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Username: markstanley

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post

Hi guys, I've been playing bass for a while now, but have never played (or even seen) an Alembic up close - although I,d love one. But can somebody explain why they have power supplies - I haven't seen any other bass that does. Sorry, newbie question! Cheers.
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1205
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 - 5:54 am:   Edit Post

The Series electronics use power supplies because they require a fair amount of power. While you can use batteries to power a Series instrument they will only last somewhere between 20 to 40 hours.

The other electronics packages are all battery powered and have a battery life typical to that of other active instruments. For me they last anywhere around a year or two depending upon how often and how long I play.

Username: markstanley

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 1:32 pm:   Edit Post

OK, Many thanks!
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2075
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:30 am:   Edit Post


if you want to see two Alembic basses up close, come along to PJ Molloy's on friday 13th february where my band Big Tuna will be playing.

I'll be using my fretless rogue and my signature deluxe. Neither have series electronics so they don't need the seperate powere supply but they sure do sound good;-)


edit. - if you do make it along, be sure to introduce yourself.

(Message edited by jacko on January 22, 2009)

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