Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 7:09 pm: |
A new (to me) Epic. I've been wanting one of these for over 20 years, and the stars finally aligned.
It's a special edition #32 or 60. I find the electronics to be touchy, but not in a bad way. I am used to pounding on my '72 Jazz, so this is like going from a Mustang to a Ferrari.
Post Number: 695
|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 9:06 pm: |
Beautiful flame in that Maple~
Your initial response to the sensitivity of the electronics is a common one- I know I was shocked at how sloppy I sounded when my Rogue first showed up. The good thing is that playing on them makes you refine your technique and you'll find that you become a better player because of it.
Post Number: 922
|Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 11:03 am: |
Ditto on all you guys said. My Epics made me clean up some sloppy habits and they sound great.
Congrats Wm. and welcome to the board.
Post Number: 6426
|Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 11:07 am: |
Nice picture of a nice bass!
The upgrades on special edition Epics are that the truss rod cover and backplate are brass, oval inlays have been added, and there is a double pinstripe under the top. Your picture shows how the double pinstripe nicely sets off the top.
Post Number: 44
|Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 2:42 pm: |
Welcome, W. Michael.
I have an Epic that looks just like yours, 98W11828. Number 24 of 60, a Guitar Center special edition. It is my first Alembic...
I love it! It gets used as much as my other dozen basses combined!
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 2:32 pm: |
Thanks all for the warm welcome. I took the bass out to jam this weekend and absolutely became hooked. I see many years ahead of me and this one.