1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Alembic Custom of the Month

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by malthumb, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    It definitely has a neat sorta vintage vibe to it. Initially I didn't like it at all, but there's something sorta nostalgic about it to me for some reason.
  3. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    ooh.....that's damn cool. I've always fancied the idea of an inlaid top....but never really seen one like that before.

    The Alembic featured customs are always fun to look at....bass porn indeed!
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I've really liked some of the other "Featured Customs", but aside from the cool neck laminate choices, that one doesn't really do anything much for me.

  5. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Man I wish I had seen that when I visited the factory a few weeks ago.
  6. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I think it's one of the nicest looking Alembics I've seen in a while!
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hmhmhm, I really admire the craftmanship - world class bar none.

    But the design does absolutely nothing for me at all. :(
  8. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Nicely made, but it doesn't appeal - I find it looks a bit clunky and the colours don't grab me either. Still, it's a custom bass, so as long as the owner finds it works for them, that's cool with me.

  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Does the yellow and brown color scheme and bat design scream the 70s to anyone else?
  10. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I'm with Josh - that 'tiger' bass looks very appealing to me!

  11. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    There's a reason for that. The attached is a picture of the bass that's referred to as being the inspiration for this one. The little girl holding it up is now the company president.


    There's a really interesting story to how this one even came to be....involves shipping of a similar bass....bass going through the case headstock first....insurance company squirming, but eventually commisioning the building of the Unicorn.

    BTW - Josh, the Tiger is also one of my favorite customs too.


  12. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    I like a lot of Alembics' looks, but not this one. :D

    The Rogue is my fave body style, and I love cocobolo, so that fretless really does it for me! Mmmm.
  13. I don't like Alembics. They aren't that good looking(IMO). And they will costs you an arm, a leg, a kidney, an eybrow, and a forehead for one.
  14. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Nope, don't care for it at all. If fact, that would rank right down there with the worst looking Alembics I've ever seen. Of course, I don't much care for Alembics in general. But just about any of 'em look better than this one! :spit:

    BTW, don't take it personally if you love it. Just one man's opinion. ;)
  15. Yuck!! Ugly. I prefer the 8 string (non doubled) custom from awhile back.
  16. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    I dig the tiger bass.
    Only thing that gets me :
    "Unlined fretless fingerboards sound the best."
    I understand that it might be good to have a continuous board but...
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    How 'bout this one up for sale over at BassNW?

  18. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Personally I've never been a triple omega fan. I can only remember one of those that I actually liked. Wasn't this one. The one I liked had a ridiculous spalted top.



    Oh, and Boogie....it's personal.....I'm sending a vicious dog to your place...via Fed Ex ;) ....It'll be a biiiiggg box, with air holes :D ....Make sure you send him back when he's done with you
  19. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Only way I'm opening it is if it sez "Fodera" on the side, amigo! ;)

    To each his own, bro. :cool:

Share This Page