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Username: jpetsalo

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post

Hello all! First, it is absolutely great that the people at Alembic are supporting such a nice community forum. Having owned an Alembic as well as having been involved with Internet for well over 10 years now, I can't understand how I didn't join before. But never too late.

I'd like to get the birthday and other facts for my beloved bass. My history with her (or is it him?) began in a Finnish bass guitar shop in the early 90's. I guess I was the first actual owner, as I had been playing with it for many times, waiting for the opportunity. Then it came, when the shop closed business and was selling all stock with half price. My only regret is, that I did not have the extra $1000 for the Series I (as I recall), but a Persuader 32" for $1500 was not bad either.

OK, I have also another regret. Relatively short time after, the neck mic volume started making excess noises, and I took my Alembic to a small town music shop for fixing. And they replaced the original Alembic control with a standard one, so now it is not full Alembic electronics anymore :-( Still sounds good anyway.

So, could I please hear all about the 4308th Alembic Bass made in the USA? Once I have the opportunity, I'll upload some pictures to Showcase.

(Message edited by jpetsalo on August 26, 2005)
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2276
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 4:44 am:   Edit Post

Welcome Jyrki! When Mica or Val get a chance to scan through the posts they will get the build info for you.
Advanced Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 295
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 4:46 am:   Edit Post

Hi Jyrki and welcome to the club, it's never too late to join in with the excellent discussions on here.
If you ask Mica, Alembic might be able to replace the non-original electronics and restore your persuader to it's former glory.

Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 609
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post

Hey Jyrki, welcome to the club. Alembic numbers all their instruments sequentially, both basses and guitars, so there were actually quite a few less basses than 4307 made prior to yours. Enjoy your bass and don't forget to post some pictures!

Bill, the guitar one
Username: valvil

Post Number: 748
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 4:32 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Jykri,

here's what we have on file:

1997 4 string medium scale Persuader bass
Flame Koa top
Mahogany body
maple neck
ebony fretboard
Schaller tuners
Oval inlays
Completed 3/10/87
Sold through Kenman In Switzerland

That's it.


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