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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1123
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 11:30 pm:   Edit Post

This is a fantastic instrument but it's just gone over my limit.
it was a featured custom. Here is the link: http://www.alembic.com/info/fc_stages.html


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200207582405&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010

Jazzyvee
speicky
Advanced Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 267
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 1:41 am:   Edit Post

gulp... there's my GAS again... help, somebody quickly take this away, ppppllleeeaaassseeeee !
pclifton2004
Junior
Username: pclifton2004

Post Number: 12
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

That's my old custom Mica made me in 2000 - loved the look but couldn't get happy with the sound - I guess I am too fussy for a non working musician lol - sold it for 3500 in 02, then it sold on Ebay last year for 2800 - I am guessing it may go slightly higher this time.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1127
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

The listing says its configured to hold an upgrade to SII electronics. Do you remember if the bass has been wired to be run via the SII cable and psu in its current state as well as battery?

Also is it stereo out via the jack?
Jazzyve
pclifton2004
Junior
Username: pclifton2004

Post Number: 13
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

It is stereo out via jack with mono-stereo switch as it is anniversary electronics which are stereo. However, the configuration as 'series-upgradeable' only means that it has a hollow body and the correct routing for an upgrade to Series I or II electronics, so the 5 pin (and hum canceller) are totally dummy as stands and the bass can only be powered by battery (single 9 volt) not by power supply and lead. If the upgrade is ever undertaken, it will need a full set of 18 volt series electronics, pick-ups, hum canceller and 5-pin socket wired in at that time - an expensive operation unless you are transferring them out of a well-sourced series instrument. Hope that helps!
pclifton2004
Junior
Username: pclifton2004

Post Number: 14
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 4:18 pm:   Edit Post

It is stereo out via jack with mono-stereo switch as it is anniversary electronics which are stereo. However, the configuration as 'series-upgradeable' only means that it has a hollow body and the correct routing for an upgrade to Series I or II electronics, so the 5 pin (and hum canceller) are totally dummy as stands and the bass can only be powered by battery (single 9 volt) not by power supply and lead. If the upgrade is ever undertaken, it will need a full set of 18 volt series electronics, pick-ups, hum canceller and 5-pin socket wired in at that time - an expensive operation unless you are transferring them out of a well-sourced used series instrument. Hope that helps!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1129
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 2:34 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the info.
It's so tempting.... grrrrrrrr

Jazzyvee
pclifton2004
Junior
Username: pclifton2004

Post Number: 15
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

Tempting to me, too! I have to keep reminding myself it wasn't the right one for me, or I wouldn't have sold it in the first place. It is a very pretty bass, that's for sure - just had a very reedy thin sound I couldn't seem to funk up the way I wanted. If I had the funds to stick in Series I electronics I bet it would be sweet. I just don't like the anniversary electronics sound - in fact at the time I regretted not sticking with ordinary signature electronics, though of course stereo output has its advantages. It was also the most expensive thing I ever had custom made, so I always see it and think 'hey that is mine!!!' lol
pclifton2004
Junior
Username: pclifton2004

Post Number: 18
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Sold for 2850 - exactly what it went for last year too, which proves a used Alembic holds its value well after initial depreciation from new. Anyone here buy it?
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1133
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

Well lets home it has found a good home.
Jazzyvee

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