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adriaan
Moderator
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3216
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 4:31 pm:   Edit Post

We welcome a new addition to the family of Featured Customs - Blue Orca.

Congratulations, Rusty!
hifiguy
Senior Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 435
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post

WOW! Holy cow...

What a stunner, and SII electronics to boot.

Enjoy, Rusty!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1532
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Adriaan! I am honored to be the owner of this incredible bass! To have it enshrined in the Hallowed Halls of Alembic with the previous Featured Customs is too cool for words!
mtjam
Advanced Member
Username: mtjam

Post Number: 262
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

Can't get enough of the Blue Orca! Congrats, Rusty! A well-deserved honor.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11646
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 6:05 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats!! I love the blueness!
moongerm
Member
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 87
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Most excellent!
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 2032
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

An absolutely stunning bass, congratulations Rusty!
dead_head
Member
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 70
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats, Rusty! It's a beauty! Play it in good health!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4396
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 12:43 am:   Edit Post

Well done Rusty and Alembic for creating such an amazing instrument. I hope this stays custom of the months for a few months. It's superb and well deserving of the honour.
So Rusty, it looks like we both have custom of the month Series II Europa 5 string basses.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3900
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 1:16 am:   Edit Post

Superb !
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1533
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 2:11 am:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone! Jazzyvee, I fell in love with your SII Europa even before I knew it was a COTM! Yours is the reason I chose the Europa body for my build & Steve Wood is the reason it is blue!
edwardofhuncote
Advanced Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 210
Registered: 2-2015
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 3:58 am:   Edit Post

I really enjoyed watching this one come together. Congratulations again Rusty, and Spectacular Job Alembic.

You kinda' hate picking favorites with this stuff, but I think my favorite feature is the neck laminate recipe, and especially the choice to leave it natural finish on the back.
jon_jackson
Advanced Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 214
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 729
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

There was no doubt that this was going to be COTM.
Another stunner by the artists at Alembic
and Rusty for the vision.
Congratulations
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5958
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

Beeeaaaauuuuuutiful! Enjoy!

Bill, tgo
southpaw
Advanced Member
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 279
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

Absolutely stunning! I love the quilted maple, the blue, ruthenium hardware... everything is perfect. Congrats and may you always play it in good health!
5a_quilt_top
Senior Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 433
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

None more blue!

I said it before and I'll say it again - the first version was great, but when the correct color got dialed in - holy cow.

Just goes to show you - trust the artists, they always know best!

You have every right to be proud.
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1620
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 2:34 pm:   Edit Post

All right! Congrats! :-)
And I'm honored to be mentioned in the featured custom section, thanx! :-)
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1535
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 7:42 pm:   Edit Post

David, they repainted it 3 times to get the color right! When you look up "perfection" in the dictionary, it shows a picture of the Alembic logo!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1536
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 7:50 pm:   Edit Post

Flip, I'm so thankful you got the Jan-Al case & that I saw it on your build thread! It is so much better than the Calzone I have for my SCSD! Glad you are now immortalized in Alembic history!
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2304
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 2:01 am:   Edit Post

Astounding bass Rusty, absolutely astounding and after reading the workmanship description, well does any other company pay so much attention to detail?, no they do not..forget the rest Alembic are the best.
Are you wearing a complete fur onesie(one piece suit) so you do not damage the finish when you gig it LOL!
lalogarcia
Member
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 57
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 5:01 am:   Edit Post

yes amazing bass! Congratulations!! I love the Walnut Core idea; My only question is: Where can I get a Wife like that???
My biggest fear in life is that when I die my wife will sell my basses for what I told her I paid for them!!!!
growlypants
Intermediate Member
Username: growlypants

Post Number: 118
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 7:00 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful Bass, Rusty! Congrats, again! (I live in ATL, and am considering various ways to see this bass in person!!!)
rjmsteel
Advanced Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 241
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on the Featured Custom Rusty!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1539
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

You are right Terry, nothing & no one compares to Alembic & the wonderful people who create them!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1540
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

Edwardo, the Walnut core was Susan's suggestion. When I told her I wanted a bass with great attack & clarity, she suggested the Walnut core, & she nailed it! The Blue Orca has tons of both!

Alembic can absolutely build you the bass of your dreams, but my wife is one of a kind! I thank God every day for her!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1541
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

Dan, we are in talks now trying to set up a Texas Gathering in Dallas. You are welcome to come join us & see & play my bass! Keep checking the Gatherings pages for details.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1542
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Richard!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3911
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 7:55 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty , when I do the custom , it will be a Walnut core !
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1544
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:15 am:   Edit Post

I highly recommend it Wolf!

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