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Paul L. Boulet (paul_boulet)
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 2:33 pm:   Edit Post

Photo of Custom 75 Double Neck
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 1:08 am:   Edit Post

One word: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
J B Faires (keebler)
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

Man that is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL thing I have ever seen! I'm especially fond of the bird tailpieces with actual tails. That will be something I get on my next Alembic! Wow, you are one lucky guy, Paul.
Edwin Hurwitz (edwin)
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 16
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

How does this work, electronically?

TIA
Edwin
Paul L. Boulet (paul_boulet)
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Username: paul_boulet

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

The instrument is setup just like any Series I. The only addition is the extra knob right up by the bass neckís tailpiece. Thatís a two-way selector for the two necks. Like most Alembics, this guy is a sustain monster and without this toggle Iím sure it would generate lots of sympathetic string noise. Actually, Iíve had some fun selecting one neck and then playing the other just to generate the resonant tones. Just a little feature Iím sure didnít make the functional specification.

BTW: I also have the original flight case, outboard preamp and cable. The case has a green exterior and a great purple velvet lining. Only just makes it all the more perfect IMHO.

-Paul
J B Faires (keebler)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post

Is that a Vermillion top? I was just looking at the July '02 featured custom "Crimson Tide" that is made of Vermillion and it made me think of this bass. Is it that much heavier than other woods?
Paul L. Boulet (paul_boulet)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

Iím not sure what the woods are piece-by-piece. Unfortunately, Alembic lost the paper-work on this one. I donít think itís vermilion as itís more orange colored than red. Perhaps if anyone from Alembic is tuned into this thread they can comment.

Iím also not sure about relative weights. The core on this bass is definitely mahogany and itís pushing 17 lbs overall (itís a real back-breaker over the long haul). I wouldnít think that the top wood would matter that much weight-wise over the core IMO.
Rami Sourour (rami)
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Username: rami

Post Number: 154
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

That really must be one of the coolest things I have ever seen!

The top looks like Shedua. It looks like the same top wood on my Series I. Mica pulled its records and found it for me.

Hang on to that one - It's stunning!
James L. Martin (malthumb)
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Username: malthumb

Post Number: 67
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

I think I heard somewhere that vermilion and shedua are the same thing. Likewise coco bolo and grenadillo. I'm more certain of the coco / grenadillo thing than the vermillion / shedua thing.

****FLAG ON THE PLAY**** I just remembered.....It's Vermillion and PADAUK that are the same. We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.

Peace,

James

(Message edited by malthumb on March 21, 2003)
Paul L. Boulet (paul_boulet)
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Username: paul_boulet

Post Number: 5
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Rami: Yes - the next owner of this bass will be receiving it as part of my estate when I'm gone. Here are some more pictures. I'd like to upload larger ones but I think I'm not a "cool" enough Alembic Club user yet.

Series I Double-neck Picture #2
Paul L. Boulet (paul_boulet)
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Username: paul_boulet

Post Number: 6
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

...And another.

Series I Double-Neck - Picture #3
Rami Sourour (rami)
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Username: rami

Post Number: 156
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 6:56 am:   Edit Post

Paul,

If you own THAT....

You're probably one of the coolest!

P.S. Feel free to post as many pictures of it as you can (Full Sized - of course - from EVERY possible angle)...I want to make a screen saver out of it! I just can't stop staring at it!!!

WOW!!!!!!!

(Message edited by rami on March 22, 2003)
Rami Sourour (rami)
Intermediate Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 157
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

Hey Paul,

That thing is just sooooooo mind numbingly exotic... I've just gotta know..... Where'd'ya find it? How much was it? What does it sound like?

And one more time....WOW!!!! That's some serious bragging rights you've got there!!!

Let me know if you ever want to sell it!

Rami
Paul L. Boulet (paul_boulet)
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Username: paul_boulet

Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

Rami: Send me an e-mail at paulboulet@hotmail.com and Iíll forward you some larger photos. My user permissions here at the club seem to limit the file size that I can upload.

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