Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Alembic Essence with 18 volts?

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

  1. 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

  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...