Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 9:29 am: |
Late '80's (probably 86-87) Spoiler fretless
Medium scale (32")
Fingerboard has very little taper to it (takes a little getting used to, but allows for very clean playing)
4 position Pickup switch
Beautiful conidition, recently set up, new XL flats
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 5:26 am: |
Should probably mention, I am located in Pittsburgh. Bass is also listed on craigslist with pictures.
Post Number: 96
|Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 6:03 am: |
> > > > Just a suggestion... Have you checked here with Mica on the file for this bass? There are certain details that seem unclear to me, like the "active/passive" switch, AFAIK Alembic does not work like that... also, a 4 position pickup switch should be neck/neck+bridge/bridge and eventually "off", the "Alembic tone position" would be instead the small toggle switch for activating what I think is a "Q" filter, whose frequency is adjusted on the chickenhead knob... but I might as well be wrong. I'd check with the Mothership those details... > > >
Post Number: 1038
|Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 6:43 am: |
Spoiler electronics are 4-way selector (chicken-head), volume (round), filter (round; sets roll-off frequency for low-pass filter) and Q-switch (mini-toggle; adds boost - 8dB? - at roll-off frequency).
The first 2 digits of the serial number will give you the year (i.e. '86 would be 86Sxxxx)
That's a nice top!
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 11:07 am: |
Thanks guys - obviously I'm not incredibly familiar with the finer details of the Alembic. My main bass is a Spector custom from the early 80's. This one I happened to get in a trade. I will check with Mica as well. Thanks again.
Post Number: 949
|Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 11:28 am: |
I have a feeling the "active-passive" switch that you refer to is the Q-switch - the frequency boost might seem like it was switching to active, but it's all active!
Beautiful bass, by the way! Good luck with the sale!