Post Number: 321
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 12:01 pm: |
Check out this nice looking bass on EBay. I am interested in why it is a copy? Maybe an employee shop nighter?
Post Number: 1142
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 12:06 pm: |
hmmm...you got me...interesting power supply, is that homemade or a modded DS-5?
It's priced like a 'real' one.
Post Number: 167
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 1:37 pm: |
the wood looks more like something Alembic would use than say Fernandez. The figure reminds me of my old 77 schedua series 1 guitar. I know fernandez used alot of zebra wood on their Alembic copies, but this is the first time I've seen such a close copy with such a nice top/ back
Post Number: 296
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 1:52 pm: |
the only thing that looks off to me is the shaping of the upper horn/cutaway. other than that, i don't see any glaring differences.
Post Number: 9873
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 1:54 pm: |
Unusual placement of the pickup selector switch.
Post Number: 4648
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 2:26 pm: |
It has a logo too. And the listing says all parts came from Alembic.
Post Number: 9876
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 2:43 pm: |
Another mystery. We've been getting a lot of those recently. The listing is a bit light on detail.
Post Number: 360
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 6:27 pm: |
I think it is not a "Ferbic" (Alembic copy by Fernandes).
I have never seen a ebony fingerboard on Ferbic.
Maybe Ferbic's tuners are Goto made, because not fitted for schaller.
Unusual PU selector means someone's intention.
We needs more details (S/N etc...).
But the bass is Alembic made that I think.
Post Number: 248
|Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 7:17 am: |
If Alembic made, the battery cover looks different.
Are there any others out there
that look like that? If not Alembic made,
it is pretty nice, nicer than a Fernandes.
Post Number: 7064
|Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 4:54 pm: |
I've written to the seller to try and get some more detailed explanation of the origins of this bass.
Post Number: 262
|Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 10:52 pm: |
Scary, if that's a copy.
I wonder how many Alembicians would be able to tell the difference.
Post Number: 7073
|Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 1:16 pm: |
I've been in email contact with this seller trying sort out the identity of this instrument. There's more than one thing that stands out to me as non-standard, but I'm waiting for more details.
One clarification is that his customer claims he made all the parts he didn't buy from us. The listing was edited to state the hardware and electronics are from Alembic, but I haven't seen what's under the hood yet. So at least any potential buyers are getting a little more of the story before purchasing.
Post Number: 323
|Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 1:12 pm: |
It's still purty! I appreciate the fact that it was listed right up front as a copy, too.