Post Number: 204
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 6:40 pm: |
I just picked this up Friday, and I really haven't had a chance to let the club know, because I've been...ah...a little busy playing this thing!!
It's a Series II 4 String, Spalted Maple Front and back, Ebony Neck Laminates (A MUST HAVE!!), Continuous truss rod cover and hum canceller, and the Elf Rune initials.
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 7:04 pm: |
That is one cool bass. I'm really getting the fever. My wifes gonna kill me!
Post Number: 352
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 7:46 pm: |
Ah yes, what would a picture of an Elvish bass be without a bit of ken's sneaker somewhere to be found. Absolutely beautiful. I've never seen just the continuous wood hum canceller. What a great idea!
Post Number: 542
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 8:17 pm: |
Beautiful, Ken! Simply gorgeous.
My eyes are turning green.
Post Number: 305
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 8:27 pm: |
Beautiful Ken - congrats!
No oval around the Elf Rune initials? Actually, I like that - very classy.
Post Number: 2323
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 11:37 pm: |
Damn ....I forgot her name ...nice ..beautiful !!!
I do like the Rogues with Series II guts. They are made a little wider at the bottem-side and it's a very nice proportion versus the bass body as a whole.
Nice ...of course there is that little flaw ...but ...oh well ...i just pretend not seeing it ....HA!
Post Number: 554
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 12:38 am: |
Wow this has turned out to be a really nice rogue Ken. I love the bookmatched maple and the chrome hardware really sets it off beautifully.
Post Number: 1076
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 7:36 am: |
Absolutely gorgeous bass. Enjoy and make lots of fine music with it.
Paul: Just a hunch: if you ever watched the old Saturday Night Live, did you change the channel when a Coneheads sketch came on? hehehehehe
Post Number: 189
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 10:28 am: |
Post Number: 47
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 10:30 am: |
Post Number: 1769
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 11:40 am: |
Very nice bass, Ken! A real beauty. Congrats!
Post Number: 363
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 1:05 pm: |
Looks great. I really like all of the flame in spalted maple.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 1:19 pm: |
Hey Ken, Really Nice Bass!!! I have couple of questions for You, Why is the Ebony neck lams a must, and how long did it take for this project to complete from start to finish?
Post Number: 206
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 6:30 pm: |
Lots of response here. I'll try to address as much as I can.
First, thanks for all the kind words. I'm extremely happy with how everything turned out, but I've come to expect that from Alembic...and as usual, they delivered.
Olie, just work slowly on your wife...make it seem like HER idea!
Jonathan - We can turn the sneaker into a "Where's Waldo" kind of thing... I don't go for the natural wood on the pickups, but since the HumX sits flush with the body, I thought it would look really cool.
Tom - Yeah, when they opened the case, i kind of did a double take, but I really like how it looks...more prominant without the oval
Paul - That's "Gwathnar" Shadow Flame in Elvish. The saying is "Bless it's pointed little head" :-)
Steve- Wow back at you!! I saw your Quilted Maple beauties under construction last year. Not to mention all your others...
Keith - Yeah, that flame is to die for. I love how your spalting turned out too.
Bink See HERE about Ebony neck lams... it's all true http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/18726.html?1117049106
I ordered this bass right at the end of April last year, but I didn't get up to pick out my wood until mid May.
Post Number: 3416
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 9:43 pm: |
Post Number: 656
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 10:24 pm: |
Real nice little variation, the hum-canceller in wood. Congrats!
J o e y
Post Number: 391
|Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 8:24 pm: |
Congrats, and may this bass bring you much joy! Getting a Series bass is always a special occasion! I don't blame you for hibernating with it. I plan to do the same with mine in a very short time too! Love the spalted maple. Always thought it looks like Nature took an old fountain pen and hand drew the grain pattern! Mike
Post Number: 229
|Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 4:10 pm: |
Ken, she's a beauty...congratulations!!!
Post Number: 27
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 6:55 pm: |
I love this wood.
Post Number: 65
|Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 7:23 am: |
Wow! What a beauty!! The Spalted Maple is GORGEOUS!! Hope she sounds as good as she looks!
Have fun! The 'Ho
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 3:52 pm: |
Man!!!!! What a great piece of work!!!!!
Post Number: 7445
|Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:34 pm: |
The was also the Featured Custom Gwathnar if you want to see even more pictures of this beauty.
Post Number: 2034
|Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm: |
A cool Bass for all reasons !
Post Number: 171
|Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 - 7:45 pm: |
I actually gasped when I saw this.
Post Number: 2926
|Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 - 8:01 pm: |
Yes , and you will GASP when you hear Ken playing it as I just did at the 2013 Northern California Alembic Gathering __
Post Number: 172
|Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 - 8:15 pm: |
Too cool. Can't wait..