Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005

    Wath is this???

    no name, no serial number, no information...
    only an eagle that hold a fish in the claws on the headstock simbol...
  2. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas

    It looks like an Alembic, but I dunno enough about em to say whether it really is or not.
  3. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
  4. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Looks like an old carl thompson to me. Deffinantly not an alembic. Alembic may have been the inspiration however.

    Its likely a personal project someone did and liked aspects of both CT and Alembic.
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  5. I would lean more towards a Carl Thompson.
  6. I don't think either makers would pass up putting their signature logos on a bass.

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  7. prockenklang


    May 22, 2003
    It'a a Hyak! It was built buy a former Alembic employee.I used to own two of them.

  8. paul n

    paul n

    May 6, 2005
    Arden, NC
    Taht's not a CT. Carl's only ever used two different headstock shapes, and that ain't one of them.

    Maybe an old Moonstone? I know I've seen that headstock some where...

    ~Paul :)
  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Hmm. Guess I was sorta kinda right...

    (I told you I didn't know enough about it)
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  11. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005

    Thank you!
    Can you tell me more about?
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  12. artswork99


    Aug 6, 2007
    I have owned my Hyak for many years... I even have literature and it is scanned in so I can email it to you (shared with BunnyBass years ago). PM me and send an email address and I would gladly send you copies of the literature.

    Included is one of five pieces of literature that I have to share.


    Attached Files:

  13. Alf T

    Alf T

    Sep 27, 2015
    Defo a Hyak!! I have one for 25 years. Brilliant bass
  14. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    8 years. Pretty good.
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  15. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Sign me up for a Hyak bass! Sounds like a winner.
  16. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    Oct 31, 2006
  17. Bigbri


    Aug 4, 2015
    I was thinking a one off alembic. Maybe that guy was making basses after hours using alembic's equipment. Looks like Alembic electronics. I remember an interview with Entwhistle where he said he was getting tired of all the external preamps, power supplies stc...I think thats when he packed in boris.
  18. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO.
    Yep, Zombie Thread....

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