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Username: gliner

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2014
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

I'm just about to buy used Alembic Epic 5 - i have only 20h left for decision!

Im courious becouse as far as i see my model with serial number 97W11229 has got GOTOH tuners without A logo and with diffrent shape comparing to some of i found on web.
I would like to buy fully original model.
Can you tell me if everything is ok with it? Are this parts original? Why there is no logo on tuners?

I would lke to know more about history of this bass too.

Ps. I already love your basses :-)
Epic 5 back head
Username: mica

Post Number: 8214
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Lots of times there's no A on the tuners - it depends if we have them in stock or not. I can't tell you if the bass is still original from 1997 - that was a long time ago.

Those tuners are Gotohs, and they are our preferred shape (we have a new shipment coming in soon and we special order them in this old style).
Username: gliner

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2014
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post

I finally got, and already play two gig's.
It's amazing bass!
Speaking about a machineheads.
They're rather worn out.
I would like to replace them with those with A logo.
How can i order them ?
Username: mica

Post Number: 8711
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:07 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Stanislaw,

Here's what I found out about your bass:

model name: Epic
model number: WLB5
top: Megaflame Walnut*
accent: Maple
body: Mahogany
neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: MXY56
controls: "Epic" volume, pan, bass, treble, mono output
originally made for: Guitar Center
birthday: January 9, 1998**

*This is the only time I've seen Megaflame Walnut noted, it must be very pretty!

**Since the serial number is under the finish, it was stamped in 1998, even though the bass was finished a few days later in 1999

I sent you an email with some other details about replacing tuners if you like.

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