Alembic Active Cables!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by prockenklang, Dec 19, 2009.


  1. prockenklang

    prockenklang

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    I was just up at the Alembic factory and got to try out their new active cables!! They are KILLER!!! They are gonna start selling them next month! I tried one with a really crappy Epiphone es-135 copy just for grins and couldn't believe my ears! I ordered one on the spot!!!

    John
     
  2. COOL AND DEADLY

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    really? What kind of price? Do they look different from traditional cables?
     
  3. prockenklang

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    Not sure of the price yet.They look like regular cables except there is a little box at the amp end that holds the battery and some of the electronics!
     
  4. Sound Chaser

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    So, how many zeros are we looking at for these? :)
     
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  6. chicago_mike

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  7. prockenklang

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    They should have pics next week!
     
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  9. onlyclave

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    You know, if these were just down the road at Monster Cable everybody would be screaming "SNAKE OIL".
     
  10. probasser

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    my thoughts exactly
     
  11. Andrew Jones

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    So they took a pre and hard wired cables to it.

    Well,,,thats great.

    until some thing breaks

    Something always breaks.


    Aj
     
  12. prockenklang

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    Tell me about it!! LOL

    I can assure you that a cable with an Alembic pre-amp built-in is not snake oil!
     
  13. prockenklang

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    That goes for everything,not just cables.That being said,Alembic products are very well made and don't fail very often!
     
  14. eastcoasteddie

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    Sounds like it will cost at least $150...
     
  15. Stuggi

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    If it actually does something to your sound, then at least it's worth something compared to the monster cables that doesn't do a thing (except rob you of the cash difference between one of them and 2 Neutrik plugs and a bit of good cable)
     
  16. Mike Shevlin

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    Alembic doesn't get out of bed for less than 5 grand.:D
     
  17. Jim C

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    Not a new idea and hopefully better executed.
    20 years ago this product existed and used 4 watch batteries built into a holder with a tiny preamp at the jack; there is a broken one in abox of cables in the garage
    Tons of gain but not the best electronics; still not sure why this would be more useful than a boost pedal left on; also not sure why one wouldn't just buy active electronics if that was the goal
     
  18. Human Bass

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    So Alembic basses have active pickups wired to an active circuit, and now they will recomend "active cables", so you will have to carry a bag of batteries. Screw that! I still have to hear an Alembic that sits in the mix as good an all-passive P bass.
     
  19. jmac

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    Um...I think you have it backwards. I don't want any product to color the sound coming from my bass.
     
  20. Rick_no7

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    yeah... I'm already confused by people that seem to have 5 different pre-amps before the bass even gets to the speaker, so this seems redundant.

    My favorite are the guys that swear by the purity and simplicity of a passive fender style instrument... then have active instrument cables into a sansamp bass driver, a POD, going through an Avalon U5 into both channels of some Mesa Boogie, each being extremely EQ'd.
     
  21. SLaPiNFuNK

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