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crash13
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Username: crash13

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post

I have had this bass since 1995, and thought I would partake of this wonderfull service.

could you provide the specs?

Woods?
Electronics?
Any other pertiant details

Thanks much
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2235
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:43 pm:   Edit Post

Any pboto's you can share with us? We like to see some different Alembics.

Jazzyvee
crash13
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Username: crash13

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

Nothing recent and since I started a new job this month nothing on the work pc. I will post one soon. It is quilted maple mostly, all the elan photos on the site are much darker than mine. The only issue with owning this ax is that I am spoiled, and everytime I look at something at a music store I am just dissapointed
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2237
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

That note of disappointment is probably quite common amongst alembic owners. Although some here have a good selection of other basses that they absolutely love as well. I have that problem all the time. When I look in shops at basses now very little attracts my attention and when I do try them they do not offer me anything new in terms of tone and so I guess i have for bass anyway become Alembic exclusive. I'm a real lover of Elans and have one 4 string that you may have seen on the site.... it's very purple, and another kind of hybrid, Europa body, elan neck all maple body and signature electronics and all black. It has a bit of an identity crisis but a fantastic sound. Apart from the Small standard Body ( Clarkee) the elan is my next fave body shape.

I look forward to some pics when you get a chance.

Patience is a virtue with the serial number/history requests as Mica usually has quite a backlog so a wait of a few months is is quite possible.
Jazzyvee
crash13
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Username: crash13

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post

No worries about how long Mica takes I just found this forum so I thought I would join in.

I had an Antol custom prior to my Elan, It was a one off from Mike Antol in Canton Ohio, it was like a cross between an Alembic and a Rickenbacker (clarkie style small body but square like a Ric, quilted maple rosewood neck-thru with ebony fretboard, and crappy Duncan pickups) it was cool and felt good but in the end it was at best an "Iwannbeanalembic", so I got one, and considering the prices today I am glad I got it before I could actually afford it. HAHAHA!!!

Not sure where the Elan stands in the Pantheon of Alembic but I love the thing, and find it irreplacable.
crash13
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Username: crash13

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

here are some crappy pics from my phone just cuz you're curiouselanelan2
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1414
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 - 8:56 am:   Edit Post

Oh yes , Very nice _ its call is play me !!!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9863
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mark, welcome to the board! Looks like a very nice quilt on your Elan!
crash13
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Username: crash13

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

thanks I have always thought so. I have not seen another like it, most elans seem to be in the darker colors (at leat the ones I have seen)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2246
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post

Sweet...!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7483
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

HLB4 Elan 4-string bass
top: Quilted Maple
accent: Walnut pinstripe
body: Maple
neck: 3-piece Maple
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
body shape: Elan
peghead shape: Elan
pickups: AXY
controls: "Elan" volume, pan, filter, 2-position Q switch, mono output
originally made for: our showroom
birthday: February 24, 1993

Just a note in the file when you registered the bass several years ago.
crash13
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Username: crash13

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

thanks Mica, apreciate the service no matter how long it takes is shows the commitment of a small company to take good care of its' customers and products.

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