Author Topic: Series II - SN 84 3267  (Read 1875 times)

poor_nigel

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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2004, 05:49:56 PM »
Hey John!  Welcome.  I love this bass like I have loved no other.  I doubt any one dolts on her like I do.  Your loss was definitely my gain.  However, as Paul the Bad One often says, there is always another.  Good luck with your SC Deluxe auction.

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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2004, 12:10:11 AM »
A couple of pix of John, the second owner of this bass, havin fun.  

 

 


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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2004, 05:59:30 PM »

poor_nigel

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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2011, 10:56:32 PM »

 
Went back to all chrome parts on this bass.  Shiny!  Added a set of amazing David King knobs made of gabon ebony and gold wire.  They are miniture works of art, seriously.  Put in a new set of etched pickups.  The previous set were replacements, also, but I prefer these over the gold embossed ones where the gold wears off so easily in spots.  I also replaced the pick-up screws with some I liked better.  Why?  Why not?

poor_nigel

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2011, 11:06:22 PM »

 
For being similar in many ways, these two can sound very different.  Walnut versus Macassar ebony, mahongany core versus walnut core, and straight maple & purpleheart neck versus one with graphite rods inlaid in it.  Less fiddling with the electronics on the Series I, but less tone variations, also.

poor_nigel

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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2011, 11:12:09 PM »

 
Bottom line - These are classic Alembics from the 80's, just different enough from others to make them mine, mine, mine!

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2011, 12:50:18 PM »
Simply, utterly gorgeous. There's just something about the classic body shape that brings back memories of the first Alembic I ever saw in the early 70's.

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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2011, 05:33:49 PM »
I would have guessed Cocobolo on the top.  I've never seen Walnut look that red... really nice!!!

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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011, 06:25:26 PM »
Damn! They are some sexy assed basses!
Excuse the cursing!

poor_nigel

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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 05:05:55 PM »
It ain't superb walnut, but it is beautiful, none-the-less.  I really love that bass.  Hmmm, I really love both of them.  What if I could only have one?  I guess I'd just have to find a two-bass nursing home, I suppose, because as long as I have a buck in my pocket, I ain't selling this pair.  There is just something great about the large, standard bodies.  The Alembic icon.  The walnut one is already spoken for, come the time they need to move on.

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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2011, 10:43:47 AM »
Poor-Nigel, I have a series one and a half I am restoring. You must know something about them!

poor_nigel

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2011, 02:27:22 AM »
What would you like to know?

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2011, 11:14:01 AM »
Curious if you own one. I have a '68 OTS.

poor_nigel

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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2011, 01:45:50 AM »
My 1980 Series I is kind of a Series I & a Half.  Sorry I have generally been insanely distracted in other matters, but I would be happy to answer any questions you may still have pending.

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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »
Bump.  
Just being nosey and checking out series II basses
 
Jazzyvee
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