Post Number: 3
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:27 am: |
Been lurking here for some time , but the slightest hint that someone in the UK might be considering selling forced me to reveal my cover.
Retired from playing the bass ages ago, (just playing guitar, badly, around the house) then for some reason I can't remember, I started listening to Alembics on YouTube. Then I got out my basses again.....
And So now, After years of resisting temptation.... I... er... NEED.... a 5-string bass.
And after a Warwick (although GB Rumours look tempting), I figure the only place to go must be an Alembic.
My current thinking it will have to be "used" as I'm not going to get a new one past "She who must be obey'ed"
I knew I should have bought one when I worked in L.A. 10 years ago!
Current stuff: Warwick NT Thumb, White '78 PBass
Wishlist: Alembic 5 String, EBS ValveDrive (I think)
Post Number: 1497
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:38 am: |
Hello Luke and welcome to the club.
I hope you succeed in finding your 5-string "Grail". Others from the UK will be along shortly to suggest search options, I'll wager.
Post Number: 9675
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:10 am: |
Hi Luke; I entirely agree, the only place to go is Alembic!
Post Number: 553
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:46 am: |
There is nothing best than playing an Alembic, Luke. They are totaly diferent beast and the problem will be that you may decide to give the Warwick away after getting your A-Dream, hahaha...
Post Number: 2745
|Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 4:32 am: |
Hi Luke and welcome to the club from sunny Scotland.(although I'm an ex-pat englishman).
You may find a 5 string epic or orion will crop up sometime. I bought my epic in 1996 after trying out a whole bunch of five strings including warwick, tobias and status. At the time, the Epic was the cheapest of Alembic's range but it still knocked 7 bells out of the competition.
Post Number: 2746
|Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 4:38 am: |
in fact there's a rather tasty orion 5 in the for sale section right now. It's in Belgium but that's easier than if it was in the states.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:00 am: |
Post Number: 1429
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:59 am: |
Oh yea! Can't wait to hear about it!
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 2:56 am: |
My Brand New MK5 DLX now posted under Signature Basses in the Showcase section.