Post Number: 687
|Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 8:04 am: |
Any thoughts on this one?: Click here
(Message edited by fc_spoiler on March 06, 2008)
Post Number: 659
|Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 8:13 am: |
Bizarre. Looks like an early BC Rich with Series electronics. The hyperlink you posted doesn't connect to the ad -- could you re-post?
Post Number: 688
|Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 8:27 am: |
Oops, too manny numbers...
Fixxed the link
Post Number: 1816
|Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 9:05 am: |
Eindhoven is pretty close to Tilburg ... well, let me think, BC - there was the famous Tilburg music store Bill Coolen (now strictly an accordeon shop, I believe) where they let me play a very nice rosewood SC Signature in the backroom (priced at about DFL 8000 back then - you can barely get an Excel for that kind of money these days).
In any case, somebody did a lot of work to produce a monster, but it does look as if they had a set of proper Series electronics. If it is, then it's a very cheap set of Series I electronics at 500 euro. Verify that it's the proper stuff, buy this monster, and start saving up for a custom - you won't have to pay the premium for the electronics.
Post Number: 1908
|Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 10:24 am: |
The pics aren't great, but if those are real Series electronics in a playable instrument for 500 Euros, that seems an extraordinary deal.
It looks a bit old, so the electronics may not be the latest rev of noise rejection. That can be a $1000+ upgrade if you need it, plus shipping from and to Europe. That could get pricey and make it less of a no-brainer purchase.
Post Number: 169
|Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 12:27 pm: |
Shape-wise, it looks like an attempt to copy an Alembic during an acid trip, after looking at Salvador Dali's paintings for a long time.
Post Number: 301
|Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 8:15 pm: |
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 9:28 am: |
Here are some more pictures.
This is the bass I bought for...well, it was more a trade for my old charvel guitar.
BC..I don't know what these initials mean.
(Message edited by johnbob on March 08, 2008)
Post Number: 135
|Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 7:55 pm: |
The pots and the PF-6 board are identical to those on my '75 Series I.
Looks like someone tried to build a bass around a set of really old Alembic electronics and didn't do so well with it.
Post Number: 1909
|Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 1:30 am: |
I don't know, looks like some pretty nice work to me. Maybe it isn't Alembic factory pure, but I don't see anything twisted or out of balance enough to justify the negativity. Maybe the electronics cavity is a bit cramped, but that's the worst I could say about it. Considering when it was probably built, it's not that far from a Balance K in general shape. Heck, if I could build like that, I'd probably be in the business.