|Matt Bulmer (prime)
Post Number: 68
|Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 9:08 am: |
This is the bass player from Alien Ant Farm playing a 6 String Europa in what appears to be CocoBolo.
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 11:44 am: |
He looks like he's in pain, it is quite a stretch. I love mine too much to complain though. It's kind of like having sex and doing yoga at the same time.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 6:50 pm: |
i just bought the newest alien ant farm cd today and my copy came with a dvd extra disc.. i watched this erlier and was keeping an eye out for his alembic the whole time. there is an entire performance of their song "movies" in which he uses the alembic... just thought i'd share.
sorry no screen caps, my technology isn't that advanced.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 3:01 pm: |
An interesting footnote: Tye Zamora of Alien Ant Farm (pictured above) sold this bass on eBay about 6 months ago. I recall him stating in his auction that his recent contract with Fender caused him to sell several of his basses including the Alembic shown above. I was tempted at the time to bid, but it was just too expensive for my budget.
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 3:08 pm: |
Maybe it was the pain of having to sell his other basses? His signature bass is in the Fender Catalog and is available through the custom shop. Not my cup of tea, but hey, the man's gotta eat!
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 4:08 pm: |
I just took a look at the Fender site, wondering what this guy might be playing now. Well, I couldn't find it, but I did notice how amusing it is that Fender makes the ever-so-slightest design change to a model and voila, a whole new line springs forth upon the planet. Standard, Deluxe, American, American Standard, American Deluxe, Standard Deluxe American, American Deluxe Standard, geez how many permutations are there in those simple chunks of wood? :-O
Post Number: 68
|Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 9:58 pm: |
I agree with you on that point. I have 2 Fender guitars a Japan strat w/ rosewood board, popped Bill L L500 in it and a Tele Esquire Celtic. Plays great sound good, great inlay. The Zamora model is in the large catalog but only special order I believe. There are so many models made it is mind boggling.The American models necks are cranked out six at a time I think. I think that the newest line will be "American Standard Deluxe Custom Limited Signature Vintage Reissue". I's kind of like the Mr. Potato Head of the guitar world.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 7:36 am: |
""American Standard Deluxe Custom Limited Signature Vintage Reissue". I's kind of like the Mr. Potato Head of the guitar world."
That just cost me my morning coffee and a keyboard, thank you. LOL.
Post Number: 69
|Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 2:01 pm: |
Hope you didn't scald yourself! Remember that Leo also had G&L!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 9:14 am: |
Let me tell you this much, I have a 1977 fender P-Bass and an Epic-6...fender has nothing on alembic!!
Post Number: 81
|Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 7:56 pm: |
Don't forget the upcoming "American Standard Deluxe Custom Limited Signature Vintage Reissue RELIC".Or the new "American Standard Deluxe Custom Limited Signature Vintage Reissue CLOSET CLASSIC"!
Post Number: 232
|Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 5:14 am: |
To borrow a theme from another Club thread, "an Alembic is for when you can't afford a Fender."
PS anyone catch Drew Carey the other night? Mimi was on the couch trying to play Smoke on the Water on what looked like a Fender Musicmaster bass.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 12:18 pm: |
that's not an alembic in the "movies" video.
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 4:44 am: |
Looks like a Carl Thompson bass!
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 3:49 am: |
Hi there, that's a Fender custom shop one off called 'the Oar' Found info in latest fender frontline
Post Number: 123
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 12:38 pm: |
The bass is a customer that was designed by Ty and built with the help of a luthier friend of his. I read once that Fender was going to make it as a custom artist model but haven't heard much else since. As far as Fender making a few sublte tweaks and calling it a new model think about this... Fender, for lack of a better word, has been type-cast. Whenever they have tried to something radically different it is greated with upturned noses by the general public. Just look at the Urge for example. There only hope for creative outlet is to update and upgrade their existing models. They good side is that they already have designs that are proven to stand the test of time and popular trends.
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 2:57 am: |
I found the following info on:
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94456 (note, you'le have to subscribe before you can look at posts on this site)
Any one who has seen Alien Ant Farm in their videos or live, should have noticed that bassist Tye Zamora likes custom, or exotic basses. I saw them this past Monday in Detriot, and got to meet the band afterward. When I was talking to him, he asked "how do you like my new bass?, it's a fender". I asked him about his deal he had with Dave Parr, and he said "That guy's loopy, he wanted all kinds of money and stuff".
Tye designed his original bass him self with the help of Dave Parr. The bass can be seen in the video for 'Movies'. They came out with a Dave Parr/Tye Zamora model that you could buy last year or so, it was in the guitar/bass buyers guide.
This new Fender looks almosts like the Dave Parr, but with different woods, and a high gloss finish. It appears to be a Cocobolo top, over a Mahagony body. The pickups have wood covers also. I'm not sure about all the woods or what ever, but check out the pics, and count the neck laminates. I counted 9!
Post Number: 931
|Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006 - 3:48 am: |
Hm, definitely a Crown headstock.
Oops, other thread.
Double oops, it IS a Crown headstock.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?