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Two Jazz Bass style Alembics...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lbanks, Mar 5, 2004.


  1. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Seen on the Alembic web site and and going to England...
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  2. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    that first one is as exciting to look at as a pair of pants filled with geckos, i love it :eek:
     
  3. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I don't want this image in my head!!! OUT! OUT!!!:)
     
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Somebody laid down some serious dinero for those, probably play great though. Does Alembic charge for a Non-Alembic shape?
     
  5. I like the wood on the second one. Reminds me of a Ken Smith. Very nice!
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Will you people get over these Jazz basses? An Alembic Jazz is completely missing the point of both basses.
     
  7. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Au contraire! I think an Alembic jazz is the perfect icon for both companies!
     
  8. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I think the second one is SuperHot.
     
  9. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I got a chance to play one similar the other day, it was very nice.

    Cliff
     
  10. dhuffguitars

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    SPOKANE WA
    There has to be some serious neck dive issues with them basses in the sitting position. They have they whole neck moved up for the access to the 24 frets. That puts the waist dang near even with the bridge.
     
  11. Amongst folks that DON'T own an Alembic, there is no bigger a fan than myself. And, my favorite bass shape is the Jazz because it really fits me.

    But...

    These combo's just aren't right. One should marry their own kind. You know - keep it in the same species OK?
     
  12. LOL.. well put, Hammy. I have to agree, even though my Curbow is an example of this very premise -- a Jazz-style bass made by a high-end builder who doesn't ordinarily make Jazz-style basses. I've thought about what an Alembic J-style might look like, and now that I see one, it's not quite right. I saw a Warrior J-style once, and that didn't really work for me, either.
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's right as rain. I like 'em.
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    just add this headstock and yer set!

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    :p

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  15. mike mcd

    mike mcd

    Dec 11, 2002
    Those basses look wonderful to me. Considering the countless styles of basses that Alembic has produced over the years, I think it is funny that people are saying they should stick to what they are already doing.
     
  16. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Alembic does a decent amount of business selling pickups and electronics for P & J bass upgrades. Has been for years. Why not stick them into some pretty wood and make the complete product?

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    Alembic Pickups for Fender & Gibson type basses

    Peace,

    James