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Thinking of My Old Flame

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 12, 2016.


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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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    This is a great Alembic that I traded for a Steinberger at Rock Block Guitars in Nashville back in 1992. Can someone tell me what model it was? I bought it for $900 at Elderley Guitars in Lansing, Michigan in 1991, I think.
     
  2. UpperBout

    UpperBout Supporting Member

    Most likely an Alembic Spoiler. Not the typical set of controls for a Spoiler, but the shape and wood laminations are correct.

    Pretty typical - Alembic frequently has unique configs, even with their "stock" models.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks guys. That Spoiler was a great bass, I have great basses now, so I don't need it back, but it was a pleasant memory.
     
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    It's a Spoiler body style for sure, but with that electronics layout, it might be a Persuader.
     
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  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Pleasure fans, did you get the reference?
     
  6. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    Holland
    Controls suggest Persuader, I'm with M.R. Ogle on this one (basically a Spoiler with different electronics and most have P/J pickups)
    Spoiler has S in the serial number, Persuader serial number starts with P.

    The Purpleheart neck lams are typical for the 5 string versions of these models (Spoiler/Persuader) from that era, the AXY pickups are not typical for Persuader basses (most likely requested by first owner)
     
  7. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    That's handsome, though the spacing looks kind of tight
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I can live with tight spacing except for on those super thin Ibanez Soundgear necks, but 19mm at the bridge is heavenly!:bassist:
     
  9. That's beautiful. Always wanted to try one of these. Doesn't look like there's much space for popping technique though?
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I do not have an advanced slap technique, but I had no problem with that bass.
     
  11. How's the DJ jazz treating you? Will you ever be getting double soap bar style bass again?
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love my DJ5! There is nothing I would change about it. I still have two Peavey Forum V basses, and they deliver some tasty modern soapbar tone.:bassist:
     

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