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bassman68
Junior
Username: bassman68

Post Number: 30
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

SIMS leds & a photographer friend
bassman68
Junior
Username: bassman68

Post Number: 31
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 9:42 am:   Edit Post

A bit more conservative..
funkyjazzjunky
Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 86
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post

What is the top, Myrtle?
keurosix
Advanced Member
Username: keurosix

Post Number: 292
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

Steve,
That looks great!
Do you also have LED's on the top edge of the fingerboard? If so, can you turn them on independent of the front LED's? I opted for FretFx on my Europa which was a minimally invasive procedure that cost me less than $80 USD. Are Simms big bucks? They look like a million!
Kris
bassman68
Junior
Username: bassman68

Post Number: 32
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 3:53 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the comments guys, I was begining to think no-one was interested in me!
The facing wood is buck-eye burl with purple heart & maple pin striping on a mahogany back.
The LEDs are opperated from a single switch with top & side illumination, when switched off, i still have front & side markers, they cost an additional 500 (@$1,000).
The only down side to the Simms LED system is that it is all powered from the circuit battery,
so one 9v battery is running the tone circuit & LEDs, which makes for a more regular battery change of about about every 3rd gig, if i have the lights on for the 2nd &/or 3rd set (but that is when posing at function/dinner dances!).
It's my favourite bass in my collection, is used on a weekly basis, i've had it from new for the last 5 years & we've put some miles on the clock, up & down the U.K.
Steve

(Message edited by Bassman68 on May 07, 2008)

(Message edited by Bassman68 on May 07, 2008)
rami
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 802
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

That really is a beauty Steve. I'm also a big fan of the Rogue. All my custom Alembics are Rogues. Thay have that sleek predatory look. I'm sure that with that amazing top and the LEDs, it draws ALOT of attention.
Do you have any close-up shots that you can post?
bassman68
Junior
Username: bassman68

Post Number: 34
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 4:23 am:   Edit Post

Well i tried my best...
A close up of the buck-eye burl, sorry for picture quality.
Stevemy rogue
rami
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 804
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

Very, Very nice!!!

:-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6557
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

Both pictures show the figuring very nicely! It's a great top!!
rami
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 805
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 8:36 pm:   Edit Post

Buckeye Burl is such a strange wood. Mysterious and beautiful. I don't know much about it, but I just love staring into it. I have a Buckeye Burl top Essence that I can honestly say I see something new each time I look at.
keurosix
Advanced Member
Username: keurosix

Post Number: 301
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 9:04 pm:   Edit Post

That's so cool the way the burl radiates from the center of the instrument. Way to go artisans at Alembic!
Kris
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 325
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 9:08 pm:   Edit Post

I'm usually not a big buckeye fan but this one is very nice!
mario_farufyno
Junior
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 32
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 3:28 pm:   Edit Post

Beatifull exploding figuring you have on these buckeye burl top, Steve!

What is this 4th switch? LEDs On/Off?

Please tell me where did you found a hardshell case to your Rogue? Because all I could find never perfectly fitted mine...

(Message edited by Mario Farufyno on December 05, 2008)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7230
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post

Mario; you can order a case through Alembic.
bassman68
Member
Username: bassman68

Post Number: 65
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mario,
Yes the fourth switch is for LEDs on/off, the case came with the bass when i purchased it from the Bass centre in london but as Dave states you can order an exact fit case for your rogue from Alembic.
I'm suprised your bass didn't come with one.
mario_farufyno
Junior
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 34
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post

It is second hand Steve... In fact it has a case, but it is clearly not made for the Rogue (the bass keeps swinging a little bit inside of it).

I've never found where to order cases in Alembic's Site, thank you both for the tip.

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