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Earl Schreyer (eschreyer2)
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Username: eschreyer2

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 8:47 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Folks,
Great to see there are so many Alembic enthusiasts. Iíve been playing bass for 27 years now, and I have been fortunate enough to have owned/played Alembic for the last 11 years. I was able to purchase my first Alembic (used Spoiler) in 91í after graduating from college and getting a real job. I owned a Stanley Clark signature for a while also, but sold both my 4-string basses in the early nineties. Now getting to the good part, my first major love (with the exception of my wife of course) was when I played my 92í Europa fretted 6-string (see picture). This was, and is, the most satisfying fretted bass playing experience in my life. After this major find, I soon (94í) ordered my first, and only, semi-custom Alembic (see picture). I ordered a fretless 6-string Europa. I elected to go with a see through Smokey black with a flame maple top underneath. I had to have the awesome custom tailpiece as well. I had maple inlays put in for the fret markers (Iím not that good), and of course, I had to go with LED markers for 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc., etc. (very cool when the stage goes black). So here are my pics, have a look and tell me what you think. I havenít purchased, or wanted to purchase another bass since, no need, Iím set.
Thanks,
Earl

Whoops, I need to keep the pics under 150K, I'll post 'em later.
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Intermediate Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 114
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

Hey Earl,

Welcome to the club. We're itchin' to see those pics!
Paul Ellsworth (elzie)
Member
Username: elzie

Post Number: 81
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

Welcome aboard Earl! And yes, pics!!


Paul

(Message edited by elzie on March 05, 2003)
Paul Ellsworth (elzie)
Member
Username: elzie

Post Number: 82
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Welcome aboard Earl, and yes, pics!!!

Paul
Jarek Michalski (basstard)
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Username: basstard

Post Number: 10
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 1:17 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, pics please!!! Your Europas must be gorgeous, we can't wait to see them!
Earl Schreyer (eschreyer2)
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Username: eschreyer2

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 4:18 pm:   Edit Post

Hi,
Thanks for the warm welcome! I will have to take some lower resolution pics tonight. The ones I had were about 600K, way over the 150K limit. I'll post them tonight.
Thanks,
Earl
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
Advanced Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 292
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 12:39 am:   Edit Post

Guys,

this is a REAL Alembician: SAYING you have a great looking guitar but actually not SHOWING it. How you calit in poker: Call your bluff.
Just kidding.
Hi Earl just a warm welcome from th eother side of the pond.

The other Paul

BTW: Paul. I discovered "another other Paul", this is really getting funny
Earl Schreyer (eschreyer2)
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Username: eschreyer2

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 7:00 am:   Edit Post

How do you guys keep your pics under 150K? I set my cam to low resolution, croped around the bass, and still had at least 250K. How are you all getting such good pictures under 150K?
Thanks,
Earl
Jan Riviere (janriviere)
Junior
Username: janriviere

Post Number: 35
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Earl,

I suggest you download and install this tiny little graphic program : Irfanview
You will find it at http://www.irfanview.com

You can then save your jpg files at a lower resolution.

And of course, there are lots of other programs that can do the same, but this one is nice because it can handle a lot of pictures in batch mode.

Have fun
Jan
Jan Riviere (janriviere)
Junior
Username: janriviere

Post Number: 36
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

And of course, you've got exactly 15 minutes to get those pics up after you installed the program !

Just kidding :-)
Jan
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Intermediate Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 117
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Earl, (nice bass) Most digicams come with some sort of phot editing package. Look up "resize" in your help menu. Once you'e read up on it, go back to your photo. You'll probably have to go to your "edit" menu first, then click on "resize". Programs usually present two fields to fill in. One for horizontal, one for vertical. I usually type in "600" in the first field (for a horizontal pic) and it will automatically insert the correct aspect size (450?) in the second field. You'll have to save that particular pic at that resolution, so I usually save these pics with ".e" as an extension so I know I can use it for e-mail without jamming up my system.

Hope this helps.
Stoney

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