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Alembic Series I fretless 4 string bass
Private collection.
Photography: Harry Schnitzler.


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Builder: Alembic.
Model: Series I fretless 4 string bass.
Serial Number:
84 3020.

Dimensions
Scale Length: 30 3/4 inches.
Neck Shape: oval.
Width at Nut: 1 11/16 inches.
String Width at Bridge: 2 1/16 inches.
Overall Length: 43 inches.
Widest: 13 1/4 inches.
Weight: 9 1/2 pounds.

Construction
Neck: 5 pieces maple/amarant, walnut veneers on top and back of the headstock, silver logo.
Fingerboard: ebony, 24 lines on the edge of the fingerboard, white side dots.
Body: mahogany core, beautiful figured walnut top and back.
Finish: clear lacquer.

Hardware
Bridge: solid brass construction on 1/2 pound brass sustain block inset into the body, brass tailpiece.
Tuners: Schaller M4, (gold plated).
Strap buttons: Schaller, locking (goldplated).
Outputs: 1/4" stereo phone jack, five pin XLR for use with external power supply (included).

Electronics
Pickups: 2 Alembic single coil soapbar with monolithic ceramic magnets. 1 Alembic dummy-coil pickup (middle position) for humcanceling.
Controls: 1 pickup selector switch (including standby position), 2 volume, 2 variable active lowpass filters, 2 3-position q-filter switches.
Preamp: Alembic 18-volt preamp, military specification components used for a high level of reliability, external power supply.

Notes:
Overall condition: excellent.
Inquiries regarding this instrument may be directed to: BunnyBass.

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