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keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1572
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:24 pm:   Edit Post

The latest featured custom has been decided and announced. Please follow the link to see this beautiful instrument for yourself. We are all sure you will find many bleeding edge features you will wish to include in your own future projects.
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 392
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post

Holy S*&#!!!! What electronics/controls are in that thing????
Could someone please tell me what the third knob down on the right next to that switch does?

Greg

ps. I hate April fools day....

(Message edited by gregduboc on April 01, 2010)
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 569
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

we are .... the april 01 !!!!!!!
Lol....
chrisalembic
Intermediate Member
Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 112
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

no knobby peghead on this one??
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 393
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

Because I'm sure many of you will count it, I'll save you some time:
30 Knobs (including the one hidden on the back of the headstock), 16 Switches and 1 Pickup Selector.
And here I am, still adjusting to the 4 knobs, 2 switches on my Signature Deluxe...

Greg
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 570
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

wake up folks, I forgot my fish....
:-)
chrisalembic
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Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 113
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

"knob on wood"!!
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1096
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

I love the Balance control, must have one on my Elan
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1028
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

I think that's the damping factor for the fourth superfilter...oh wait you said third from the top,
hmmmm...I have no idea, maybe a master volume for the lead guitar?
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2448
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

Greg - the third knob down on the right next to that switch flips the 3rd harmonic's disparity, for a fuller overdrive tone.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 809
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

Fascinating ,
I sincerely request a control function diagram .
( seriously )
Sonic Regards!
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 394
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

But would it be better if another knob controlled the master volume on the superfilter so to allow the signal from the pickup to clear the path for the treble boost?

Greg
chrisalembic
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Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 114
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post

would be nice if all these knobs were master volumes for the other band members... especially guitar players :-P
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 395
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:47 pm:   Edit Post

Forget my last post, I just realized that thats exactly what the 5th knob down above the second one on the left does...

Greg
tmoney61092
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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 353
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:03 pm:   Edit Post

oh my...... wooooooooow..... holy $h!+..... and whatever terms of shock you can use!!!!!

~Taylor
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6684
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:11 pm:   Edit Post

knobfest controls

1- master master volume
2- master volume #1
3- master volume #2
4- bass pickup volume
5- bass pickup filter
6- bass pickup CVQ
7- treble pickup volume
8- treble pickup filter
9- treble pickup CVQ
10- nut pickup volume
11- bridge pickup volume
12- primary bass cut/boost
13- primary mid cut/boost
14- primary treble cut/boost
15- singer mute
16- drummer tempo
17- coolness factor
18- G string primary volume
19- D string primary volume
20- A string primary volume
21- E string primary volume
22- B string primary volume
23- direct gain
24- increase hair growth rate
25- G string octave volume
26- D string octave volume
27- A string octave volume
28- E string octave volume
29- B string octave volume
30- LED color select
31- LED flash rate
32- blinding LEDs on/off
33- Reassign other switches switch
34- Spotlight on bassist switch
35- Waiter/waitress call switch
36- assign G string upper/lower octave
37- assign D string upper/lower octave
38- assign A string upper/lower octave
39- assign E string upper/lower octave
40- assign B string upper/lower octave
41- master volume #1 assigner
42- master volume #2 assigner
43- engage all controls to "go to 11"
44- master LED on/off
45- stereo/mono
46- pickup selector (on upper horn)
47- balance control (on rear of peghead)
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1029
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

LOL !!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9212
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful Featured Custom!!! Congrats to the folks in Knobbersham-by-the-sea! And great layout as usual Mica!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 810
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:24 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Mica!

Now , I feel less confused. it all make sense to me now .

lol______
krystoof
Member
Username: krystoof

Post Number: 80
Registered: 1-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

I love knob 24 function!!! If you have two seconds, check my picture in my profile...
You guys at Alembic are really cool! :-) You made my day!!!
Xtof
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9213
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:28 pm:   Edit Post

Christophe; don't forget that you can use knob 24 in conjunction with switch 43.
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 396
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

# 35 is the one I need on my future custom....
LOL

Greg
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 811
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post

Another beautiful creation handed down from a cloud with a big hand . Awesome. There is clearly some serious Alchemy going on !

I love it __________
mike1762
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 502
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

Could we get a Photoshop rendering of this with the Mona Lisa???
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1898
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, you could you have forgotten to include the Instant Flanger that Stanley used on his alembic for the Romantic Warrior Album?

I have to confess I did look up the town on google before I realised it was an april fools joke but then, April fool finishes for us here in the UK at Midday.

Jazzyvee
bassfingers
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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 283
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 4:53 pm:   Edit Post

I've often needed a 'Reassign other switches switch',will this be available seperately? :o)
bassfingers
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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 284
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post

And only ONE output jack??,what's with that????.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6685
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Actually, the output connector is our extended duty tip ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring spare spare spare spare spare sleeve. The spares are to handle an external footpedal that reassigns the knobs randomly for improvisation.
bassfingers
Advanced Member
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 285
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 5:10 pm:   Edit Post

I like what I'm hearing!.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 812
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Oh yes, that's right , that is the pedal that has midi interfaced bio-metric sensors via one of the new Alembic fiber optic interconnects.

That's most definitely a feature I will try to opt for when we discuss my New Custom. along with the biometriclly controlled sliding pick up design.
Yes !!!!!!
crgaston
Senior Member
Username: crgaston

Post Number: 582
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, thank you...we had a good laugh here at the house with all the knob functions. You guys are the best!
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 811
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post

Damn ... and here I thought it would be my custom Series II ... ;-)

Good one, guys.

Alan
dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1228
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, but does it come in black?
sjhoffma
Intermediate Member
Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 138
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

how many of those knobs are functional? what does the hair growth knob do? Obviously some have to work, are some pure novelty, or do they perform
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6686
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, with a slightly different control layout:

yes, in black
sjhoffma
Intermediate Member
Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 139
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 7:44 pm:   Edit Post

Ive defiantly had an Alembic make my hair grow before.
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1390
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 9:25 pm:   Edit Post

Ahh.... the simple bass!

Although I was hoping for a 12 volt accessory outlet, so I could light my cigarettes without calling on a waitress, and perhaps a semaphore signaling circuit to tell the soundman to adjust the bass in the mix.
Mike
crobbins
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 569
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post

Lol. April fools.......
afrobeat_fool
Intermediate Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 175
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 11:36 pm:   Edit Post

For me 15 is a must. But if George Carlin was ordering this I think He would want a lot of 1 and 3, as for the rest of the 7 things you can't play on the radio, I'm guessing 24, 17,32, 35, and the ever popular, 33. Just cause' it sound cool.


Nick
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 571
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:34 am:   Edit Post

48/ nespresso
49/ reverse all functions from 1-47
50/ close the house's main door
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1899
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 1:34 am:   Edit Post

I really think that bass was made for BBC Top Gear's tame racing driver "The Stig"..

Some say he is able to smell the change in the magnetic field of a series bass after a string has been plucked and tell you what the laminates are in the body, and that he can thumb slap the flight of the bumblebee in Bminor on a 4 string bass without hammering on whilst stammering the lyrics of my generation by the Who..!!!

It's for The STIG!!!!

Jazzyvee

(Message edited by jazzyvee on April 02, 2010)

(Message edited by jazzyvee on April 02, 2010)
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1229
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 5:52 am:   Edit Post

Looks killer in black. Is there a Siruis receiver in there too so you can play along?
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2451
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 6:20 am:   Edit Post

The Stig is also known for his eclectic soundscape preferences during his test runs - language courses, sounds of nature, early 1970s disco. Any suggestions?
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4365
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

Another wonderful feature of this instrument. Each knob is fully adjustable to "11"!!!!

Bill, tgo
tom_z
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 614
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 9:03 am:   Edit Post

Gotta love the Ultralight Upgrade option for the April custom! LOL!
http://www.alembic.com/info/justajoke.html

(Message edited by tom_z on April 02, 2010)
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 776
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Do you think I could get one with a kill switch? I'm not seeing a kill switch. I'm also not seeing the "suck" knob we previously described in the club. I'll be needing that, so I can turn it down.

Why won't anyone ever come up with electronics that fully meet my needs!!!!
benson_murrensun
Advanced Member
Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 249
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 2:10 pm:   Edit Post

Where's the turbo boost gauge???? Huh??? Trying to keep the product to a price point?

(Message edited by Benson_Murrensun on April 02, 2010)
dfung60
Senior Member
Username: dfung60

Post Number: 406
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

Awesome!

And one year from now, I hope to see the first "Series 3" where you can control a full spectrum of tones from classic to modern with just one "God" knob!

Cheers,
David Fung
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 429
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Wow, I could use one of those buttons:

15- singer mute
16- drummer tempo
17- coolness factor
xlrogue6
Intermediate Member
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 161
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Monday, April 05, 2010 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

Oh, come on--no "Talent" knob? Just for that, I'm not ordering one.
hifiguy
Advanced Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 211
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post

It DOES go to 20, doesn't it, Nigel? Bloody shame if it doesn't. ROTFLMAO!!
lmiwa
Advanced Member
Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 298
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

xlrogue6 - I'm thinking a "talent boost" switch - used for playing notes other than 1/4/5 on beats other than 1 and 3.

Loch
grok
Junior
Username: grok

Post Number: 24
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post

How about a master-tuner knob -- lets me tune my bandmates' guitars....
tobiaslc
New
Username: tobiaslc

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2010
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 1:08 pm:   Edit Post

haha,

awesome!

but what i'd like to know is which ones actually work and what they do? Also, what's the price of this baby?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9423
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 3:13 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Tobias; welcome to the board!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2008
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Actually the black bass in this picture sure looks like this months custom of the month, but doctored to make the April Fools joke.


jazzyvee

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