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redtiger
Junior
Username: redtiger

Post Number: 35
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 9:17 am:   Edit Post

Mica,

Found out used, looks beautiful and still looking at it.
Request to know build history, especially body and neck woods.
Thanks.

Redtiger
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2220
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

Already requested here, last year - unfortunately no reply.
gtrguy
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 203
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 9:53 am:   Edit Post

77-829 is not for sale, and has not been for sale.

Bye,
Dave
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 6211
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post

In case anyone still is curious about this bass, here's what the file says:

77-829 LSB Fretless

top and back: Walnut
core: Maple Walnut Purpleheart
neck: Maple, Walnut, Beech, Purpleheart
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony, unlined fretless
peghead veneers: Walnut
birthday: September 20, 1977
originally made for: Lee Dorman?

That's all I've got on the file card, right down to the question mark about Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly. He was on our user list in the mid seventies, but I don't know if it was for this bass or not. There are pictures in the Showcase.
gtrguy
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 223
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, the guy I bought it from said it was custom made for Lee Dorman but that he passed away before he could pick it up. The person I bought it from then bought it new and has had it all these years until sold to me!

How cool is that? There are also pictures on the Alembic history page of this bass.

Bye,
Dave
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2580
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:42 pm:   Edit Post

I thought Lee Dorman was still alive?

OO
gtrguy
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 224
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

You are right! I just did some research. The plot is still thick!

Dave
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2581
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post

I bet Lee will be glad to hear that. :-)

OO
gtrguy
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 225
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 1:06 pm:   Edit Post

I'd love to email him to ask about the bass. Anybody know him?

Bye,
Dave
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2582
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

Might try here.
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1200
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the link, Ollie.
I just ordered "Metamorphosis" from their store. I remember hearing "Butterfly Bleu" on KAAY, Little Rock ("Bleeker Street") in the late 60s and early 70s. I used to own it on vinyl, but it disappeared in the dim late 70s.
yipee - post #1200
Mike

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