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aeijae
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Username: aeijae

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

In 1993 I started playing bass and my music teacher Glen Victor McCarthy, one of the coolest teachers I had ever met played an Alembic Bass (Spoiler) I was mezmorized by the bass, It was so cool looking, sounded worlds better than my 300$ B.C. Rich. I then set a mission to one day get an Alembic bass.

On vacation back to my hometown of San Francisco I begged my mom to drive me to the Alembic factory in Santa Rosa. My mom agreed and even though being a young little teenager, the Alembic staff were very nice and cordial to me. That only solidified my desire to have an Alembic of my own.

At 16 I got myself a job working at a movie theater and saved up my money for a 18 months before I saved up enough money to get a Alembic of my own. Luckily I did not spend any money on drugs or alcohol in high school so I was able to muster up enough money sooner than a lot of people.

On Halloween day 1997 I brought home my very own Alembic. All my band mates were eager to play it too. "Be careful, that bass is worth more that your life" I would say. haha

15 years later I still love that bass. I was going to bring it with me to Korea on my deployment, but I felt it to be safer with my parents back in San Francisco. Nevertheless, I play that bass every time I get. I still love it just as the first day I got in back in 1997.

I am now in the market to purchase another Alembic, I always liked to the Mark King Deleuxe and I put a down payment and when I go home on leave for Christmas I will have my very own custom bass just as I have dreamed about.

I am very excited. :-)
aeijae
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Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:21 pm:   Edit Post

aeijae
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Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post

aeijae
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Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

My question is that I am curious about the specifics on the type of wood is on the top and it's owner history between 92-97.
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1528
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 5:20 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the forum. Looks to me that the top wood is Bubinga, but that's just a guess after seeing a few. Looks like most likely a mahogany body with maple veneer and a neck of maple and purpleheart.

Beautiful bass~

These lookups normally take quite a while to perform, so in the meantime, poke around a bit and do some reading and posting elsewhere on the forum. This is probably the friendliest and most informative site on the Internet....
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1989
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:14 am:   Edit Post

Defo bubinga..same as my MK Signature
aeijae
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

thanx guys

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