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bob_stirner
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Registered: 10-2013
Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

Looking for the early, brown / orange Alembic bass pickups
Thanks!
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tbrannon
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Post Number: 1584
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 2:27 pm:   Edit Post

Bob,

They do pop up on occasion, but they're getting rarer and rarer.

I do know that Alembic has done some pickups lately in custom colors, so you may well be able to contact them for a set of new pickups in that old caramel color. Probably pricey, but possible.

EDIT: here is one thread: http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/125016.html?1331026236

And another: http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/68706.html?1255961910

(Message edited by tbrannon on October 08, 2013)
bob_stirner
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Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 8:43 pm:   Edit Post

Danke!
Perhaps I should qualify that I am not so much looking for a brown pickup as much as the trapazoidal pickup underneath:-)
Trying to Alembisize an old Guild Starfire.
Have an SF2 that I'll probably cannibalize one side of ( I run it mono in my rack )
Are the Series II electronics / filters equivelent?
cozmik_cowboy
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Post Number: 1593
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 9:05 pm:   Edit Post

Underneath? Sounds like you're thinking of the guts under the cover, not the whole pickup. Trouble is, Alembic p/ups are cast; there is no cover.

Peter
cozmik_cowboy
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Post Number: 1594
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Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 9:06 pm:   Edit Post

Oops; double.

Peter

(Message edited by cozmik_cowboy on October 09, 2013)
bob_stirner
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Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 9:57 pm:   Edit Post

Evidently the earliest Alembics were trap shaped. Later as you pointed out, they were cast, still, trap pickup within the body.
I am also looking for an Alembic 4 string bridge and tailpiece.....I sure am needy, ain't I :-)
cozmik_cowboy
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Post Number: 1596
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:04 am:   Edit Post

IIRC, the earliest were trapazoidal magnets & coils, in trap castings, like this or this; then trap innards in rectangular castings; then all rect. If you're thinking of the traps where you can see the guts, those were cast in see-through ...resin? epoxy?....stuff.
I know we have folks here who have each of those, so I'm sure they'll chime in.

Peter
sonicus
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

HI Peter , Yes , the second link that you posted is of my old Bass that I sold in 1978. A full description is also in that thread.

Hello Bob , Welcome to our little spot on the web.
bob_stirner
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for having me guys!
Edwin steered me over here, feel at home already:-)
Actually, Edwin has an early trap set that is rectangular shaped, cast opaque brown, can't actually iew the innards.
Peter...thanks for the info and Starfire pics..fabulous.
The first one really gets my gonads a flapping'.....very Godfatheresque..............want:-)

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