest you call to make sure he is in when you go to Rudy's. He techs for Will Lee when the Fab Faux tour. The tel # is 212-391-1699. If you want, I can try to meet you and make sure makes you happy or I will bust his.... Seriously I am willing to meet you if needed. You are correct about the neck heat press as well.
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 460
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post

I suggest you call to make sure he is in when you go to Rudy's. He techs for Will Lee when the Fab Faux tour. The tel # is 212-391-1699. If you want, I can try to meet you and make sure makes you happy or I will bust his.... Seriously I am willing to meet you if needed. You are correct about the neck heat press as well.
bassman8416
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Username: bassman8416

Post Number: 70
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Thank you Steve, I will give you a heads up when I head out to Rudy's, probably a few weeks from now. You have any idea what the average turn around time is for some fret leveling and a setup?Thank you so much for the hook up and warm welcome to Alembic.
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 461
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post

It all depends on his schedule. That is why I wanted to meet you, and let Jeremy know you come under the umbrella that I offer to him. Unless he is touring or on vacation, he is usually pretty quick. I look forward to meeting you.

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