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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 305
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:02 pm:   Edit Post

So I finally got a Series bass. I've owned plenty of Alembics, but honestly- I had no idea. I've heard so many of you talk about how much better series instruments are than others, and I just kind of shrugged it off and called it opinion. I couldn't have been more wrong. I have honestly never heard anything that sounds this good. This thing makes sounds I didn't know basses could. I just spent like a half an hour tuning the E string (by ear, couldn't find my tuner) because I could actually tell that it was like a couple of cents off. That's never happened to me. I am sufficiently blown away and speachless, so here are some bad pictures from my apartment that has very poor lighting situations. Oh, and thanks Mark!!!





If you can't tell, It's a Coco Bolo top. Maple laminates and a Mahogany core. Maple neck with purpleheart laminates that are very very brown (which is cool, i'm not so into the purpleheart look). I believe the hardware is chrome plated. Series 1 electronics with a master volume.
Sometime soon I'll try to get it in some natural light and take some better pictures, but the door to my back patio currently looks like this:

oh well, back to playing!
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1496
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

She's a beauty !

Congratulations _____
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9981
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Austin!!
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 266
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulation, it's an awesome bass.
Series huh? Now you're making me think...
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 827
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

I've said the same thing about Series basses for a long time, although I don't want to make owners of non-Series instruments feel bad! Welcome to the club!

I'm visiting in Boston and the snow was pretty intense here as well.
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 93
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

You have got yourself an excellent 5 string there! I wanted that bass but I didn't have enough loot though. I know that series bass sounds unbelievably great! Kudos!
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4697
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post


Beautiful instrument. Boy, it sure looks cold there ... either that or you live next door to the world's largest cocaine dealer! hehehehe

Bill, tgo

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