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bobby77
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Username: bobby77

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 9:58 pm:   Edit Post

I picked up this sweet bass last year and was wondering if there is any history on it? Thanks for the support. :-)
longhorncat
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Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 378
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

You did see this post and picture from 2007:
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/44043.html
bobby77
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Username: bobby77

Post Number: 2
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 8:16 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, it's like looking a picture of my girlfriend kissing some other guy. Anyone have any idea what wood these black spoilers are made from? SOB is heavy!
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2588
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 1:11 am:   Edit Post

A wide strap, possibly padded, can help relieve the pressure on your shoulder. IIRC, the solid finish basses are usually solid mahogany.

Get Spoiled!
longhorncat
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Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 380
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 9:16 pm:   Edit Post

Painted Spoilers were made of Maple, not Mahogany.
There are a few threads here were you can see one stripped of it's finish.
bobby77
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Username: bobby77

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 8:06 am:   Edit Post

All maple? I'd love to know 100% if this was true.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9893
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 9:55 am:   Edit Post

Hi Bobby, welcome to the board! When Mica has a chance to pull your build card, that should tell us the makeup of your bass.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7075
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 2:17 pm:   Edit Post

Most solid black Spoilers and Distillate basses were made for solid Maple body wings. But I will confirm when I get to this record.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7485
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post

Here's what I found in the instrument file:

SMB4 Spoiler 4-string Bass

body: Solid Maple
neck: 3-piece Maple
scale: 32" medium
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
body shape: Spoiler
peghead shape: Cone
finish: Opaque Black
pickups: AXY
controls: "Spoiler" volume, filter, 2-position Q switch, 4-position rotary pickup selector switch, mono output
originally made for: Music Workshop
birthday: Not recorded, but likely November 1988

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