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Username: canitrom

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 9:04 pm:   Edit Post

hey guys, I present, I'm Juan from Chile and long ago I bought a bass guitar used by internet, I knew it was bad shape, was not the original circuit, the serial number was almost unrecognizable, the conductive paint was oxidized, is an Alembic Epic 5 fretless, all I can read are the numbers that go under the pads and the phrase "proudly made in the usa " ... was tinted in red and badly lacquered, its former owner probably had it over saved time, no serial number on the head, had some wood veneer, the 5-piece neck is maple with ebony fingerboard and small veneer between both ...

you will forgive my poor English but I speak Spanish, I hope you understand:-)

Well, here I upload some picturesalembic epic 5

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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 600
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

Welcome Juan, I'm from Brazil (don't speak english either) and you'll see guys here are very suportive and gentle (don't mind your skills in English, they will ask if having trouble getting your point)...

It seems the real thing to me, but would be good to see the Tail, Headstock and the set neck joint at the back.
Username: bob2

Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post

hello juan, welcome to the club!
on older epics the serial number was only stamped in the control cavity. this pic shows the general location of those kind of stamps.16128right.jpg
someone might have filled it in with putty or something. it's unlikely it would be sanded off entirely. if you post a picture of the cavity, someone might be able help.
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 67
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post

Saludos desde Venezuela, Juan! Yo (también me llamo Juan...) soy igualmente poseedor de un Epic 5. Te sugeriría enviar fotos del clavijero (anverso y reverso), así como de la cavidad de controles, y entre todos podremos ayudarte con tu inquietud. Sin embargo, segundo lo que dijo Mario Farufyno, hasta donde se puede ver, parece un real- aunque muy golpeado- Alembic Epic. Saludos!
Greetings from Venezuela, Juan! Me (I'm also named Juan) am also the owner of an Epic 5. I'd suggest you to post pics from the headstock (front and back) as well as the control cavity, and between all of us I think we can help you with your doubt. However, I second what Mario Farufyno said, as far as we can see, it looks like a real -although very beaten-Alembic Epic. Greetings!

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