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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2020, 3:09 pm 
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Joe has done some amazing work with the inlays ! As mentioned previously...


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2020, 3:12 pm 
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Now that is some first-class work! Wow.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2020, 3:26 pm 
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Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: July 17th, 2020, 9:25 am 
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Joe (thumbslam) over at Prana has added a video and into finishing post prep. Turning out exactly how I hoped. He's really run with it doing amazing work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT9cgPrW6N4


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 5th, 2020, 9:41 am 
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Well as they have been doing all along, Joe and Eli of Prana really did an over-the-top outstanding job refurbing the 86 Alembic Persuader/Exploiter. Here are some photos of the finished work. Really exceptional. I can't even begin to imagine the quality of one of their Prana designed and built basses !!

I may continue on with updating the preamp as it has changed over the years as well as getting strap locks on however otherwise, I declare this <pointing closer and closer at it> d-d-d-d-DONE.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 5th, 2020, 9:42 am 
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More photos...


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 5th, 2020, 9:44 am 
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Holy Cannoli Batman, that's stunning!


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 5th, 2020, 12:37 pm 
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Great googly moogly! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 5th, 2020, 9:07 pm 
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Simply stunning! They did an amazing job.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 6th, 2020, 3:27 am 
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Looks brand new! Awesome work and a beautiful bass.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 6th, 2020, 7:26 am 
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Man, that really turned out nice!


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 6th, 2020, 11:51 am 
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Stunning!


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 6th, 2020, 12:35 pm 
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tim wrote:
Great googly moogly! :shock:



I literally thought when I saw the pics and was going to type that out! Hahaha
Man, what a stunning instrument.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 7th, 2020, 1:05 pm 
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It's always great to see nice basses brought back to life and this is the best restoration I ever seen on a lefty bass, congrats! Joe and Eli did a fantastic job!


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 7th, 2020, 1:18 pm 
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Wow!!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 3:54 pm 
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Came out gorgeous! were the bridge pieces highly polished, or were they plated?

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 11th, 2020, 1:04 pm 
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Thank you all for the kind and generous comments !! That is all Joe and Eli at Prana for sure !

Five, the brass was polished out carefully by Eli who is a machinist. He noticed it was a dense marine brass and really went to town on it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 11th, 2020, 11:41 pm 
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Kaboom baby, brand spanking new!
Beautiful! Really nice job, looks incredible.

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 12th, 2020, 4:49 am 
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Wow, holy resurrection, Batman :)

Well now, how does this baby play and sound after all this careful nurturing?


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Alembic Persuader Bass
PostPosted: October 12th, 2020, 4:10 pm 
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That's some beautiful work. I watched a little of the youtube vids, he's really into it. Lucky to find somebody that skilled and dedicated, and not jaded either.

I don't know much about Alembics (but have total respect). Is that the output jack? (furthest back away from the neck) I'm curious as to why it looks like that, protruding out. It's fine, in fact it looks cool, but is there a reason why it looks different from the usual bass/guitar 1/4" output jack?


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