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terrapinflyer
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Username: terrapinflyer

Post Number: 4
Registered: 7-2014
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:53 pm:   Edit Post

Not sure what the seller means by reproduction. Lots of photos in listing. I'm far from being an expert, but it sure looks authentic to me from what's in the pictures. If it's the real thing it seems like it's a good deal at $2500.Alembic Series 1 Custom ReproductionAlembic Series 1 Custom
terrapinflyer
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Username: terrapinflyer

Post Number: 5
Registered: 7-2014
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

here's link to listing http://southcoast.craigslist.org/msg/4553484068.html
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3562
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

I remember posting a link to this Bass many, many months ago when I saw it on Craigslist as well .
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 347
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:48 pm:   Edit Post

The only thing I see as a maybe "yellow flag" is that it looks like for a newer Bass it only has 1 trust rod.
If it's a fake she's a beautiful fake. Sort of like a man made diamond, hard to tell the difference.
Also if it has authentic Alembic electronics this would be a pretty good deal.

Pete
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 348
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:52 pm:   Edit Post

Hmmm, second yellow flag, cash only
Rrrrright
hammer
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 543
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

I too remember this being up for sale on at least one previous occasion. My own request for information from the seller went unanswered despite several attempts. I seem to remember others trying to contact the seller too.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11457
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

Interesting that the description says "Signature" electronics, when the pictures tend to indicate Series electronics.

Hard to tell the number of truss rods; looking at the different camera angles, I'm inclined to think there are two, despite the fact that I can't see more than one at a time. Interesting that there is no truss rod cover, nor inserts for screws.

Also interesting is that the gold plated XLR is a "custom request" on a "reproduction". The connector does appear to be a five pin.

A look inside the cavity would tell a lot.

My guess is that the seller is not the original owner.

Here's Wolf's earlier thread; and here's Hammer's earlier thread.
enzo
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Username: enzo

Post Number: 404
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:58 pm:   Edit Post

I still think it's a reproduction, I would not spend that money, even if it plays decent.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3565
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 9:49 pm:   Edit Post

If it is really a NON alembic but a real forgery I would not want to even be in the same room with it or in possession of it considering it bares the Alembic logo and trademark . What say a lawyer ?

http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/penalty-for-forgery.cfm
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 349
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 6:21 am:   Edit Post

Looks like 1 trust rod to me.
I've seen Alembic look a likes but they never said they were Alembics ex: Ferdinand. Brands always need to be protected for the company as well as the Artists.
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2054
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 8:28 am:   Edit Post

Shots of the electronics would be nice. It would also be helpful to get photos of the pickup cavities. Depending upon what's there it might help confirm if it is real or not.

Another thing to determine is there a serial number?

Lastly could this have been a shop night project therefore the reproduction designation? It wouldn't be the first time one popped up with a logo.

Keith
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 231
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

Why is the Pickup Selector on the upper horn?

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