Post Number: 438
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 8:07 am: |
Doesn't remind you something?
Post Number: 599
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 8:41 am: |
Talk about a copyKat.
A Tribute on steroids.......
Post Number: 4398
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 9:22 am: |
That's just plain scary!
Post Number: 467
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 10:10 am: |
Looks like 30lbs to me!
Post Number: 696
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 12:55 pm: |
Part of me says "That is just wrong" - part of me says "Must....have....now.....".
Post Number: 886
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 2:12 pm: |
That guitar is a Beast !
The "must.... have.... now..... " GAS part of me is a constant challenge to control. I let the monster off the leash sometimes but have to call it home when it gets to wild .
Post Number: 814
|Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 9:09 am: |
It's a Minarik. That company, in my opinion, is responsible for some of the most heinous guitar designs of the 20th century.
Post Number: 493
|Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 6:54 pm: |
Heinous is one word to describe them.... they certainly are amongst the ugliest guitars I have ever seen. If they are not the ugliest, they will do until the ugliest comes along.
I have to give them credit for some of the inlay work though.....
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 8:46 pm: |
Some of their stuff looked kinda cool, almost refrishingly original. I guess I have become bored with strats, Teles, les pauls, sgs. Some of you guys were talking about drunken idiots picking up your guitars between sets; well with one of those fangled axe's you could really do some damage with a mid body thrust or even an over the shoulder skull-chop!!
Post Number: 263
|Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 9:46 am: |
Hmmmmmm...I'm not sure why, but that Medusa guitar looks pretty cool to me. I'd like to get one and hang it next to my vintage '81 "Clash of the Titans" (the movie, not the concert) poster in my studio.
Post Number: 1980
|Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:56 pm: |
This looks more like an Alembic wannabe.
I got this update to Stanley Clarkes web site this morning.
This bass is very alembic looking with positioning and style of the controls, alembic psu socket and jack, body styling has echo's of alembic too.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 8:32 am: |
Alembics are the best basses in the world.
Peace and Love,
Post Number: 1549
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:37 am: |
Yes they are Hal. I have no first hand knowledge of the guitars but I suspect the same is true for them.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:17 am: |
I personally talked to Legendary bass builder Thoma Lieber, about that bass, which some people here are aware.
For one, I commented about those sharp sickle tail-end, were dangerous, and would stab my arms if I was playing in freestyle: pop, thump, and slap.
If the bass was not designed to support the FUNK, then it just get's the finger... I mean...fingers.
Peace and Love,
Post Number: 100
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:29 am: |
Some thanks from Stanley to Alembic. I realize imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Alembic is a small cloesly held business. Now this copying is wrong wrong wrong!!!!! At least Mr. Leiber and Mr. Clark should have given attribution to Alembic if they wanted to rip them off so blatantly! It does not matter how talented either of them are.
Post Number: 1981
|Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 3:00 am: |
Well we all know how fiercely Alembic takes and defends it's brand and people wrongly attributing things to their name so I would think if Alembic thought there were copyright infringements with this Clarke Leiber instrument they would be right on their tail. Copyright law is a complex animal.
In the market these two companies are in it's a niche area with low volumes and high cost where they both need to survive, so morally you would think they would take another path in developing a new instrument to avoid contention and show original design concepts.
Look how many Fender strat & bass clones out there even though fender are massive and could in most probability afford to sue them all.
I think Alembic and Clarke have such a close bond that it's unlikely to result in lawsuits and Stanley Clarke still uses alembics as his main instrument. However I'd love to know what the Wickershams think.
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 9:43 am: |
It appears that Stanley wanted his custom basses access to his Alembic DS-5R configuration leading to his rig.
No harm in this right?
Peace and Love,
Post Number: 752
|Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:04 am: |
i would bet this Bass will Be up for auction in a year or so...
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 6:28 pm: |
#12, you got that right. I totally agree with you. Stanley always sell his Spellbinder basses. I believe that bass he's holding, is available for 15K.
I wish him and Thomas the very best never the less. I have great respect for Thomas Lieber, he's a cool cat to know.
Peace and love,