Post Number: 105
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 9:59 am: |
i am beginning to look for another alembic an i have been seeing older series I basses going for around 3-4K and i am wondering if it is better to get a used bass w/ anniversary or signature electronics OR pick up one of the older series basses. the main thing i don't know is the noise issue-i know there is an upgrade that fixes RF issues with older basses-but i couldn't swing that. is it really a big issue in your experience? is it worse than playing say a jazz bass with single coils? or would i be better off getting a SC or MK bass with similar filter setups? i love the idea of separate filters for each pickup. i have never played either type of bass because i live in the middle of a cornfield!
Post Number: 1019
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 10:39 am: |
If you could find a old series bass go for it the electronics up-grade would'nt hurt.....my bass is 1972 (35yrs old) and there's no noise issue with it (yet) BUT anything vintage/series is more than worth it!.....there was recently a 1972 alembic guitar on ebay going for $37,000. I dont know if it sold or not though.
Post Number: 295
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 10:51 am: |
I have a signature equipped Rogue- unbelievably sweet. I've never played a Series bass and an older Series bass is at the top of my wish list, but if you can find a good deal on a signature or anniversary bass you won't be disappointed.
Post Number: 2021
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 11:07 am: |
From what I understand, whether or not you need the electronics upgrade has a lot to do with where you live. I believe it costs about $1500. That said, my '76 Series I guitar hasn't had the upgrade. I live in a dense, modern urban area (S.F. Bay Area) and I've had no problems yet with RF interference. I suspect the problem may also be instrument specific too. Some need it, some don't.
Post Number: 4715
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 4:36 pm: |
And it depends on the venue. I get some buzz at one of the clubs we regularly play at when I'm standing near the amp.
Post Number: 2024
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 4:45 pm: |
In the immortal words of the classic vaudeville skit:
THEN DON'T DO THAT! hehehehe
Post Number: 4717
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 4:48 pm: |
Post Number: 113
|Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 11:19 am: |
thanks for the input guys! i am still looking. are there any shops in L.A. that may have an alembic?
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 4:48 am: |
Get a Series. Mine's an 80, and the PF6 electronics are very quiet. Make sure you get a good one, and you'll be fine.
I also have a Clarke deluxe so I have a reference between the two.