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rolty
New
Username: rolty

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

It seems you like to see pictures! I have just acquired this Stanley Clarke in Walnut
Alembic Stanley Clarke
Its a lovely nearly new instrument with a particularly beautiful headstock inlay
Mother of Pearl Inlay
Its my first Alembic and I am very pleased to have got hold of it
Body
I expect I will keep this bass for ever!
Rear View
The owner was surprised when I told him I was going to gig with it, but I am, starting tonight...
Headstock
Yes, its going to get used but I will do my best to keep it looking as good as it does today!
Oh nearly forgot, serial Number: 0713707 usa

(Message edited by rolty on March 29, 2008)
mcdonger
Junior
Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 36
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

Wow.... really a thing of beauty. I agree with you, they are meant to be played. I use my Alembics at gigs weekly. Remember, we are not here for a long time, we are here for a good time. Enjoy.
eligilam
Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 97
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post

It's okay to play it "out", just don't do a "London Calling" number on it. Stunning bass...this ties the recently posted zebrawood orion for the coolest fretless of all time IMO.
eligilam
Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 98
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

oops I meant zebrawood europa...
3rd_ray
New
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 7
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 3:11 pm:   Edit Post

Your bass is amazing! These pictures look a lot better than the eBay pictures. I'm sure it looks better in person too. If I saw it in person I would have been dying to bid on it (having the money is a different story).
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1144
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 3:38 pm:   Edit Post

You have a real gem of a bass there.
Yep they need to be played so have no hesitation and spread the alembic sound to the masses.

Jazzyvee
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 686
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

That is a stunner!! I love that side shot of the body/top lams- really cool color contrast.

I agree with everyone else, play the heck out of that sucker!
rolty
New
Username: rolty

Post Number: 8
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys, I played it alright, and was amazed at the difference and improvement over my Stingray.

The low notes down to the bottom E are incredible, so clear, and the upper notes so smooth... the band commented on how much better the bass sounded, I spent the night grinning from ear to ear! And I didnt ding it scratch or dent it :-)

This bass will be with me for a long time!!!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6393
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass; and yes, that's a particularly nice inlay!
lembic76450
Intermediate Member
Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 123
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

I think that the logo inlay has to be in the "Logo Top 10".
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1150
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Rolty, let me know if you are gigging in the West Midlands I'd love to come see that bass in person.

Take care
Jazzyvee
white_cloud
Advanced Member
Username: white_cloud

Post Number: 343
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 4:02 am:   Edit Post

Wow Rolty,

What a way to make an entrance to the club! That has to be the nicest fretless I have ever seen, congratulations!

It didnt look as nice on the ebay auction as it does in your pics for sure. Best of luck and health to play it:-)

John.
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 871
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 5:28 am:   Edit Post

A Beautiful Bass.
I'm sitting here in my hoime outside Chicago feeling very jealous right now....
Play her in great health.
Mike
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2620
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

ouhmaawgo-ohd!!!
I am falling in love again!
P
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 317
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful. I'm not usually a big fan of walnut but i love this one.
rolty
New
Username: rolty

Post Number: 9
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

Well thanks all you guys, it makes me feel a lot better about spending my life savings to know I have in fact bought a nice one :-)!
Its a real revelation and a dream to play, anyone want to buy a fretless stingray?
Jazzyvee I'm practically in the West Midlands (well Herefordshire) and you can see our gig list at (band website) if you want to come and have an ogle...
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1156
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Aaarrrgh , I have a gig on Saturday in Hornchurch with Musical Youth or I may have made that trip to catch you. But I guess i'll have to wait a bit longer.

jazzyvee
footdoc72
New
Username: footdoc72

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

I have to agree with bassjigga . . . I never thought walnut was a great wood choice. Your guitar however, is breathtaking. Congrats on having this one in your tent, Rolty. Play it loud and proud! Tony

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