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nnek
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Username: nnek

Post Number: 98
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 4:22 pm:   Edit Post

check out this bass on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181167803221&item=181167803221&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466#ht_67837wt_1094

This looks to have a custom pre amp board?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11140
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

The board looks ok to me. The nut, on the other hand, doesn't look original.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1540
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

The "By the same seller" has this link to a Strat that the listing says has the finish "played through". Am I the only one who thinks it's pretty darn obvious it was attacked with a heat gun? And what's wrong with people, anyway?

Peter (who might well support mandatory jail terms for "relicing")
hankster
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 331
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

Well, if you played the Strat 36 hours a day, with sandpaper strapped to your forearm, for about 7 years, you wouldn't need a heat gun. Maybe that is the answer. Ha!
hammer
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 389
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 6:46 am:   Edit Post

Looks to me that this was a victim of sand blasting using a grit the size of small pebbles. Very strange wear pattern with finish removed in some peculiar places.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1541
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 7:21 am:   Edit Post

It was the bubbled & charred paint that first caught my eye.

Peter
nnek
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Username: nnek

Post Number: 99
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 4:20 pm:   Edit Post

WOW that is some kinda custom Strat paint treatment... maybe the former owner liked "acid rock"?
I thought the circuit board with "dan" in red was odd based on my only referance being my bass. I see there are others with "dan" like his other Alembic listng: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Alembic-Series-1-Omega-6-String-Guitar-w-DS5-Power-Supply-55-HD-Images-/181177485849?pt=Guitar&hash=item2a2f050a19#ht_68284wt_1094

This one does have a lot of extra lams parallel to the neck wood. and there is a new transistor on the board. Anyone else with an early series instument have the serial number on one side of the crown head like this?
nnek
Member
Username: nnek

Post Number: 100
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

WOW that is some kinda custom Strat paint treatment... maybe the former owner liked "acid rock"?
I thought the circuit board with "dan" in red was odd based on the only reference being limited to my personal bass.
Now I see there are others with "dan" like his other Alembic listng: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Alembic-Series-1-Omega-6-String-Guitar-w-DS5-Power-Supply-55-HD-Images-/181177485849?pt=Guitar&hash=item2a2f050a19#ht_68284wt_1094

This one does have a lot of extra lams parallel to the neck wood. and there is a new transistor on the board. Anyone else with an early series instument have the serial number on one side of the crown head like this?

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