Author Topic: (x) 5 string series 2, serial # 9610208  (Read 361 times)

randyonbass

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(x) 5 string series 2, serial # 9610208
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:51:34 PM »
Hello,
   I just bought this beautiful 5 string series 2 and I would love to learn all about it.  especially the control.  they re slightly different from a standard series 2.  I had a serial 1 in the 70's, and I have a Mark King signature deluxe, but these series 2 controls are a whole new ball game.
   Any information you can give me will be much appreciated.
Yours
Randy McCormick
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 01:06:39 AM by mica »

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Re: 5 string series 2, serial # 9610208
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:30:21 PM »
Welcome Randy. Is it this bass by chance? (it is a bit unusual for a Series II, and recently sold...)

http://club.alembic.com/index.php?topic=8258.0

...if so, the extra controls are described in the Showcase Thread linked above.

*I couldn't open your file, so I took a guess.  ;D

randyonbass

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Re: 5 string series 2, serial # 9610208
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 06:05:59 PM »
Yes!! That is the bass. Is there a problem with my file or the bass's? Thanks for the thread, a big help. I had kind of figured them out but is is nice to see the actual lay of the controls. I would love to find out the history of this beauty

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Re: 5 string series 2, serial # 9610208
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 01:05:02 AM »
I found a previous lookup for this bass here.

Here's a copy and paste of the specs from that thread:
top: Quilted Maple, bookmatched to center
accent: Purpleheart laminate
body: Mahogany with center Purpleheart pinstripe
back: Quilted Maple
neck: 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony, custom 1.875 x 2.80 width
inlays: abalone ovals
side position markers: red LEDs
pickups: Alembic SC-1 with HX
pickup placement: neck pickup 1.5" from end of fingerboard
controls: Series II with bass and treble cut and boost controls for each channel (40Hz & 6KHz), 5-pin and 1/4" outputs
finish: polyester gloss
originally made for: Dixie Music as a custom order
birthday: not recorded, but likely September 1996

This is a beautiful and interesting bass... enjoy!

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Re: (x) 5 string series 2, serial # 9610208
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 12:35:15 PM »
Thank you so much. She is a beautiful sounding work of art.