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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
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.


Alembic Series II Omega Bass
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Alembic Series II Omega Bass
John Paul Jones, August 11, 1979, Knebworth House Grounds, Stevenage, England
Alembic Series II Omega Bass
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