Author Topic: Just the pickup alone is worth this price, right?  (Read 165 times)

ilan

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Just the pickup alone is worth this price, right?
« on: July 21, 2017, 01:11:14 AM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/142443138474

Nice 80's Matsumoku-made Vantage medium scale with Alembic P pickup. $299 and 20 hours to go.

A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

Alanko

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Re: Just the pickup alone is worth this price, right?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 04:06:32 AM »
You could surely double your money there? Find an old cream Dimarzio Model P, stick it in there with a passive Vol/Tone scheme and you've returned the bass to stock. People love those 'Uncle Mat' basses. The Alembic stuff must be pretty desirable as well. Is the preamp Alembic as well?

gearHed289

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Re: Just the pickup alone is worth this price, right?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 08:24:10 AM »
Yes, Alembic electronics. An Alembic P pup with volume and filter controls lists for $825.  :o You can get them a lot cheaper on eBay, but this is a good deal for the right person.

slinkp

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Re: Just the pickup alone is worth this price, right?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 04:55:57 PM »
Holy cow.  I still have the Alembic set I got for $150 back in the 80s :-o