Post Number: 70
|Posted on Friday, April 09, 2010 - 3:39 am: |
Just saw this one at BassNW. The highest level of bass coolness. Next to Alembic anyway.
Post Number: 1907
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 8:08 am: |
I haven't seen or heard of an alembic with a rosewood fretboard.
If it's genuine it may be of some use to someone making their own project bass
Post Number: 1592
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 8:40 am: |
Alembic has made some instruments with Rosewood finger boards. The description of this one makes me wonder if it was a reject that walked away from the shop.
Post Number: 830
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 9:12 am: |
I know of one particular 1975 Series 1 Bass of which the owner has told me has a Rosewood finger board.
Post Number: 4370
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 9:29 am: |
My '76 Series 1 guitar has a rosewood fingerboard. IIRC, they're not that rare.
Post Number: 832
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 9:51 am: |
Hello Bill ,
What kind of rosewood might the fingerboard be on your 76? Brazilian ? Indian ? or ???. I am interested because I might acquire the 75 series 1 Bass and was wondering what types of rosewood Alembic used back then . Brazilian rosewood may still have been legal back then. What are your thoughts on this ?
(Message edited by sonicus on April 10, 2010)
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 3:04 pm: |
Back on the topic after the thread-jacking.....
Jonesy's bass is already sold-darn.
Post Number: 2438
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 4:54 pm: |
You see the Alembic impact in the design, though. It's there in the wood configuration and in the electronics with a separate preamp for each pickup.
Post Number: 4372
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 8:04 pm: |
I have no idea how to tell the difference on a fingerboard, but my understanding is that Brazilian stopped being imported around '68 insofar as that's when Martin stopped using Brazilian. As for Alembic's rosewood, you might try checking with Mica.
And now we return you to your regularly scheduled thread!
Post Number: 180
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 11:15 pm: |
Are you talking about my Series I (75-251S) fretless with rosewood fingerboard?
By the looks of the piece of wood on ebay I imagine someone pulled it out of the bin.
Post Number: 836
|Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 2:29 am: |
Hi Slawie , How are you ?
No , I am referring to a fretted long scale standard point Series I (75-184 ) . I did not know that your beautiful fretless was looking for new a home .
Post Number: 181
|Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 5:08 am: |
I am fine, thanks for asking Wolf.
My bass is currently in "hospital"
I have curently got it in a squillion pieces
try to patch holes and hacks from abuse
caused by it's previous lover.
I am patching some of the walnut holes with a combination
of epoxy and walnut dust (courtesy of Mica)
She is kindly sending me over some Maple dust so that
should get here shortly. Then I can finish off the refilling.
I am in two minds whether to get a full refinish so
in the interim I am doing spot/dab touch-up and shave and sand + buff on small areas at a time.
I need a new tailpiece but will need to wait for
that when I get a job. I will keep the original one though
for bringing it back to stock.
I am working out a design for a modded tailpiece.
I don't think I could ever get rid of my fretless.
p.s. Sorry for the thread hijack.
(Message edited by slawie on April 11, 2010)