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Username: wm_swartz

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

A new (to me) Epic. I've been wanting one of these for over 20 years, and the stars finally aligned. Epic 4 String

It's a special edition #32 or 60. I find the electronics to be touchy, but not in a bad way. I am used to pounding on my '72 Jazz, so this is like going from a Mustang to a Ferrari.

Love it.
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 695
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 9:06 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful flame in that Maple~

Your initial response to the sensitivity of the electronics is a common one- I know I was shocked at how sloppy I sounded when my Rogue first showed up. The good thing is that playing on them makes you refine your technique and you'll find that you become a better player because of it.

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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 922
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

Ditto on all you guys said. My Epics made me clean up some sloppy habits and they sound great.
Congrats Wm. and welcome to the board.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6426
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Nice picture of a nice bass!

The upgrades on special edition Epics are that the truss rod cover and backplate are brass, oval inlays have been added, and there is a double pinstripe under the top. Your picture shows how the double pinstripe nicely sets off the top.
Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 44
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome, W. Michael.

I have an Epic that looks just like yours, 98W11828. Number 24 of 60, a Guitar Center special edition. It is my first Alembic...

I love it! It gets used as much as my other dozen basses combined!

Username: wm_swartz

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 2:32 pm:   Edit Post


Thanks all for the warm welcome. I took the bass out to jam this weekend and absolutely became hooked. I see many years ahead of me and this one.

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