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Username: hostilemex

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 9:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hi there! Can you please tell me anythng about this bass? My brother wants it really bad and I was thinking of sending it to him from Texas to California, but i need a case for it. Thanks
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 999
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 9:55 pm:   Edit Post

I don't blame him for wanting it real bad.
It sometimes takes a little while before Mica can look up the info.
Do you have any pics available? That would allow for some members here to chime in with thoughts.
( I bet she's a beauty )
Username: hostilemex

Post Number: 6
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 5:22 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, I'm having a little bit of trouble with this camera.....pixpix
Username: dluxe

Post Number: 67
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

That is a beauty! Do you still have the original pickups/electronics for it? Looks like it has EMG's in it.
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1517
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 - 5:06 am:   Edit Post

With the EMG pickups it would be worth less than a similar bass with all original Alembic parts. If the pickup cavities have been rerouted to accommodate the EMG's the value would be even lower since you could not restore the bass to original condition.

Do you still have the original power supply?

From the pic's it looks like zebra wood. It is hard to tell if the finish is original or has been redone. The wood looks nice.

You can determine the year of manufacture by the first two digits of the serial number. Go here to see how to locate and decode the serial number.

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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2420
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

Here's #178, also zebrawood -Standard Point, with an interesting neck recipe ...

Also check out Flip's serial# page.
Username: mica

Post Number: 6813
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Art,

Unfortunately, the original file for your bass went missing many years ago. In 2003 when you registered the bass we created a replacement file to store your details in. You were kind enough to notify me then of the the change to EMGs.

Would be nice to see what's under the electronics cavity. Post a picture of that if you get a chance.

There's no details on the birthday, but from the photos you've already posted, I can confirm that the top and back is Zebrawood. It's perfectly quartersawn and is exhibiting s lovely ribbon stripe figure in addition to the contrasting lines of Zebrawood - really pretty! The neck is Maple and Purpleheart, and the fingerboard is Ebony with mother of pearl oval inlays.

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