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xero_tolerance
Junior
Username: xero_tolerance

Post Number: 50
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:26 am:   Edit Post

Surely so many have seen my countless posts looking for my first Alembic. The spoiler was the one that seemed to draw me in the most, from the menacing body shape to the killer tone to the list of huge heroes of mine that used them.. (Pete steele jason newsted, Cliff burton, Paulo pinto).. I was ready to give up, no lefties seemed to exist, and being a high school senior finishing up my tenure in school, I'm unable to work full time yet to afford a custom build.... When low and behold, someone on the board recently received a lefty spoiler as an inheritance and was selling it, messaged me, and within the month it was mine! I'm now the proud owner of it and it's the best bass I've ever used. I'm hooked on Alembic now, but with all i went through to find this and it being my first even if it's not the only one in my life someday it'll always mean the most to me. Spoiler
elwoodblue
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1539
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

sweet!
that's awesome,congrats
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11589
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post

Congrats!
5a_quilt_top
Senior Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 405
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

Nice bass and even nicer story!

Congratulations!
ed_too
Junior
Username: ed_too

Post Number: 40
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

Have what you love, and love what you have!

All the best to you.
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1433
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

Great score! Spoilers are awesome, I got sounds with mine that I haven't been able to get anywhere else. I like the wood on yours too - hope we get to see some more pics!
xero_tolerance
Member
Username: xero_tolerance

Post Number: 52
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post

Thank you everyone :-) and I will definitely post more pictures on the forum sometime! I have plenty of pictures but it says they're too big of file size to post, so I'll have to find different ones.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1365
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

8-D
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 707
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:30 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations, the bass is lovely.
Looks like solid Koa wings from the picture, very nice.
Play it healthy.
As they say all good things are worth waiting for.

There is picture viewer software called IrfanView
Download for free and it will offer to down size pictures for web viewing.

slawie
eastcoastepic
Advanced Member
Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 273
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

A good story with a happy ending during the holiday season: priceless.
Congrats, George, although I'm a bit jealous; I didn't get my first Alembic 'till age 43! As you know, good things come to those who wait.....
Chris
moongerm
Member
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 61
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations, very cool! I started my journey with alembic with a used Distillate. Watch out, they are very addictive!
moongerm
Member
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 62
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post



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dead_head
Member
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 58
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:07 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations, George. Good luck with it, and play it in good health!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3628
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:35 am:   Edit Post

Congrats George. That's a nice looking bass.

Graeme
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 2025
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 6:14 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations! Play it Healthy!

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