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markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

Hello (yes I'm British) I played an Alembic in a music shop (that's what we call a store in the UK) fell in love, but was far too expensive for me at the time....Thank you E-Bay I own one now. I know nothing at all about the bass except she sings like an angel. Please help....thank you
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 6
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

Oh, and it's a six string.....is that usual?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5203
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mark; while you are waiting for the next round of serial number searches, you might enjoy perusing the other Epics in our Showroom section, which includes a few six string Epics like yours.
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 7
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

Hello, Dave....first of all..I'm a new memeber, and thanks for you return.
I don't think it's an Epic...I think (looking through this web-site...it's an Orion (three numbers before the W)
Coool site,
Thanks again Dave
Regards Mark
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 545
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post

That's right, OW is the "code" for Orion basses
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5206
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post

Whoops! My mistake!

There's actually two numbers, the 98 is the code for the year 1998. As Flip pointed out, the third character is the letter O; and OW is indeed the code for an Orion bass.
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 8
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

So it is an Orion....thanks chaps
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 10
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 3:37 am:   Edit Post

Hello again, so where dosethe Orion fall in the league of things...is the Orion top, mid, or bottom of the Alambic tree??
regards Mark
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 547
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 4:15 am:   Edit Post

All Alembics are top
Check the price list: Click here

That would make:

Excel
Epic
Orion
Essence
Persuader
Spoiler
Elan
Rogue
Signature Standard
Distillate
Europa
Brown bass
Signature Deluxe
Dragon Wing
Dragon Wing Deluxe
Spyder Limited Ed.
Series I
Series II

I guess...

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on July 01, 2007)
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 11
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 5:35 am:   Edit Post

He, thanks FC...Totaly agreed, My last bass was the Status Stelth, I brought the Orion home, turned on my rig..pluged in the Alembic then pluged in the Stelth, pluged in the Alembic again, and I never played th Stelth again...in fact I sold it. Now the Status basses are top hole old chap without adout...but alembic as Homer woul say AAARRRRllllll. Warm sweet a total joy....Talk soon, and thanks...Mark
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 12
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 5:39 am:   Edit Post

Excuse the spelling...it's Sunday here and I've had a couple of beers.....
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5211
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

So, do you have any pictures?
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 16
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post

Hi Dave, I'll get some pics posted...but I'm afraid if mere mortals sould even glance at her..they may turn to stone.....glare if you dare!!!!!!!!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 550
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post

Don't be afraid...they will turn us to stone, but we're used getting stoned.
(I might be only speaking for myself here...)
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 18
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post

Hello, I'm a new member....have I done something wrong in my thread?....other members have had their build, serial info in a day or so...I've been waiting over two weeks. Have I missed something out???..please help...regards Mark
lidon2001
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Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 324
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

Mica hopes to be back on a part time bass-is around the 25th, but it might be a bit longer before she gets back to the S/N requests. See the post in the main Alembic forum.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5319
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mark; as Tom mentioned, there's been some news. The thread he refered to is here.
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 19
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 4:19 am:   Edit Post

Send Mica and family my love.....Mark
markrc1964
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Username: markrc1964

Post Number: 20
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

Hi...any news????
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4760
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mark,

Here's the build record for your bass (finally!)

top: Figured Walnut
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
set neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
hardware: chrome plated (custom ordered)
birthday: October 8, 1998
originally made for: Bass Centre, London

Thanks for your kind wishes.

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