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wishbass
Junior
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 20
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 5:01 pm:   Edit Post

Hi everyone.I've been a bit of a ghost around here ,but finally found what I wanted .I now have an Elan 4 that I love.I've gotten a lot of good advice and encouragemant and I appreciate it.Its great to have a forum like this , a real treasure. I'll post pictures soon.
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 717
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

Welcome Karl to this long lasting supreme love case.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2522
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

Another lover of Elans. You are in great company here. Some of us just love those bodies. What kind of music are you playing?

I look forward to the pictures.

Jazzyvee
wishbass
Junior
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 21
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post

I'm a jack of all trades,but a master of none.I play rock, funk, and prog mostly.I'm an agressive slapper(ala Mark King ,just not as awesome ) and I am up front an busy (my inner Geddy) in my playing.Eugene is a blues town (the Blues Brothers was dreamed up here while filming Animal House)so I have been knwn to dabble in the blues.Like most bass players my tastes are ecclectic and wide ranging=).
wishbass
Junior
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 22
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

New strings and a few adjustments (don't have a tool for the truss rods yet ,but she only needs a small tweek.....she is lovely after all).MY GOD......I LOVE THIS BASS!And she is only an "entry" model (no sarcasm intended).Truelly a work of art.Emminance Front has never sounded so good.Even though they didn't build it for me,thank you,thank you, and again thank you Alembic!
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 284
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

Nothing like the glow of a new Alembic owner! Congratulations!
billostech
Intermediate Member
Username: billostech

Post Number: 164
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post

Congrats Karl. I am also new to Alembics. I feel your joy.

(Message edited by billostech on July 25, 2011)
wishbass
Junior
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 37
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 5:46 pm:   Edit Post

My pics are up! =)
billostech
Intermediate Member
Username: billostech

Post Number: 175
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:24 am:   Edit Post

Nice ... Real Nice
flatwoundbass
New
Username: flatwoundbass

Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2011
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

Hey Karl,

I am Springfield, OR...just got my first Alembic (Epic 5)...I am as stoked as you are.

What local bands do you play in?

Steve
wishbass
Junior
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 44
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Hi Steve,and welcome.Nice to see somebody from the neighberhood.Alembics are a wonderful thing,and I know your joy.Presently I'm not in a band , and have had a long hiatus from the scene(work conflicts with gigging).Who knows,I'll keep my options open.Be sure to post pics in the showcase(the porn shop for bassists!).Mine is under the Elan section.Look for red flame maple.Congrats again,Karl
wishbass
Junior
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 50
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2011 - 5:50 pm:   Edit Post

My observations so far,.....I LOVE MY ELAN!!!!! I can pretty much dial up any sound I want now without a lot of knob twisting.For finger style this is thee bass for me now.I'm still leaning towards my HH Stingray for slapping, but am finding some sounds w/my Elan that are truely sweet and not possible with my other bass.Each voice has its place.Its not that the Elan doesn't have a good slap sound,it blows most basses away.Stingrays are just hard to duplicate.
gibsongrabberuser
New
Username: gibsongrabberuser

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2011 - 1:36 am:   Edit Post

Hey Karl, this is John from GC... As soon as I get this guitar I have on layaway paid off, the hunt will begin for my first Alembic!
eligilam
Advanced Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 336
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2011 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

Wishbass,

I agree with you. My Alembic SCSD is my go-to bass for almost everything, but I still got the itch for a Stingray...just bought one of the classic re-issues. Awesome slap machine! (The SCSD slap sound is nothing to sneeze at, though...it's right up there, too.) I've been debating going after an HH as well...
wishbass
Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 52
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2011 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

I love my HH Stingray. I went through all the MM's, Sterlings,Stingrays,Bongos....for me the HH had it all , esp. With the pup switch.The neck was fast, the balance perfect.I had a Fender Jazz, and after getting the Stingray,I found I never seemed to need it.Don't get me wrong,I love the Fender sound,but I had a hard time getting away from it,and in this town everyone has a J or P(preferably old and beat up,at least in appearance.Blues players!Sheesh.)The Stingray gave me more voices(the HH anyway) and was a natural progression to my true white whale .....my Alembic.Now I can dream about my call to Will Gunn to order a custom build........

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