Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 9:28 am: |
I've been the very, very pleased owner of this bass since I purchased it used from a fellow in 1980. I do not know if he was the original owner or not. I was hoping someone from Alembic might be able to shed some light on this particular machine, dates, woods, first sold/where, any other info. I've had a quarter century (YIKES!! where does the time go??) with this wonderful bass, it's been a great ride. I'll try to get some pics of the ol' girl up on the site.
Post Number: 582
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 9:53 am: |
Welcome to the club. Usually your info request will receive a response from Val or Mica within a few days, depending on how busy they are. May I be the first (and there will undoubtedly be more) to exclaim "pictures, pictures, we want pictures!" The old ones are always appreciated around here. (Of course, so are the new ones).
Bill, the guitar one
Post Number: 740
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 2:53 pm: |
Not much on this one in the files but here's what we got:
1977 4 string Custom Short scale Series bass
Schedua top & back
MOP oval inlays
Dao peghead veneer
If anyone is wondering, Dao is apparently a dark wood that looks kinda like walnut.
Post Number: 2196
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 5:59 pm: |
Yes, I was wondering! Thanks, Val!
Post Number: 2197
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 6:27 pm: |
And welcome Jim!
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:05 am: |
Thanks for the fine welcome!!
I always thought the bass was a long scale, so last night I measured from nut to 12th fret- 17 inches. Wouldn't that make it a long scale?
I also confirmed the serial number, in case I goofed.
Well regardless the bass is a monster, it always gets a lot of attention (especially from other bass players, natch) when I bring her out. And the sound!!! Just unreal. But I'm preaching to the choir.
It came in an Anvil-type flight case, with the 5 pin cord and the DS5 power supply. Heavy!! literally. My life-long drummer friend calls it 'the coffin'.
About the only thing I wish I had was a combination stereo pre-amp and power supply - one that you could plug the 5 pin in directly, supply the power for the on-board electronics, and then pre-amp/eq's etc for the neck and bridge pickups, with outputs for each for the power amp(s) and the PA board. I've seen Alembic pre-amps with 1/4 input jacks but not the 5-pin. If they made something like that I'd be interested.
I'm not a digital camera guy (yet) so I'll have to see if I can borrow one to get some pics up soon.
Post Number: 2238
|Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:38 am: |
Yes; 17 x 2 = 34, and 34" is, in Alembic terms, a long scale bass.
Do the other details that Val quoted match your bass?
Alembic does not make a combination power supply/preamp. The preamps are shown here, and you can order a rack mount power supply. If you're looking for a stereo preamp, then the F-2B might work for you.