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rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1241
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

http://m.ebay.com/itm/151263512931#
hifiguy
Senior Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 409
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm:   Edit Post

Pulling Alembic electronics out of a custom made Alembic bass seems completely wrong on every level - like sticking a Corvette engine in a Ferrari or an Aston Martin. It bounces off the brain at a very strange angle.
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 528
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:22 pm:   Edit Post

I just recently found out this bass is at a guitar place directly across the street from my studio. Considering all of the attention it's gotten over the years here, maybe I should go check it out.
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2004
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5:33 am:   Edit Post

I would like to know more about the splices of white wings and any other modifications. As often as it pops up my curiosity is peaked. Still confused why anybody would do it but to each their own.

Keith
pasewark
Advanced Member
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 240
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

It haunts my nightmares.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5761
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:44 am:   Edit Post

IT' BACK!!!!!!!!

Oh, the horror, the horror!

Bill, tgo
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4044
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

I wish it were on sale when I met Vinny Fodera at the UK bass show in London earlier this year, I could have asked him about it.

I can't recall if mica has ever commented on this bass when it has been reported on the forum.
But her view would certainly be interesting.

Jazzyvee
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1523
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:49 am:   Edit Post

The original electronics + pickups are included, takes away some of the pain :-)

Mica commented here and said she's pretty sure it started its life as a Triple Omega.
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1461
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post

Honestly, if you want a new 6-string Alembic, then buy this for the neck, as the price of the ebony lams and leds would be a good starting point.

Sell the electronics and hardware, to soften the blow further.
drjenney
Intermediate Member
Username: drjenney

Post Number: 154
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Anyone know what kind of Alembic electronics it included?
drjenney
Intermediate Member
Username: drjenney

Post Number: 155
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Anyone know what kind of Alembic electronics it included?
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11338
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post

The hole pattern suggests Essence electronics.

Bradley's idea is certainly interesting; buying it and sending it to Santa Rosa, and have them put new body wings on it, reinstall the pickups and electronics, and maybe upgrade the electronics. Oh, and remove that butterfly from the peghead.

So if you were thinking about a 36" scale six string with ebony neck lams, this could be a starting point.

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