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Username: jeremyedward

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 8:36 pm:   Edit Post

I have a custom peiced bass that has three alembic pickups in it. Here is what I know.

It's approx a 72 Fender Jazz Neck, No SN on butt of the neck, but has set up guy's stamp J. Torres

It's a walnut body

BadAss II Bridge

3 Alembic Pickups.

From what I've seen it has really good parts and seems to be a solid bass, but from what I gather, someone with much more skill than me should be playing this thing. I wouldn't mind owning a nice Warwick. If anyone can advise me what something like this "a players bass" would be worth, I would greatly appreciate it. Also if anyone is interested in all or part of this axe for a fair price, I'd be interested in a sale or trade. Custom 72 Bass w/ Alembic Pickups
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 905
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like a nice combination.
...some detailed pics would help to drum up interest.
Searching the completed auctions on ebay (for each of the components) might help to give you a ballpark value.
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 773
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post

For what it's worth, I have a '73, black block neck Jazz, and it is also stamped J. Torres. I bought mine in 2002 for about $1350 from Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. It had the original pickups, one of which still needs to be rewound, as well as the bridge, tuners, pots, etc. I ended up having it refretted professionally (it really needed it) and dropped a Badass II on it as well as a J-Retro Preamp and Seymour Duncan pickups. It also has replacement tuners (one of them was loose - I replaced them with direct fit Schallers). I still have all the original parts should I want to return it to stock.

As it is modified, my guess is you could probably get about a grand or so for it due to the mods, but I could be wrong. If you part it out you might get a bit more. Best of luck with the trade and/or sale.

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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 538
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 2:47 am:   Edit Post

Close-up pics of the Alembic parts (pickups etc...)would be helpful including Alembic internal parts if applicable,
Username: jeremyedward

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 8:35 pm:   Edit Post

I'll get some better picks of the entire bass tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback thus far!another pic

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