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I want this, but can't have it...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lbanks, Aug 15, 2003.


  1. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    that doesnt do much for me. Now the triple omegas with the LED's down the neck, drooooool
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I've played that one. It is killer, and very light for an Alembic.
     
  3. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Love the coloring on this thing. Kinda classy, a tuxedo-sort of fashion.
     
  4. BenF

    BenF

    Mar 29, 2001
    Boston area
    I like this quote from the text on the Alembic page, "Your money buys detail and craftsmanship, not a parts bass with a pretty finish."

    Ha! Take that, you east coast parts bass booger heads! :D
     
  5. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    East coast = new york = Spector Factory = YOU STUPID.














    ;)
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nah - I tried a few Orions in the Bass Centre in Lodnon and didn't like them at all! Too small - just didn't feel right.
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    They are not talking about Spector. I suspect that is intended for another New York brand.;)
     
  8. Gsxtasy99

    Gsxtasy99

    Jul 10, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That alembic might not be THAT expensive. For a while i was considering the Europa, and before added everything i wanted to it, i could have actualy afforded it. I still have a place in my heart for the cheaper Alembics; they may not be a Series II with 3000$ electronics, but they're really nice basses.
     
  9. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    Thats a nice piece of ash!
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    if I wanted a peece of furniture, I'd go to Ikea, ;)

    I find it funny that a well know company would make a comment like that. I guess jealously sucks!!! :cool:
     
  11. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    what fodera basses are parts basses? damn it....:D

    o well what can ya do....

    steve
     
  12. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Word. Maybe they're hurting these days. For the money they charge, you DO have a lot of options from a number of builders. Speaking purely subjectively, Alembic is not even on my long list in that price range. ;)
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Although I'm not into Alembics, this one is nice. I don't dig the comments they made.
     
  14. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I don't get who their bashing, I know plenty of east coast makers. Are we talking about Sadowsky?
     
  15. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    IMO, that's exactly who their comment is directed towards.
     
  16. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    Wow, normally don't prefer the look of Alembics, but that is incredible!
     
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I thought the "land of lakes" comment meant Lakland, although the Sadowsky reference is pretty obvious.
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It's more than $3K.
     
  19. WOOFMAN

    WOOFMAN

    Mar 12, 2003
    USA, PNW
    What do they mean by "Hippy Sandwich"