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Joseph Schwartz (the_schwartz)
Username: the_schwartz

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 9:07 am:   Edit Post

Hello everybody. I just bought my first Alembic, a 1990 Elan 5-string, from Tim Sarter. A photo of it is posted in the Showcase:

It's the one on the right. I have dreamed of owning a 5-string Alembic ever since I saw someone play one at a jazz concert when I was a senior in high school. I remember being impressed by both the look and sound of the bass. It was the first time I'd ever heard a 5-string.
I vowed to own one someday. 20 years later the right opportunity came out of nowhere (the right bass, a good price, an understanding wife), and "someday" happened last week.

I currently work as a motion picture sound engineer at a Hollywood studio, where I do mostly Pro Tools service & support.

Gotta run, more later...
Valentino Villevieille (valvil)
Username: valvil

Post Number: 48
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Joseph,

a beautiful instrument, one of the nicest Elans I've seen so far. Let us know how you like it, maybe take some more pictures of your own.

Paul Ellsworth (elzie)
Username: elzie

Post Number: 59
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 6:05 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Joseph!

A very nice find. It looks beautiful :-) Welcome and may the schwartz be with you.

Paul (the other one)

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