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Username: twocan

Post Number: 41
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:47 am:   Edit Post

Loving my new-old Alembic (as you can tell by the cheesy "new bass grin!") The custom neck on this Elan is the most comfortable I have played, and the signature electronics provide an amazing array of tone. Best of all, it's not nearly as heavy as it looks! Well balanced and comfortable, I have found my "holy grail bass!"

top: Flame Maple
body: Mahogany
shape: Elan
neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony, 2.125 x 3.125 Custom width
inlays: none
pickups: MXY56
controls: volume, pan, filter x2, Q-switch x2, mono output (Signature)
birthday: May 2, 1996

Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 49
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:12 am:   Edit Post


Beautiful piece.

And might that be a Fender Super Bassman rig lurking in the background - ?

If so, how do you like it?
Username: twocan

Post Number: 42
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post


It's actually a 1965 Band Master that I picked up off the local classifieds. I don't gig it, but love the tube/Alembic tone combo.
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 51
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Wow - that's in ridiculously good condition. It looks virtually new (like the bass).

I've used a Super Bassman a few times and, IMO, it was a good match with an Alembic w/signature electronics.

Haven't yet had the opportunity to use one with my Series II, so can't comment on that combination.

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