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tmoney61092
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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 900
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

odd looking controls

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Alembic-instrument-73-45-six-string-prototype-guitar-1-of-a-kind-/261343655619?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276

~Taylor
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 971
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Cool... That's a PF-5 preamp w the trim pots mounted on the face of the instrument... Nothing unusual for the year... Cool guitar~ nice to see it for the sake of the archives!...
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1668
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post

Very cool. I want to know where to get one of those pickup selector knobs!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3130
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 1:51 am:   Edit Post

Edwin ,
Those knobs look like one of the swell selections from Raytheon in the 1970's. I have two on "Kit" preamp . south west tech project
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1669
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

Nice!
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5612
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post

I am a little skeptical when the seller claims to have had Alembic go throught the guitar 5 years ago, but doesn't know what the controls are for. (Pre-amp gains are "attenuators" and Q switches are "phase selectors?" ). Cool old Alembic medium scale, not a "prototype", and priced way too high, in my opinion.

Bill, tgo
dela217
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Username: dela217

Post Number: 1140
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

I know I posted about this in a previous thread on this guitar.

That guitar is the very guitar in the L.D. Heater brochure from 1973. Although it was not born with the pickguard, you can see in the brochure that the pickup selector knob is the same one in the eBay pictures.

I have the bass from the same brochure, Serial number 73 49.

Michael
room037
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Username: room037

Post Number: 498
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Michael,

There is "73' 47" on the L.D. Heater brochur.
I know you also owned "74' 49" birdseye maple top.
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 1142
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 5:51 am:   Edit Post

Sorry EIji, I meant to say that the bass in the brochure is 73 47. It has a walnut top and back. Number 49 is a Birdseye maple bass and is not the bass in the brochure.

I've had too many basses.


Michael
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1633
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

Speaking of your many basses, Michael, any word on the hurricane restoration?

Peter

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