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Username: mtjam

Post Number: 228
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post

I recently acquired a Series 1 medium scale bass with a Standard Point body. It's the one I've mentioned in my Serial Request post and the post relating to the bizarre "goop" in its electronics cavity. Business has been slow lately, so last night was the first time I got a a chance to play it at a gig (I've had it for a month). What a pleasure!

Before I had a bass with the standard point body, I always thought it would be to large and bulky for me. That is not the case. In fact, my EVH custom has a larger body than my Series 1! I was able to play a 4 hour gig using a 2. 5 inch leather strap without pain. No pain last night, no pain this morning. It has a medium scale neck and is relatively light, so the balance is perfect. And the sound...majestic, stupendous, thundering! I am very happy with this bass, and I think it's a keeper.

I've been playing the bass for a month at home, and I'm ecstatic over its performance at my gig. Fortunately, I have another gig next weekend. Can't wait!

Sorry for the rambling, vague post, but I know you guys would understand the joy of playing your new Alembic out for the first time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a great week!
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1202
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

thanks ! chance to gig !!!
Senior Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 441
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

Great story and a good reminder of why we keep coming back for more...

There's nothing like the rush that results from playing a new (or new to you) instrument with others for the first time and being blown away by it's performance - even if you had high expectations.
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 90
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool! Congratulations! I like hearing these stories.
Advanced Member
Username: mtjam

Post Number: 264
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 1:26 pm:   Edit Post

I've done many gigs with this bass since I originally posted this thread, and I continue to be amazed by the craftsmanship and versatility I experience each time I pick it up!
Advanced Member
Username: spose

Post Number: 333
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

like butter.....

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