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Username: grankin

Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

Now mine, for 4 years. Alembic says:
top and back: Schedua
body core: Mahogany
neck: Maple, Beech, Purpleheart
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl inlays
originally made for: Rothchild
birthday: August 4, 1977

The bass was repaired in 1978 under warranty. The frets were dressed, it received a new string nut, and the bass filter knob was replaced.

There was a more major servicing in 1982. The bass got new truss rods, fingerboard, bridge saddles, string nut, humcanceller, strings, setup, and 1-1/2 hours of refinishing labor.

I bought it from a guy in Memphis who was at least the 2d owner. It shows its age in the finish (checking, etc.) but that's just mojo, as far as I'm concerned.

Only thing wrong with this instrument is that it makes me want the prettier ones. With Thomastik-Infeld Jazz E-Bass flatwounds, it is just plain gorgeous.
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 864
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

That's a sweet Bass!
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 216
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

Gene, check out the pics of the 2 Series basses in the Gigs/MacAttack area. My friends Series I s/n is very close to yours, that Flame Koa looks very close. Yours is quite the head turner.

Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1092
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post

Gene, Beautiful bass! COntinue to Play it Healthy! Art

ps: glad to see some pics of it
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 596
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 9:46 pm:   Edit Post

Can't imagine a bass too much prettier than that! Classic Alembic.

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