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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    WHat is that???
  3. Ahh, you have found the only Alembic that I don't like.
  4. looks like a bc rich on crack
  5. Lesson Two:

    Why luthiers should not take hallucinogens...
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    If one omega cut is good...
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    oohhh..here where i left that opening bottle tool!
  8. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I usualy don't like alembic basses, but when I saw that one...
    I can't tell why I love that one so much, the wood is wonderful. I like 8 string also.
    That bass is over 14000$
  9. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    i kinda like that, and im not a fan of odd shaped basses like that...i like the 2 cut outs on the sides, and the way it looks like you have unrestricted acess to the 24th fret, the 8 strings is nice too. but it aint $14,000 nice tho
  10. j.s.basuki

    j.s.basuki Supporting Member

    May 14, 2000
    It looks awesome, but how do you feel the sharp omega point onto your lap.
    I gave up my Alembic , cos is too heavy for my thin shoulder.
  11. silvermaneZ


    Oct 10, 2000
    Houston, TX
    That is a beautiful bass, and I am sure the tone is great, but you would need a engineering degree to figure out all those knobs and switches.
  12. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    On the contrary, the controls are pretty simple. There are a master volume, Bass pickup volume, Treble pickup volume and a Q filter knob for each pickup. The pointy ones are pickup select near the bridge and the other 2 are CVQ knobs which boost the frequencies selected by Q filters. These are the Alembic sound. For a more simplified version check out page 3 of the "My new baby" post for pics of my Alembic.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Proof that you can have too much of a good thing.

  14. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Words cannont describe what is wrong with that bass...

    or, for that matter, why I kinda like it!
  15. that's nothing

    has anyone seen phil lesh's alembic and guild?

    where's my bassplayer?!?!?!?
  16. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Yeah, He let me borrow them
  17. sure...

    and my name is John Paul Jones
  18. silvermaneZ


    Oct 10, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Next time I will be sure and put a large smiley face at the end of a post like this. I was trying to be just kind of funny. The Black Hole of humor strikes again!
  19. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I'm really schizophrenic with respect to this bass. I would never want to own a triple omega (yep, that's what Alembic calls it) 'cause the design is too over the top for me. But I still have to appreciate the quality materials and workmanship that went into it. When you look at it it screams quality.

    We can all look at the price tag on it (14 K list, so probably @ 8 or 9 K real) and say "what was Alembic thinking?", but remember, they made that bass because somebody asked them to make it. And wrote a rather large check.

    Me myself, I'm more partial to the more tame point body (like Grooveguru's new toy) and omega body basses. The same quality and attention to detail that went into making the triple omega bass that somebody was willing to plunk down megabucks for went into making Grooveguru's bass and my basses.


  20. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    I second that. Well said Malthumb

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