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Username: johnnymac2201

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 12:52 am:   Edit Post

Just got my first Alembic and now know what Ive been missing all these years. Could you please give me the info on serial number: 90H5798. Will post pictures as soon as I have them.
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 27
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome, Johnny. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new bass. The serial number means 1990, H=Elan, and it is the 5798th instrument that Alembic made. Try to come up for air every once in a while. I know you'll want to play until your fingers don't work anymore. Oh, by the way, we love pictures.
Username: valvil

Post Number: 585
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

Hello John & welcome to the club.

This is what we have on file on your bass:

1990 4 string long scale Elan bass
flame maple top
maple body
maple neck
ebony fretboard
perloid oval inlays
stormburst finish
chrome hardware
completed 2/19/90

That's it

Username: johnnymac2201

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Val. Ive got to say this is a really nice finish. Ive always liked black basses, and this stormburst is very elegant. I remember this bass when it was originally for sale in Stuttgart at Masterpiece Guitars (since closed) and feel forunate I was able to buy it used now in like new condition.
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Username: mint_bass

Post Number: 242
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 1:54 am:   Edit Post

What is this stromburst finish i am keen to see it. It sounds cool please post some pictures Johny
Username: sarchiapone

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

hi everybody. just bought ELAN 4 strings fretted 1990. I need some info about wiring and switching controls. Where can i find them? in alembic's site there's no scheme.
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1147
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 6:48 am:   Edit Post

Hi Alessandro, and welcome. If you look in the Showcase section of this forum, you'll see that Elans don't all have the same control layouts. Perhaps the most common setup for an Elan is volume, pan, filter, and Q switch. Some are just volume, pan and filter. There's one that is volume, volume, filter. There are a couple that have the Europa controls; volume, pan, filter, Q switch, bass boost/cut switch, treble boost/cut switch. And there is one with Signature controls. So a picture would be helpful. The filter is a low pass filter; turning it sets the point at which higher frequencies are filtered out and only the lower frequencies are passed through. The Q switch provides a boost at the point where the filter is set.
Intermediate Member
Username: dgcarbu

Post Number: 128
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Pics, pics, Bueller, Bueller...

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