Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 2:17 pm: |
I have replaced the batteries in my 07 MK 5-string 3 times, still distorting.
Any advice before it goes to the shop?
Post Number: 7252
|Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 2:20 pm: |
Do you have side LEDs on the bass? Make sure you are replacing the battery in the main battery compartment (behind the controls).
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 4:35 pm: |
I am going to build a statue of you at my place.
That was it, 1 more 9v in the control cavity.
My 1st Alembic (obviously), back in the game!
I can't wait to play her tonight at my 1st rehearsal with the Jazz Police (original material 19-piece big band).
Thanks a ton! A metric ton!
Post Number: 1206
|Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 4:52 pm: |
and welcome basspresso...love to see some pics of your MK when you get a chance,
Post Number: 1637
|Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:57 pm: |
A word here: Unlike previous axes I had with EMG's which slowly 'faded to black' as the 9v's died, both my Alembics distort like the cheesiest el-cheapo distortion pedal you ever heard when it's new battery time.
I think this is actually some not-spoken-about-in-public trick that Ron built into these things, so WHEN you hear this, IT'S BATTERY TIME. And as Mica said, check the LED battery too.
J o e y
Post Number: 1210
|Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:04 pm: |
The first thing I always notice is that I'm hitting notes harder to get the same output.
...then as Joey says , a sound akin to a (newer) fuzzface in a blender
for about 20 seconds before it fades away.
Post Number: 1530
|Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:11 am: |
The SIMS leds I had fitted a couple of years ago run off the same battery as the pre amps, when they dim which is much before the distortion then I change the battery out... a built in power meter!!!
Post Number: 616
|Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:10 am: |
If you are new to Alembic, remember that it can deliver some real hot signal to Amp if trim pots are set to full gain, James... But I would consider checking PUs conections first, anyway.
(Message edited by mario farufyno on March 24, 2011)