Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 6:25 am: |
I recently inherited my late Brother's bass & guitar collection. He was very proud of his Alembic, as he was with all of his instruments. I just can't seem to find out which model this one is. I've tried to contact Alembic, but have yet to receive an email, or phone response from them. Attached is a pic. Any ideas? Thanks!
(Message edited by davehouck on February 15, 2009)
Post Number: 800
|Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 6:38 am: |
Welcome to the club!
Sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences.
That's a stunning Elan, looks like a Flamed Koa top.
The first two digits of the serial number will reveal in which year this bass was build ;-)
You can ask for a serial number check here ;-)
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 9:36 am: |
Welcome,and please accept my condolences on your loss.
Dave is THE man here and I agree with what he said.
Post Number: 984
|Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 9:53 am: |
That is a beautiful Elan. I agree with fc that it looks to be a koa top.
So sorry for your loss.
Post Number: 195
|Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 9:57 am: |
Sorry fc spoiler,I mistakenly attributed your comments to moder Dave.
Post Number: 7549
|Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 11:47 am: |
Hee hee; it's easy to get Flip and I confused, we both have long hair and play Alembic basses!
The body core is most likely Maple, as is the neck. The fretboard is Ebony. The controls are Volume, Pan, Low-pass filter, and Q switch.
It's an absolutely wonderful bass! When you plug it in, you'll probably notice, compared to other basses, the increased clarity and evenness of tone throughout the frequency range.
As for contacting Alembic; they absolutely love to help in any way they can, but they are a very small shop and the amount of email, phone messages, and board postings they get can be a bit overwhelming despite their best intentions.