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gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 677
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Anyone have an uncut brass bridge saddle? I have a ss series I want to move the low E string over to the edge of the fretboard a bit more on.

Thanks,
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actual_size
New
Username: actual_size

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2013
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

You can find them here:
http://alembic.stores.yahoo.net/babrsa.html
afrobeat_fool
Senior Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 531
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

David, I have one. Aren't you in PDX?



Nick
afrobeat_fool
Senior Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 532
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:28 pm:   Edit Post

David, I have one. Aren't you in PDX?



Nick
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 680
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

Hi Nick, I sent you an email!
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 684
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 1:55 pm:   Edit Post

I just finished slotting the new string saddle and setting up the bass. It feels much more natural and comfortable with the wider string spacing. Of course I had to do a little brass polishing too!

Thanks to Nick for the blank saddle!!!

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tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1600
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

David,

What's the the story on the different wood type laminate around the bridge block area?
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 685
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

It's funny, there are two similar inlays or lams around the neck where it meets the body too. At first I thought it was to cover a bigger than needed route around the bridge block, but when you remove the bridge block you will see that the inlay is very shallow and seems purly decorative.

The long and short of it is, "darned if I know"! I kinda think it was just for looks and something they were just trying out. It does make this bass unique. I would love to see a thread about other oddball things like this on other instruments.

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cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1653
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

The neck-framing lams are not common, but I have seen them on other Alembics. From the pix, the inlay under the bridge doesn't look to to be up to Alembic standards (the bass side doesn't look straight).

Peter
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 686
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:36 pm:   Edit Post

The mothership has gone over it and made no comment as to it not being original! And it matches the other lam wood. I think it is Madascar Ebony, if I remember right.
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 687
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:38 pm:   Edit Post

Of course I can't spell!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8093
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

Probably Macassar Ebony and I have a theory about the ring around the bridge. My guess is that there was a router oops and it made a little trip outside the block. Something must be done! It would make sense to use the neck framing wood as the decorative patch around the bridge.

But remember this is just a guess... there is no note in the file.
gtrguy
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 689
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post

I think it's just a beauty mark! This bass attracts controversy too, for some reason.

Mica, thanks for your comments.

Dave

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