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zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

Greetings. My uncle gave me this bass several years ago and I'm interested to know more about it.

Interestingly, I stumbled across this post for what seems like a close relative of my instrument:

http://alembic.com/club/messages/394/41233.html?1183044316
zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 7:16 pm:   Edit Post

I thought I'd upload a photo to go with the serial number...

davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6378
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Zac; welcome to the board!
zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks davehouck!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6379
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

That's a great picture of a very nice bass! The reflection at the bottom is a nice touch!
zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, though the bass hardly needs the spiffy reflection to look beautiful. I'm looking forward to finding out more about this bass. Any guesses on the kind of wood?
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 278
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 8:46 am:   Edit Post

My money is on maple neck, mahogany body & zebrawood top, though it's hard to tell on the body from this shot. Nice uncle! If he should feel the need to adopt another nephew.....
Welcome to the board.

Peter

(Message edited by Cozmik_Cowboy on March 26, 2008)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6402
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post

My guess would be the same as Peter's on the woods. As you have probably already figured out, it's a Persuader, and the controls are Volume, Volume, and Low Pass Filter.
zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 5:05 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave... Yeah, I figured out the model and controls a while ago -- though I'm still so amazed by how many different tones that filter knob provides.
zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

Are there no details available on my bass? I posted this a long time before many others who have gotten a reply. If there is no info available, please let me know so I can stop checking this page.

Thanks!
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 355
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post

Mica's on vacation through August 6, so don't give up until then!
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 556
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 7:34 am:   Edit Post

You are one lucky nephew zdoob!!!
From what I have read here Persuaders are very versatile basses..well it has got to be hasn't it, it's an Alembic
Well done on a great gift
Now play, remember a bass is for life and not just for Christmas!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6873
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 9:27 pm:   Edit Post

Zac; her searches are not necessarily done by chronological order of posted request. As I understand it, she does batches based on serial numbers that are likely to be found in the same location. Thus it's not unusual for newer requests to get done before older requests.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5448
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the details I found in the instrument file:

top: Zebrawood
body: Mahogany
through body neck: 3-piece Maple, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid inlays
birthday: November 9, 1985
originally made for: Manny's Music

The original owner was from New York. There's no other ownership or repair history.
zdoob
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Username: zdoob

Post Number: 7
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post

woohoo. thanks!

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