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pabassist
Junior
Username: pabassist

Post Number: 15
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post

Chris had said the electronics were up graded. Chris was kind enough to sell this fantastic bass. Just wondering what the controlS are. And is the warranty transferable?
Model XSB4
Thanks all for your help.
Serial # 06X13654
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4644
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 5:24 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the details from the file:

top: Vermilion
accent: Maple laminate, Purpleheart pinstripe
body: 3-piece Ash
neck: 5-piece maple and Purpleheart, 30.75" short scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl ovals and a flat radius
finish: gloss polyester with satin neck feel
pickups: FatBoy 1" from bridge, MXY 1/4" from truss rod cover
controls: volume, pan, bass, treble, mono output
birthday: October 17, 2006
originally made for: custom order through Bass Central

I think Chris may have purchased an AE-2 module to replace the bass and treble controls. If you have 3 knobs and 1 switch, that's likely the case.
pabassist
Junior
Username: pabassist

Post Number: 17
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica, You are always a big help. The bass does have the AE-2 module. Would you enlighten me on the controls?
Thank you
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5109
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post

The controls should be the same as your Spoiler except that instead of the pickup selector switch, you have a pan control. With the pan control turned full clockwise, you'll just get signal from the neck pickup; start turning it counter clockwise and you start getting less of the neck pickup while increasing the bridge pickup until you get only the bridge pickup at full counter clockwise. At the center detent position, the outputs of both pickups are equal.

Also, inside the control cavity, where the Spoiler has two trim pots, one for each pickup, your setup will only have one, controling the output of the entire system.

Essentially, you have Essence electronics plus a Q switch. Or you have Elan electronics but with only one trim pot.

Enjoy!
pabassist
Junior
Username: pabassist

Post Number: 18
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 4:44 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, Yes it has three control nobs and a three position switch. Is the switch for the pickups? toward the neck (the Neck Pickup) toward the bridge is the Bridge Pickup and the center would be the combo of both. The one knob toward the neck is volume, the middle is ?? and is the Bottom nob is Sweep???
Thanks davehouck
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5118
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

John; it might be helpful if you can post a picture of your bass. I'm guessing at what you have based on the above posts made by you and Mica.

Does one of the knobs have a center detent? In other words, if you turn the knob half way through its range of rotation, can you feel a little hole where the knob wants to stop turning and take a rest? If so, then that's the pan control.

The three position switch that you have; does it look in appearance like the two position Q switch on your Spoiler?

Let us know the answers to these questions, and we'll go from there.
pabassist
Junior
Username: pabassist

Post Number: 19
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 8:13 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Davehouck, thanks so much for your help. The center knob does have a center stop positiojn and the toggle switch has three stop points. I have attached photo.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5136
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 7:37 pm:   Edit Post

Then it seems likely that you have volume, pan, filter, 3-position Q switch.

Enjoy!
pabassist
Junior
Username: pabassist

Post Number: 20
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks so much for the help. The Bass is fantastic. I feel real lucky being able to get a short scale Alembic to replace my 84 Spoiler.
Thanks again.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5144
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 7:07 pm:   Edit Post

The Vermilion looks nice!

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