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Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 9:32 pm:   Edit Post

I bought this beautiful Cocobolo Elan 5 from Tim Sarter about a month ago. A friend who makes custom guitar knobs made the knobs from cocobolo I selected. Click the link below to visit his website:

http://www.thgknobs.com

Cocobolo Elan 5
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
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Post Number: 254
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post

HUH? knobs┐ knobs? knobs┐ where are those knobs?
LOL
NIce work!
Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)
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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post

Actually, this is the same bass from the first thread in the Elan folder:

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/468.html?1022737806

It's the Elan on the right, as opposed to the Europa on the left.
Rami Sourour (rami)
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Post Number: 128
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Joe,

You can also have knobs made by Alembic - as I did on mine.

They're made from Macassar Ebony out of the same piece as the top.

http://www3.alembic.com/img/dark_knobs.jpg

They're tastefully done with a conical shape, by the same hands that made the Bass. A great finishing touch!



Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)
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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Rami,
Are there pix of the whole bass posted anywhere?
I love Macassar Ebony. From the pic referenced above it looks like you also have M.E. pickup covers.
Rami Sourour (rami)
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Post Number: 129
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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 3:54 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Joe,

Funny you should ask! I can never resist a chance for a little shameless self promotion!

http://alembic.com/info/fc_rami.html

There are ALOT of Alembic firsts on that Bass.

Enjoy!
Rami Sourour (rami)
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Post Number: 130
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

You can also see some "Home" pictures of them that I posted in "Rogue Basses" section of Showcase section. The thread is entitled "The Boyz".

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/1167.html?1043444743

Enjoy!


(Message edited by rami on February 13, 2003)
Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)
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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 4:27 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Rami,

That's quite a set of beauties you have there. I noticed the weight is not listed in the specs ;-) I bet the low B sounds nice on those 36" necks.

34" is all my little fingers can handle. My next Alembic may well be Stanley-Sized®.

(Message edited by the_schwartz on February 13, 2003)
Rami Sourour (rami)
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Post Number: 131
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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Let's just say...my right leg goes numb when I sit and play either of them. The "Dark Prince" is a little heavier. They both sound very different from each other, but both have incredible sustain and harmonics.

But this is YOUR thread Joe. I wanted to tell you how incredibly beautiful I find your Elan. Those Coco Bolo knobs are spectacular.

Best wishes,

Rami
Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)
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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 10:26 pm:   Edit Post

My right leg goes numb when I sit and play my Elan! Cocobolo is not exactly light, but it sounds great (especially in the low end).

Thanks for your kind compliments, Rami. You can show off your gear in my threads anytime ;-)
the_schwartz
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a new pic. Roger from THG Knobs buffed out the surface scratch rings from the original knobs.

Joe

Elan 5

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