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hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 442
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Has anyone looked at this? It seems way too good to be true if it's real. Listing indicates that it's a reproduction but: (a) it sure looks real down to the Alembic logo on the headstock; and (b) if it's not really an Alembic can people get away with making something this close to the original?

http://southcoast.craigslist.org/msg/4234094185.html
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3172
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

I posted this a few weeks ago , here is the thread ;

http://alembic.com/cgi-bin/alembic-club/show.cgi?395/183208
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3779
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe the person means restored or refurbished not reproduction?
Jazzyvee
bsee
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 2656
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post

I sent an email off to the seller with a couple questions.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 469
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post

Did anyone ever get a response from the seller on this one (I never did). The craigslist avert. still seems to be up.
bsee
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 2699
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:05 pm:   Edit Post

I did back around New Year's Day. I asked about the blue box and LEDs and he said he had a custom dual rack-mount power supply and there were no LEDs. I am a long hour away from the seller if anyone wants a local agent for a purchase (for a little gas money, anyway). I expect that it is an actual Alembic, but didn't ask him about that level of detail. If it isn't original, someone did an amazing job of duplicating the appearance.

With the ATA case and the rack-mount power supply, this won't be cheap to ship.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 470
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm:   Edit Post

I saw the ad this morning and posted my question but now it's gone. I've got most of my family living out that way and was thinking of checking it out when I head out there in two weeks. You wouldn't still happen to have have any contact information from the seller would you?
ed_too
Junior
Username: ed_too

Post Number: 18
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Try this link

http://southcoast.craigslist.org/msg/4335531964.html

Ed
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 471
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:39 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks
enzo
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 374
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9:04 am:   Edit Post

I could be wrong but it only has one rod as opposed to the standard 2 they adopted in the early '80s (I think). Plus, look at the nut close up, notice anything? Unless it's a replacement, it's not a good sign. I would say it's indeed a good reproduction.
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 728
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post

That adjustable nut and logo look pretty real. Wish it was near me so I could look at it.
enzo
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 375
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 3:39 pm:   Edit Post

I find awkward that the string falls right on top of the hole, but it could be that it was not unusual back then...

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