Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 1:25 pm: |
Hi, new guy to the site. My name is Ted. I have a mid-70's Series I that is in need of refinishing. I would appreciate any suggestions that anybody might have. firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Number: 579
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 2:13 pm: |
Hello, Ted. Welcome to the club!
I have a coupla Alembics that someday I would like to have at least partially refinished. If I ever have that work done, I will send them back to Alembic. It is my feeling that if the job is not done by Alembic, then you will be going backward. (Refinishing a piece of old furniture with a poor job usually makes the piece less valuable than if you'd left it alone. I think this more than holds true with older, valuable instruments, ie., Alembics.)
I also kinda like the 'war wounds.' On some new instruments you pay extra for the 'dings'.
(Message edited by 57basstra on April 05, 2007)
Post Number: 504
|Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 12:22 am: |
Trust the professionals. The bass will come back like new. I have a bass in transit for refinishing as we type. It's not cheap so be aware that it can be dear and take a while. I feel that it well worth the investment and the wait.
Post Number: 284
|Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 2:49 am: |
hi ted welcome
Id have to agree with the above .
If you send it back to Alembic you will get exactly what you want and they know Alembics.
Any chance of a picture of this fine bass.
Post Number: 4974
|Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 6:20 pm: |
Hi Ted; I agree. A mid-70's Series I; I would want to have Alembic do the work.