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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

From what I can tell the Pursuader has P/Jazz sounding pickups installed. I have a P-Bass now but looking for the Alembic sound, to which I so want to move up to. Any thoughts on this Spoiler little brother? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Alembic-Pursuader-/220906608763?pt=Guitar&hash=item336f0f587b
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1113
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

I can assure you, Peter, the P-J shaped Alembic p/ups will not sound like your Fender! As to other aspects, as you noticed the Persuader shares the Spoiler body, which is my personal favorite - but this one has a proper crown headstock instead of a cone; if I had any disposable income right now, I would be bidding. I'd say go for it, and good luck. If you win the auction, report back (with lots of pictures).

Username: wookie

Post Number: 39
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 7:29 am:   Edit Post

I'll second that. I've got a Spoiler and I love it. the Persuader (I had one of those too) has a little different electronics but still pretty cool. If you have the dollars go for it, but these things can get pricey. The crown headstock rules btw.
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

In contact with the seller asking for the serial # which he came back with 35p3559. I ask back if it was 85P3559 as per usual Alembic SN#'s. He double checks and responds 35P3559. SN# located in the cavity cover? Any ideas I do have a bid on it? Thanks for any insight.
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1311
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post

Sometimes the serial stamps don't take completely,
I bet the first three is an eight that was stamped shallow on one side.
[ I had a '78 bass, was hoping it was a '73 .;) ]
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Username: speicky

Post Number: 448
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2011 - 12:56 am:   Edit Post

if it is SN 85P3559, there was a lookup in the past.. here. hope this helps :-)

Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 10
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 - 6:05 pm:   Edit Post

Didn't get her. But learned alot about E-Bay auctions. She would have perfect for me. Oh well. Thank you everyone for all your input. This is truly a great board.

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