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piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Club Members,
I've registered at last, after receiving my third Alembic. The first was (and still is) a brown bass (Grand Master with the Maltese cross inlays), then its twin sister, the fretless "templar secrets" and finally a wonderful "Alexandria" themed 5-string series 2...
I play bass as a hobby, and certainly much worst than the vast majority of you, but I do count on catching up, as I recently moved from Switzerland to Uruguay and have plenty of time to practice... So yes, my Alembics had a one month cruise across the Atlantic, a moment of intense anguish until they found their new home...!
Anyway, I wanted to thank you already for the threads and discussions you post in this club, as they have often opened my eyes to new dimensions of the bass universe.
Looking forward to read, and this time chat some more...!
Greetings to all from Montevideo...
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3223
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:54 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club Pierre. Can I be the first to ask for pictures please?

Graeme
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 855
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

Pierre - welcome aboard from Milwaukee!
Ahhh the Templar Secrets bass - truly a work of art, even without being plugged in.
I can only imagine your anxiety as you awaited shipment of your babies to your new home.
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1666
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the forum, Pierre.
Please do post some new pix of your collection. We all love photos...
:-)
MIke
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 9:35 am:   Edit Post

Well, pics from Grand Master are in the custom archive (http://www.alembic.com/info/fc_grandmaster.html), as those of Templar (http://www.alembic.com/info/fc_templarsecrets.html), and for the 5-string, I'll do some pics tonight and post them up (with a blackberry cam... i'm afraid it's all i've got).
Like a certain Governor from a certain State would say: "I'll be back...!"
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 3
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry Guys, too dark to make pictures tonight... Came back from work too late (it's winter here in the southern hemisphere), so i'll try again tomorrow... Thanks for being patient...
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 4
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 4:09 pm:   Edit Post

here, i felt guilty, so that is the best i could do...
5-strF
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 5
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 4:19 pm:   Edit Post

and here from behind...
5-back
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 799
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:47 am:   Edit Post

Wow

More pictures please
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 857
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

oh yes!
A close up shot of the behind would be nice!
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 6
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post

"a close up shot of the behind"... Really...!
(sorry couldn't help myself...)
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 818
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post

Wonderfull one-of-a-kind Alembic you have, "neighbour" (I'm from Brazil). Please send us more pics of it, specially a close up of inlays and this catchy 4 piece hole at the tail.
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 7
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:54 pm:   Edit Post

Again, sorry for the quality, but with a bbm, "no could do better...!" Good to have a Brazilian neighbour... I travel often to Sao Paulo and speak the language (although my written portuguese skill are catastrophic...!
In1
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 8
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:57 pm:   Edit Post

As you understand, the theme is Alexandria, egypt, and all related to the alexandria library of course...
in1
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 9
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

One more to come...
In3
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 10
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

the last of inlays... (the arabic scripture reads "Alexandria")
in4
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 11
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

The "catchy" sculpted Maltese cross (yes, i know, kind of a mild obsession with me). I could feel Susan and MIca trembling when they drilled that one... but they really nailed it beautifully (pic doesn't do it justice)
malf
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 12
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

The close up from behind, just for Paul...
malbe
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 13
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:11 pm:   Edit Post

and finally a body frontal with a bit more light than before
bofr
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 14
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

for a brief history, this was ordered at the end of 2008 if I'm not mistaken, and came in my hands mid-march 2012... so a long wait for an amazing work of art. I must say that collaborating with Susan and Mica was a dream, and the whole Alembic family really nailed it like I couldn't have imagined... Coco bolo top and back series II, with flame maple body... pretty heavy, but the sound is crazy... I love it... and still am in awe of the Alembic craft...!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2580
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:12 pm:   Edit Post

Nice Bass . like no other!
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 15
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Sonicus... It had to tell a story, that's always how i planned them with Alembic,,,! I saw your name quite a bit in threads and posts, you must be quite the pro...?
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2582
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:23 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, __me pro ? Well that depends on what pro means . I just have guided opinions, LOL ___
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1256
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 9:27 pm:   Edit Post

You have an amazing collection, Piotr.

Peter
afrobeat_fool
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Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 465
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

I got to see this one up close and personal.Over the last few years I would visit the factory and see this bass. The pic's do not do this one justice. I was quite taken with the inlays. You are a very lucky man. Congratulations!

Nick
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 858
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

Pierre -
Thank YOU! :-D

Great gods that really is beautiful! From the front it looks like the top grain drapes over the cutout.
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 16
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 8:15 am:   Edit Post

Thanks to all for your kind words...! Next one to come in is a 6-string (African Theme, just for you Afrobeat...!And you are right, the pics are incredibly bad... I don't have the photographic skills of pierreyves nor the camera for that matter), Delivery of the 6, certainly not before next year, and there could be a new kind of body inlay style... We'll all have to wait and see...!
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1769
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

WOW, very nice collection! Play em Healthy! Regards, Art
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10833
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 4:38 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club Pierre!

The cross in the body is amazing! And the inlays, from concept to execution, are exceptional. Congrats!
piotr_c
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Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 23
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 5:29 pm:   Edit Post

Triple thanks Dave, but alas, after hearing you play on your video, I still have a lot (but a really lot) of practicing to do. In order to be worthy of...
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 819
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

A-ma-zing!!!!
Thanks for sharing, Pierre. It is incredible.
piotr_c
Junior
Username: piotr_c

Post Number: 24
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

You're welcome vizinho Brasileiro...! Thanks for the kind words. If you come by Montevideo, don't hesitate...!

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