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rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 11
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Here is what it looks like to get a brand new Alembic shipped directly from the factory! I bought this SC Signature Deluxe from Beaver at Bass Central & it just so happened that he had this one on order & it had just been completed the day I called to talk to him about buying an Alembic. So he offered to ship this one directly from the factory to me if I bought it. Talk about perfect timing! I was trying to decide between a Brown & Signature, so he had Mica hold it until I made up my mind. Mica sent Beaver pictures of this bass which he sent to me, & I fell in love!! I couldn't pass up the chance to get a new Alembic directly from the factory, it never hung in a store having dreamers drool all over it, so I called Beaver & told him I'll take it! I paid for 2nd day air & Mary saw to it that the bass was delivered on time & securely packed! It arrived in perfect condition, the box wasn't even scratched up! I have to say that pictures don't begin to do this bass justice, it is hands down the most beautiful bass I have ever seen! It's like it was custom made just for me, with all the wood combinations I would have picked if I had commissioned the build myself. When I opened the case all I could say was "My God....My God!!!!" I was speechless! So here are the pictures from the box to my hands....Bass -in-the-box
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 12
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:42 pm:   Edit Post

Unboxing...Unboxing
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post

Out of the box...

Ready to open...

Mine eyes have seen the glory!

Let there be light!

A VERY satisfied customer!

Factory photo full

Factory photo back









(Moderator's note: Just aligned pics)

(Message edited by mica on February 25, 2011)
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 14
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 5:01 pm:   Edit Post

Airing it out!Blue Sky
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1637
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 5:13 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful_______Congratulations!
oddmetersam
Intermediate Member
Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 120
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post

Stunning from any angle...Congrats!
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 15
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys! Here's the rest of my arsenal...4 X 4
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2345
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:19 am:   Edit Post

That bass is great no mistaking that and cocobolo will always try to trick you in to working out what colour it actually is. You also seem to have lovely weather as well this week. Blue skies here in England seem to be just a distant memory these days.
SC Signatures are just yummy. it will be interesting how you feel changing between scale length basses during a practice session or gig.

Jazzyvee
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 16
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post

Hey Jazzyvee,

You are right, the cocobolo looks different in different lighting. It is beautiful in any light though! I have a gig tonight playing Mardi Gras in Galveston, so that will be my 1st test switching between basses & the different scales. I am still getting used to the short scale on the Alembic, but I love it! It's so much easier to play! It's not really an issue down low, but when I get above the 12th fret I find myself hitting a fret too high on some notes. The LED markers really help with that though! Sounds like you need to come visit Texas for the winter, as you can see by my pictures, it was sunny & 75 today!
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 599
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

Rusty can't stop smilling!
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1350
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

Ah. that fresh box feeling! Congrats and may you get many many years of joy from it.
skyboltone
Member
Username: skyboltone

Post Number: 57
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 9:25 am:   Edit Post

It's a stunner fer sure Rusty.
pukie
New
Username: pukie

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 2:30 am:   Edit Post

Congrats on the Bass, just had my own "out of box" experience, it is an amazing feeling when you first open the case.

I thought about recording the moment on video for YouTube then decided I didnt have the patience!!!

... Great Pics, you missed out the part where the plastic cheesy puffs fall all over the carpet though.

Luke
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 582
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

The "Airing it out" picture (post #14) is fabulous.

First I looked at Luke's awesome Burl with the wicked cutout and now this beauty,,,,, I feel like I should get a new one too!
I think people around here call it GASS or something like that, I'm not sure what it stands for but it really feels like I have it!!
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 17
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 4:08 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Luke, I DID video the whole out of box experience! I haven't had a chance to watch it yet or put it on a DVD because I've been too busy playing my new bass! I will try to post it on You Tube & put a link on here.

Pauldo, glad you like the sky shot! I set it up on my speaker box case & layed on the ground to get that angle!
tubeperson
Intermediate Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 147
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6:14 am:   Edit Post

GAS is Gear Aquisition Syndrome, most of us in the family suffer from it.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1643
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6:25 am:   Edit Post

It is nice to see your happiness with the new Alembic.
gregduboc
Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 511
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations Rusty!! That is a really beautiful bass you got there...
It always bring back memories, seeing these "boxes" pictures... Such a feeling...!!
You are gonna be happy with that bass, you really are!

And, the "Airing it out" picture is an awesome angle... I think I'll start taking some shots like that, way cool!

Congrats again!!


Greg
billostech
Member
Username: billostech

Post Number: 87
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Way cool Rusty. Beautiful bass. Congrats !!!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 894
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

Gee, that kinda looks like fun......

Peter
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 20
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! Owning an Alembic is truly a life changing experience! I'm no longer a bass player, I'm an Alembic player!
bigyouth
Intermediate Member
Username: bigyouth

Post Number: 192
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 1:29 am:   Edit Post

congratulation
your bass is fantastic,very niše wood
Bigyouth
billostech
Member
Username: billostech

Post Number: 89
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 2:43 am:   Edit Post

Rusty,
Beautiful pictures. What is the model and manufacturer of the camera you are using.
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 22
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 8:52 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bigyouth! Billostech, I used a Canon Powershot SX130 IS on the auto setting. The red carpet pictures are from Mica at the factory. I was trying to decide between the Brown & Signature bass so she sent them to Beaver at Bass Central to entice me to buy this Signature, & it worked!
billostech
Member
Username: billostech

Post Number: 90
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post

Job well done Rusty!
charles_holmes
Intermediate Member
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 120
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 2:37 pm:   Edit Post

Nice tee shirt too!
I went to the concert @ Mann Music Center in Philly and took photo with Lenny, Stan, and Al
rustyg61
Junior
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 23
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Charles,I was wondering when someone would notice the shirt! I had to wear that one in honor of the unboxing! My 1979 Stanley Clarke T Shirt doesn't fit me anymore for some reason! Post your RTF picture!
bassman10096
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1270
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations. Beautiful facings. I love (really love) my Brown Bass, but I really miss the look of coco bolo. Maybe someday when I'm rich again...
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 242
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:55 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill! I finally made it to Austin to play the Brown & it played well, but I am definitely happy that I got the Signature! I love my bass!! I also played a MK long scale there, & realized that I am spoiled with the short scale now! I would love to try a medium scale to see how that feels, but I am sold on the short scale! If anyone is ever in Austin, TX, I highly recommend stopping by Guitar Resurrection! They have a great selection of Alembics & other high end basses, & Jim, the owner, is super nice & accommadating!



charles_holmes
Intermediate Member
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 139
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Rusty I'll get that photo up! Let's see, 1979 I was 23 and I met Stanley at the Tower Theater in Philly, he made me look short and I'm 6'3". I didn't get a tee shirt though but I bet I wouldn't be able to fit mine for the same unknown delima that has you perplexed!! But I'm diggin' your current Alembic Tee! My Favorite color too!
Please,
Call me Chalie!!!
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 923
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:48 pm:   Edit Post

Love this thread - the documentation of both your getting the bass and trying out others is fun. I'm a fellow SC Sig owner, congrats!
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 243
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 8:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Chalie! Come September 15, I'll be sporting a new RTF shirt after their show in Houston! Already got my tickets! Glad you like my Alembic shirt, it's custom made just like the basses! The factory was sold out of my size, & all Cafe Press offers is a white shirt & I wanted a colored one (This is my favorite color too! I have 2 Harleys & a Tacoma this color!), so I scanned the logo off a set of strings & sent it to Cafe Press & had them make the shirt! They did a great job!
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 244
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:06 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Harry! Yeah, I kinda did the process backwards, first buying my SCSD, THEN trying out others, but it worked out! I told my wife on the way to Guitar Ressurection that I didn't know if this was such a good idea, playing other Alembics after getting mine, what if I liked them better than mine? As it turned out, it confirmed that I did make the right choice in getting the Signature over the Brown. I love the range of tone I get with the Signature, The Brown sounded good too, but it was more of a "woody" sound & my Signature is almost piano sounding! I couldn't be happier with my bass!

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