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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Jun 13, 2001.
WHat is that???
Ahh, you have found the only Alembic that I don't like.
looks like a bc rich on crack
Why luthiers should not take hallucinogens...
If one omega cut is good...
oohhh..here where i left that opening bottle tool!
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$
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
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.
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.
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.
Proof that you can have too much of a good thing.
Words cannont describe what is wrong with that bass...
or, for that matter, why I kinda like it!
has anyone seen phil lesh's alembic and guild?
where's my bassplayer?!?!?!?
Yeah, He let me borrow them
and my name is John Paul Jones
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!
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.
I second that. Well said Malthumb