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Alembic Series II Omega Bass
John Paul Jones, August 11, 1979, Knebworth House Grounds, Stevenage, England
General Specs
Body: Series II Omega, mahogany body, burl rosewood top
Finish: High-gloss Polyester
Neck: Mahogany, Satin finish
Fingerboard: Ebony, custom Mother-Of-Pearl inlays
Frets: 24
Bridge: Solid gold-plated brass, bird tailpiece
Headstock: Matching headstock with metal logo
Tuners: Gold Alembic-Gotoh
Hardware: Gold-plated
Pickguard: None
Pickups: SC-1 w/hx
Controls: (2) Volume, (2) Low-pass filter with continuously variable Q, Pickup Selector switch, Master Volume
Years in use: 1977-1988
Website: http://www.alembic.com/ 
John Paul Jones received the Alembic Series II Omega Bass after the recording of Presence. Rick Turner from Alembic built this bass guitar by hand for John as a replacement for his 1961 Fender Jazz, which he said "was getting unreliable and rattled a lot," in a July 1977 interview.

Photos

Alembic Series II Omega Bass
John Paul Jones, April 19, 1977, Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Alembic Series II Omega Bass
John Paul Jones, August 11, 1979, Knebworth House Grounds, Stevenage, England
Alembic Series II Omega Bass
John Paul Jones & John Bonham, June 18, 1980, Köln Sporthalle, Köln, Germany
Alembic Series II Omega Bass
John Paul Jones, May 14, 1988, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
   
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