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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4068
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post

This is the Classico we have in our showroom right now. It's a yummy Quilted Maple top with Pau Ferro fittings:
classico5

The bridge looks pretty cool too:
classico bridge
southpaw
Intermediate Member
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 138
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

The first Classico Showroom picture and it's a 5 string too! That is beautiful, now if I only could play upright... Thanks Mica.
the_8_string_king
Advanced Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 389
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 9:11 pm:   Edit Post

WOW!!!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2061
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

You are observing a picture of my almost-12-year-old's favorite reason to visit Alembic ... the Space Invaders arcade game in the background! This Classico does look amazing in the flesh (in the wood?)

Bill, tgo
paulman
Intermediate Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 187
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 7:46 am:   Edit Post

That makes me want to learn to play upright bass. Very nice, and thank you Mica!
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1366
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 9:08 pm:   Edit Post


yes===== i have touched this bass....
hmmhmmm good
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1033
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 4:19 am:   Edit Post

Nice 'T' jeff ;-)

Graeme
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 742
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post

Mica, do you know if Stanley has a classico, or does he stick to the acoustic double bass?

Has he played one?, what does he think?

Jazzyvee
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4079
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

The Classico is modelled off of Stanley's personal upright bass. He hasn't however purchased one.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1369
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

i now have one of my own mica
gino's 4 string is now mine
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1035
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 1:05 am:   Edit Post

Congrats jeff. Do I need to say 'Pictures'?

Graeme
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2072
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 7:22 am:   Edit Post

Hey Flax, congrats - you gonna send it back to the mothership for some inlay work? hehehehehehe

Bill, tgo
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1374
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 7:48 pm:   Edit Post

wouldnt mind some fret dots..... bill
gonna try fretex and see if they have been able to come up with something. i asked about a year ago when i got the ns c5rm and they had tooling issues
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got some feedback from the seller and this was confirmed by mica
the bass was sent back to alembic and ron tweaked it. according to mica it may just be the best sounding classico they ever made and has been the benchmark soundwise for all future classico's
as soon as i said- i have gino's bass- she starting telling me this
the_8_string_king
Advanced Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 394
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, congrats, Flax, that's REALLY cool!!!

Yowza, you're getting QUITE an arsonal there!
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1376
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post

and one more alembic on order norm
tbrannon
Advanced Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 308
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post

Flax-

What's on order? Direwolf, the Scooter Tribute, a Classico and.....?
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1378
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

scarlet.... thats all i can say for now
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 691
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like shades of Gone With the Wind.
SCARLETT:
Rhett! If you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?

RHETT:
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

LOL

Keith
inthelows
Advanced Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 358
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

Now that I've had the chance to see it. Like WOW man! Time for a scooby snack! Dire wolf shirt? and classico. Marvelous combo Flax.
Truely humbled.
Congrats
NLP
tom_z
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 497
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

hmmm . . . I'm wondering if it's more like Scarlet, as in Begonias . . .
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2077
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 8:52 pm:   Edit Post

Ain't often right, but I've never been wrong...

Bill, tgo
the_8_string_king
Advanced Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 395
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 9:01 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe it'll be Scarlet as in Burl Redwood... check out this AWESOME Balance K:

http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/34682.html?1168461535

It speaks for itself.

Maybe something like that with a Red Mahogany body, alternating Ebony & Maple pinstripes, and alternating Ebony and Vermillion neck laminates with maybe two Rock Maple racing stripes!

That would be an awesome Scarlet bass!

Man, if I wasn't getting Coco Bolo for my new monster, I'd be getting this!!!

Mind-blowing...
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1379
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

patience lads.....
sometimes you just get shown the light.....
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1122
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

Bill, if I ever need an attorney I'm calling you.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2080
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

Flax:

I know, without asking, it will be into the blues.


Olie:

I have a minimum 2 Alembic retainer! hehehehe

Bill, tgo
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1124
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

"Alembic retainer"? HMMMM mine all have straight teeth. :-)
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1382
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 6:57 am:   Edit Post

picked this bad boy up saturday. will post some photos shortly
if anyone can give me some insight on what strings alembic supplies or what strings you use- much appreciated
looks like TI's are on there now- purple wraps
the bass was originally owned by phil baker of gino vanelli's band- but we were unable to find any photos of him playing it
the hard travel case is the size of a coffin- literally
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4088
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post

We supply with Thomastik Spiro Cores on new Classicos, they have red silks.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1383
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

thanks mica
got them ordered
i also owe you a set of chromes for new project
i ran out and will have them shipped to your attention
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1384
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post

now i am strictly a pizzicato guy
and of course i wonder how someone would spend this kind of money on a bow
but i bet some have paid more....
http://shop1.mailordercentral.com/lemurmusic/prodinfo.asp?number=AB528G
i got a dr cousin of mine that plays violin as a hobby. chamber music - that sort of thing
liked the 500k violin over the 750k one.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1735
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 4:30 pm:   Edit Post



for sale

(Message edited by davehouck on October 28, 2007)
dtrice
Intermediate Member
Username: dtrice

Post Number: 132
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

That bass really makes me want to buy an upright.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1736
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

its for sale
see the for sale thread
chalieholmes
New
Username: chalieholmes

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

I can play that bitch! I just unoficially auditioned for an 80's rock band at a jazz gig I booked this past Wednesday. I was playing my upright soloing over some Vince Guarldi (sp) stuff. And the guys that were watching that play in the rock band were impressed!I got the gig! Ha Ha! I can't find my camera to take photos of my Double bass, and my two other basses that I had converted to stereo (5 pin jack too to switch between my Distillate, Sheckter 4 string piccolo, and Wittman 5 string. Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 118
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:16 pm:   Edit Post

What a beautiful bass.Haven't played upright in years,but it makes me want to.

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