Another "Identify This Bass" Thread, please help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maurice ElDarko, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. I was wondering what sort of bass Raucus Rory from The John Butler Trio is playing in this here picture.

    I saw these guys last night and they were AWESOME. The mind boggles....
  2. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    yes alembic epic if i do say so myself
  3. Logo looks like Alembic. But I have no idea what model. Not much of a alembic guy...

    But, I might be wrong.
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, you could just have agreed with everyone else so far. It is an Alembic Epic, the Porsche 914 of the Alembic line. :D
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Alembic Epic a Porsche 914? More like the Audi TT; small, fast, affordable, and entry-level, but still impressive. :)
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    It's a beatle bass.
  7. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I think that's a Fender Stratocaster.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have to agree with BW on this one. The Epic is definitely the Porsche 914 of the Alembic line. One of the least impressive basses that I have ever played.
  9. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Absotively posilutely no doubt an Alembic Epic. But what's up with the area just north of his bridge pick up? Is that a sticker or is that a hole in the body?



    btw - BW & Embellisher, as a seriously unofficial representative of all things Alembic on this forum, I'll defer to your assessment of Epic's place in the lineup. It is one of their lesser models (I think the Excel is the lowest placed model) but I've never played an Epic. I try never to comment on stuff I haven't played. I'd rate the Excel 5 above the Ken Smith Burner 5 I used to have, but below the Cirrus 5. I would expect the Epic to be better than the Excel.
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I've never played an Excel, but I hope that it's better than the Epic. I can think of 100 basses at or below the Epic's price point that I would rather have. Maybe 200.
  11. Embellisher, I thought the same for the first one I tried. I found that it depends on the wood more than any other bass i've ever played! Some are not so good and others blew me away. A nice little bass all and all.
  12. uglybassplayer


    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    The truss rod cover is usually there. Looks like it was taken off in this case.

    Edit: Sorry, I misread your post... I was looking at the area above the neck pickup. Yes, that other mark looks like a sticker.


    - Frank.
  13. Thanks guys

    Has anyone seen this band live or listened to their albums?

    I think they are going to the US soon, so if you do, per chance, happen to see em advertised get along and see em, they are probably one of the most original Aussie artists