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Username: todd

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

Ive been haging around for a couple of years after I bought my Epic 5-string fretless. What a great group of people you are! I've been playing for about 23 years or so and i've been in love with these basses since the first time I saw one while I was in high school(ELP, second row in front of Greg Lake!) From that point on, I knew I wanted one but they were so expensive! Years later, I had a Hohner fretless that was stolen out of the van as we were packing up on tour and showed up the next night with no bass as an opening act(never recovered). I gave my sob story to the bass player and he insisted i play his, an Alembic Series II!!! Fell in love! Fast forward about 10 years, I found the Epic 5-string fretless on ebay, and pretty much have not touched my other basses since! I will post pictures once I figure it out. Until then, I found some videos on youtube of my band Shu performed on a local TV show.


Hope you enjoy!
Username: alemberic

Post Number: 69
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 9:41 pm:   Edit Post


Welcome! Your Epic sits in the mix pretty well in the youtube song.

Username: 3rdbass

Post Number: 5
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 6:22 am:   Edit Post

Hi Todd-

Welcome from a northeast PA newbie ! Very tasty lines on the gfrrecords youtube videos, especially with the 5 string fretless. Fun story about your introduction to the Alembic after your Hohner fretless was stolen. Things happen for a good reason. I also owned one way back in the day but it's long gone. Maybe I'll see you around Glens Falls this summer.

Enjoy, Gil
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1333
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 6:48 am:   Edit Post

Hey Todd
Congratulations on your Epic and welcome. I got my Epic on ebay also. Only 4 strings though. I get confused easily.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6295
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Todd, welcome to the board! Nice tunes and vids!
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 853
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 9:21 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Todd,
Welcome aboard from an owner of two Epics.
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1673
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 4:29 am:   Edit Post

Hi Todd and welcome from yet another Epic owner.

Username: todd

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the welcome and kind words!
Username: bonnie_rose

Post Number: 11
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Todd
Welcome from just north of the Border
I have a 5 String Lefty Epic.
Great Basses.
Bonnie Rose, Oshawa Ontario Canada
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Username: keurosix

Post Number: 255
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome Todd,
From another Epic 5 string fretless owner!
Don't you just love the growl and response of the Epic? I swapped out the bass & treble controls for the AE-2 Alembic low pass filter and 3 position Q switch for the classic Alembic sound. It really makes the bass sing!
Happy playing!

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