Post Number: 30
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 2:04 pm: |
Alright, so I know that having a classico in production should probably keep me from thinking about more basses.. but oh well. I've been thinking about how a single-cut on a Small standard body would look. Has Alembic ever made a single cut bass? or guitar for that matter. Just curious.
Post Number: 1094
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 2:33 pm: |
Yes - there was one on eBay recently. It was a long scale single cut that clearly appeared to be made by Alembic, though it may have been an employee project rather than a full production bass. You may be able to locate a pic if you poke around the "seen on eBay" board, it was within the past month.
I suspect that it would balance well in short scale, but probably not so well for anything longer. It is certainly a proven shape for a guitar body.
Post Number: 1112
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 2:45 pm: |
The eBay link is here:
The club discussion is here:
Post Number: 3465
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 4:52 pm: |
And then of course there was the Peanut, which had no cuts!
Post Number: 629
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 5:06 pm: |
How about this lovely Alembic from 1973?
Post Number: 548
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 5:10 pm: |
I was sitting at work reading this thread and thinking "I'm sure there was a discussion of Dave Torbert's Alembic somewhere." All I could do was a quick check of "Artists & Their Alembics", without success.
Post Number: 3467
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 5:53 pm: |
Yes, that looks like a pretty nice design too!
Post Number: 3144
|Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 6:34 pm: |
Hope you like short scales - I don't think it would balance well in medium or long.
Post Number: 228
|Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 5:32 pm: |
I'm sure you're right, Mica, about the balance issue for that design, but what if a balance K was "rounded over"?
That would likely have good balance, and would satisfy a certain aesthetic.
Post Number: 1103
|Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 8:17 am: |
The thing that gives those shapes balance is the position of the strap peg versus the fretboard. The balance K puts that strap peg somewhere around the 14th fret, I believe. Anything you turn into a traditional singlecut is going to hurt the balance. Now, if you're talking about one of those modern singlecuts, like a Benevente, that would probably balance okay. They look awfully heavy to me because of all that extra wood, but I've never held one.
Post Number: 399
|Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 8:30 pm: |
What's with the p bass pickups on that Bass?! Unless they're Activators
Post Number: 584
|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 5:16 am: |
My Benavente weighs only 4,5 kg and the balance is great. Beautiful and very slim body design.
Post Number: 1147
|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 7:05 am: |
Thar she blows!!!
Post Number: 231
|Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 8:16 am: |
I've held a singlecut Sei bass and it weighed less than 9 lbs I'd say.
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 8:40 am: |
pickups in that top single cut bass are dan armstrong's that appear to have replaced activators.