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icecreamman
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Username: icecreamman

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

Just picked up from the good folks down at Guitar Showcase in SJ. Came from the owners collection. Some better pix to come....

79SIGuitar

(Message edited by icecreamman on March 06, 2008)
davehouck
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Post Number: 6309
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Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 6:59 am:   Edit Post

Congrats!!
lbpesq
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Post Number: 2972
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 7:44 am:   Edit Post

UNTERFUNKEN:

Congrats! Looks sweet. So are you bringing it up the the Northern California Alembic Gathering a week from Saturday? I'd love to check it out in person.

Bill, the guitar one
icecreamman
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Post Number: 4
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Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Bill- yeah, I'm hoping to attend on the 15th...still in discussions w/ wife on our plans that weekend.

davehouck
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Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 6:16 pm:   Edit Post

Great shot!
jazzyvee
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Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post

Now that's what I call a Super Model!!

Lovely guitar.

Jazzyvee
icecreamman
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post

Joining the Series I will be an old-timer: San Francisco-built F2-B, owned and used by Phil Lesh throughout the '70's on stage and in the studio w/ the Dead. This guy will handle both guitar and bass duties now....

(Message edited by icecreamman on March 10, 2008)
icecreamman
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

Serial #105..any chance to see if Phil paid his bill? :-) So where can you get these lovely vintage knob-fills? any good subs out there?



icecreamman
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

icecreamman
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

icecreamman
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

edwin
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Post Number: 304
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

Cool! I like the large power lamp. It would look very cool with one of those old purple jewels from the Kustom amps.

I have serial number 459, which is also a San Francisco build, but it has the LED.

I bet it goes great with the guitar!

Edwin
hieronymous
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Post Number: 269
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, I'm jealous of you guys with the SF built F-2Bs! I thought I was cool for having the old style with the red knobs, but mine were built in Santa Rosa - still cool of course, but you know what I mean.

The story behind the different knobs can be found here.
lbpesq
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Post Number: 2982
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Harry:

Thanks for the link.

"They had a smooth red cap that was super-glued onto the main body of the knob."

Now I know how to fix the problem of the caps falling out! Super glue ... who'da thunk it!

Bill, tgo
keurosix
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Post Number: 259
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 10:51 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club!
What a classic line up!
Kris
dela217
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Post Number: 887
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 3:34 am:   Edit Post

I've been looking for a pre-amp like that for a while myself. Nice find!

FYI - The LED started at serial number 145.
icecreamman
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post

So any ideas on what years relate to what serial numbers? If they started shipping in '69, would #105 be in '69? I need to see whats on the pots inside I guess....
dela217
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Post Number: 888
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:27 pm:   Edit Post

From what I understand, I have one of the first ones. It was made in a batch of 10 or so. It was an F2 before they made the stereo model, the F2B. Mine has the serial number of 102, was all hand made and hand labeled with transfer decals. The thing isn't even rack mountable.

Is it possible that the first run started with a serial number of 100? Then the F2B had their own set of serial numbers? Dunno. Lot of foggy history there. I would think that first batch of F2's would be the ones from '69. Just guessing of course.
icecreamman
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Username: icecreamman

Post Number: 11
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

Interesting! Do you have some pix you can post of your F2?

I called Alembic yesterday on this, and they just said that instruments had one set of serial numbers (guitars/basses) and electronics/rackmounts (F2B, etc) had a different set. If that is the case, our units are 3 units apart, but sounds like very different builds...
icecreamman
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like they started the F2B later? Check this close up on the circuit board.. October '72 by chance?

dela217
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Post Number: 889
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:43 pm:   Edit Post

There's pics of my F2 on this site somewhere. I did a search, but couldn't find it.

I'm gonna open mine now to see if there is a date in it on the board someplace.

Michael

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