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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by keavin barnes, Nov 29, 2006.
Who plays them?
This is my 1972 vintage alembic bass serial Number12..........how many alembic users & what do you think about your alembic?
I played the one below when I visited Bass Central. It was beautiful, and definitely well built, I just didn't like the tone. This was when Gard was still working there, and he gave me a run down of the controls and I noodled for a while, but couldn't find a tone that I couldn't live without. It has, well, that Alembic tone that people either like or don't like. I also could never see justifying the expense. I mean, it was built as well or better than anything I have ever played, and the same aesthetically, but a guy could pick up two used Fodera's for the price of an Alembic.
Yeah, you going to take that to a GIG!!
Somebody bring me my p bass...
Wow. Sorry that image is so big.
Someday, when you get a little bigger, you can get a paper route and start saving up for nice things. When that happens you might not laugh at people for having a bass that doesn't look like it was dragged behind a bus for 37 miles.
Looks pretty good on stage to me:
As of the last couple of months I do. Absolutely the best bass I have ever owned. Not the greatest pic. My dp skills still leave something to be desired.
I love Alembic basses! I get GAS pains every time I see them (especially Series I/II models and the SC models). Maybe someday I'll get one, hopefully with a graphite neck!
I heart my Alembic bass! I found a sweet deal on a used Epic 5, and it made my day.
Look away now.
My 1980 Series 1 and my Clarke Deluxe. Must take a better pic of this one.
I love mine. Nuff said.
I want to marry your basses. I've said it before, but that Series I is just ridiculously hot! I wonder what the going rate for a kidney is...
them some Badass lembics dude!!!
Thanks. Yours is one funky looking Alembic.
I dig my Alembic. It took me three used ones before before I settled on what I wanted in a custom. Worked awesome in the studio and sounds great live. Here's a link to the bass:
What the control layout on your bass? Looks to me a variation on a Series II. Is the hum canceller hidden?
If I could afford to, I would...
Some of their basses are just gorgeous. I do feel like I would need a degree in electrical enginerring to understand the electronics though
It's actually really simple in practice. Full open is just a very flat widerange response as that's how the pickups are designed. Rolling off the filter cuts the top similar to a standard passive tone control. The Q settings add a peak at the filter roll off frequency that emphasises the leading edge of the picking transient or 'pick attack'.
Explained in more detail here.
Here is a link to my 5 string Rogue.
Signature Electronics w/ the Europa/Rogue quick change switches.