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edmouk
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Username: edmouk

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Well this is my Series 1 from 1977. I bought it in Paris in 1990.
Almebic S1
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 504
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

That is a very cool bass- I especially like the streaks through the fretboard.

Great photo too BTW~
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5327
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

Nice!!

And I agree, it is a nice photo!
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1265
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 1:40 am:   Edit Post

Very nice bass edmouk and welcome to the club.

graeme
edmouk
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Username: edmouk

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 6:13 am:   Edit Post

Thanks very much.
It's a very nice bass indeed. I paid 2 150 Euros (1400 UK - 3000 US $) for it in 1990, which was a good bargain I believe. The body is semi hollow. Serial number is 77 - 617.
I have a few things to replace from the onboard preamp but it's very difficult to find someone in France capable to repare this kind of bass and also to obtain spare elements (jack socket, pickups...). So if anyone can help with some good addresses throughout Europe, that would be really helpfull.
Thanks everyone for such nice welcoming on the Alembic club.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5329
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post

Non-US dealers are listed here.

The two that seem to get mentioned the most in the forum are:

Bass Connection in Holland

Station Music in Germany

Edwin Van Huik at Bass Connection is very knowledgeable about Alembics and might be the best source for the help you are looking for.
edmouk
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Username: edmouk

Post Number: 3
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 4:08 am:   Edit Post

Thanks very much for the infos. Cheers.
alembicS1
dtrice
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Username: dtrice

Post Number: 105
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

Is that quilt maple? I love the tint and grain.
edmouk
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Username: edmouk

Post Number: 22
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

Hi dtrice
It is birdseye maple actually. The front body varnish is still OK but you shouldn't see the back ! The guy who owned it before me wasn't as careful as I am.

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