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squirefan01
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Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 5:42 pm:   Edit Post

I just bought this used '99 Essence bass. I love it! I would like the history of the bass and also would like some tutorial info about the electronics controls.

Thanks!

(Message edited by squirefan01 on June 20, 2007)
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 479
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome aboard! Here is link for the Essence electronics
http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/16345.html?1107706415
squirefan01
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Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks! This Essence does have a Q-Switch, and I was also wondering how that worked.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5139
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Greg; congrats and welcome!

Here is a description of Spoiler controls. You can read about the Q switch there; the same thing will apply to how the Q switch will work with the filter on your Essence.
squirefan01
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Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 3
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave! I really love this bass. It has such a great tone.
squirefan01
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Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 4
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

In the auction, this bass was listed as haveing Europa-style electronics. I did read up on those here. I would be interested in thoughts about the Europa vs. Essence electronics setups.

This bass also has THG Bocate knobs, which are really nice. Not sure if these would have been installed at the factory or not.
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 483
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 5:48 pm:   Edit Post

Greg,
If it has Europa style electronics, it should have a Q switch as well as 2 other switches (bass/treble quick change switches).

Can you post a picture?

EDIT: I just saw your picture in the Showcase- Europa it is- if you go to the FAQ section you'll find details on the Europa electronics.

Cool top BTW- I agree with you about the grain coming out of the neck pickup- very cool.

(Message edited by tbrannon on June 23, 2007)
squirefan01
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Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 6
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks!
squirefan01
Junior
Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 14
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

BTW, Congratulations Mica!!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4766
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Greg,

Here's the details from the instrument file:

top: Bocate
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
through body neck: 3-piece Maple with Walnut pinstripes, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: MXY4
controls: volume, pan, filter, 2-position Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost switch, treble cut/flate/boost switch, mono output
birthday: November 23, 1999
originally made for: Guitar Resurrection TX

The original owner of this bass lived in California.

(edited to correct from set neck to through body neck)

(Message edited by mica on August 24, 2007)
squirefan01
Junior
Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 17
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica! Congratulations again on your new addition to the family.

I am wondering what the difference is between "set neck" and "through body neck". Is there any?
squirefan01
Junior
Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 18
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica, and congrats again.

This bass must have a through body neck though, right? It sure looks like it does. Did they make any Essence basses with set necks?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4778
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 1:47 pm:   Edit Post

It's a through body neck, sorry about the typo.

(Message edited by mica on August 24, 2007)
squirefan01
Junior
Username: squirefan01

Post Number: 19
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2007 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica!

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