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Username: tree63

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hi ~ I've wanted to ask about my Series I bass for a long time. I purchased this on August 24, 1988 at Thoroughbred Music, Sarasota, Florida (I found it while on vacation)...Mica, any information would be great (woods, who it was built for et cetera)...you can't see it too well in the pix, but there is an engraved plate on the back that says "Alembic, 76-281, Built 2-26-76, Bought 6-17-76"...also the trus rod cover is engraved "Alembic". Unfortunately, the hardware is pitted and shows it's age. The original flight case is interesting too...with the serial number in the case. Check out the blue box...did you really make the power supply like that? I played with a guy who has a 76 series I guitar (just a few numbers higher than mine)and he has a more slick looking power supply. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Working on pictures...


(Message edited by tree63 on August 24, 2010)
Username: tree63

Post Number: 2
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:30 pm:   Edit Post

Username: tree63

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:33 pm:   Edit Post

Power Supply
Power Supply
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 303
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:58 pm:   Edit Post

Cool looking bass! I have 76 286 if I remember the number right. The truss rod cover is probally not original and the two switches don't seem to be the same on the control area. Is there a serial number at the end of the neck on top? Is it Lacewood I wonder or something else? Power supply on mine is the typical Alembic unit.

Username: mica

Post Number: 7199
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

From the file:

top: Lacewood
body: Cherry
back: Lacewood
neck: Maple and Walnut
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: mother of pearl
originally made for: LD Heater Music Co.
birthday: not recorded, but likely February of 1976 from adjacent serial numbers

Original owner was in North Carolina.

The power supply does not look like something we produced, largely because of the 5-pin connector is a type we didn't ever buy. It's possible we made it, but mom and dad do not remember anything like it, so it's safe to say we probably didn't. Also, we would have labelled it 22V :-)

Looks like original switches on the bass, but is the treble channel Q switch broken?

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