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Is this the ugliest Alembic so far or is it just me?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by arvidgunardi, Oct 22, 2001.


  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    it aint exactly 10 outta 10 in the looks department but anything has gotta be better that what i have at the moment:D
     
  2. I personally cant get excited about any Alembic. I've tried a couple, and find them very
    clanky". And that headstock........
     
  3. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    [​IMG]

    ... :D

    It´s not Alembic. It´s Bass Nw. Their pics always look ugly...

    David
     
  4. I guess I wasn't used to seeing a sunburst Alembic:D Is that yours?
     
  5. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    No,

    the bass is from the Alembic Website.

    I´m not sure if its the exact same bass or just the same color...

    David
     
  6. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    for me that's an ugly bass in both pics.
     
  7. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I don't think the burst is particularly well done; it fades to black too quickly. There's another Excel (natural flamed maple) on bassnw that looks great.
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Beauty is in the eye, I guess....

    I like that one over most Alembics. But then, what do I know?
     
  9. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Well Jon, you know what you like!! That's pretty darned important!

    -robert
     
  10. I agree with Pacman... not great, but its better then those other "things" Alembic makes...
     
  11. Really?...Hmmm...Actually it's true. Beauty is really hard to judge. Well to make it simpler, why not we post our girlfriend's pic. That way we know who has bad taste, and who knows what is beautiful:D
     
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    well, I would...but if my wife got wind of it....:eek:
     
  13. I like that bass, in either of the pictures. I love sunbirst, and that one seems to catch my eye. Maybe I am just weird (or colorblind).

    jtbp
     
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Looks fine to me, cosmetically. Not $2200's fine, but okay. Like Christopher mentioned, that transition from the black border to the sunburst is about as artful as a train wreck, but the flame top is nice.

    Someone else may not like a sunburst where the colors gradually shift into the next, like I do. But if everyone was like me, Reverend, Vaccaro, and the like would be out of business, and they're certainly not.
     
  15. why is there only one pickup?

    j/k:D
     
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Because Music Man basses are very popular.

    I don't think it looks that bad.
     
  17. I actually like that bass more than other Alembics.

    ugliest Alembic IMHO has got to be the Epic- that shape- bleurgh.......
     
  18. only 2,200 is alembic trying to move down market or something? i happen to like their triple omega body shape and some of the other things they do but an alembic with a "sunburst" (if that's what you want to call it) just doesn't seem right to me.
     
  19. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Don't really matter what it looks like to the majority...it only takes one buyer, don't it?