Post Number: 1183
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 10:05 am: |
What a beautiful instrument for the new Featured Custom. The dyeing of Quilted Maple, neck recipe and other fantastic options makes this an outstanding Signature Deluxe bass called Stormy. Congratulations Didier! Enjoy!
Post Number: 2006
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 10:21 am: |
in terms of the overall look and finish of the bass what is the visual difference between dyeing the maple and the normal method that alembic use?
Nice bass though :-)
Post Number: 1184
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 10:54 am: |
Everything under the clear finish has the analine dye applied according to Mica's description at the FC page. Now it is permanently dyed wood.... it was stated that colors were previously done in a reversible fashion.
(Message edited by artswork99 on July 01, 2010)
Post Number: 1107
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 11:02 am: |
Very cool looking!
Post Number: 6802
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 11:11 am: |
It looks different. More of the grain is apparent with the dye since you are looking through clear tot he stained wood rather than looking through tinted paint to natural wood.
Dyeing black also doesn't take as much of the color of the wood to the final color. With the almost black tinted paint, there is always a slight greenish cast to the finished look since the wood is a little on the yellow side.
Both finishes look nice, but they do look different.
Post Number: 602
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 12:01 pm: |
Yup, that's what I want. Now, where is Paul's stocking?
Post Number: 152
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 12:16 pm: |
You brought a tear to my eye with Paul's mention. Thank you for keeping his memory with us!
Post Number: 9418
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 1:36 pm: |
I love the "moonlight on the ripples of a lake" effect! Gorgeous bass!!!
Post Number: 1640
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 2:18 pm: |
Very nice. Congratulations Didier.
Post Number: 106
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 2:35 pm: |
Ahhhhhh. The Nubian princess lives in the night.
I think of mythology and The fountain of Salmacis - careful it may turn you into an hermaphrodite! What awesome ripples? Congratulations on a successful risk taken, to all a job well done!
Post Number: 645
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 4:34 pm: |
Very cool bass indeed.
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 6:29 pm: |
As already said above, what a cool-looking bass! My compliments to Alembic for giving it a try despite some initial hesitation.
Post Number: 57
|Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 11:09 pm: |
My dream came true!
Thanks to all Alembic staff to have trust in my "black vision". I ever dreamed to own a black quilted maple Alembic! And they did it for me! Thanks again for your support!
That bass is very cool looking, but its also a killer sounding!!! And its weight is very accurate! Its exactly THE bass for me!
Post Number: 1269
|Posted on Friday, July 02, 2010 - 7:44 am: |
As a amateur furniture restorer applying dyes to wood can be very beneficial.
Dyeing the the paint is obviously reversible but if any chips occur it will show the wood underneath and the finish begins to look shabby.
In my opinion wood dyes DO bring out the grain very nicely..I did show some of my work on the forum on an old half round table.
I died the wood then applied french polish, although french itself has an amber tint.
I think this bass looks great with the dye and poly finish, a first for Alembic and it may start a trend
Post Number: 1440
|Posted on Friday, July 02, 2010 - 9:53 am: |
Congrats to Didier and the Alembic staff for a brilliant concept and a flawless execution!
Post Number: 1418
|Posted on Friday, July 02, 2010 - 10:50 pm: |
This is the same method that Paul Reed Smith uses to get those fabulous colors on their axes.
(BTW, you've GOT to see their Al DiMeola sig model: Different parts of the body are different are different colors/stains, can not imagine how hard it is for them not to run together at the margins!)
Alembic's usual practice is to shoot several clear coats, then apply color, then with more clear over it to finish. This way if you ever want a refinish, the wood was never stained as the color was suspended between the clear coats. Both of my colored axes are shot this way, and they're beautiful.
But this is a really nice piece !
J o e y
Post Number: 2007
|Posted on Friday, July 02, 2010 - 11:47 pm: |
So that means, my Purple Elan can get stripped back to clear maple in the future if I don't get a spot in Prince's band... :-)
Post Number: 435
|Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 5:38 pm: |
Nice to see another short scale Bal-K. Welcome to the club; not many of us out there. Great bass.
(Message edited by lidon2001 on July 04, 2010)