Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 6:57 am: |
Merry Christmas and happy new year to Alembic and fans,
In fact for a few months I couldn't do anything but stare at Alembic gallery; however ordering a custom bass is financially out of reach for the moment.
Until I got an opportunity to bid for a Spoiler S83 shown in ebay, which I finally bought from Scotland!
I was lucky to receive it in mint conditions last week and I find it very nice to play.
This is definitively another world than Squier jbass I got as beginner. I found that bass difficult and not ergonomic : some strings buzzing, action problems, bow not good impossible to improve, leverage left hand, not well balanced.
Now the balance is ok. For fingers, I prefer very much this is actually a 32 scale than 34.
What I like in music is Jazz, as in works from Monk, Coltrane, Mingus..., electric blues as from Muddy Waters, and musical researchs as Zappa or Soft
machine. I've seen live Muddy Waters in 1977, Zappa in 1974 and 1978, Art Blakey and JM in 1979, ...etc.
Since 1975 I am also fan of John Mc Laughlin, Canterbury rock music, specially Soft machine, Henry cow, Caravan, Hatfield, King crimson, Jethrow tull, Wyatt, Eno, Hopper... I like Grateful Dead too…
So I love sound from upright bass jazz, as much as I love research sounds for instance Hugh Hopper or Jack Bruce in Apostrophe.
For the moment, I strain to sound clear, the more acoustic possible, (for effects, I'll wait further). In that aim, I bought an Ampeg combo BA115HP, for it's classic natural sound.
Whith a friend electric guitarist, I play Jazz and classical blues with parts from my teacher Bruno Chaza.
( Nice to know on http://brunochaza.free.fr/homepage.htm )
My next dream could be ordering a Spoiler with neck as brown bass, coco bolo top and S1 electronics …
Post Number: 161
|Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 7:40 am: |
many greetings to France and many congrats on your Alembic bass. Yes, you are right. Alembic IS the top of the art and not comparable with anything else.
Have fun with your bass and let it be
as much as inspirational to you!
Oliver Baumann (Spyderman - Spyder4 and Spyder8)
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 8:02 am: |
many greetings to Germany.
I read on threads that you like "Who"'s music.
Since seventies I am fan of german rock as well.
One of my best seen live concert was Ash ra tempel and Can in Arles summer 1974. I like very much Agitation free, Amon duul, Faust, early Kraftwerk…too , for a while I haven' t been told about german rock but I would like.
Post Number: 71
|Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 8:59 am: |
Sylvain, greetings from a fellow Jack Bruce fan. He is definately my biggest inspiration for bass even though he doesn't play Alembic.
Congratulations on the Spoiler, I know that you will enjoy it a lot. Squier made some good stuff when they first started in the early '80s but haven't been the same for a while now.
Post Number: 246
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 5:58 am: |
Welcome to the club/support group Sylvain!
Congratulations on the new addition to your family;) Now how about some pics???
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 6:13 am: |
Welcome to the club and a whole new world of bass playing!
Paul the bad one will be here shortly to help me bang the bottles on the bar and chant "Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!"
Paul the John one
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 6:38 am: |
Thank you for the welcome,
I try to send pictures, but in case i could'nt,
mine is very nice zebrawood top.
Best wishes everybody
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 12:00 pm: |
Welcome, Nanook! Keep on thumpin'! Don't be a naughty Eskimo-whoa-oh!
Post Number: 833
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 1:58 pm: |
Did I hear someone banging bottles???
Were's the new dude?
Sylvain ..c'est tout chouette de t'avoir içi ! La bienvenue dans ce club le plus basse-dingue du monde!!!
Cahors ...aaaaaaaaah-lalala ...the oldest wine-region in France and in my opinion still one of the best!
It's a nice bass you got there.
BTW: Ingmar Putz (a member in Paris) has one of the most beautiful Series I's I've ever see: the "Dragonslayer". So in France you are already 2!!!!
Good to have you here!!!
Paul the bad one
PS Paul's you have to go and thake a peep at Paul the silent one. He only is visible very seldom at the cradle of his guitar: (See "Paul's Series II Guitar" in the factory to customer dep). Brothers ...oh-my-oh-my ..what a guitar!!!
Post Number: 165
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 2:25 pm: |
Paul TBO is back!
All ok in Belgium?
Post Number: 835
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 4:12 pm: |
Yessir ...everything back to normal!
Well ...preparing a New-years night dinner for 50 people.
Finland was ok ...but rather dry: beers faaa-ar too expensive LOL!
Paul the bad one.
BTW: I saw Brother Jan the boat one's ship!! Great!!! Especially for me since I know the thing is "loaded" with Alembics!!! HA!