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shae
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Username: shae

Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 5:08 am:   Edit Post

Hello,

I just purchased this Persuader, 86P3842. 2 jazz pickups and a crown headstock? Any information you have on it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 242
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Shae,
This is not the build information but it's a thread where it was for sale in 2003. A piece of its history.
http://alembic.com/club/messages/395/6858.html
Congratulations on your new acquisition. Post pictures!
Play it healthy!
shae
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Username: shae

Post Number: 4
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

Okay, not only is the crown headstock and jazz activators throwing me for a loop. Controls are volume/pan/q. Blows my Fender Precision w/ P/AE-1 activators out of the water. Picture attached. Please gotta know more of the history.
CLYDE
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5791
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

That would be volume/pan/filter. The Q switch is separate from the low pass filter. Volume/Pan/Filter is the standard Essence package. It's a bit unusual to see that particular package in '86; perhaps the controls were subsequently updated to the Essence package. The two J pickups are not unusual for a Persuader.
shae
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Username: shae

Post Number: 6
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

Dave,

What about the crown headstock on a Persuader?

Shae
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5792
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

It may have been a custom order. There is a lot of variation in Persuaders, especially pickup types and body shapes. We'll see what Mica's serial number search turns up.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5389
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Shae,

Here's what I found in the instrument file:

86P3842 PMB4 Persuader bass

top: Walnut
body: Mahogany
through body neck: 3-piece Maple, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid oval inlays
pickups: 2 Alembic JZ
controls: volume x2, filter, mono output
birthday: January 7, 1986
originally made for: Sound City

The original owner was in Louisiana. It was registered to a second owner in TX in 2004.

There's no record of the electronics change to a volume/pan arrangement. If you post a picture of the interior, I can confirm with you what controls are mounted on the bass now.

The Persuader model was typically a Spoiler body shape like yours with our Activator pickups and electronics systems installed. So you'll find them with a variety of pickup configurations, commonly with JZ, PJ, or double P setups.

The Crown headstock would have been specified by the store who purchased the bass. A stock Persuader would have a cone peghead shape.

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