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Username: llobsterbass

Post Number: 81
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 8:07 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mica, I'm thrilled to have just purchased 77-848, a 1977 Series I with a graphite neck. I'd like to get its history. It's the bass in this thread.


Thanks, and happy holidays,
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Username: room037

Post Number: 366
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post

Hi Steve,
Congats for your new beast !
Please show us more pictures on "Showcase" section.

Username: llobsterbass

Post Number: 95
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 3:19 pm:   Edit Post

Username: mica

Post Number: 7527
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Steve,

Sorry, I got nothing for you - can't find the file. I do check the (u) marked threads whenever we find a misfiled file, so there's a chance I may still be able to find details out for you in the future.
Username: llobsterbass

Post Number: 100
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for checking, Mica. For Alembic's records, 77-848 is a short scale, Stanley Clarke body style Series I with a graphite neck (which features red LED dots on the side, cool and more useful than I expected). It was custom built for forum member lstock, per the original post on this thread. I bought it from him last year.

A neck crack near the headstock was repaired by Alembic long ago, lstock said. It's visible but rock-solid and affects nothing.

I still can't believe it's real; it's like Christmas morning every time. I'm a Phil Lesh freak (surprise), and it's instant Wall of Sound when I plug it in.

Sounds unbelievable, even with original electronics, and just too pretty. Some think graphic neck instruments sound cold or sterile, but it's clarity to me. I'm a Modulus freak as well, so this is a dream come true.

You folks are magicians; your long-term quest for THE bass sound has given us all much pleasure. :-) Happy holidays, Steve

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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1074
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

What strings do you have on it?

I'd love to see a good picture of the back, too!

Alembic with graphite necks are very cool. I first played one in Boston at a short-lived bass shop on Boylston St. in the 70s. At the time I didn't know enough about them to realize how awesome they were.
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 994
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, stunning! Play it joyfully and in good health!!!
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4996
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

Cool old vibe axe. Very unusual tailpiece for an Alembic. Enjoy it, Steve!

Bill, tgo

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