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notfadeaway
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Username: notfadeaway

Post Number: 3
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:46 am:   Edit Post

Hi there,
Thinking about purchasing this Rogue 5 stringer. Wonder what you could tell me about it.
Thanks,
G.
speicky
Senior Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 465
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

nothing... other than it doesn't exist :-) Just kiddin, but there is something wrong with the serial number you provided in the subject line. A 98 serial would have five digits after the letter, something in the 11,xxx range. I've looked up FC's database for similar serials, but couldn't find one.

Anyway: I keep my fingers crossed for you. All the best,

Christian
notfadeaway
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Username: notfadeaway

Post Number: 4
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:24 am:   Edit Post

Maybe the number isn't the serial number? I attached a link to the picture. It definitely looks like the brass plate says 98K1184. Thanks speicky for helping with this.
[IMG]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm80/geoffreyh/ar2.jpg[/IMG]
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1367
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

Looks like the last number is obscured by a string.
Its an Essence with Europa/Rogue electronics, not sure what the top is (figured Walnut?)
Side mounted output would also be a custom feature.
notfadeaway
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Username: notfadeaway

Post Number: 5
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:34 am:   Edit Post

Ah, so that is an Essence? He told me it was a Rogue. What are the important differences between the Essence and Rogue? Not sure what the top is either. I will ask him to resend me the serial number. Thanks fc spoiler!
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1368
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

Your welcome! :-)

You can see the main differences between models here: Alembic Bass models
The Essence has another body shape and more basic electronics, also the Rogue usually comes with a bar tailpiece (Essence have the "half moon" tailpiece)

Key feature to determine the model is the serial number, K = Essence, Q = Rogue (Look here)
You can see the typical serial number sequence here
notfadeaway
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Username: notfadeaway

Post Number: 6
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 9:25 am:   Edit Post

Wow! Those links are super handy. I somehow missed those while surfing the Alembic site. I also have been doubly blessed. I may still buy the Essence, but a forum member here just agreed to sell me his minty custom Rogue. I will get some pics up next week, when I take delivery of it. I may go from none to two Alembics in one week! Holy Schnikes! I'm not worthy... Thanks again fc spoiler. The info is very useful to me.
mtjam
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Username: mtjam

Post Number: 29
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 9:53 am:   Edit Post

That's how it happens! I had no Alembics as of last November, and now I have two and I'm thinking about a third! Congrats, and have fun!
notfadeaway
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Username: notfadeaway

Post Number: 7
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Thanks mtjam. I have owned so many basses over the years that just didn't do it for me. When I played someone's Alembic, I knew that i had to have one.... or maybe more.... :-)
I love how so many people here have Dead/Allman Bros handles. (Mine included!)

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