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fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 984
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

Check this out: Click here

All instruments with a serial number request are there (at least almost all) and some numbers were taken from the showcase section.
About 5% of all Alembics made are covered.

Work in progress, will be updated from time to time.

If you want your instrument(s) in the list, please post the serial number and a link to good info/pictures. Thanx in advance!

Have fun!

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on November 01, 2009)
chrisalembic
Member
Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 85
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 6:18 am:   Edit Post

wow thanks for all the work!!!
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 898
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

Nice job Flip! Thanks!
grateful
Advanced Member
Username: grateful

Post Number: 314
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 6:47 am:   Edit Post

Great job Flip, thanks.
lembic76450
Intermediate Member
Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 180
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

Flip,

Fantastic job. Thank-you
lembic76450
Intermediate Member
Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 181
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Dave
I was just thinking that Flip's link should be someplace special, FAQ section?, so that it does not get lost in an Archive. What do you think?
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1426
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:43 am:   Edit Post

Or how about a sticky on this topic. That way folks can see it when they first come here.

Keith
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4135
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post

Flip:

GREAT JOB!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to put this together. I have a couple of links for you:

1. For 76-476, here's the Showcase post with pics;

2. I am the current owner of 77-921. Here's the Showcase post with pics.

Bill, tgo
room037
Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 290
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 9:56 am:   Edit Post

Hi Flip,

Nice job !

I also do the work on the photo basis.
It's easy to browse as thumbnail.

photo archives

Eiji
toma_hawk01
Advanced Member
Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 234
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

I respect hard work. Excellent Flip!

76-484
http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/71898.jpg

Toma_Hawk's big brother!
lmiwa
Advanced Member
Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 268
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 5:00 pm:   Edit Post

Nice work!

One more to add:
04-13223
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/67042.html?1247324493
gtrguy
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 253
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 10:15 pm:   Edit Post

Flip, that's a great thing to create! Is your new bass done yet, or is that why you have the free time to do this project (I am bad).

Bye,
Dave
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2346
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 1:17 am:   Edit Post

Hey Flip, nice work! I'm a little sad though that you missed my two babies ...

94W8256
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/4519.html?1055019057

88S4828
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/7309.html?1141059009
mario_farufyno
Advanced Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 346
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 2:57 am:   Edit Post

Oh, thanks Flip, great initiative...
serialnumber12
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 569
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 3:29 am:   Edit Post

Ecellent job flip......where is the link for this pic?!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2473
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

Nice work Flip.

here's my 3..

96W9576 http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/12562.html?1159878102

05Q13403 http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/17164.html?1228518801

07MK13735 http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/40730.html?1202414986

Graeme
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 580
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post

Don't forget 72-01! And, based purely on deduction from various threads, I think Phil's was 72-08 (can you confirm or deny, Mica?)

Peter
room037
Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 291
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mr.#12,

The picture is my PC's screen shot.
Each pictures are thumbneils and original file sizes are vari.( only a few k bit to HQ pict.)
But these thumbneils are easy to check guitar or bass, body style and body woods.
Eary 70's (72' to 75') file has about 70 pict. (/ around 300 products)
Late 70's (76' to 79') file has over 180 pict. (/ around 1200 products)
Over 80's products are massive for such work.
These archives are still incomplete quantitiy or serial number info.

Eiji

(Message edited by room037 on November 02, 2009)
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 985
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

Thanx all! And thanks for the new serial numbers + links, keep 'em coming! :-)

I'm putting the data in tables now, will take some minutes I guess.

Edit: All tabled now :-)

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on November 05, 2009)
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 987
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post

What a wonderful job Flip!!!!!
toma_hawk01
Advanced Member
Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 254
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

Flip, you are truly making Alembic history, and you are bring us together. What a wonderful gift you bring to everyone. That's really beautiful dude!
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 1007
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Flip,

What about this one?

http://www.alembic.com/info/FC_mdretro.html

It's mine with a serial number of 00 C 12431.

Michael
serialnumber12
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 573
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 3:21 am:   Edit Post

Hey mike this Bass is a favorite!
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 1008
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

Keavin,

I like it a lot too. I still use this on a lot even though it has flood damage. I plan on getting it restored someday. The electronics still work, but some of the controls are bad. The q switches don't work and one of the volume pots is stuck.

Michael
mike1762
Advanced Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 376
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

77-920: http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/51663.html?1210297899

94-SJ-8498: http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/51657.html?1211716571

96-S-9712: http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/47618.html?1210256094
jkrbass
New
Username: jkrbass

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

Just to add mine..

S1 76-434 short scale point body , vermillion facings and fingerboard, walnut core, maple/purpleheart neck.

SC Dlx 89SC5516 Rosewood body, maple/purpleheart neck

Love these, never to be sold and still in constant use !!
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 989
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2009 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

Hey Flip,
You can get a view of my 76 Series 1 from my profile pic! # AE 76 069

I see that you already have the build details, so if you can extract the picture, then that would be cool!
I see also that my bass...and that of Ae 76 079 were both built around the same time, but mine has the abalony and silver inlays.
Both basses were sold to "ROMCO".I think??
I'd love to know who this company is/was??
Since they are both "export " models...mine is in Scotland.........and the other in the U S!!
I'm confused
I'd just love to know the history of my bass!

George

(Message edited by georgie_boy on November 05, 2009)
nnek
New
Username: nnek

Post Number: 10
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2009 - 3:10 pm:   Edit Post

This is a fantastic idea! THANKS! and include my series 1 , 76-262, with this link to my showcase:

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/72292.html?1257457912
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 991
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 07, 2009 - 8:26 am:   Edit Post

Included :-)

Most of the work is done now, just a little over 13000 instruments left to add :-)
s_wood
Advanced Member
Username: s_wood

Post Number: 305
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

Outstanding!!
kenbass4
Advanced Member
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 365
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:29 am:   Edit Post

Flip,

You're missing my Rogue 04Q13207

Here's the showcase thread HERE
Ken (TEO)
hg30904
Member
Username: hg30904

Post Number: 62
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:41 am:   Edit Post

Hi Flip,

95 9100 is an SII - 6 that I just uploaded pics in the Showcase thread.

Thanks,

Harold
speicky
Advanced Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 391
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Hey, Flip, wonderful work !

I've got two more to add :-)

Bridget, my Spoiler, 83S2566 is mentioned here and

Seismic Sue, FC May 2003, 03C12994 is here

Have fun, you are doing an awful job !

Cheers, Christian
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 498
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

Exemplary work !
pace
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 452
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post

Has anyone checked out the database on the Ric site? It would be pretty cool to do something like that here, but in the meantime, hats off to Flip and Eiji!!!!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 600
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Using Flip's chart & various posts, I've been trying to figure out the first 25 Alembics - what they were and who they were built for (what can I say - I'm an archivist, & I have way too much spare time). So far I have this:
01 - bass for J. Casady
02 - guitar for B. Weir
03 - guitar for J. Garcia
04 - no info
05 - no info
06 - guitar for J. Garcia
07 - no info
08 - bass for P. Lesh
09 - no info
10 - guitar
11 - no info
12 - bass for J. Bouchard
13 - guitar for J. Garcia
14 - bass for S. Clarke
15 - guitar for N. Young
16 - bass
17 - guitar for J. Casady
18 - no info
19 - ? for M. Hart
20-24 - no info
25 - guitar for J. Garcia
Can anyone fill in any blanks?

Peter

(Message edited by cozmik_cowboy on November 24, 2009)

(Message edited by cozmik_cowboy on November 25, 2009)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 522
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:32 pm:   Edit Post

HI Peter ,
I remember a Female Bass player that had an early Alembic Bass that might fit in there some where. It had a resemblance to #12 !!!!! I saw her play numerous times with a band fronted by LISA KINDRED called" ASCENSION" and other local musical groups . I don't remember for sure but her nick name might have been " Mouse ???" I Do not know her real name . I saw them many times at MARX MEADOWS in the "GOLDEN GATE PARK" in San Francisco. I also remember them when they came to record at Leo De Gar Kulka's recording studio ( Golden State Recorders) Where I was an Audio Engineering student at the College for Recording Arts at the time , I was present at the session. This would have been around 1975 or so. IT WAS A KOOOL BASS !!!!!! that I do remember !!!.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 523
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post

She might have played in the "ACE OF CUPS " as well come to think of it . May be ???
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 524
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Mary Gannon?
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 489
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

waaaaawwww !!! great job !!! :-)
I will post serial Nr tomorrow with pics I want on my page:
http://www.batraciens-reptiles.com/alembic.htm

04SC13386

08SC13899

08MK13926

I don't have the number of the MK5 because I sold it. Maybe Mica ?


(Message edited by pierreyves on November 25, 2009)

(Message edited by pierreyves on November 25, 2009)

(Message edited by pierreyves on November 25, 2009)
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4170
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 6:14 pm:   Edit Post

#10 was made for me. They just didn't know it at the time.

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on November 24, 2009)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 525
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

And now #10 has fallen into your hands !!!

Here we have another case of "THE TRANSITIVE NIGHTFALL OF DIAMONDS " Again !!!!!!!!! Just meant to be yours Bill !!!
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 1012
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

The list is shaping up nicely! But just a couple of things.... I was always under the impression that Stanley's first bass was from 1973. It had PF5 electronics. I don't think it would be on this early list.

Also, I played 72-17. It was NOT a bass!

Michael
serialnumber12
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 594
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 8:50 pm:   Edit Post

Stanly's a Punk!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 603
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you, Michael - Val's post said 17 was Jack's, and I just assumed it was a bass (even knowing he started out as a lead guitarist). That's exactly the kind of help I was hoping for.
So, what can you tell us about 72-17? Shape, scale, woods, circuitry, etc? Don't suppose you have pictures, eh?

Peter

(Message edited by cozmik_cowboy on November 24, 2009)
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 1013
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 3:24 am:   Edit Post

Well 72-17 is shaped just like mine. A small standard. It does not have the trapezoidal pickups, but the electronics are the same as mine and number 15. No filters, but powered electronics. The woods in the bass were darkish I remember, but I am not sure what they were now. I remember it being a long scale and it may have been a baritone.

When I saw the guitar it was for sale at a vintage guitar show in Dallas, Tx. The guitar did not reside in Tx, but was with a vendor's booth from Ohio. The person selling it also confirmed that it was once Jack's so I guess it's possible. He also stated that the top wood used on the guitar was found as a piece of driftwood from the San Fransisco bay. I doubt it, but you never know. That's all I remember. I should have taken pictures!!

(Message edited by dela217 on November 25, 2009)
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 491
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

here are the pictures (sorry but no upload on edit)

04SC13386


08SC13899


08MK13926


I hope find the following # of the MK5 tonight



(Message edited by pierreyves on November 26, 2009)
barryr1
Intermediate Member
Username: barryr1

Post Number: 105
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Hi Peter.

I have a series 1 which is guessed by Mica to be under number 20 but it doesn't have a serial number.

Barry
pace
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 471
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post

Barry if I recall, there was some speculation that your birdseye Series I might have been 72-15..... which actually showed up this week!!!
barryr1
Intermediate Member
Username: barryr1

Post Number: 106
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

I've never taken it any further than this.
http://alembic.com/club/messages/395/37522.html?1174575335

I was at one time keeping track of all instruments under 30 to see if I could identify the actual number but I've talked to a couple of people who worked there at the time including Rick Turner. They remember the guitar quite well due to the density of the birds eye and said it could easily have left the shop without a number. There was some story about the top and a piece of furniture and I have a friend who has a photo of it hanging at the shop in process. I'll get it over to the shop one of these days.
alembic83
Junior
Username: alembic83

Post Number: 46
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Flip, here is the info on my black '83 Spoiler:
Serial Number: 83S2608
1983 Spoiler medium scale
koa top
maple neck
mahogany body
ebony fretboard
black finish
completed 4-14-83
set up by Jonahtan Day.

Photo link:
http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/vintagejapanbass/Alembic%20Spoiler/

Keep up the great work!!

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