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Username: 4001

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 3:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hey! Just joined the Alembic club with my first bass, would like to get any info I could.

It's an 85 (I think) Persuader, serial number 85P3767.


Username: mica

Post Number: 4677
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

Hi John,

Here's what was in the file for your bass:

Persuader PMB4 85P3767

top: Bird's-eye Maple
body: Mahogany
neck: Maple, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid oval inlays
pickups: PJJB
controls: 2 volume, 1 filter, mono output
originally made for: Northern Kingdom Music, ME
birthday: October 22, 1985

The original owner purchased this bass on December 20, 1985 and lived in Maine. There's no other history to report on this bass.

(Message edited by davehouck on June 20, 2007)
Username: 4001

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post


The only thing I can say is that I'm totally awestruck.

After owning several Hofner's, Ric's, and Fenders I've become accustomed to being very happy if I got a response to any question I asked within 2-3 weeks. I post my first question on the Alembic board and have an answer within 2 HOURS! Impressed is not the word....

Now another couple of questions (hope this is the right place)

1) Is it possible to order a reprint of the owners manual for my bass or get an electronic copy or anything like that?

2) Is it possible to "re-register" or update the registration to show me as the new owner? Is that something you like folks to do?

Thanks again for everything, I have no doubt I made the right decision in going with the Alembic!
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 529
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 2:02 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome and congrats with your Alembic!

Owners manual: Click here

Register Your Instrument: Click here
We do like pictures (in the showcase section) ;-)
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 671
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome, John. (Is your name symbolic of a 4001 Ric?)

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5138
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats and welcome to the club!
Username: 4001

Post Number: 3
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post


Yep, prior to the Alembic, my 78 4001 was the main instrument!



Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Hello (yes I'm British) I played and Alembic in a music shop (that's what we call a store in the UK) fell in love but far too expensive for me to aford at the time....Thank you E-BAY I've got one now and know nothing at all about it,not even the name (Epic ect.) all I can tell you is she sings like an angel. It's a 6-string serial No.
980W11760 Please let me know all you can..Thank you
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1532
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

@ 4001 - congrats on the purchase!

Let's be honest - serial number requests are low priority, and normally Mica can find a little time about once every month to search the paper files that they keep. Alembic is a fairly small operation, and work on the instruments does take priority. But the pride they take in their product shines through: you get pretty much the same treatment as a second-hand owner (which doesn't put any money in their pockets) that you would get when you buy a brand new Alembic.

If you check the main page of this section you will notice the caption saying "Next round of files to be pulled about ..."


@ markrc1964 - could you start a new thread for your request? [ooops - you already have!]

(Message edited by adriaan on June 28, 2007)

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