Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 4:34 pm: |
Well this is my Series 1 from 1977. I bought it in Paris in 1990.
Post Number: 504
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 5:45 pm: |
That is a very cool bass- I especially like the streaks through the fretboard.
Great photo too BTW~
Post Number: 5327
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 7:30 pm: |
And I agree, it is a nice photo!
Post Number: 1265
|Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 1:40 am: |
Very nice bass edmouk and welcome to the club.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 6:13 am: |
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.
Post Number: 5329
|Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 10:10 am: |
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.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 4:08 am: |
Thanks very much for the infos. Cheers.
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 11:36 am: |
Is that quilt maple? I love the tint and grain.
Post Number: 22
|Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 2:04 pm: |
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.