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The Alembic Box

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by echo008, Mar 12, 2006.


  1. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    I thought this might interest some of you guys ....

    Awhile back I used to post a bit over on the Alembic Forum (great place!) anyway from time to time Mica would put up for sale these beautiful boxes made at the Alembic Factory, they came in all types of exotic woods some even had inlays! anyway I managed to snag this one before they were sold out. Im not sure if they sell these anymore I know they were sold pretty much to forum members only.

    This one has a Mahogany base with a Burl walnut top maple stripe and Mahogany outside.

    Ive had it for quite awhile now.

    - Tom
     
  2. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    So...how does it sound? :p
     
  3. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    it can hold its own in any situation! :)
    - Tom
     
  4. rontalsaurus

    rontalsaurus

    Aug 19, 2002
    be cool to get something like that with the Alembic inlay logo.

    they'd probably charge you an extra grand for it though...
     
  5. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    hmmm i just dont get it...
     
  6. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY

    Its a wood box made by Alembic, I just think its cool that they do these little things too sometimes ... not sure what part you dont get?
     
  7. sublimate

    sublimate

    Jan 12, 2006
    Damn, from the thread title I thought this was going to be nudie pictures of hot, nekid girls holding Alembic basses.

    I feel cheated. :)
     
  8. vacman

    vacman

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    Cool box man; One day an Alembic will be mine! I have visions of Orions dancing in my head. :bassist:
     
  9. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY

    LOL, sorry to disappoint you man!
    - Tom
     
  10. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Why do you post it in the basses forum???
     
  11. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Ahhh, You have a point there! ...Mod, please move at your discretion.

    BTW: I put it here out of habit mostly, just thought Alembic = Basses.
    Thanks
    - Tom
     
  12. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Shouldn't this be moved to the cool wooden box forum?:D
     
  13. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    :) you could be on to something there.
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I remember a while back, Mica was making chopping-blocks for the kitchen that were mde in the Mark King, Single Omega and the Stanley Clarke models' shape. Now, that was cool!
     
  15. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Now that is very cool. Just out of curiousity... do you keep anything in it? My guess is probably not.
     
  16. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    No, I dont keep anything in it. Its just decorative, Its also a nice wood combination for my next Alembic! maybe someday ...
    Thanks
    - Tom
     
  17. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    is it true that alembic tries to isolate the tone of the instruments away from the wood, so that the multi-laminates and looks don't do anything to alter the sound. i read in a few places that this is how they can achieve high sonic performance with exquisite aesthetics.
     
  18. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I'd love to know that it took 12 months to get around to starting on my bass because they were busy making cutting boards and ornamental boxes....


    :bag: :bag: :bag: :bag:


    j/k, I'm sure they do them to pass time while waiting for the basses to be ready for the next stage and all.
     
  19. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Alot of the tone comes from there own custom electronics no doubt but I think they put as much emphasis into the tone of the wood as well, they definitely know what woods works well to get you closer to the tone you want. As for the looks... I think that comes from experience from building as long as they have been. There is also a big difference between there "Set neck" and "neck through" basses.

    heres some thing Mica once said:
    "Neck through Alembics give a kind of automatic EQ "smile" with less mids, and the set neck ones have a good amount of midgrange and a "punchier" sound."

    - Tom