Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 10:00 pm: |
Just purchased on ebay a 97 Stanley Clark standard short scale
Serial number: 97SJ11068. Can you please give me any info on it?
Post Number: 2432
|Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 11:14 pm: |
Hi, great news on your purchase. if you want a quick response, the best thing is to put some photo's on here and members will definitely chip in and share their knowledge on the model, woods and features etc. Mica will get to this thread later when her schedule allows but it could be weeks before this happens. When it comes to Alembics we often find that we are very impatient to know the details of our basses. So I would recommend get some pics up here and you will be surprised at how quickly you will get some feedback.
The serial number confirms your description and shows that it was the 11068th alembic made by the company.
Is this your first Alembic?
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:40 am: |
Yes, first one. I'm using a Warwick Thumb now. It's a good bass but a little weak above the 12th fret. I don't actually have the bass yet, just bought it on ebay. I told myself i would never buy a bass i haven't played first but there you go. I hope it wasn't a big mistake.
Post Number: 2434
|Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 1:24 pm: |
I have bought a number of alembics without playing them and all were shipped in from another country and apart from one guitar that shook the electronics loose. That was because the case was the wrong size for the guitar. All were in great condition and undamaged when they arrived even though none were in a flightcases.
The best part is plugging in and hearing it for the first time.
keep us in touch with your progress with it.
Post Number: 931
|Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 7:20 pm: |
I bought my Series I before it was even done, so no one heard it. Best bass I've ever bought! My only problem with it is that I can't decide what strings to keep on it, so I keep switching sets out. Maybe I need three! One for DR flats, one for Ken Smith Compressors and one for DR Sunbeams.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 9:56 pm: |
Thanks for the info guys. Here's the photo that was on
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:52 pm: |
Here's more photos of the bass i just bought on ebay. Can anyone give me info on this bass.
I'm also interested in finding out what each knob and toggle switch does.
97 Stanley Clark standard short scale
Serial number: 97SJ11068.
Post Number: 2803
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 2:17 am: |
Hi Tom, congrats on the SC - that's a mighty fine looking bass!
More info on the electronics can be found on the Signature Controls page in the FAQ section of the Club.
Post Number: 8436
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 5:57 pm: |
Also posted this for the (barely)previous owner on this thread.
Here's what I found in the file:
top: Flame Maple
accent: Purpleheart laminate
neck: 3-piece Maple with 2 Walnut pinstripes
scale: 30.75" short
fingerboard: Ebony 1.75 x 2.25 (classic taper)
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
side markers: Red LEDs
finish: polyester gloss
originally made for: Manny's, NY
birthday: not recorded, but mid-late October 1997
Was repaired in 1998. Small fingerboard crack and milled frets.