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Very Rare Feature for an Alembic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by malthumb, Jan 27, 2006.


  1. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Ya don't see one of these everyday. It'll be interesting to see how many posts it takes 'til somebody who DOESN'T frequent the Alembic Club can tell me what makes this Alembic different from almost any other Alembic you'll ever see.

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    Peace,

    James
     
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
  3. Groundloop

    Groundloop

    Jun 21, 2005
    Toronto
    That would be my guess as well.
     
  4. avenger86

    avenger86

    Dec 23, 2004
    Is that a midi input I see?
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Naw. XLR. Very standard feature. It's the maple board.
     
  6. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Burningskies & Groundloop.......

    You guys suck!! j/k;) I was hoping to at least get to double digits.

    Yeah, it's the maple board. They usually use ebony. Here's a link to a thread where Mica Wickersham explains why they'll only do maple boards if you ask real nice.

    http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/17063.html?1110394866

    Peace,

    James
     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    This one can balance perfectly on the tip of its neck blank?
     
  8. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    now thats original!
     
  9. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City

    Get real. They all do that. ;)

    Peace,

    James
     
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    So anti-gravity tuners are a standard feature on Alembics- so THAT'S why they cost so much! ;)
     
  11. James, you probably know of my profound love for Alembics and I'm a real fan of maple boards - especially on black bodied P basses! But I gotta tell you, that maple board just ruins the package. I wouldn't have thought something like that could on an Alembic but it does...for me anyway. And yet, my lowly Kawai has an extremely light colored rosewood fretboard and it looks perfectly natural on that instrument.

    Go figure
     
  12. KOakley

    KOakley

    Sep 26, 2002
    Hampton Va
    :D
    Cost is not the issue. NO NECK DIVE!