Post Number: 21
|Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 8:05 am: |
If I had a company such as Moses build a six-string graphite neck (for a neck-through body bass) would Alembic build a Series II around it? Could the artist at Alembic cut an inlaid Alembic Logo into the graphite head stock?
Why did Alembic stop selling graphite necks?
Post Number: 1017
|Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 11:03 am: |
I pretty much doubt they would put their name on it if they didn't make it themselves. You could call and ask, then you'd know for sure.
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 6:01 pm: |
I think Alembic doesn't work with graphite for necks for some good reasons. I know that it is extremely hard to machine, and the dust is unhealthy to breathe. However, it is one of the best materials for a solid bass neck with no uneven responses. You would probably be best served with a bass from a company who does work with it, and then adding Alembic Activators for electronics. I have a Modulus Graphite Quantum TBX neck-thru 5 string that I Activated, and it is an unbeatable combo!
Here's another view:
Post Number: 2590
|Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 1:57 am: |
I am not sure -it's been awhile I've been here- but if my memory serves me well (huh ...isn't that from a song????) Alembic 6 strings still have graphite inforcements in the neck.
VERY nice basses by the way. Love the fretless sixstring.
Paul the bad one
Post Number: 2748
|Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 8:09 am: |
"This Wheel's on Fire" by Bob Dylan & Rick Danko.
Post Number: 217
|Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 8:09 pm: |
Here's a picture of the whole family: a 5 & 6 fretted, and a 5 & 6 fretless - all with Fret FX LEDs. They all have a distinct sound, and still I believe the Activated Modulus is a hard act to beat.
Post Number: 2591
|Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 1:03 am: |
And hip-hip-hip hourah ...a fellow SWR SM-400 user too?
It's a magical amp! I have mine about 8 years now. I got it second hand from Edwins store in Holland second hand and I think it's on old production series, end of the 80's????? I use it for smaller situations. Unfortunately I still ahve trouble shaping my sound because I now plays mainly on the F1-X with SF-2 filter.
But ...I'll learn ...I'll learn!!!
Paul the bad one
Mmmmm... is that fretless six a Vigier???
Post Number: 5783
|Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 4:22 pm: |
Please excuse the hijack ..
Great call Bill!
And a great tune!
Post Number: 220
|Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 7:51 pm: |
The 6 string fretless is a Dean Edge6.
My plan is to add an AC Guitars preamp to it to make it sound more like an Alembic. It came with a super low action setup, and plays like a dream.
Also.. The SWR SM-400 is now my backup amp. I recently upgraded to an AccuGroove El Whappo cab at 800 watts, and went to an SWR SM-900 amp to match for optimum output. It's a killer sound! Here's some more pics:
Post Number: 193
|Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 6:04 am: |
We go back to your question.
Mica answered on this thread.
But modern graphite necks have truss rods. (Modulus, Zon, Status etc..)
I wish Alembic will build again such a way.
Graphite lover, Eiji
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:48 am: |
Thank you Eiji