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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 344
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

I got this astounding bass two weeks ago and I love everything about it.I'd really like to get some details about the history of my bass.Many thanks.Simon.
Username: mica

Post Number: 8392
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 6:58 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Simon,

Here's the detail about your bass from the file:

serial: 89AM061
name: 20th Anniversary Model
model: AM
top: Burl Walnut
accent: Vermilion
body: Walnut
back: Walnut
shape: 20th Anniversary
neck: 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale: Not recorded!
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
side markers: bronze
peghead: Crown
pickups: AXY
electronics: "20th Anniversary" volume x2, filter x2, 2-position Q-switch x2, 4-position rotary pickup selector switch, stereo/mono switch
finish: clear gloss polyester
backplates: brass
hardware: polished brass
originally made for: The Bass Centre (not recorded if LA or London, but I'll guess London)
birthday: September 1, 1989

There is a curious note that says "was Jason Newsted" and I know he did get a 20th Anniversary model around that time. Maybe another one caught his eye? I dunno, but it is par tof the history, even if it's only a little bit of mystery.
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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 370
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

Mica,thank you very much for the information.It's great to be able to have those details.I am totally in love with this bass,and every time I plug in I learn more about it.

I'm thrilled and very curious about the possible Jason Newsted connection.I read somewhere that he owned a pair of 20th Anniversary basses,I'm a big fan of Jason's and finding out that this WAS one of his would be the cherry on the whipped cream!.Ultimately,regardless of the mystery,I'm delighted and proud to be back in the Alembic fold and I thank you for your time.

Username: mica

Post Number: 8400
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 9:01 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, I really don't know what the note was about. There's almost 0% chance that Jason owned the bass and that we sold it to Bass Centre London later. My best guess is that we started this bass for Jason, and that during the construction he selected another 20th Anniversary and so this was temporarily homeless but adopted by The Bass Centre.

I'm glad to know that the note brought a smile to you!

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