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bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1830
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:10 pm:   Edit Post

Finally.

1992 ALEMBIC Spoiler Five, Series Omega shape, in Ruby Red.

Quilt top and faces, mahogany behind, maple / purpleheart deluxe laminates. Traditional Spoiler circuit with FatBoy 4's to go with the classic taper neck (thanks to Bob Novy and Mica). Gold regular Gotoh keys (I do need to trade them out for ALEMBIC monogrammed keys and get a brass control cover to '86 that black plastic !)

It's a whole lotta Spoiler. Did I mention it's red . . . .







. . . and with his kid brother:

OK, so I finally bought a digital camera (see, Hell DID freeze over). FujiFilm X10, I highly recommend this little gem. Thanks for Watching !

J o e y

(Message edited by davehouck on March 19, 2012)
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 166
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:15 pm:   Edit Post

That (those) are lovely Joey.Same red as my Elan!
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1832
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, and I forgot, it's long-scale. It's also very light (noticeably lighter than the Elan) to be that big. I once wondered if this was some abandoned Series-to-be and it had the hollow spaces in the body, but it doesn't.

J o e y
jazzboy621
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Username: jazzboy621

Post Number: 60
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!! Simply Beautiful!!!
jon_jackson
Intermediate Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 120
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:46 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for posting. I've wanted to see a picture of BRB ever since joining the Club. Very, very nice.
-Jon
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1455
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass- striking color combination you have between the BRB and the Elan. Glad to finally see a few pictures of it!!
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1692
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

S W E E T !
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10601
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful quilt; great bass!
eligilam
Advanced Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 358
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

Finally!!! The BigRedBass was like the Alembic Snuffleupagus...until now. Love it.
aquaman
Member
Username: aquaman

Post Number: 82
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 5:38 am:   Edit Post

That red is stunning! Beautiful in all respects. Glad we finally got a gander at BRB.

Of course, I'm a bit partial to reds. . .
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1641
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Been a long time comin' (to borrow from Crosby), but your BRB is be-you-tiful!
Welcome to the digital image age, Joey.

Mike
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 762
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 8:45 am:   Edit Post

It is Big, it is Red... It is gorgeous, congrats!
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1063
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 9:12 am:   Edit Post

I wasn't aware of the snuffleupagus status of this bass. I actually kind of like the black control plate - matches the pickups and knobs, keeps balance between front and back (in my eyes). Beautiful!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2404
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

An Awesome Bass Joey ! What kind of strings /gauges do you like on this beauty?

Wolf
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1839
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post

Wolf, I'm not much of a string-fiend. Right now this is set up with the Markley Nickel Rocco Prestias. Over time it's seen everything from Tomastiks to GHS Boomers, usually it winds up with whatever's cheap at Sam Ash the day I bought 'em. I'm afraid I don't hear a whole lot of difference, feel a whole lot of difference from brand to brand, other than nickel roundwounds are tamer than stainless steel. After they go dead in a week or two, they all sound the same to me. Now that I no longer gig, they don't get changed very often at all. I'll probably settle on D'Addarios, even though it galls me that they put those colored balls on the ends so I can tell which string is which: I've somehow never confused a 135 B with a 45 G !

J o e y
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1840
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post

Forgot, always the usual'medium' size 5-string set, generally the 45-130 neighborhood as it varies slightly from brand to brand.

I do seem to feel a difference in 'round' core strings vs. 'hex-core', basically the same somewhat looser feel that most people report.

And I never complain about the 'floppy' B-string. This seems to aggravate a lot of guys, but I've never thought twice about it, just play it and go on.

The real advantage of this shape (if you can live with the constant conspiracy of gravity against it) is that the entire neck is free of the body, almost Steinberger-esque. Playing at the octave and above is WAY easy.

So the back-story:

After I got it, my sister and brother-in-law came over. I got it out, and Tom said, 'Wow, that's a big red bass'. And so it is . . .

J o e y
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2405
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 11:27 pm:   Edit Post

Joey , thanks for the post replies. lately I have been using the Dean Markley Blue Steel/ stainless steel . I agree with you about the body shape and playing at the octave.

Wolf

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