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synsee
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Username: synsee

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

Hey,

I just bought an alembic bass : 98K11593 USA!
My first one! yay
Could you tell me more about it please? I don't even know how old it is.

if you need some pictures, i can provide some! :p

Thank you very much.
Jerome
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 245
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

Hi Jerome,

Welcome to the Alembic Club! And congratulations on your recent acquisition!

The first 2 numbers designate the year 1998 and the "K" is for an Essence then the remaining numbers are the number of instruments that have been built (instrument 11593). I searched for a possible previous build request and did not see one. Mica, at Alembic HQ, usually does these look ups and will report back in this thread what is found on file.

Again, congratulations! Play it Healthy!

Art

(Message edited by artswork99 on December 22, 2007)
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 246
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

Yes, Please post pictures as we all like to see Alembic basses!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5845
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 8:15 am:   Edit Post

Congrats and welcome!
synsee
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Username: synsee

Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

Hey guys,

sorry i'm late to answer...
some troubles... anyway.

Thanks for the year infos artswork99.

Here are some pictures :
www.synsee.com/alembic/

http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6808.jpg
http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6816.jpg
http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6796.jpg
http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6802.jpg
http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6810.jpg
http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6811.jpg
http://www.synsee.free.fr/alembic/IMGP6813.jpg

I'd like to know more about this bass. :p
Woods, etc.

I like stories ;p

Thanks.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6038
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

The controls are described here.

The woods are probably:
Body: Quilted Maple top and Mahogany body. (I can't see it, but there may also be a Walnut veneer.)
Neck: Five piece Maple with Walnut veneers.
Peghead: Top and back Quilted Maple with Maple & Purpleheart veneers.
Pickups: MXY 5/6
Tuners: Gold Gotohs
Hardware: Brass
Tailpiece: Half Moon
Bridgeblock: yes
Logo: bronze
And I would guess the taper on this bass is probably Comfort, and the side markers are probably Bronze.

But I'm just guessing; the build card will be more reliable.
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 267
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice pictures Jerome. That quilt on the Maple top is very nice! Again, enjoy that bass!

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