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Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 142
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 7:29 pm:   Edit Post

My 1986 Distillate w/ Walnut top I bought back in November '05. Hope this goes through. Have'nt had a lot of time figuring out photo resizing. Currently the pre amp is at Alembic getting the upgrade and repair. The e.q. switches did'nt work when I got it, so I can't wait to hear them w/ the filter!

(Message edited by davehouck on May 14, 2006)
Username: playbootsy

Post Number: 39
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post

Nice...Distillate eletronics with Spoiler Body..and Walnut...very beautfull!
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Username: basstard

Post Number: 146
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post

Playbootsy - as far as I can see, it's not a Spoiler body shape but a Distillate with an extended upper horn.
Username: csissom

Post Number: 90
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

As far as I can tell after looking at a lot of Distillates, is that they started extending the upper horn sometime around the mid-80s. All the early 80s Distillates have the shorter upper horn, while all the mid and late 80s distillates have this more extended upper horn. But note, they all have the same small lower horn, which makes the overall body shape different than the Spoiler style body, which has a more extended lower horn as well.

Username: playbootsy

Post Number: 41
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 7:50 pm:   Edit Post

Ok, thanks for the information!
My Distillate 81 donīt have the extending upper horn.

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