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amelnick
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Username: amelnick

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

anyone out there have pics of front facing leds on their Alembic. Trying to make up my mind on a new custom build. DO they replace the ovals?
gregduboc
Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 457
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

Check out the CTM Rio bass.
There is a close-up of the front LEDs.

Greg
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1315
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 - 3:44 am:   Edit Post

This is mine, they were retro fitted in the UK by Martin Sims
http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/65418.html?1247439350
amelnick
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Username: amelnick

Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

Hi Terry, how long did it take to have sims do the work. Is it just on/off or is there a dimmer control like Alembic offers.

thanks

Alan
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1317
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

It took two weeks, there is a toggle switch but I am sure Martin Simms would put a dimmer control in if you wanted.
Are you from the UK??
amelnick
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Username: amelnick

Post Number: 5
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

no I am sunny palm beach florida where all of you come for vacation!! Thanks for the info. I have a sadowsky that I want to get done and I have a MK custom on order that come with side LEDs but he is much! cheaper on the front LEDs.
Any advice

Cheers!
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1318
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:46 am:   Edit Post

Oh florida..went twice wehn the kids were young..great place.
Well it is much cheaper for me in the UK plus he can replace any LED's that burn out but when I spoke to him he said they rarely burn out and use very little current hence using the same battery as the pre amps.
The plus factor is that it draws the crowds!!
amelnick
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Username: amelnick

Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks again. I have emailed him several times with no response. Biz must be really really good!
digbass
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Username: digbass

Post Number: 12
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 1:32 pm:   Edit Post

Heres my Essence 5 with retro fitted SIMS LED's. It runs off its own 9V battery, which I've had in for almost a year now with regular use and its still going strong. I have had no issues at all with them and its a very tidy job.

LED's
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1319
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 1:56 pm:   Edit Post

digbass..Sims offered a separate battery to me but he said it can run off the existig battery..it's a good indicater when it begins to run out.
I invested in extremely high quality rechargable 9V batteries, I know they are frowned upon here but they save a lot of money.
Your bass looks great with the blue LED's, I opted for the traditional red as seen in the link
tmoney61092
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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 446
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

why are rechargable 9v's frowned upon?

~Taylor
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1321
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post

They don't supply a full 9V(usually about 8.4) and they die very quickly when they do go.
The ones I have are the NiMH which don't have the fault of not charging up fully if they are charged before full discharge, on the older NiCd this 'memory' eventually destroyed the battery prematurely.
I have 4 x 9V units which I use in the bass, the radio transmitter( 2 in use, 2 back up)and 12 AA rechargebles for my BOSS ME50B as I was sick of tripping up over cables and power pack leads.
They were expensive(12 UK for the 9V) so work that out in dollars but they are guaranteed to last for over a 1000 charges.
In my view a good investment.

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