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82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 26
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 12:53 am:   Edit Post

Mica,

I'm looking into the purchase of this bass, and I wanted to see if there was anything in the files for it.

Thanks for your help!

Chris
82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 29
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post



Here's a pic for reference.
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 633
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

Hey is that one of the rare Alembics that has band-pass filters instead of the standard low-pass filters?

In any event, it looks great!
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1478
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post

Mark,

What in the world would suggest that to you?

Looks like perhaps the Q toggle switches were replaced, but they may well be the originally installed ones.
82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 30
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 2:49 pm:   Edit Post

T8SK-I have no idea about the filters, but the seller didn't note anything special in reference to them, so it's likely that they're the standard low-pass filters.

I've seen a lot of these 70's basses with the chrome switches, so I think that they're stock.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4646
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

There's not much in the file, just the original index card with scant details:

LSBI 75-246

top: Lacewood
body: not recorded
back: Peroba Rosa
neck: Maple and Walnut, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl ovals
peghead veneers: Zebrawood
electronics: PF6
birthday: not recorded
originally made for: LD Heater

That's all there is.

The chrome switch paddles are typical for the time.

I am not familiar with Alembics that have only band-pass filters. There are several that have switchable filters that can cycle through low-, band-, high-, and notch-filters. But these have many more controls on the face.

Now for some speculation. The core is a light color, so it's probably not Mahogany. As an educated guess from common body woods at the time, I'd say possibly Birch or Maple. It doesn't look dark enough to be Narra or Cherry, which were also in use.
82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 36
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the help, Mica.

Hopefully, I'll be this bass' new owner in the next month or so.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5090
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

The Lacewood top looks very nice!

For those of you who haven't run the search yet:

Peroba Rosa

Chris, is a picture of the back available?
precarius
Intermediate Member
Username: precarius

Post Number: 147
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Dave- Here is a link to the back. Posting #31. It's beautiful.
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=337068&page=2
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5092
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 6:58 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mike! The Peroba Rosa looks nice!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5111
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 8:26 pm:   Edit Post

Duh! I just can't remember stuff.
It's this bass.
82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 40
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 9:46 pm:   Edit Post

That's the bass, all right.

811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1079
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

Lovely instrument!
82daion
Junior
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 41
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, John.

Looks like I'll have the funds soon-in which case this thing should be in my hands by early July.
82daion
Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 79
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 1:08 am:   Edit Post

This bass is now mine.

I'll register it when it arrives.

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