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Username: hank463

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2013
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 8:18 am:   Edit Post

I want to check the serial number is authentic and ok.

SN: 000W122833 USA (on back of headstock)

Any more info would be great. I purchased for 1500 from a dealer in UK.Main Body Alembic Orion 5 stringHeadstock frontSerial Number
Username: hank463

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2013
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 8:23 am:   Edit Post


What are the best strings to put on this. I'm not sure what's already on it because I bought it used.

Great feel and tone. This seems to get a great sound on each string, on every fret.
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3778
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

You have a great bass there. I almost bought that bass a few times but a few wise words from members here reminding me of my existing arsenal of alembics made me leave it be. That said I' was sorely tempted still. But now I'm glad you have removed it from my grasp.

From what I can see, You have a year 2000 orion with the signature electronics package which is a non standard configuration for that bass. Usually it has volume pan, bass & treble. So with that set up you have the same as the Stanley Clarke Signature and Mark King Signature basses giving you much more tonal choices than the standard Orion bass.

That is a great price for an alembic bass of that spec in the UK.
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1931
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

John, welcome to the forum! From the picture it appears that you may have added an extra "3". I have placed the serial number (00OW12283) into the thread title to help identify it when the look-up occurs. Enjoy and Play it Healthy! Art
Username: mica

Post Number: 8698
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 1:46 am:   Edit Post

Hi Hank,

Here's the details from the research on your bass:

top: Vermilion
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: MXY56
controls: "Signature" volume, pan, filter x2, Q-switch x2, mono output
originally made for: Music Unlimited, CA
birthday: January 24, 2000

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