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mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post

Attached is a picture of my 97 Series II V and the rest of my bass collection. The Alembic takes center position of course.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5667
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

The S2 looks really nice!
2400wattman
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Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 469
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 8:55 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful S2! how old is your NS-2? I own an '88 and '89 myself and would never dream of parting with them.
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 34
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

I would love to see closer pics of the 97 also. And yes the NS is mighty sexy as well.
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

The collection is growing...... I need more Alembics.SC + Series II V
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 606
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful addition!

How are you finding the signature electronics since you have plenty of experience with the Series stuff?
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

The bass came yesterday and I'm playing it this afternoon at church through my rig. Details to follow, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Thanks for your comments.
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 8
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 6:47 am:   Edit Post

Played the new SC at mass yesterday and it felt and sounded great. Really easy to play. 4 1/2 lbs. lighter than my Series II too.
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1314
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 8:28 am:   Edit Post

alembics are like crack ......There's No Cure!
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 37
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post

My Alembic collection has grown. From the left is my Series II V, Stanley Clarke Deluxe V, Mark King, Stanley Clarke Deluxe, Mark King V. These are the original "master built" instruments. Those words are often used by other companies as sales buzz words. Alembic owners are getting the real deal. I will have more soon.My5Alembics.JPG
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6445
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Here is Don's picture that disappeared from his post #37 above.

artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 317
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Donald! Very admirable collection.
Fun to see the change from the first picture posted.
Enjoy that beautiful collection and Play them Healthy!
Art
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 38
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

Five months later and I have converted. Alembics rock my world in so many ways. I still have the Sadowsky, Spector, Yamaha and Knilling acoustic from the first picture. The others are history.
eligilam
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Username: eligilam

Post Number: 102
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 6:15 pm:   Edit Post

I think my O-ring just ruptured looking at your collection.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6428
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 7:05 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice collection!!
dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 732
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 7:55 pm:   Edit Post

Inspired sir!
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 456
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post

God will punish you one day for owning too much beauty!

Truly wonderful

G
basstard
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Username: basstard

Post Number: 172
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post

You sure do love the classic Alembic look!
rushfan
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Username: rushfan

Post Number: 46
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 - 4:38 pm:   Edit Post

nice basses! how old was that p-bass?
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 69
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

It is a NAMM show Fender Custom Shop 1958 reissue.
lmiwa
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Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 80
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

I have a Fender Custom Shop '59 Precision that I really like. About 1/10 the price but sounds and plays like the original.
charles_holmes
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Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 17
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

You must be in heaven!
I want a 5 string series really bad! To have 3 five strings along with 2 4 strings is simply extraordinay!! Kudos to you!!!!
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 72
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 5:59 am:   Edit Post

Best of luck in your quest for a Series five string. They are out there. My Series II five string is the "gem" of my collection.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1438
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Fantastic collection you have there, very classic. Interesting that you have an SC 5 string. How is it strung and what is the balance like?

Jazzyvee
peoplechipper
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Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 97
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, I don't think I'll ever be able to afford that many; thanks for providing a loving, welcoming home to these beautiful instruments!
Tony
mcdonger
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Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 73
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 6:17 pm:   Edit Post

The SC five is neck heavy. If you're left hand is not on the neck it dives. It's strung B to G.

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