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Username: hammer

Post Number: 17
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

I'm looking to pick up alembic #2. What do people think about the MK 5-string currently on e-bay. Does it look legit and is this a good price.
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1526
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post

Looks like a variation of Europa electronics to me. No LED's that I can tell. It has nice top but I wouldn't pay that much for it.

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Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 293
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 7:47 am:   Edit Post

Not sure about the four switches. Seller lists them as Q-switch x 4 which can't be right. Normally those would be a Q-switch, bass and treble quick change switches, and an LED switch. Certainly worth asking the seller about them.

I agree with Keith - it's a spectacular top, but I think it's overpriced without the Signature electronics.

Just my opinion of course...

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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1079
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

Headstock looks funny, either the space between the tuners is larger or the headstock is smaller.

Nothing mentioned about leds, though that seems to be [Spock mode] the only logical explanation... [/Spock mode]

Big +1 on the spectacular top!
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2426
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 8:28 am:   Edit Post

I thought it was walnut instead of koa ... whatever it is, it's pretty stunning! It definitely has koa on the front of the peghead.

The "small crown" peghead looks a bit crowded, with 5 tuners, and the logo - an acquired taste, I'm sure.
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Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 775
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post

He lists the bass having a 34" scale, but I remember seeing Olie Oliver's 5 string (Distillate type body shape) with a similar headstock and his is 35" scale.

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