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Username: naxalez

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

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!
Username: mica

Post Number: 2669
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

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
body: Maple
neck: 3-piece Maple
pickups: MXY
electronics: volume, pan, filter
finish: green glow
birthday: November 21, 1991
originally sold to: Guitar Center

Hope you keep enjoying your Essence.
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 367
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 3:28 am:   Edit Post

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.

Username: naxalez

Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post

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?
Username: mica

Post Number: 2762
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:08 pm:   Edit Post

If the scratch is very deep, then it will have to be refinished to make an excellent repair. Can you post a picture?

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