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pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 418
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

hendix, what mean "brittle" ?
keith_h
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Post Number: 1339
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Brittle would translate to fragile in French although it is not the exact same meaning in English.

Keith
pierreyves
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Post Number: 428
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post

I'm thinking about african blackwood for the core, neck laminates, top and back. What about the weight ?
mica
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Post Number: 6360
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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

I can imagine the weight would exceed 13 or 14 pounds. Extremely heavy.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 429
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

what you may feel as dark core ?
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 430
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

baf... mines are 10.36172632 pounds... what is the weight of MK 4 balanced k maple ?
mica
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Post Number: 6361
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post

I'm sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean with "baf" or "feel as dark core" maybe you can rephrase?
The weight of course has many variables, but don't you have an MK4 Balance K in Maple?
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 431
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post

baf = no worries = pas de problème.
I had my SC at work yesterday night, I don't have something to take the weight precisly at home OK ?
Feeling = sentir ...
what you think about dark core with african blackwood on top, back & stripes ? I wan't the nearest black for the core... maybe lighter as ABlackw ?
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 460
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

In case of imminent purchase or order, wich retailer may I choose ?
keith_h
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Post Number: 1409
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 - 5:20 am:   Edit Post

Pierre-Yves,
You can choose what ever retailer you wish. This is true whether they are in Europe or the United States. I do not know the rules for Europe but in the US the maximum discount a dealer can give is 25% off of the retail price. I know of several European members that have purchased their basses from US dealers due to favorable exchange rates.

Keith
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 461
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post

in Europe retailer pratice crazy price I know that but, in USA, what retailer give best price, best prestation ? Must I ask to who give me the best ?
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 526
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

happy new year !! I'm waiting for any answer even it's not time for that because I bought a serie II to kunfusheriff who arrived 2 days ago at mothership.
keith_h
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Post Number: 1488
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 - 5:04 am:   Edit Post

Pierre-Yves,
As I put in my last update the best price you can get is 25% off of the retail price. This means most dealers will offer you the same or close to same price for an instrument.

I sent you a private e-mail last autumn listing two dealers I have dealt with. The sales price was the same from both so I purchased from the dealer who I was most comfortable doing business with.

Keith
adriaan
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Post Number: 2395
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

Remember that you will be paying import taxes (could easily be 30% of declared value) and TVA (over value AND taxes).
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 527
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

Hi all and thanks for answer. For Keith, I saw your mail but there are significant difference for prices.
For Adriaan: I know that because I imported 4 basses soon in Europe from US. Here the TVA taxe is 7,6%.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 549
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 9:03 am:   Edit Post

Hi,
my feeling said to me it's soon time to begin the FTC of this dream.
Mica, what you have today for african blackwood ?
If I well understand, I will choose a retailer, price negociation and specification with him ?
I send to the retailer I will choose pictures and specification or what ?
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 987
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

What a great feeling to have, go for it Pierre-Yves! Congratulations! I patiently await the FTC.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 551
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

How start a modest FTC ?
gregduboc
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Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 340
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post

Pierre, I really want to see this one!!
Go for it!!

Greg
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 552
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

In 2 days, I will know if my dream could be reality now or reported... but I'm waiting for news of Mica about repair of my serie II
mike1762
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Username: mike1762

Post Number: 486
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Pierre, this will be a beautiful bass. Be sure to post a bunch of photo-shopped renderings of your bass in various historic settings. LOL
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 553
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post

Mica, any answer (mail, thread) ?
mica
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Post Number: 6614
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Pierre-Yves,

I've not been available this week as I was hosting our Japanese distributor Monday-Wednesday. I have forwarded the emails you sent today to my mother, who is preparing the price quotes for the dealer you selected.

I have the same African Blackwood piece available as shown on my post number 6091.

The FTC thread gets started once something has happened in the shop that I can take a picture of, so that will have to wait until that time, but since I know you want to see it, when it starts, I will send you an email.

As for your Koa Series repair, it's currently having the electronics worked on, then we will address the frets and the rest. The work is going according to the schedule we discussed.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 554
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

Great Mica.
How may I have optic impression (?) of the top and back ? and the estimated or approximative weight ?
And my question about body ?

For members, here are my specifications:
1/ short scale 30,3/4 inches, 4 strings, right handed, fretted
2/ 3 neck laminates african blackwood/maple
3/ black thaitian MOP (example with pictures?)
4/ side leds amber
5/ crown peghead with bevel front and back
6/ top, back, body and continuous back plate + truss rod cover with african blackwood (estimated weight versus coco bolo ?) Best would be black tincted mahogany body ?
7/ gold plated hardware with bird tailpiece
8/ inlaid logo with shell
9/ gold shaller machine heads
10/ little larger maple on body as show with attachment picture, but not change body specification.
11/ neck/body dimensions the same standard as my 2004 model, not the new 2009 neck dimension.
12/ standard polyester gloss finish
13/ serie I electronics
14/ a raisonable term of schedule

AND of course:
centered tailpiece and adjustable truss rods both way (direction) to be efficient to correct the neck.

Only one truss rod is possible ? what you think about ?


(Message edited by pierreyves on February 25, 2010)
the_jester
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Post Number: 96
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, this thread is dated... This goes back to the days I was Hendixclarke LOL...

Anyway, this should be a interesting build to say the least, and I look forward to a FTC with many pictures. This bass will probably be a Dragon bass (2012) "Year of the Dragon". That's awesome!

Make it happen!

Peace and Love,

Hal-
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 555
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm:   Edit Post

I hope the year of dragon bass will soon complete my page:
http://www.batraciens-reptiles.com/alembic.htm
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1869
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 11:46 pm:   Edit Post

You have some good pictures and memories on your page.
I've enjoyed looking at them and listening to your bands.

Vous avez quelques bonnes images et mémoires à votre page.
J'ai eu plaisir à les regarder et à écouter vos bandes.

Jazzyvee
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 556
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 4:08 am:   Edit Post

Thank's Jazzy, your comment are always kind. Sadly I don't have something good to record with satisfaction.
Merci d'avoir fait l'effort de traduction :-)
crobbins
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 550
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats. This will be a good one. Cheers!
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 425
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2010 - 5:16 pm:   Edit Post

This Bass will be unique, very special. Great idea having its top in dark wood contrasting with that light creamy maple. Oreo Bass!
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 560
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:22 pm:   Edit Post

Oreo ? :-) I don't know what it's mean... But thank's :-)
Mica, please, may you post a picture of a beveled peghead and not beveld peghead ?
I asked too for MOP pictures because I'm not sure what is black thaitian MOP.
I want the usually MOP.

... I was looking on Keith bass (congratulation :-) ) and now I hesitate between gold plated or chrome hardware...

Thank's in advance

(Message edited by pierreyves on March 21, 2010)

(Message edited by pierreyves on March 21, 2010)
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2435
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:41 pm:   Edit Post

Pierre-Yves - Oreo is the famous chocolate cookie. It has dark black for the top and bottom, with some very light vanilla cream in the middle. Supposed to taste great after you dip it in milk.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 562
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post

LOL !! beurk... I don't like cookies...
for my breakfast, green tea, bred, pure olive or argan oil, one apple, one glass of apple juice.
Long life to play my black sc :-)
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 564
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mica, when you have time before I will order this bass, please post pictures of peghead with and without bevel AND black thaitian MOP AND gold versus chrome harware on a dark bass.
THANK'S
altgrendel
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Username: altgrendel

Post Number: 122
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

I will be looking forward to the factory to customer thread for this bass too.

Whenever it happens.

Good luck, Pierre-Yves!
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 565
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

I'm waiting and looking for some details like gold or chrome hardware, beveled or not peghead... I'm waiting for Mica's pictures about this.
After, the retailer I choose will be able to do a correct price proposition... I hope the thread can start in 2 weeks ?
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 428
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, do it in Gold plated Hardware if you can. You're not looking for advice, but gold contrasting with dark wood will be simply outstanding!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6667
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

Here's an example of the peghead bevel:

a bevel

You've got examples of a peghead without a bevel on each of the Alembics you currently have.

This shows the gold hardware pretty well.

And here's one for the chrome hardware.

For the black mother of pearl, this image shows a range of colors:

black mop

The color is a smoky gray, but still can flash out to pinks and greens like regular white mother of pearl. Each of these pieces will look different. Here's the same inlays above, from a slightly different angle:

black mop

Hope this helps.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 566
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

Yes it's help me and do trouble too... I was speaking with my wife and Tony, I would prefer chrome (not for cost, but for somthing sober with black wood...), difficult to decide...
For inlays, definitely abalone.
For peghead, definitely beveled.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 567
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:24 pm:   Edit Post

new specifications after mail with Susan:

1/ short scale 30,3/4 inches, 4 strings, right handed, fretted series II with series I electronics
2/ 3 neck laminates african blackwood/maple based on 7 pieces.
3/ abalone inlays
4/ side leds amber
5/ crown peghead with bevel front and back
6/ top, back, body and continuous back plate + truss rod cover with african blackwood (estimated weight versus coco bolo ?)
7/ gold/chrome plated hardware with bird tailpiece
8/ inlaid logo with shell
9/ gold/chrome shaller machine heads
10/ little larger maple on body as show with attachment picture, but not change body specification.
11/ neck/body dimensions the same standard as my 2004 model, not the new 2009 neck dimension.
12/ standard polyester gloss finish
13/ serie I electronics
14/ a raisonable term of schedule :-)

:-) :-)
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 572
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

Finally I choose chrome hardware for more sobriety.
The bass is paid, I'm waiting now for wood's choice for the top and back. Maybe Mica will be able as soon as she can the FTC thread ?

NOTA BENE: I want the maple whitest possible, or clearest possible.
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1162
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, April 05, 2010 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post

Sounds like a lovely bass- can't wait to see it take shape in the FTC thread.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 573
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post

Toby, you must wait because the discussion about the part where we will cut the bass on the piece of african black wood is difficult...
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 436
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 4:25 pm:   Edit Post

This looks so exciting...

Mica, can you show us a close shot of this slab?

* Uh... I mean, sorry.

I know this topic is just for you and Pierre, but I think this Bass will be remarkable and I'm just too curious about it.

(Message edited by mario farufyno on April 17, 2010)
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 574
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mario, this thread, as all thread I participate, is open of course... :-)
Here is the piece of wood the bass will be cut in.



Sorry for my approximative english :-)

The question now is: who begin the FTC thread, Mica or me and what title we will give to it ?

Pierre-Yves's Black Short Scale series II with series I electronic ?
No, too long... :-)

Black Short Scale series ?
Black Short Scale ?
the_mule
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 766
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 4:42 am:   Edit Post

This promises to become a wonderful bass. Blondie will be keeping an eye on its progress, she seems to like "dark".
But why "Series II with Series I electronics" instead of just Series I?

Wilfred
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 575
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 5:06 am:   Edit Post

This bass will become a great bass yes but become THE bass I have imagined in the begenning of this thread.
My options tend to series II (7 piece neck laminated, logo with shell) but I don't need a series II.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 577
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 9:53 am:   Edit Post

Sorry, last post I would like to say: I don't need/want series II electronic :-)

...last discussion about the top/back parts...



What the color of the bass will look...
mike1762
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Username: mike1762

Post Number: 518
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

Oh my... that will be a gorgeous bass.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 580
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post

last choices...

top


back


african blackwood example from this piece
gregduboc
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Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 417
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 1:29 pm:   Edit Post

This bass is going to be gorgeous.
I can't wait to see the progress!
Congratulation Pierre-Yves!!

Greg
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 583
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

Hi everybody! the FTC or build record (?) will start the next week !!! :-)

(Message edited by pierreyves on May 20, 2010)
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 604
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

...not started sorry...
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 617
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 2:08 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, you can start as soon as you can...
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 643
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post

MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICA ? :-(
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 649
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post

Ok, this thread is finally close, here start the FTC:
http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/83382.html?1280282913

:-) :-) :-) :-)

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