Posted by JP on May 28, 2001 at 22:35:32:
In Reply to: Re: Bad time GAS attack!/ Alembic posted by Pat Harrington on May 28, 2001 at 18:43:09:
: : I am pleased to announce thatlast Saturday, I made the purchase of a 1977 Alembic "Series 1" ser. #7761.
: : This bass has all the beauty that you would expect from an Alembic. Excellent craftsmanship, and also the natural "Gothic" look.
: : the body is made of:
: : Top: Schedua
: : Back: Schedua
: : Core: Cherry
: : Neck: Maple/Amaranth/Beech
: : Fingerboard: Partridgewood
: : Veneers: Zebrawood
: : This is a complete package, and I got ALL the stuff!
: : Origional power box an cords.
: : Tuners: Shaller
: : Inlays: Mother of Pearl
: : Scale Length: 32"
: : Alembic Electronics:
: : PF6101 #666 (I HATE that number!)
: : PF 6102 #628
: : DS 5 # 641
: : All written on a spec. sheet signed by:
: : Rick Turner, Voldemars Redins, James Verhoef,
: : Ron Wickersham, Mark Johnson, Chet Connick,
: : Frank Fuller, Larry Robinson,Michael Dolan,
: : Hobart Jacopeti,
: : March 23, 1977
: : What a day!!!
: : Tim
: >>>>>>>> Cool, Tim....
: I hope you're happier with yours than I ended up being with
: mine. I got bit by the Alembic bug back in 89 or so, I bought
: an "Anniversary" model, Walnut body core with layers of
: "hippy sandwich" woods, omega cut body, S2 electronics,
: (although without hum canceller dummy p/u) & All the Alembic
: hardware features and ENORMOUS hardshell case. The bass was
: beautiful to hold and behold, weighed a TON, and because it
: was long scale and had a very short upper horn, was VERY
: uncomfortable to play below the 5th fret. I absolutely could
: not play that bass live for any extent of time, it was a
: crippler. The sound was dark, thuddy, and lifeless, it's
: sophisticated e.q circuit just magnifying that sound even further.
: This bass seemed to get most of it's sound from it's electronics,
: which was a popular theme among luthiers of the time. I learned
: a valuable lesson, luckily I broke even when I sold it, the bass
: ended up in the hands of a professional bassist in Argentina.
: I often think of that bass, remembering the fleeting joy it
: gave me (albeit for a brief period of time), but knowing that
: in the end, it wasn't for me. It reminded me of some of the
: women that came & went from my life! A brief period of passion,
: but knowing that the relationship just wasn't going to work out..
: Oh well, all part of life. Live & learn. Even with a bass!!
: >>> Good luck.
: Pat H
:: Very deep Pat!!!! Like a good "E" string should be!!!
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