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enzo
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Username: enzo

Post Number: 59
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

My Spoiler meets her recently arrived cousin Distillate.
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0176.jpg[/IMG]

Cheek to cheek
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0180.jpg[/IMG]

Neck comparison: the Distillate ( on the right ) is a tiny bit thinner.
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0181.jpg[/IMG]

Oops....these Paparazzi !
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0181.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0183.jpg[/IMG]

Enjoying the Chicago Gatering
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/554237987_alembic170.jpg[/IMG]

Rosewood fretboard
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Alembic/DSC_0179.jpg[/IMG]

Back of the headstock
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Alembic/DSC_0180.jpg[/IMG]

......Now I also love Distillates......:-)

(Message edited by enzo on June 09, 2009)
enzo
Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 60
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 9:50 pm:   Edit Post

Anybody knows why in editing the links are not clickable anymore ? I hate it !
sonicus
Intermediate Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 102
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 9:50 pm:   Edit Post

I also love Distillates

Swell Pics !!!!
goop
Member
Username: goop

Post Number: 65
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 5:16 am:   Edit Post

enzo, well done and congratulations! another beauty in the bevy. i was surprised how similar the bodies are when i saw the pic of their backsides.

so, kiss and tell us the difference between the two. is one better in bed than the other? tones? weights? body and neck feel? playability?

colin
southpaw
Advanced Member
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 220
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

this is a great bass. I got to play it and help set up the neck at the Chicago gathering and it is a great Distillate with stunning birdseye wood. Congrats Enzo, play it good health.
chalie_holmes
Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 74
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:18 am:   Edit Post

I the love Distillate too! Here's my Axe with my bag end arsenal too. I would like to get a 5 string series Distillate in the future
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2485
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:29 am:   Edit Post

These are 2 fine instruments Enzo. They looked even better in person. (Does the wife know about number 2 yet) ;)

OO
Chalie every time I see your rig I wish I stilled played through an amp! WOW!
57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 993
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

nice pics
chalie_holmes
Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 75
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

Hey OO,
Thanks for the kind words. I love your axe! Man, I'd sure love to play your bass! Do you go direct when you are performing?
Yo Enzo... the proud Poppa!
Swwwwweeeetttt!!!!!!!!!
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2486
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Chalie, anytime you're in the Dallas area you're more than welcome to come play it!
Yes Sir, direct and use in ear monitors. This works great but if you ever do use in ear make sure you have good earphones. I have the Shure E-4ís. Not cheap but bass sounds great in them.

Enzo's basses are 2 of the nicest Spoilers and Distillates I've seen. You should try to see them in person. Pix don't do them justice.

OO
chalie_holmes
Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 76
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:55 am:   Edit Post

Cool! Go EAGLES!
HA HA
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2487
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

OOoohhh, may not want to come during football season then! :-)
pauldo
Intermediate Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 154
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

Enzo's Distillate is certainly sweet,,, and yes Olie I agree Chalie's rig is to die for.... now that I had the chance to play through Bag Ends I know what I am missing!
chalie_holmes
Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 77
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 9:49 am:   Edit Post

Ha! Ha! Olie, I'd be a marked man for sure if I were to venture into your territory fully clad in my EAGLES gear. Although I may get a pass how if I tell everyone that I know you and show them photos of that fantabulous bass of yours!!!
chalie_holmes
Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 78
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Yo Paul!
WAZ-UP Bro? Hope I can meet you at the next gathering (provided I don'thave a gig the night before)and try your axe. I really appreciate your thoughtful words man!
Peace-n-out Cub Scout!!
Chalie
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2488
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post

You guys don't have to wait for an official gathering. Chalie's got enough rig for all 3 of ya! LOL

This is hanging on my wall in my office Chalie. I got it from a resturant we watched the game at.
enzo
Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 61
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks everybody for the kind words.
Olie, my wife knows it but she knows also that Alembics are like a riskless investment, the money is guaranteed to come back, sometimes with interest (at least this is what I told her hehe).
Chalie, yours is unmatched in the Club, my absolute favourite Distillate !
Colin, the basses are very similar as far as playability but the Distillate feels a little better to me because it has a slightly thinner neck.
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0181.jpg[/IMG]
The weight is 9.5 lbs against 9 lbs of the Spoiler. Having the bass/trebble cut/boost of course gives more possibility of sound shaping.
Bodies are same thickness, the Spoiler seems to dive a bit more ( strangely ) maybe because of the thicker neck ? Actions are pretty low with no fretbuzz (thanks again Paul and Ted).
Did I forget anything ? Oh yes, credit card balance coming up soon !
chalie_holmes
Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 81
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post

Many humble thanks for your kind praises concerning my Distillate Enzo. But alas,I am not the original owner of the bass so if the 1st owner should see this I would like to thank him for selling it via BassNorthwest! I know he'll be happy to hear that the bass has an excellent home and is in the hands of a man that has been playing since the age of 7 to 52 to date. I do pamper that bass as far as maintenence but I spank the crap out of the axe! That bass is a playaz bass!
pauldo
Intermediate Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 158
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 4:09 pm:   Edit Post

. . .but I spank the crap out of the axe!
Chalie - I really wish you would have been in Chicago - because then you and Keavin could have had a beat down fest!

Keavin broke out some serious whoop-ass at Bag End. I am still beaming from that whole event - I really had the time of my life.

It needs to be an annual event!
charles_holmes
Junior
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 36
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 8:33 pm:   Edit Post

I'm in for the next event! That would be great to have it a Bag End too. But you know something? I want to hear what Epiphany's sound like too. Although I love my bag end, I'm the type that likes to hear different speaker cabinets.I hope we can meet at the next gathering provided all of the stars are aligned (sp)
enzo
Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 62
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 8:36 pm:   Edit Post

"It needs to be an annual event!"

That would be fantastic Paul !

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