Post Number: 240
|Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 1:52 pm: |
This is an ignorant question, but in what year did Alembic start using the dual truss rods?
Post Number: 155
|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 10:00 am: |
My '77 has the dual truss rod system. I owned a '75 that had a single, not sure about '76.
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 11:09 am: |
My first Alembic, which I'd received in June 1976 directly from Alembic (#AC 76 405, a very customized short-scale w/Series II Electronics) had a single truss rod. I think it's safe to say that the change from single to double occurred sometime in the area between late '76 and early '77.
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 11:53 am: |
My '75 doubleneck has a single truss rod for the fretless and dual truss rods for the 30" scale baritone neck, so put that date back to at least '75.
Post Number: 2661
|Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 8:51 am: |
Post Number: 217
|Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 9:40 am: |
There is a post partway down the page here by dela217 that states that dual trussrods didn't become standard until late 1977, although they showed up here and there before then.
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 9:41 am: |
I think it's safe to say that they changed somewhere between '75 and '77.
My '75 SI has a single rod, and seems no less stable for it.
Post Number: 1175
|Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 1:09 pm: |
The necks seem to have also gotten appreciably bigger in cross-section when the dual trussrods came onto the scene. Some of the earlier single-truss basses I've had the pleasure of fondling sported very thin necks..