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evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post

i've admired alembic basses from afar since i started playing 15 years ago. they're pretty, but i could never justify spending that sort of dough when i've always played in wild, drunken rock'n'roll bands, and my basses have the battle scars to mirror that fact. in recent years a lot has changed, and i caved to my bass dreams. my current line up is an orion 4, a spoiler 4, a fender 50th anniversary p-bass, and a stringray. after years of being a fender advocate, i got to say that these alembics make you feel truly spoiled as a player. i'll throw up some photos soon.
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1038
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Evan,
Welcome to the forum, and welcome to the family. Your two Alembics are a good start. Play well with them for years to come.
Hope you enjoy the company and atmosphere.
We all love pictures, so please post yours in the showcase.

Mike
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:59 pm:   Edit Post

thanks! it's awesome that such a community exists. i'll surely utilize the vast knowledge and suggestions i've run across on here already. looking forward to getting to know everyone.

evan
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2148
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:26 am:   Edit Post

Hi Evan and welcome from this side of the pond. I'll echo Mike in asking for photos.

Graeme
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 669
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:03 am:   Edit Post

Me Too!!
gregduboc
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Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 27
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:09 am:   Edit Post

Welcome Evan!
Guess what? I want pictures too....!!
Greg
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 670
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:15 am:   Edit Post

We all want pics!!!
gregduboc
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Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 28
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:33 am:   Edit Post

You see Evan, we can be quite persuasive here!
funkyjazzjunky
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Post Number: 394
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 10
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post

Evan, welcome! I understand your worry about instrument abuse; I used to kick the back of my flying v (that used to belong to Lenny Kravitz-he'd be horrified, how I got it's a long story...) for feedback while holding it in front of the amp; it still has boot marks on the back and lots more from being tossed into the drums, etc...I'd never toss my bass into the drums, but I play my instruments hard and the Alembic seems to take it better than my guitars ever did; mind you I don't kick it either...Tony.
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

you played in motorama, eh? they used to weekend gig in seattle with us a few years back when i played in a band called mauser. small world.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7720
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:35 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Evan, welcome to the board!
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, that's me Evan. Flying v and a hawaiian shirt...been too long since I've been to Seattle, but Marcus still gets Motorama down there. Does Marcus have any of your recordings?
A small world indeed...
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 7
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

probably just the early mauser stuff. i haven't played in a band like that since. kind of miss it.

yeah they used to crash on our couches when they came through. i haven't seen 'em in a few years. good dudes.
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 15
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 10:51 pm:   Edit Post

Evan, talked to Marcus last night and he does have some stuff which he'll give to me...who's basement did Carl and I sleep in? the snorers room with the spiders...oh well...
If you miss the loud and noisy, get back on that horse; if nothing else, it blows life's tensions to smithereens...I always feel better when my ears ring, my fingers hurt and my voice is thrashed(I sing in my new band too, wonder of wonders...)
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 8
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

i believe it was the last incarnation of motorama, that we hung around. i'm sure you'd remember mauser otherwise. burt and rich i believe were the guys' names.

yeah, seems like i've become nothing more than a hired gun for friends indie projects. it's cool, i like the studio, and playing mellower tunes isn't so bad. check the monday mornings on myspace.

i'm real close with the guys from the fall of troy, and thomas has asked me to sign on with his future solo project (don't really know if i should be talking about that, but whatever) so hopefully i'll be testing my finger speed like i was 20 years old again far sooner than later.
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 19
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post

Evan, yeah that was Bert and Rich, though Rich has just left but Bryan their new guy is a killer bassist.

Glad to hear there's some loud in your future; I like mellow as well(and used to get hassled for it in Motorama at the time)but a loud amp blasting a big riff is a glorious thing...and screw those people who think you should grow up and stop playing like that; they're just neutered...
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 9
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

agreed bro. as much as i love the elliott smiths and cat powers, my favorites are still jesus lizard, hot water music, and the wipers of this world.
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 23
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post

Have you seen Akimbo yet? they're your local crushers and way good if you haven't checked them out...their latest 2 cd's have been awesome!

Keep up the loud work! Tony.
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 10
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post

for sure, i saw some of their first shows back in like 98'.. never disappoint.
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 27
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 9:52 pm:   Edit Post

I haven't seen them live yet, but I look forward to it...
evanfantastic
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Username: evanfantastic

Post Number: 11
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

they played the crocodile reopening party last night. with brothers of the sonic cloth (tad doyle's new band) totally great live.
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 33
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post

Tad?! there's a name not seen lately...check out Jersey Shores; their best yet...

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