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serialnumber12
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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 97
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 4:08 am:   Edit Post

this cat played nothing but alembics wile with prince, ive seen him once w/a custom made white spoiler with about fifteen knobs on it:http//www.what-design.com/cryptic.html
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 601
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

An over-looked musician
toma_hawk01
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Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 96
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 1:37 pm:   Edit Post

Hey guys, Prince also plays Alembics too.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xanhf8_pop-life_music

Life just ain't real FUNKY unless it's got that POP... DIG IT!

Alembic POP!

Peace and Love,

Hal-
chuckc
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Username: chuckc

Post Number: 72
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 4:10 pm:   Edit Post

Did he or Rhonda Smith ever play on any of Prince's studio work?? I thought I read somewhere that 1999 was all Prince and that he played everything on his releases and then used the aforementioned for his live performances. If so I don't know how good or bad Mark Brown is since I've never seen him live. Rhonda Smith is very good, saw her with Jeff Beck here in Houston a few months back. Little bitty gal with a huge sound. The basses she was playing were almost bigger than her.
toma_hawk01
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Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 97
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

Prince records alone; tours with his employees. If you do something slick unauthorized, Prince will smoke you.

Peace and Love,

Hal-
chuckc
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Username: chuckc

Post Number: 73
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

He most definitely "rules" his purple kingdom. I never gave him much thought till I saw him on an "unplugged" show on cable a few years ago. Got a whole new perspective of his genius, though there is still a lot of his stuff that doesn't exactly float my boat but he is an extremely talented individual.
toma_hawk01
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Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 98
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:12 pm:   Edit Post

George Clinton loves this tune... (I do too...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDmbOvdAENo

Sounded like George's "P-Funk"

But this was my JAM!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2x1PQgfUhk&feature=related

Those horns, oh those horns...
Peace and Love,

Hal-


(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on July 27, 2010)
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 602
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post



(Message edited by FunkyJazzJunky on July 28, 2010)
funkyjazzjunky
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Post Number: 603
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 9:16 am:   Edit Post

I saw him Mark with Prince in the early - mid 80's (Let's Work blew me away)

Andre Cymone and Rhonda Smith were also good bassist with Prince but Larry Graham was the baddest bassist I ever saw with Prince

Vann-Di
toma_hawk01
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Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 100
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:01 am:   Edit Post

From an Alembic perspective, I think BrownMark is worthy of a signature bass (if this is still an Alembic practice...) and here's why:

BrownMark's playing Alembic Spoilers are iconic as anybody with such honor, and yet he was seen around the world "live" more than anyone, many times over with the mega star artist (known as Prince...).

What bass maker wouldn't be happy, or feel a sense of honor for proven results, "as picky as Prince is about the bass sound"?

Therefore, if anyone I would think should deserve a signature, BrownMark would get my vote hands down for with his beloved support for the Alembic Spoiler.


Peace and Love,

Hal-
malthumb
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Username: malthumb

Post Number: 478
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

Hal,

That's one of my favorites, too. I use it as my ring tone for callers that are not in my contact list. One time I got such a call while I was talking to my boss and our administrative assistant.........OOOPS!

Peace,

James

from Hal's post.......
George Clinton loves this tune... (I do too...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDmbOvdAENo

Sounded like George's "P-Funk"

But this was my JAM!
serialnumber12
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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 841
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 3:51 am:   Edit Post

mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 570
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 4:41 am:   Edit Post

Wow, look at all those knobs!
*(deeply curious...)

(Message edited by mario farufyno on November 02, 2010)
serialnumber12
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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 842
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 5:31 am:   Edit Post

yeah mario i'm also wondering is that factory or an aftermarket EQ set up?......he also has a white spoiler with that same setup.

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