After playing for the last 35 years, I've had a bunch of basses come and go; and at some point I stopped selling the better ones. So, I now have what I would refer to as a bass accumulation, more than a bass collection. Let's see, there are 4 black Jazz basses of various configurations, a black SR5, a Tobias Classic 6 and two older Alembic Series I's. Not too shabby, but when you've been doing this stuff so long, that's what happens. Anyway, I mostly play the J's these days for a variety of reasons; and take the others out periodically to check with different bands and mixes. Last Sunday, I took the short scale Alembic to rehearsal. I must say that I am constantly amazed at the sound these things put out. I've had ALL the other instruments out with this particular group, and the Alembic's tone absolutely ruled. I wish they were more ergonomically comfortable. In fact, I really hate the way they don't fit, in massive contrast to the Fender. So, I guess that's it; Alembics rule for tone and play like crap (from MY perspective). If I weren't paying for 3 college tuitions, I suppose I'd go out and buy a new Series I with a different body style and shut up. Anyone else have similar experiences with these beasts?