Post Number: 7
|Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 5:11 pm: |
I've got a few "Alembic Club" posts under my belt but have'nt done the official introduction.
I've been playing Bass about 27 years.
I've had my "Name-Sake" 1972 Rickenbacker FireGlo 4001 for ~24 years and I've had my Alembic Flame Koa Persuader nearly 9 years now.
My Amp is an Ampeg B-15R (reissue) 2-15 Stack.
Certainly cannot say I'm not spoiled, even if my Alembic is a Persuader, not a Spoiler!
Thanks for the warm welcome!
It's very cool here!
Here's the link to our band's ("Greenville")myspace site. http://www.myspace.com/greenvilleglorylane
(Message edited by 72Rick on January 12, 2007)
Post Number: 787
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 7:00 am: |
Garret, I had a 72 Rick 3000 that I bought new. It was the first good bass I ever owned. What a dream to play.
Welcome to the club. I'm sure you'll like it here.
Post Number: 433
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 7:46 am: |
Nice set! Someday there will also be a Rick next to my Alembics
btw: I got "Spoiled" in '98
Post Number: 120
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 5:18 pm: |
Ricks & Alembics; great California gear. It must be something in the water on the "left coast" (as lbpesq says).
(Message edited by southpaw on January 13, 2007)
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 9:29 pm: |
He you guys,
A '72 3000. It must be sweet!
Thanks! I'm sure a Rick would be a fine complement to your Alembics! What do you have?
Hey there southpaw,
You are already endearing youself to me. I mean that in the best way.
What you said about the "left coast" I dig!
It fits with me very well. I was born in LA CA. and lived there till I was 10 years old. We move up to Portland OR. for six months and then up to Kennewick WA. (the Tri-Cities WA.) where I lived till I was 26 years old. From there my wife, Glory, and I move down to Corvallis OR., where we've been for almost 19 years.
So I really am a "left coast" guy! All three states.
There's deffinitely something about California Basses!
Actually, it would be great to see some pics of what each of you guys have.
There sure are some beauties out there.
Post Number: 788
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 7:43 am: |
Garret, here are a couple of links to some pics of my collection.
I haven't owned the 72 3000 in almost 30 years. I've gotten out of music and sold all my instruments/gear twice (never again, though). One of the pics shows the '77 Rick amp I had. I decided to sell it last year to a true Rick fan who was thrilled to get it. Money is money when you sell something but it's always great to sell to someone who really appreciates the item. I really don't have a burning desire to have another 3000 but an early 4001 or so is the only bass that I would like to own other than possibly one of the filter Alembics. I love that classic growl that defines the Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, etc. sound.
Again, welcome to the club.
Post Number: 125
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 8:49 am: |
I have a couple of mid 70's Rick 4001's that are very sweet. Along with a couple of G&L's and Alembics, I am proud to have a rack of California made basses, even if I am a Midwest guy. The "left coast" is a term I borrowed from lpbesq here, as a lefty, I like it. If the winters get brutal again, I will retire out your way, but the last several years have been very mild thankfully and good for the basses too.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 6:24 am: |
Very nice!! And thanks.
Sounds like some nice Basses, but like some Bass friends of mine at Harmony Central Bass Forum say "no pics, they don't exist"!
That sounds worse than I thought, to read!
Anyway, if you do have some pictures of your Basses it would be very nice to see them.
This was my lineup before the quest for the B-15R! The Rick at far left is my '74 Walnut that I sold to buy my B-15R. Next to it is a Bass I made, Alembic style. Then my '72 Rick and next is my Persuader. The last one is a '81 Jetglo 4001 that was "Fostered" to me by a very good friend about 10 years ago for repair!
(Message edited by 72Rick on January 16, 2007)
Post Number: 126
|Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 9:32 am: |
I have plenty of pictures but not the technical prowess to post them... they are on a digital camera with an average size of 3 or 5 mg.
Post Number: 4724
|Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:45 am: |
Paul; if you have a picture that you would like to post, email it to me and I'll resize and post it for you. Let me know what thread to put it in.
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 2:38 pm: |
Thanks Dave, I will send you a picture or two...
I appreciate it.