=The Alien Club=

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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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some private gig last year
 

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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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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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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:)

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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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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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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Nice, I like the look of the black on your Alien !

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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Wrong sticker looks like that

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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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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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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