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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Christopher, Oct 23, 2001.


  1. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
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    :eek:
     
  2. Yeah... alembic.... funky body-shape.. devine bridge, superior pickups & eq.... but the cheap-ass knobs ruin the picture.. :(
     
  3. one of my favorite combinations of all time, alembic custom series basses and coco bolo.
     
  4. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I've always been impressed with the way Alembic basses look, but I've never liked the way they play.

    To each their own and all that.
     
  5. what is there to not like about the way alembics play?
     
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Just goes to show you that glue really DOES sound good.
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    W O N D E R F U L ! ! ! !
     
  8. 72beetle

    72beetle

    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Is it just me, or does it look like the strings are actually sitting ON the frets? Talk about low action!

    Pretty bass, tho!

    -72
     
  9. so how much taht thing cost?
     
  10. somewhere above the 7,000 dollar range i believe. if i had the money i'd buy it, i love the look, sound, and feel of alembic series basses.
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Good one!

    I love cocobolo(drool!) but I just don't like the tone of Alembics. Sweet basses though.
     
  12. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm digging it! Actually...I don't want to try an Alembic. I'm worried I might like it. and those things are so freaking expensive it would probably be cheaper to do coke (insert horriblely cliche $500 a day habit comment here)...

    Though...they look so niiiiiiice!!!!!
     
  13. why not just get a custom made bass with an Alembic shaped body, and ajust the pickups and brigde to your liking?