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=The Alien Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by naetog, May 21, 2008.

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  1. Telebass

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    My apologies for still not getting a pic uploaded. In the middle of a house move!
    However, I have joined a second band, and there will be some likelihood that the Alien will be gigged!
    Can't as yet summon the courage to screw in the straplock - will probably use a bootlace instead!
     
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    How about No 9 !
    As rare as Rocking Horse sh...... !!
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  3. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    some private gig last year
     

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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    You have a house full of Aliens. :)


    That reminds me that in a store near my town they have a German-made, new old-stock Alien 4 strings. Maybe from 2006/2007. Last time I checked price tag was around 1100€. I don´t think I could ever justify spending that kind of money on an acoustic bass, but it sounds and feels so nice that´s very tempting.
     
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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    there are no German ones from 2006/2007

    the only German ones are from 91/92 they have a Wenge Stringer on the back of the neck a Jan1 and the rosewood decoration is flatter then on the recent models. Moreover, they feature a Lakewood pre (Lakewood is the company that actually produced the Alien back then)

    there where some with a wrong label (found one at http://www.basscentral.com/)
    they did not know about this but after they knew they still sold it as a German one:)
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Interesting info, Schlo.

    TBH, I´m not really sure about what year is that Alien, but I´m sure it has a "Made in Sajony" sticker inside the soundhole. I´m pretty sure that bass was in that store long time before Warwick moved Alien production to Asia..
     
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    Alien came back in 2000 or 2001 iirc
    And yes the Saxony Sticker is the erronous one:)
    It is definitly not made in Germany price is still good though:)
     
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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Wrong sticker looks like that
     

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    There never was an Alien made in Saxony
    Lakewood is located near Frankfurt am Main I think.
     
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    Nice8:
     
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    An Alien 4 '04 has joined my little Wick gathering this morning. Pics will follow after this weekend. (Big birthday of my drummer.)
     
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    Pic doesn t show up in my laptop .
     
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    Weird.... here it is again. I swapped out the hardware and bridge pins to black on my alien. I coloured in the bridge saddle with a sharpie ha ha

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    Nice, I like the look of the black on your Alien !
     
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    yeah I think it made it look way better too. I have never liked chrome or gold hardware. I replaced all the hardware on my Thumb 6 to Hipshot ultra lites with a d tuner on the B string so used the old hardware on the Alien. I had to make the holes slighty larger as it appears that the German hardware is a slightly different size than the Chinese which I found a little odd.
     
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    Yes that´s the kind of sticker I remember that Alien 4 has.

    By the way, since right now all Alien models are made in China, can you order a CS Alien? Made in Germany?
     
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    no you cannot
     
  19. Pablo Cavallo

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    Really nice mod!

    I was thinking about doing the same thing to a 6 string Alien Deluxe Fretless.. but also considered removing the high gloss finish, I can't stand high polish after getting used to natural oil. Maybe a matte finish wouldn't be to difficult to accomplish.
     
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    please share the results:)
     
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