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Username: room037

Post Number: 100
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 3:59 am:   Edit Post

I introduce my latest bass.
The bass is 70's 5 strings bass as my 76' 421 bass except for long scale.
It is my first long scale Alembic bass !
The sounds are deeper than other my basses.
Especially low B's tone is very impressive !
I don't know the sound descends from scale or body wood.
But Mica said Cherry body has warmer sounds.

Here is the build records.

77' 763 LSB 5-string Series I bass

top and back: Schedua
body: Zebrawood and Cherry
neck: Maple, Beech, Purpleheart, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl inlays
peghead veneers: Padouk and Rosewood
originally mde for: Rothchild
birthday: July 14, 1977

Whole body

Fan head


The body has thick Zebrawood accent.
Accent wood
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 863
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 3682
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Nice bass!! The Zebrawood body lam is a really nice touch! That's a bit of an unusual tailpiece; looks cool! Love the fan head!
Advanced Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 257
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 9:01 am:   Edit Post

Very nice bass. What's the string spacing on it? They look very close together and the neck looks no wider at the body than the nut.
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2379
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 9:47 am:   Edit Post

WOW ... nice headstock!!
Great bass!

Paul TBO
Intermediate Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 101
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post

Hi Olie,

The neck width is just like standard 4 strings bass.
My another 70's 5 strings bass has same construction.
Please look this thread.

My 83' Graphite 5 strings bass has slightly wide than 70's.

70's 5 strings basses has the magic on fretboard !
I can't shake off the magic !

Advanced Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 365
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post

Very nice, Eiji. Great score. Congrats.

Username: playbootsy

Post Number: 33
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

Power Bass!! Nice look and the headstock is cool and particular.
Username: chuckc

Post Number: 34
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 5:27 pm:   Edit Post

I have seen this style of headstock on several basses, I believe it is called the "fan style" headstock. I think JAE had one and Flim Johnson had one. All in all it looks so much more balanced than the standard headstock but that's just me
Username: brent

Post Number: 23
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

i'm in love with that headstock.

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