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toddharris
Advanced Member
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 382
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

So incredibly happy to have purchased this amazing bass from Matt. It is featured in an early 80s Vintage Guitar magazine (will post the article) and has so many early features that came and went. Scalloped nut, shorties bridge, inlaid headstock logo with the A free floating in the outer circle. Brass battery cover, hammered backplate, gain screws on the front and my favorite, the green pickups. The thinnest best feeling ebony fingerboard ever - plays wonderfully at insanely low action. Superb condition. Teak top looks like peanut butter as has been noted. More info to follow. Wolf, need 32 now should you tire!


(Message edited by toddharris on June 26, 2015)

(Message edited by toddharris on June 26, 2015)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4298
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

Todd ,
Congratulations ! She is very nice . I am glad that you found her !

Wolf
toddharris
Advanced Member
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 383
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:58 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Wolf. I am fascinated by the tail pieces on yours and mine - 1 serial apart yet so different. Are you aware of any other earlier or later models with the tailpiece on yours?
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 6117
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

Suhweet! The really old ones are kind of special. The pickups don't look all that green to me - is it my computer monitor, your camera, or spell check?

Bill, tgo (caretaker of Old #10)
toddharris
Advanced Member
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 384
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post

Hey Bill, as to color, I am color blind and the wrong person to ask for sure - have heard them called green, tan, beige - the photo is pretty much how they appear. I wear brown and think it's green and vice versa!
flpete1uw
Senior Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 517
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Todd,
Congrats on your new / old Classic!
I'm glad to see you found one!
Pete
growlypants
Intermediate Member
Username: growlypants

Post Number: 137
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Congrats, indeed! And by the way, that newer one looks pretty darn good, also!
5a_quilt_top
Senior Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 562
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

Congrats - love it all, but th' teak is th' catz azz.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4299
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

Todd,
I purchased an identical tail piece as the one on my 73-32 from Alembic at the old 60 Brady St. location in 1975 when I took in my Guild Starfire there to get a brass block with bridge and tail piece installed . There are pictures of that Bass on this site here;
I still own it and will never sell it . That Bass was a gift from my Mother. :-).
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/84774.html?1425349805

I bellieve that 72-01 also has a similar tail piece.

Wolf
toddharris
Advanced Member
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 385
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:43 pm:   Edit Post

Wolf, you're the best. Man that Starfire is cool. Wonder how many other Alembic basses have that tailpiece. So is mine what is referred to as the mustache style?
toddharris
Advanced Member
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 386
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Adam, the 2008 Stanley Sig Dlx was a custom build for Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket. Just recently acquired it. Here's the first song I played it out on 3 weeks back. More to follow. I love Steely Dan
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3WmFPoN0PdQ&feature=youtu.be
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1522
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 6:07 am:   Edit Post

Todd, beauty vintage Alembic.
Really nice job on Rikki.
edwardofhuncote
Senior Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 421
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 5:29 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations & Compliments! I love seeing these early instruments still in service, treasured and appreciated.

* your tailpiece is like the one on #73-39, and a couple more instruments from about that same time... I suppose there may have been a couple options. I'm guessing the full 'moustache' must have been the next evolution of your type, but happy if not eager to be corrected.

(Message edited by edwardofhuncote on June 30, 2015)

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