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Cat Man

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(x) Serial number file request 82D2078
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:47:19 AM »
Greetings. I recently acquired my first Alembic from a fellow club member, serial number 82D2078.
Do you have anything in the file on this. It looks like it has led an exciting life, and it still sounds great.
Thanks, Dave.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2019, 06:57:33 PM by mica »

StephenR

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Re: Serial number file request 82D2078
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 12:28:55 PM »
Welcome to the club! Nice looking top on your Distillate, thinking it is walnut... beautiful color and figure. I used to own 82D2349 which had a "birthday" of 11/23/82 so I am guessing yours was completed early in the year. Any idea why the metal plate was added? Is the LED still functional? If it is you may want to remove it from the circuit since it drains the battery really quickly. Later Distillates did not have the LED for that reason. Play it in good health!

Cat Man

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Re: Serial number file request 82D2078
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 01:57:39 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. The plate is to cover the hole made when the cable was tripped over and the jack pulled out of the body.
I think that happened years ago. The LED does work...I have been unplugging the cable to reduce battery drain. So far so good.
I'm delighted to have and play it.


mica

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Re: Serial number file request 82D2078
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 06:57:21 PM »
Hi Dave,

Here's what I found in the file for your bass:

top: Walnut
body: Mahogany
neck: 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale: 32" medium
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: mother of pearl ovals
pickups: AXY
controls: "Distillate" volume, rotary pickup selector switch, filter, Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost, treble cut/flat/boost, mono output
originally made for: Guitars Etc.
birthday: March 30, 1982

It was registered in 2201 in New York. The owner notified us at that time: "Significant damage to wood between control cavity and bottom strap button; non-original side-mounted input jack with brass front plate and LED indicator; input jack currently held in place by hard, gray epoxy."

Cat Man

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Re: (x) Serial number file request 82D2078
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 11:48:17 AM »
Thanks, Mica.