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donovan
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Username: donovan

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post

I've just purchased this 94 Epic and would like to know it's ownership history, if any, or anything else that may be in the file. It is in absolutely pristine condition, not a single blemish on it that I can find. It came with flat-would strings, a hard case, and a small practice amp, all for $1000. I think that this time I got a good deal! Best of all, as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it...sweet shape, beautiful wood, plays wonderfully. I'm a happy guy who can't wait to get home from work each day so I can learn something new. By the way, I'm not yet a bass player, just a converted guitarist.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5308
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 9:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Donovan, congrats on the Epic! Alembic doesn't reveal ownership info as that's considered confidential; however, the next batch of serial number searches should pull up your build info and the original dealer. Mica, who does the searches in her spare time, is on maternity leave, so it may be a little while before she or someone else runs another batch of searches. Enjoy!
donovan
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Username: donovan

Post Number: 3
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Dave...now that I own this Epic, should I register it with Alembic?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5320
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 7:29 pm:   Edit Post

Yes; go here to register.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4762
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post

Hi Donovan,

Here's the details from the instrument file:

top: Flame Maple
accent: Purpleheart pinstripe
body: Mahogany
set neck: 3-piece Maple, 34" scale
fingerboard: Ebony
finish: satin natural polyurethane*
originally made for: Elderly Instruments, MI
birthday: December 22, 1994

Nobody else has registered this bass and there is no repair history.

*We don't use this finish anymore. It's thin and has the appearance of an oil finish, but it is sealed with polyurethane. This coating doesn't offer much protection from damaging forces, and has a tendancy to shine up on the elbow cut and below the neck pickup from playing.

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