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jim_b
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Username: jim_b

Post Number: 2
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

wondering about the history and features (electronics) of this bass listed and re-listed on ebay. thanks, JB
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 739
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Jim.
"85D" from the serial number indicates a Distillate completed in 1985, but the number after the D is too low. All (most) Alembics are numbered sequentially in build order, guitars and basses, regardless of model or style. I own a 1981 Distillate and it's 81D1892.
Mike
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 437
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

My guess is there should be a number after the 7, 3400 seems in the right range for '85

Edit, just saw the listing... the seller replaced the last number with a *, you should mail the seller to get the complete number...

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on January 19, 2007)
inthelows
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Username: inthelows

Post Number: 318
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post

There is another thread going on this.
It is a distillate. Picked up for $1500 and being resold at $2295.
The controls are vol,filter, q-switch, bass and treble quick tone switches, pick-up selector.
NLP
controls,
distillate thread

(Message edited by inthelows on January 19, 2007)

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