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dwemmy
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Username: dwemmy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

My second Alembic which I just received. Hmm...I suppose I should've checked with y'all first.
Nevertheless! I loved my first but had to give it up due to finances- a SC 01???? with flat-sawn Zebra wood top that according to the first owner would be the last such top made by Alembic (per Mica). Uh huh...
However Fate has looked upon me kindly and bless her I found this beauty which I am told was most recently owned by one George Hughen bassist for Black Oak Arkansas in its most recent incarnation.
More:
Top - Maple
Back - Maple
Core - Oak
Neck - Birch & Amaranth
Fingerboard - Rosewood
Veneers - Walnut

Tuners - Schaller
Inlays - Mother of Pearl

Scale length - 34"

Oh, and the blue box and cable appear to be original as well (my lord, I hope they are).
Do I really now own a Series 1? Is this a dream?
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1290
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum. That is a beautiful bass. Wondered who the lucky buyer was on that Series instrument. Congratulations! It looks like you may have some of the information from the wood card already (did it come with it?) which is what Mica will report here for you when she gets to your request. All the best, Art
dwemmy
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Username: dwemmy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Art,
Yeah this bass must've had my name on it, as the next bidder ended up being scary close to my final price.
Actually no the wood card is gone- that information came from the owner, so I'm glad you mentioned it as that info should be confirmed (though they seem correct).
I was up until 3 AM playing- I couldn't put it down and just go to bed!
The 34+ year old electronics on this bass leave me near breathless.
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1291
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

Nice to hear. Enjoy it in good health!
Art
dwemmy
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Username: dwemmy

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

Still more than enthralled by this bass- I think it's the quality of the electronics and their handmade quality that continually surprise and please me.
I suppose or hope (Hope! What we need Tuesday!) that Mica will be reviewing my request soon?

It makes no sense, and in a way I'm glad it does: that a 1976 P bass will fetch the same money as my Stradivarius, I mean 'bic. I've owned a 63 jazz (superb) and a 77 p bass, and the latter was a terrible build.

Knock wood, I don't care what financial detours befall me, this is the bass I've wanted since 1977 when I was 16 and now I own it!!!

(Message edited by dwemmy on October 29, 2010)
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1309
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

Hi Paul, Glad you are enjoying the bass! The lookup will occur but at times I've seen more than a few months go by before they can be answered. Best, Art
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7431
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

The details seem to cross to what I found in the file. The only thing is they didn't record the core wood.

Also, the birthday is September 27, 1978 and it was originally sold to Rothchild.

The original power supply was serial number 468, so you can see if that checks with what you have in hand.
longhorncat
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Username: longhorncat

Post Number: 407
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

Does this look like the correct wood card?



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