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marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 4:13 am:   Edit Post

Hi all. I've owned this bass for well over 20 years. It's an old stanley model, short scale, and has a couple of extra switches on it and no LED's. Will send a pic soon. It's beautiful to look at and to play. Serial number is short so it may be an early one. Any information regarding it's history would be much appreciated. Cheers, marcus
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

Waaah...any word on 1078?
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

Will post photo soon...have been living and playing in singapore / india / china / vietnam / japan...hell...asia... for the last five years...using the TRB-5,,,yes, I know...poor substitute but ' the wife " will be joining me very soon and will then post pix! Am having serious alembic withdrawals!!!
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 2:57 am:   Edit Post

Hi, a little more information regarding #1078. Series 1 short scale. I think it's a maple top and back with mahogany body. Only modification I have made to the bass is to get rid of the pickup selector switch and convert the two pickup volume controls to master volume and balance. Much more sensible IMHO. Also, as a result of over enthusiastic slapping, sometimes I would contact the pickup selector switch ( damn painful ) or hit it into the OFF position! Not too desirable. The bass also has 2 extra toggle switches sited above and between what were originally the pickup volume controls. Can you please give me some information about these as I have never seen them on any other Alembic. The bass is in pristine condition...aged but perfect!!! The 'wife' will be with me shortly and I will post pix as soon as poss. Cheers marcus
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 5
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 3:10 am:   Edit Post

Also, an interesting quote from one of my favourite books and authors...'Tunc' by Laurence Durrell. As follows..." I became alembicated and began to exflunctify "! Dunno what it means but it sure as hell sounds good!!!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1240
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 3:55 am:   Edit Post

Google exflunctify, and you get exactly ONE match - anybody still into googlewhacking?

"Exfluncticate, meaning to overcome, with variants exflunct and exflunctify, dates back to the early 183os [...]"

Google links to a 1948 article on De Quincey's Use of Americanisms (opening page only).
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 6
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post

Ah, the mystery is solved!. now it makes perfect sense. Thanks Adriaan
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1242
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:46 am:   Edit Post

It makes perfect sense? I guess all lovers of modernist literature are created equal, but some are more equal than others. ;-)
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 7
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post

hmmmm....modernist literature...what does that mean exactly? Literaturre is literature. Alembicated I understood, exflunctify I did not. but now do.Obviously I was using the wrong search engine! However, is this last comment a positive or a negative? Will take you on any time man!!!!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1245
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 1:50 am:   Edit Post

I was hoping the smiley for irony would do the trick ... Anyway, what a funny thing to say, that "exflunctify" makes perfect sense.

Didn't Durrell have a brother who wrote books about animals? I must have a copy of the Alexandria Quartet somewhere, but can't remember reading more than a couple of pages.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1025
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 4:43 am:   Edit Post

That would be Gerald Durrell, adriaan. probably more famous than Lawrence in the UK. I had the pleasure to meet him in me early teens when I visited his conservation zoo in Jersey - the island off france, not the NY suburb;-) A really nice guy, perfectly happy to chat for ages to one of his biggest fans. (at the time i had grand ideas of following in his footsteps and becoming a naturalist).

graeme
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1247
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 5:34 am:   Edit Post

Bonus points to Graeme! Personally, I don't care too much for the worldwide obsession with the animal kingdom - the sorry fate of Steve Irwin comes to mind. Doesn't mean I don't like the occasional visit to the zoo, and with a 6 year old one can't really avoid that - and Rotterdam zoo is not too bad. It's caged birds that I find most depressing.
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 8
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

Hi guys. Yes correct about Gerald Durrell. Laurence IMHO is a much hipper writer though. Alexandria quartet and Avignon Quintet are amongst the finest pieces of literature! Yeah Adriaan I got the irony, but interested in why you don't think exflunctify makes sense. I will try to dig uo the entire paragraph so you get the context of the entire statement. Very cool! Ummm...by the way...isn't this forum supposed to be about Alembic lovers? Here we are lapsing into literary pursuits! Don't get me wrong though..I love it!! Also interesting that my posts pertaining to my bass ( the wife ) have elicited zero response, but quote Laurence Durrell and look what happens!!!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1252
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 2:00 am:   Edit Post

Marcus, "exflunctify" is a made-up word with comic overtones. The sort of term typically used when poking fun at excessive verbiage (ooh, aren't I the show-off).

As far as modernist literature is concerned, I prefer Musil.

And thus continues our wait for the final word on #1078.
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 9
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 1:06 am:   Edit Post

Hi Adriaan. I read this book many years ago, and went in search of that word, going as far as the complete OED and not finding it there or in past editions. I concluded it eas either obsolete or made up. Tended toward obsolete because I've never known Durrell to make up a word in any of his books ( that I've read anyway ). The reference in De Quincey's Americanisms' was interesting because it was the first indication that the word may be real. Looks like the mystery continues! I Prefer music too...been a professional for 30 years!! Still waiting for news on #1078. Curiouser and curiouser!
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 10
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm...thought it was a typo, but l is a long way from c on the keyboard! Musil. Sounds like a breakfast food!!! Did you mean music or...pause...is there a modernist writer of literature ( Musil) that I am blissfully unaware of? Maybe just a spelling error. Doesn't matter. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Fcuknig amzanig huh?
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1254
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post

It does make total sense, but it doesn't improve the reading experience one bit. Not that perfect spelling always makes for a pleasant read, but whatever.

You are most blisslessly unaware of Robert Musil. The title of his magnum opus is not terribly welcoming - The Man Without Qualities - but it is actually a profoundly funny book about some very serious issues and how badly people tend to deal with them, when blinded by ideals. Vienna, 1913 - things are about to happen, but it goes unnoticed.

It also teaches the important lesson that, before you pass through a door, you should make sure that the frame is sturdy. And pay attention to all the metaphors involving walls.

Still no news on #1078?
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 11
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post

Thanks man. Looking for Musil now! Sounds interesting but may be hard to quickly locate in Singapore. Still eagerly awaiting a message from Mica re #1078.
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 12
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 5:32 pm:   Edit Post

Anybody home? Alembic closed for holidays?
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 13
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Earth to Alembic?
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 692
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post

Marcus,
Serial number requests are done when the folks at Alembic have spare time. Given year end business such as taxes and the extra work added by the previous year end sales I expect the people are very busy at this time.

Keith
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2087
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post

Marcus:

Based on Alembic's serial number system, #1078 would represent the 78th instrument they ever built and would further indicate that it was built in 1910! In other words, "1078" is probably not your entire serial number. The first two digits indicate the year of manufacture, the letter indicates model, (no letter means a series instrument), and the final numbers are which number instrument this is in Alembic history. For example, my Series I guitar is 76-476, meaning that it was built in 1976 and is the 476th instrument made in Alembic's history. Perhaps posting the entire serial number might help the folks at Alembic to answer your inquiry more expediantly.

Bill, tgo
muller1007
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Username: muller1007

Post Number: 135
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

I'm pretty sure it's built in 1978. I have serial# 78-1020.

So I guess the complete # should be 78-1078.

Duncan
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 14
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Hi guys. Yeah I know this takes time...I'm just champing at the bit because...pause...1078 are the ONLY numbers on the headstock. There are NO other (visible anyway) numbers. Curious huh? I also suspect its birthday is in 1978 as well, but would like to be sure. Also very curious about the two extra toggles above the volume controls. Never seen these on any other Alembic.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4133
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Marcus,

I'm sorry that I haven't been able to get you this information sooner. But after 20 years, 1 month doesn't seem like too long ;) Believe me, I'd much rather do instrument requests than the annual taxes :-)

Here's what I found in the file for your bass:

PSB-I Piccolo Short Scale Series I bass 78-1078

top and back: Coco Bolo
core: Mahogany
neck: Maple and Purpleheart, 30.75" short scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl inlays
peghead veneers: Zebrawood
machine heads: Schaller
strings: Vinci (I'm sure they are long gone!)
originally made for: Rothchild Music Instruments, CA
birthday: April 27, 1978

The bass was returned to us in August of 1978 to repair a scratch on the back caused at a trade show and to file the fret ends down. Rothchild also asked us to replaced the preamp card and pickup selector switch which were damaged in shipping the bass back from the trade show.

There is no record of additional switches, or any ownership history. If you post a photo of the electronics cavity, I may be able to help you identify your mystery switches.
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 15
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mica...well...the plot seriously thickens! Piccolo bass???? I don't think so. NO evidence of piccolo type strings or any bridge or nut filing to make this into a 'normal' bass, All looks to be beautifully original. Coco bolo top and back??? Negative dear! It's quilted maple! Headstock lamination??? Not what you state!!! Once again I reiterate... NO year serial number.. only 1078 stamped on right hand side of peghead. Will send pix as soon as she arrives in an attempt to clear this up. The two extra toggle switches I have never seen on any other Alembic EVER...( have searched your site relentlessy for this) but they do appear to be original, and the documentation does refer to them . Will send you details as soon as the 'wife' arrives. I Love a mystery!!! Also..I found this bass in Perth, Australiia years before this music show that you refer to... so how??? It is definately an original Alembic...the quality of workmanship and the sound are unmistakeable!!! Also, both your Dads and Rick Turners signatures are on the documentation!!! Curious yes???!!!
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 16
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post

Also,,apologies...in sympathy..yes tax and all the associated paperwork sucks...but in Singapore 5%!!!!! Cool huh! Additionally, seeing as how this post has taken such a literary bent, any offerings???
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 17
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

In addition...one of my favourite quotes from Hunter S. Thompson..." The music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench. A long and plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side! "
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4144
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

I'll be looking forward to seeing your documentation, since our documentation usually contains the information you originally requested.

Please do take a nice, clear close-up of the serial number. Also, take notes of the handwritten numbers on the preamp card and on one of the pots. These may be able to be used to cross reference to the serial number.

There are sometimes duplicate numbers. Your additional information will help clear up the mystery.
dela217
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Username: dela217

Post Number: 753
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 4:22 pm:   Edit Post

I wonder if the switches are mellow switches that were installed on a bass instead of a guitar.
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1271
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 1:07 am:   Edit Post

Michael - the "mellow" filters have been mentioned before (the July 1999 featured custom from 1975) but never what exactly made them mellow. Perhaps the filter drop-off is less steep than 12 dB/octave?
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 18
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Dela you could be right! The switches appear to have no appreciable effect when engaged, but maybe Mica is right and this was originally a piccolo bass and the mellow switches were installed with that application in mind. (Definitely no coco bolo though)They do sound very cool and the effect is VERY subtle. The plot thickens even more!!! Will post pix and more details as soon as she gets here!!
dela217
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Username: dela217

Post Number: 757
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

You are killing me. I really need to see some pictures!
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 19
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

Hi all. Finally got my baby shipped over to Singapore after 5 years without her...a joyous reunion. Managed to take some pix but I think I need a new camera...shots are a little blurry. Also must apologise...my memory failed me ... not surprising I guess for a 48 year old ex-hippie musician. The correct serial is 78-1062. Hope this clears things up. Any info regarding the extra switches would also be appreciated. They add bottom end! I have not seen these on any other alembic.Very curious.

(Message edited by marcusbass on May 09, 2007)



(Message edited by marcusbass on May 09, 2007)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4553
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 5:59 pm:   Edit Post

Getting the right serial number will surely improve the quality of the information. We'll get this pulled in the next few days.
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 20
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica. Once again apologies for blowing it with the serial number! I was so certain, only to finally see the bass again and find I was certainly wrong! The paperwork was not shipped with the bass unfortunately so I have to wait for that to be mailed from Australia. Will post details asap. Thanks again!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1445
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Marcus, could you edit your post, and add a line break after each picture? That would show off your beautiful instrument more clearly, without us having to scroll left and right. (It's also making it harder to read the postings.)
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 21
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post

ok Adriaan will try to do this. Hey still can't find Musil in Singapore. Frustrating!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1446
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

No international bookshop? Any decent bookshop can order pretty much any book for you. And of course there's always Amazon.com ...

(Message edited by Adriaan on May 09, 2007)
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 22
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

Ummm...how to edit the post? Any tips?
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 23
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

Ok found it!!!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1447
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:20 am:   Edit Post

It helps if the page isn't as wide, doesn't it? ;-)
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1448
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post

Did you replace all the \ characters with / characters?

(Message edited by adriaan on May 09, 2007)
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 24
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm...completely blew it!! Will try again later. Must go to gig. Probably should have read editing instructions first!!
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 25
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

how about this/popjpeg{39562,}
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 26
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post

Aarrgh!! Now cannot get the pix to post at all! Should have left well enough alone! Any suggestions? Tried replacing \ with / to no avail and now i get error message informing me that my 100k pic files are too large!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 495
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post



The other \ ;-)
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 27
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post

Hi all...yes finally have some pix of my bass but cannot get around the complications.Already take up too much time. Should've left the first post in place. Never mind...as long as Mica can provide information that"s all that's important
Michael I know you wanted pix but just too much hassle. My 100k picture files are too big!
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 28
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

let me try this...












(Message edited by mica on May 11, 2007)
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 29
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post

Hurrah! Success!!!
eflat
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Username: eflat

Post Number: 10
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post

Yip, your right that's not Coco Bolo... It is quite lovely regardless!
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 32
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

hi Mica. Thanks for editing the post...now I can go back and review and correct my errors. Will shoot some pix in daylight so that you can see the figuring in the maple. It's sort of lost in these pix...I was just excited to post and the pix were somewhat hurried.
marcusbass
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Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 33
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Gary. Yeah, she actually looks quite plain in these pix, but up close looks and plays like a dream come true!
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 34
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mica. Any word on my mysterious extra switches? Very curious. Have searched the Alembic site thoroughly and still not seen anything like this on any other bass. Keen to know if it is a factory installation or not. Also is it possible to find out the original string gauges that this bass was set up for? Not really expecting that sort of info to be in the original build sheet, but just curious. Is there a 'standard' Alembic string gauge? Thanks again. This site has been a revelation! So much information and way too many beautiful and desirable instruments!
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1201
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post

you might wanna open the back of your bass to see if those toggles are connected to anything & also post a pic.
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 35
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post

Aarrgh... the KGB ( my Russian girlfriend ) got home after a party last night to discover me sitting at the mac after my gig browsing the Alembic site and lusting after soooo many beautiful basses! Her flabber was well and truly gasted!!! She expected me to be surfing porn, not drooling over alembics! Dear doctor. is this normal???!!! Is there something wrong with me??? ; )
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1387
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

Well most of them are sporting "G" strings. ;)
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 36
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

BTW...nickname KGB cos I am always under surveillance!! Keavin, cavity pix coming soon...need to buy a more advanced digital camera for better resolution. Adriaan, Musil on the way!!! Cheers all!
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 37
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm...think I need to post new thread. This one is becoming a little unwieldy!!
marcusbass
Junior
Username: marcusbass

Post Number: 38
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post

Yeah damn right Olie! Only difference is the gauge!!!
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1211
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 9:51 pm:   Edit Post

Cruzing the alembic club is like a porn site cause there's soo many undressed naked B-asses to droul over......Its no wonder Bass players love to plug in!
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2426
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 7:11 am:   Edit Post

Guitar players know more positions! And we can sustain longer too! hehehehe

Bill, tgo
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1216
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

But Bass players love "going down" (low)........which makes guitars scream!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4628
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 3:01 pm:   Edit Post

I'm hoping you can post a picture showing the electronics with the backplate off. Nothing in the file indicates this is anything other than a standard Series I bass. What was in the file:

top and back: Maple
body: Mahogany
neck: Maple and Purpleheart, 30.75" short scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl ovals
peghead veneers: Walnut
birthday: April 24, 1978
originally made for: Rothchild, then sold to Thayer Music in Hawaii.

One previous registered owner in Australia.

We sent a replacement neck pickup to the original owner in 1980 and serviced the preamp card at that time where we replaced two gain trimmers.

In the correspondence with the original owner, there's no mention of the additional switches.

So we're only a little closer to solving the mystery until I can get a peek at what's under the hood.

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