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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by quallabone, Jul 19, 2004.
With the black hardware on black finish, it looks a little too "heavy metal" for me. The binding is a nice touch though.
I dunno, looks very 'formal' to me. Perfect for a wedding gig, if you could keep buffalo wing sauce off the black finish.
I want a 5 string version.
That would be sweet. And maybe a melt ebony/maple board would make it super nice.
Looks like everyone's getting in on the Aerodyne/old Ibanez Roadstar act.
Gah! when will the G.A.S. ever end!! I want that in a 5 string version!! Make it so!!
Only thing that bass is missing is a mullet.
Interesting. It looks like my Steinberger, except with three extra strings, and that silly headstock thingy.
Cue MarkBeem in 5, 4, 3.....
I often wonder if people think this about me when posts have the word "Alembic" in them.
I would like this bass better if it had gold hardware to contrast the black. Black is beautiful, but, dayum.....
that's the only conklin you'll see, or close to it, with non-wood binding. it was made for a guy named ted whitmore, who wanted a conklin with the general look and feel of a rickenbacker, at least in the body. conklin usually uses binding made of wood, like on the necks of instruments, either maple binding or ebony binding, but this was the actual plastic binding material.
James? I always thought your name was "Alembic"
And i agree about gold hardware...hell even nickel or chrome..ya just need some contrast IMO as well.
In general..nice bass though.
No matter how hard I try, I could neve mistake that for a Ric.
Maybe he could get a Ric double-neck and then string it like an 8 string?
It was the first that came to my mind... If it was mine, I would choose pau-ferro to the fretboard and chrome hardware That would be a ric look alike!!!!
LOL... You know.. that bass really doesn't do anything for me. I don't know... Maybe it's because it does look more like a Fender Aerodyne than a Ric (to me)..
I think that's the first conklin i REALLY like aside from the freaky ones wiht all the woods (like JT's and I think Beem too) I think gold hardware or chrome would look really ugly with the binding and the maple board. I wouldn't change it at all except remove 1-3 string(s) and maybe ebony FB but then it would maybe look too goth. I really like the all black Alembic bass though (stealth bass?) What kind a strings are those? I want strings with purple at the end.
I'd put white hardware on that thing, pickups included, to go with the binding. Monochrome bass!
Personally, though, I'd go with either a melted finish or something with an interesting pattern in a bright aqua-blue colour, were I able to afford / play a Conklin.
Ebony fretboard, satin chrome finish on the hardware, and the conklin logo in mother pearl, outlined in black (a la the FBass in the "white basses" thread). That would look freakin' amazing.
EDIT: Ooo! Ooo! And white binding on the fretboard. Damn that'd be cool!
I really like that bass. I wonder what it would look like with gold hardware and gold binding...I don't think I've ever seen something like that before.
ebony fretboard with white binding would look killer! throw in some block inlays... *droool*