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Username: bassilisk

Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post

Well, I thought I would finally stop in officially. A little background - I started palying bass in '68 and never stopped. It's the one "hobby" that I can't quit. I've been in my current band 16 years playing covers (50's-70's) and we've managed to average 100 gigs a year throughout that time. No complaints and still keep a day job.

I keep a pretty broad selection of basses on hand. In 2000 I ordered a brand new MK Std from Evan over at BassNW, and got it that month with the free LED upgrade. Other than that it's plain vanilla, medium scale. It is still one of my very favorites and it comes out with regularity.
I'm hoping to finally add a cousin at some point relatively soon. Meanwhile I drool....
My MK Std
Intermediate Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 132
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the Club, Will!!
That is a nice bass you've got, congratulations!!

Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2325
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post

Nothin' "plain vanilla" about that top. Nce quilt!
Welcome to the club Will.


(Message edited by olieoliver on April 29, 2009)
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 649
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 1:54 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice quilt on that bass.
Welcome to the forum.
Play it Healthy!
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7972
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice top!

Congrats and welcome to the board!
100 shows a year! Cool!!
Username: bassilisk

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

Thanks all for the welome and the comments. I was very pleasantly surprised to find this top since this wasn't a special order and strictly off-the-shelf. I am very much looking forward to my next Alembic.

Intermediate Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 105
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post

Will, welcome aboard! and again, nice bass!!!
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 1046
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

Will, welcome to the board. Beautiful bass.
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 24
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

Gorgeous Axe!
Glad you joined! What kind of rig are you using?
Username: bassilisk

Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post

Hiya Charles - thanks. The ONLY issue I have with this bass (and I'm sure it's no surprise) is that, since I'm not Mark King, this body style doesn't balance very well for me. I can make do with a 4" strap for one gig - 2 in a row and my back is really letting me know. It's very substantial - a whole lotta wood for a "little" body, and trying to keep it in a more traditional position takes real effort. Extra Omega cuts were out of my reach($$)when I got it so it is what it is. I sure do love the neck and how it sounds though.

My main rig for several years has been an Ashdown RPM-1 pre (John Entwistle Signature model though I'm sure I don't know what the difference is between it and the standard one) driving a QSC PLX2402 and a 4 ohm Aguilar 212 cabinet. When I don't feel like lugging the QSC to a smaller venue I use an old GK800RB (80's vintage). The MK loves them both! I've been thinking of getting an F-1X to check out, but recent circumstances have conspired against me. One day....
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 914
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome, Will. Nice MK.

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