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Did some of the 101's get made with different bridge woods? I've seen some that appear to be VERY DARK to Black in color - Ebony or Wenge or??
I don't think so. Some of the pics online are deceiving. Believe the 6 string version have ebony bridge. But as for the rosewood, it can change in color/depth based on if it has been conditioned or not.
 
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Here is the inside of my Alien. Is the wire to input jack supposed to be loose? It sometimes rattles around.
 

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<snip>Though my input jack is giving me so many issues it's hard to test the guitar through an amp. Is it easy to replace an input jack? Or do I need to solder the wires ?

Maybe this will give you an idea, but if you're worried about soldering, you might want to take it a qualified tech.


 

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That's a good question, I wanna know that too.
But I guess, the stoll acoustic bass is much louder without an amp and a full bottom sound. The body is larger and it got a solid top. I'd love to have an alien 6 string with solid top.
A few years ago I tried an alien deluxe 5 string, but I ended up with a Stanford 61CM5 fretless. It's the same here, the Stanford has a solid top and had a better pure acoustic sound compared to the alien deluxe.

Is the lakewood build alien 4 string also a 32" scale length?
33 iirc
 
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Do those of you with fretless Aliens find they're loud enough to play with a steel string acoustic guitar?
 
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Do those of you with fretless Aliens find they're loud enough to play with a steel string acoustic guitar?

With roundwounds - yes (flats seem to cut the volume y about 30%). I heard a Thinline Deluxe fretless with factory strings used in a bluegrass jam session with TWO friggin' banjo players and it held up fine - exactly why I ordered my 5 string fretless (actually received one but it was damaged in international shipping - waiting for the second)! I can't gig any more (disabling chronic pain and other issues) - I'm stuck hosting jams at my house.

In acoustic jams I doubt I'll need to plug in, but if I do a small amount of kick from my MarkBass 121P will be plenty. Or I may even pick up a small head I can keep next to me and stick a 2x8" bass cab behind the couch!
 
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