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show your alembics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brake, Jan 6, 2004.


  1. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    well...
     
  2. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Okay, I'll bite.

    John Paul Jones Triple Omega in oceanburst
    more pics

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  3. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I've think this one's been done already, no?
     
  4. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    the search function didnt return any "show your alembics" or "post your alembic" threads.. if there is one, i'm sorry.
     
  5. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Here ya go. All these pictures are in my Talkbass Gallery. The bass in the middle in the 1st picture was sold about a year or so ago but I still have the other two.

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    Close up of the Mark King Series II 5 string

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    Close up of the Series I 4 string

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    Stanley Clarke Signature I used to own

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    Peace,

    James
     
  6. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    *gas*


    What's the going price for used Alembics these days?
     
  7. whats with the alembic going into a crate amp :eek: lol
     
  8. agreed, such a fine bass should be accompanied by a fine amp :)
     
  9. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    A) Crate amp = gift from wife. ;)
    B) My REAL rig is pictured in the top photo :bassist:
    C) Notice the baby swing to my left. Practicing through 500w rig while baby is napping = castration w/o anesthetic

    Peace,

    James
     
  10. LOL! : )
     
  11. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Umm...its got Alembic pickups and electronics :D ... I couldnt afford the rest of one:

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  12. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    alembic or not, that thing is sick...SICK
     
  13. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Allllll-righty then, here's my dastardly duo.

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  14. "Affordable" Alembic.

    Jure
     
  15. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I really like the top on that bass. The figuring is great!

    How affordable is an "affordable" Alembic in the states? Here they start at $4300AUS for the most basic model with no options! :eek:
     
  16. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Really nice, guys. I might get a Spoiler or Orion sometime down the road. They seem fairly inexpensive (compared to the 13 grand Series II that I'd love to own :D)
     
  17. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    bump
     
  18. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    One thing I should have done with my bass, in hindsight, was get the signature electronics modified to also include a bass and treble control on the bass.

    I got a quote for it and it wasnt too much more (IIRC) and the tonal options from the bass alone would have been fantastic. Is anyone aware of anyone having done this?

    (Not that im complaining, the signature electronics are amazing anyway :)
     
  19. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Here's my Europa 5 string with a Coco Bolo top and Series I electronics.

    Bones