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gearhed289
Junior
Username: gearhed289

Post Number: 11
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

Just curious if this is do-able. Say, a pair of Thunderbird pickups running through Europa electronics. Would it work?
germansal
Member
Username: germansal

Post Number: 53
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post

Better,and very much better with Alembic electronics!!!!!
germansal
Member
Username: germansal

Post Number: 54
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

Because it s like to own a Ferrari with Skoda engine!!!!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3477
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

How about this analogy ___" Standing on a skate board with a Jet Engine strapped on your back "

Perhaps there might be technical concerns and adjustments to be made with impedance matching and output attenuation of the non-Alembic pickup . Maybe ___.
I would think that the Alembic Pick ups have a much wider frequency response as well.
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2224
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:34 am:   Edit Post

As Sonicus says most probably impedance mismatch..may cause distortion with High Z pickups going through pre amps designed for Low Z ones. Most retro fit pre amps have a buffer circuit to prevent this.
gearhed289
Junior
Username: gearhed289

Post Number: 12
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the replies. An SF-2 would probably be a better idea, or I could just buy an actual Alembic. =) Still patiently waiting for the right one at the right price...
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2017
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

Since you brought up Thunderbird. What about this?

Keith
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3483
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Keith , That Alembird is simply STELLAR !

gearhed289 ___ I highly recommend and support your idea of getting an Alembic SF-2 Super filter as per your post #12. There is NO way to go wrong with that and you will love it for use of any Bass . You can use the SF-2 as a preamp with a power amp as well and as a tool to get just about any kind of cut or boost in the audio frequency spectrum with just about any amplification application. It is a very unique and versatile tool . I have other outboard audio filters (state variable filter type and others ) such as the laboratory grade Krohn-Hite type___ but the Alembic SF-2 is the most musical and useful for musical applications for use by musicians in my opinion. GO SF-2 !
gearhed289
Junior
Username: gearhed289

Post Number: 15
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, the Alembird is a sexy beast!

Sonicus - I know what you're saying. I currently use a Sadowsky preamp pedal for similar reasons - I don't have to install one in every bass I own! I think the combination of that, an SF-2, and a power amp would make for a killer rig.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3484
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 3:47 pm:   Edit Post

Kool ! That might be a plan __ .

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