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Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 791
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

I've been part of this Club for almost 4 years but never was "official", at last I have finally become an official member after recently receiving a BEAUTIFUL 1988 Persuader with a Walnut top. This bass is absolutely incredible, it can be crystal clear, super growly, or deep thumping!
Serial # is 88P4929, Walnut top, mahogany body, all maple neck, ebony fingerboard, I'm not sure about the inlays(they kind of look like Black Tahitian M.O.P. to me), and P/J pcikups with V/P/F, hoping that Alembic can start installing a second pre-amp fairly cheap so I can use the J pickup more effectively without the volume drop.
showing off the amazing top!
beautiful grain of the mahogany!
lovely headstock with bronze logo
and this is my collection of instruments :-)
Left to right: Wishbass #1332 made out of Red Cedar, early 80's Peavey T-60, '88 Alembic Persuader, '82 Gibson Victory Artist(my main bass), '07 Gibson SG Faded, and lastly my '06 Fender 60th Anniversary American Standard Jazz with S-1 switch and Ash body. If anyone wants anymore pictures of any of the basses then just ask :-)

Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1739
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

Taylor, Congratulations! What a great looking Persuader with a beautiful top and back, and a great looking family photo. Play it Healthy! Art
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1369
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

You did well, looks great!


Edit: If you look at the neck from different angles and some inlays seem to disappear, they could be Black Tahitian M.O.P (they can almost become one with the Ebony)
There's a lot green and pink in them also, they look awesome.
I think you can see (or can't ) a few "disappeared" inlays in some of the pictures of my bass.

My other basses (with inlays) have the plastic markers, some have a dark spot (you can see the glue through them)

(Message edited by fc_spoiler on May 30, 2012)
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 58
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post

She's Beautiful! A Persuader was my first Alembic. There is something about them I can't quite explain. She will not disappoint, Rock On my Brother!!

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10711
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:42 pm:   Edit Post

Looks great Taylor!
Advanced Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 268
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:53 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool!Looks very much like the first Alembic I saw in person in '84(the shop owner wouldn't let me touch it since I was a teen).Congrats!
Username: mica

Post Number: 7736
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

I like the Mahogany body - beautiful there!

The inlays are most likely the disappearing plastic variety. They turned almost clear and if the glue didn't reach the edges, you could see that dot through them like Flip describes.
Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 82
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 9:04 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome! I actually waited 30 years LOL ... and the second one should be here tomorrow!

You love the sounds she'll make. It really amazes me how varied the sounds are between my amp (GK Microbass) and the bass' settings. The fade between the pickups is really cool.


Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 794
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2012 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

thanks to all! after looking at the inlays I agree with Mica and Flip about them being fading plastic, but they still look fancy with the dried glue :p

so after a having her for about a week I'm still in love! the tone is very growly which is exactly what I love! she fits right in with the "stoner rock" side project me and my brother are starting(think Queens of the Stone Age's first album) and I see us having a very long and healthy relationship :-) also a thanks to everyone who has helped further my knowledge on these lovely instruments over the past 4 years! I already know what I want to do if I ever gather the money to get a custom made :D

Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1371
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2012 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post

Way to go, glad you like it :-)

About the preamp: I don't think there's a cheap solution other than hoping to find a used signature set, I've upgraded my fretless and it required a different output wire section...

On my Fender I did add a trimpot to turn the volume of the P pickup down (I had it made, can't be very helpful on specs, sorry)
Maybe you can discuss this with Mica and come up with a cheaper "passive" solution?
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 24
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

Very Nice! That walnut is amazing, as is the figure in the mahogany.

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