Post Number: 3745
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 11:29 am: |
It's on a 1970's Fender P Bass.
It looks like a really heavy piece of metal maybe plated brass, Might be a nice mod to your bass Harry.
Post Number: 648
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 11:54 am: |
Possible, but I wonder why they didn't just stick a Bad Ass bridge on it. Very fine routing job, from the look of it. I would be curious to know if the plate was machined out of a solid block of brass, like it looks like. Alembic seems to be set up to work brass more than steel.
Takeing a magnet to it would tell.
It would add a lot of weight to a bass already known to be heavy.
Post Number: 3131
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 12:01 pm: |
I have seen a similar version of this type of modification once before in the form of a tail piece and separate bridge. The very cool one that I know of was made by a fellow that once worked at Alembic many years ago ; Mr. Frank Fuller.
(Message edited by sonicus on December 02, 2013)
Post Number: 1050
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 12:28 pm: |
It does look Alembic, although it doesn't have the alignment pins.
Love the amazing levitating bass Wolf!
Post Number: 1141
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 3:53 pm: |
That looks like a Stars bridge to me. They sold them chrome plated like that. If you remove it from the baseplate, the word STARS would be stamped on the underside.
Post Number: 3132
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 5:06 pm: |
I remember Stars Guitars. I remember Ron Armstrong from Stars Guitars as well as well as others that worked there. I remember when they were at the old Alembic location at 60 Brady St and later moved to 818 Folsom St , both locations in San Francisco. I went there often "back in the day ". I remember many of the various parts that they sold and in fact once owned a "Stars Guitars" made bass . It was a bolt on neck bass that had a "Stars Guitars " bridge on it. The description of the bridge on my old Stars Guitars bass would be similar to a Leo Quan " Bad Ass Bridge" with their Stars Guitars Logo on the thick metal mass by the saddle adjustment screws. It might be possible that this is a Stars Guitars item as well, ( maybe). They experimented a bit.
Post Number: 3133
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 5:45 pm: |
Here is a "Stars Guitars" bridge like on my old Stars Guitars bass ;
Post Number: 1328
|Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 6:24 pm: |
Looks like a neat bass! I like the "bypass controls" & "kill switch" mods. I'll be passing on it, though must admit I have been tempted to install my Badass II on the AlFemBic. The sad part is, I'd be doing it for looks not sound...