Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 8:24 am: |
I bought this alembic since last year and i live in Thailand and I'm Thai! ^ ^'
This alembic was came with a rusty alembic's gotoh(brass nut and brass tail pieces) - -' , i think that old owners used it cruely and never clean it!
can someone tell me what should i do to clean-up my alembic's gotoh!!!?
as it came to me with a bad condition, but it still give me a very very good sound! a lot of people who ever hear its sound were surprise!!
And there were very very few alembic in Thailand ^ ^'
Thanks a lot for INFO guy! ^ ^ I'm very happy with your stuff very much!
Post Number: 2669
|Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 1:36 pm: |
I don't think there's much other than water to clean the tuners. The plating is very thin, and most cleaners are too abrasive. If the tuners were worn badly and corroding, probably the only thing is to replace them.
For the brass, we use a product called Flitz. Anything that is specifically for cleaning brass will work on the nut and the bridge. The tailpiece is coated with a polyester finish, and that will have to be sanded off before you can clean it if the coating was compromised enough to allow corrosion.
Here's some details about your bass:
top: Flame Maple
accent veneer: Walnut
neck: 3-piece Maple
electronics: volume, pan, filter
finish: green glow
birthday: November 21, 1991
originally sold to: Guitar Center
Hope you keep enjoying your Essence.
Post Number: 367
|Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 3:28 am: |
Hi Naxale and welcome to the club. Hope you get your Essence back to the condition you want. I'm amazed anyone could ever be 'cruel' to an Alembic.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 8:46 pm: |
Ah.. In here,Thailand, there're lotta ppl dunno how this alembic worth, as i said, Alembic does not popular in Thailand. They known only Fender, Ibanez, Musicman, Warwick, ETC.
so, a lotta guys may think that this "boutique bass" is just a cheap one and play it very suck!. i feel very sad about this.
And the very important thing! Not only the brass items were worn, but they still leave a SCAR on my essence body, both front and back, how bad?
Post Number: 2762
|Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:08 pm: |
If the scratch is very deep, then it will have to be refinished to make an excellent repair. Can you post a picture?