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eos35mm
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Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 58
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:51 pm:   Edit Post

Just a heads up. Not the easiest of decisions but I'll likely be putting my 96 Baby S2 Coco Bolo Alembic bass up for sale. It has brand new pickups. It's been sitting mainly in it's case since I bought it. One of the original pickups had a short, a rarity.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3293
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post

Any photos?

Jazzyvee
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1136
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:33 am:   Edit Post

if the bass is from 1996, why you needed to change pickups ?
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3319
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:21 am:   Edit Post

pierreyves....

"One of the original pickups had a short, a rarity."

graeme
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1137
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:31 am:   Edit Post

ok but what mean "a short" ?? Google translate dont find something well...

mean a short circuit ? some electrical problem ?

(Message edited by pierreyves on January 25, 2013)
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3320
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:34 am:   Edit Post

I took it to mean Short-circuit. can't see how anything else would apply to a pickup ;-)

Graeme
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1138
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:51 am:   Edit Post

ok ok thanks !
eos35mm
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Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 59
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:58 am:   Edit Post

Brief history:
I have wanted an Alembic for a long, long time.
The bass was originally fretless when I bought it, the previous owner dropped it off at Alembic so I could have the following work done:
I had the fret board replaced and now itís fretted
I had side LEDs added with a dimmer.

When I got the bass and played it did not sound right.
For years I had been trying to figure out was wrong with the help of Mica, thatís why the bass is virtually untouched/played since I bought it. Shipping it down to Alembic was not a cheap option plus getting it back up here could be another issue. Countless emails back and forth between Mica and myself and we could not figure out what the problem was, we thought it was a faulty pre amp.
Last year I was communicating with another bass player and he told me to try checking the Ohms on the pickups. I emailed that info to Mica and her dad determined that it was a faulty pickup. Mica sent me 2 new pickups last year. I do not know how the circuitry operates but a faulty pickup does affect the sound immensely.

The reason for thinking of selling my basses: 6 and 5 string Ken Smiths, a 5 string Squire Jazz plus the Alembic is my second finger of my (picking) right hand is functioning as it used to, could be issues in my forearm and culprit could be too many years typing on the computer. I am trying to find a therapist who knows about and have dealt with muscians especially bass players or classical guitar players.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1139
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 8:31 am:   Edit Post

the same for my blackwood pickup bass... I'm sure I koinw your bass, try to find it on the web... without success now...
afrobeat_fool
Senior Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 496
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:21 am:   Edit Post

eos35 If you are looking for a therapist might I direct you to the group of therapists I belong to. KMI therapists are the very best. Our training is quite extensive and we are world wide. I don't know where you live but here is a link to our practitioner list. Good luck and I hope your arm/hand improves. Also, If there is not a manual therapist in your area look for an advanced rolfer to check you out.

http://oldsite.anatomytrains.com/kmi/practitioners

Nick
eos35mm
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Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 61
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

Thx the info Nick, I am in Toronto.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2766
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 3:57 pm:   Edit Post

Pics are always swell !
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1142
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

here is one !!! want to see back !!! wow... what price ??

charles_holmes
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Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 230
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

That is a fine axe there! Merci Monsieur
eos35mm
Member
Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 62
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

Thanks. That is the bass but the photo becasue of the bass is highly reflective the photo does not come close to the actually depth of grain, colour. I just took it out of the case to start taking some photos. I think the last time I picked it up was last September or October. It always shocks me the way it looks. I am trying to upload some photos but it looks like thay are too large. Once I figure out a way to make them smaller I will post them. I used part of my savings to get this beauty. I have not figured on a price as yet.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1144
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

here are the pictures I had in my mind!!
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/23611.html?1135619860
eos35mm
Member
Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 63
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 4:28 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Pierre-Yves, Hmmm weren't those photos taken from I believe "Bass magazine" or some other article", so it's like a copy of a copy. The back plates do not look like that. Even the colour of the bass is off in the link you attached. Look at the photo above posted by "charles holmes".
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3303
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:03 pm:   Edit Post

Wow that's certainly a beauty. :-)
Series II short Scale.... yummy


Jazzyvee
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1145
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 8:33 pm:   Edit Post

Not Charles but me ;-)
eos35mm
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Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 64
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:23 pm:   Edit Post

Just to let everyone know, I am getting to the photos...just getting over the flu and busy at work.
curly_owl
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Username: curly_owl

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2013 - 11:25 pm:   Edit Post

can't wait to see photoes and know the price! Thanx!!!
garth4664
Intermediate Member
Username: garth4664

Post Number: 160
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

Hello roger...sent you another email. Please let me know if it's still for sale
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1148
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

I was the first on this deal... never had pictures, price and serial number... good luck. I'm always waiting...
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1149
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

I was the first on this deal... never had pictures, price and serial number... good luck. I'm always waiting...
jon_jackson
Intermediate Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 165
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

It appears many of us have sent Roger an email or three on this.
Jon
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3327
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post

When the pictures arrive, i predict this thread will get very interesting. :-)

Jazzyvee

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