Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:47 pm: |
Had it for over a week, if this is entry level, well that just leaves me speechless.... The tone is right up my alley. And the playability is sweet. Very happy!
So here is a photo or two, and it can still be viewed on ebay. Looks like I paid a bit under 'usual' looking at old posts on the club- but these are tough times for fairly pricey items I suppose.
I got the adjustment instructions for setting it up a bit better- I'm in a humid area, so there has already been a change in neck profile. Figure I'll let her get fully settled before I put new strings and adjust action. And I won't break her rod with more then 1/4 turn a day.
Anyway- more later, just wanted to drop a note.
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:41 pm: |
Hi jason, nice bass.There is nothing "entry level" about any Alembic,they are all unique and individual.I'm also new to the club(I have a 90 Elan),but I have had the pleasure of playing 6 different Alembics (a Persuader, a couple of Epics,an Orion, my Elan and a Series 1).All were beautiful,and I would have been happy w/all of them.For me ,my Elan just "felt" right.Series electronics would be a wonderful upgrade, but I don't feel slighted in the least.You may consider adding a Q switch (plenty of info in the forum)but you won't regret this bass.Let th e obsession begin, and welcome.
Post Number: 1574
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:15 pm: |
Jason, Welcome to the forum and congratulations! Play it Healthy! Art
Post Number: 293
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:59 pm: |
Congratulations & welcome to the Club!
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 4:03 pm: |
Hey jason, don't forget to post your pics in the showcase.Congrats again, Karl
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:46 pm: |
Added new photos in the gallery section.
That Q switch does seem interesting, is this similar or different then the Blaster?
Mica says: Q switch is on when you flick it down while playing. When the Q switch is on, it boosts the cutoff frequency of the filter by about 8dB. You can hear the effect by sustaining a note while rotating the filter back and forth with the Q switch is on. You should hear a distinct "wah-wah."
Blaster Features include:
* Gain adjustable from 3-14dB
* Isolates capacitance of cable
* Frequency response of guitar not affected by volume
So as far as I can tell from various posts-
Both Q and Blaster give a boost, but you can 'play' with the size of the boost with the Blaster. They seem to have the Q on the bass and Blaster on the guitar set ups. I wounder if they are the same? One post implied that the Q only affected portions of the frequency range, that would be different then the Blaster it seems.