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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emielow, Dec 13, 2004.
what wood is the top? is it walnut?
Looks like walnut..
I know this is off topic (and probably a stupid question) but what is that pickup sunk in the middle of the bass for? Is it just another dual coil? or does it have some other purpose?
I believe that is a dummy coil for reducing hum in split-pickup situations. It's been a while since I looked at an Alembic, but I'm pretty sure that used to be an advertised feature (and maybe still is?).
Looks like walnut to me too.
It's a humcanceller. The two pickups on Series I and II basses cannot be split because they are single coil, and the humcanceller works like a dummy hum canceller, something like the third (phantom) coil in a Stingray 5.
... I think you need to send that bass to me for a thorough wood-analysis. Should only take a few months... LOL!!!1
in fact youre wrong, you can make a singlecoil humcanceling pickup by wounding 2 coils (pole) clockwise and the other 2 counter-clockwise, but i dont know how to do it on 5-7-9-11 pole pickups
BTW: isnt it a Stanley Clark??
No. 2 or more coils = not a true single coil. 1 coil = single coil, by definition.
and no, it's a series II, if you look at the electronics. Stanley Clarkes do not have the humcanceller.