New Bass Day

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matches, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Matches


    Mar 17, 2012
    Portland, Or
    I just purchased an Alembic Elan bass from the Low End Bass Shop in Murfreesboro, TN. About 20 years ago, I was in dire financial straits and had to sell my Alembic Spoiler.
    I got totally ripped off from the guitar store that I sold to.(If you live in Portland, Or, take a guess of what store it was). Ever since then, I always promised myself that I would buy another Alembic someday. Recently, I was did a random search for Alembic
    but I saw all the ads on Reverb and they either didn't have the model I wanted or they were prohibitively out of my price range. A few weeks ago I sold my Rickenbacker and my Fernandes 8 string bass and I finally had the money to take the plunge. I bought a 1992 Alembic Elan that is quilted blue with gold hardware. Finally after waiting for ages,
    I had an Alembic again. Plugged in direct to the amp, it sound excellent but when I put it through an Alembic SF-2 filter I finally had the tone I have always heard in my head. I brought it to rehearsal. The guys loved it. Well, later this month we have a gig and I can't wait to hear it in a live environment. 0.jpg 0.jpg 20210723_175418.jpg
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  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats. Very nice bass. Welcome back to Alembic.
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  3. salmon256


    Jul 10, 2021
    Love the color! It's a sweet one! Congrats and enjoy your new axe!
  4. I don't usually like Alembics. I love this! Enjoy it!
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  5. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Wow, super nice, congrats!
  6. Matches


    Mar 17, 2012
    Portland, Or
    Thank you.
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  7. Matches


    Mar 17, 2012
    Portland, Or
    Thank you.
  8. Matches


    Mar 17, 2012
    Portland, Or
    I'm glad to be back. Thanks.
  9. Matches


    Mar 17, 2012
    Portland, Or
    Thank you
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  10. Border


    Dec 31, 2010
    Spokane, Wa.
    Congratulations on your gorgeous new bass! Play it in good health!
  11. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    What’s the deal with the SF2 filter? My knowledge of Alembic is VERY limited. I know “of” them and have seen lots of truly horrifically ugly basses from them. Yours is something I’d rock for sure.
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  12. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    Best looking Alembic I have ever seen! :cool::bassist::drool::thumbsup:
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  13. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Gorgeous. Glad that you found what you were looking for! Enjoy.
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  15. tommyr01

    tommyr01 SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    Wow !!!... love that Alembic has always been on my list ... nice score !
  16. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Congrats! I had a 1980s Alembic Spoiler once. It was a very good bass.
  17. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    ‘Congrats! Enjoy!
  18. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Excellent, I'm glad you finally got another. I sold my last S1 because of wanting to put the money into the home I was buying (and now in the process of selling) and going through a bout of missing my late wife and thinking I'd never play again, so why keep it. Stupid decision in hindsight, but I kept the bass she bought me.
  19. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    The SF2 is an expansion of the filter found onboard a SII Alembic. It's not difficult to describe from an EE POV, but will take a while. Do you really want me to?
  20. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Gorgeous bass! It could have been any store around here that ripped you off, truthfully. There's a reason I sell my used gear online or on CL instead of to a store. ;)