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Alembic Essence with 18 volts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jburtonca, Feb 12, 2003.


  1. jburtonca

    jburtonca

    Nov 25, 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
    I have an Alembic Essence that's powered with one 9 volt battery. Is it possible to use two 9 volt batteries to increase the headroom. A lot of people (myself included) do this with EMG pickups. Has anyone out there tried this with an Alembic
    Essence?

    Jeff
     
  2. I asked Alembic about this, and it's do-able. BUT if your filter board was made before 1993 - you have to upgrade a couple of capacitors. That mod is more for compatibility with other 18V gear you may have on-board - Alembic says it really doesnt improve performance.

    search the Alembic Club message board for "18V" and you will find a thread or two on it...