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Are there any Alembic owners here?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by abngourmet, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    I'm a dual Alembic Owner, an '03 Europa, and an '03 Spyder (#7 of 50 being produced). Any other Alembic owners here?


  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Dr. Malthumb will be with you shortly.
  3. i'm not :crying:

    but i know that there are some here,

    but where are they :bag:
  4. Thee


    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    There was just a thread recently about the alembic price increase, all the alembic players probably showed their face there. Do a search for it.

    Nice score on that Spyder. I love those.
  5. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
  6. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Hi Alan,

    Cool basses. I'd like a Spyder myself, but prefer the std cone headstock.

    I have two Alembics, a Series 1 and a Clarke SD. Love 'em. Beautiful tone, beautiful to play and beautiful to look at.
  7. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    jeanbaudin, that's a nice one. I'm noticing the EMG's, and are those THG knobs? Nice lookin' bass.

    I have an Epic 5 (on my avatar), a custom Series II fiver, and a 3/4 size standard fretless 5.

    Alembic makes very nice basses. Some of the best IMO. :)
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Spyder? Wuzza? Let's see some pics!
  9. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA

    I have a Series I four string..
    and two Fender basses equipped with Activator electronics.
  10. I am the happy owner of an 82 Distillate! don't have a picture that does it justice though.
    I have to play it standing as the shape is not condusive to sitting. Love the sound, wish I could buy a series I.... some day when I win the lottery.... :crying:
  11. Rowka


    Dec 9, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    My '89 Distillate. Like Spliffinriff's, the picture does not do this bass any justice. It is an amazing bass.
    I've never had a problem playing it sitting down.

    dlmx21 likes this.
  12. Rowka, yours is much nicer than mine. I love the look! Nice one!
  13. Rowka


    Dec 9, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    [Elvis Mumble]Thank you. Thank you very much.[/Elvis Mumble]
  14. alembic76407


    Apr 29, 2004
    David T (the loud one) here!!!

    I have a Series 1 and an Epic, and want another
  15. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    Here' my 2000 MK Std. When I ordered it I got side neck LED's as a free upgrade.

  16. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    I picked up my first (and probably last) Alembic a couple of years ago. It's an Exploiter body shape with the Spoiler electronics. 32" scale length. Records great. Not a full-blown Spyder, but I like it just the same!

    There's another photo here:
  17. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    thanks, nonsqtr. yeah, THG did the knobs, pickupguards and the trussrod cover (all in paduak). I also had Michael Dolan take out the frets and put paduak fretlines. I have no idea how those EMGs got in there. :meh: One of these days I'll drive over to Alembic and get me some new pickups (they are ten minutes away).

    It's no series I triple omega but it does the trick.
  18. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Sorry for the delay. Got tied up in a little groove extraction procedure and had to apply a little more funk than usual ;)


    Welcome! I'm not always the most knowledgeable Alembic owner here, but I'm most likely the most vocal. If you haven't already, you should also make an appearance at The Alembic Club

    My resume'? I useta own.....
    • 1983 Spoiler
    • 1974 Series I Small body
    • 1987 Stanley Clarke Deluxe
    • 1979 Series II Small Body

    I still own
    • 1987 Series I Omega body
    • 2000 Mark King Deluxe 5 string w/ Series II electronics

    Pictures of all but the Spoiler can be found in My Gallery

    Nice choices with the two you have. Europa and Spyder are nice body styles. How many strings on each?


  19. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yo! I'll represent!
    ORION IN THE HOUSE!! (hoo, hoop!)
    and a Series 1 I'm restoring....
  20. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    I just got a Mark King Deluxe 5 string with Cocobolo top, back and headstock, side LED's, omega cut out, tummy tuck and "K" style body. I love it! I really dig the Spyder and I'm thinking of having Alembic make an exploiter shape with the "v" head stock and Spyder electronics but in something like curly maple.