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pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 190
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2007 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post

Mark..... hello ??!! How do you feel ?
I have a little question:
what is this strange irregularity under your down right knob ?


jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1365
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 6:03 am:   Edit Post

I don't see an irregularity pierreyves. You'll need to describe what you think is off.

graeme
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 192
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 6:56 am:   Edit Post

Look at both pictures ???

the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 821
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 5:57 pm:   Edit Post

Hi gang! I've been extensively playing my new Signature Balance K, and... it's just incredibly awesome.

I had to go back and re-adjust the neck again; after sitting overnight, I guess the adjustments settled in more, and when I was playing it earlier, I found the action had become too high... so I reversed 3 of the 10 1/6 turns/rotations I did the the truss rods, slightly lowered the bridge back to where it was, and lowered the nut almost all the way, leaving just a little raised on the bass side. It's perfect, or close to... the B string is almost buzzing... borderline.

Anyway, again, it's just incredible, awesome in every respect. The beauty of the instrument is stunning; it just has tremendous presence. The sound quality is fantastic, and the upgraded electronics kick some serious butt. And the Balance K is awesome looking and extremely comfortable to play.

It's exactly what I wanted... everything I hoped for -and a little bit more. Though it can't compete with the range and power of my Ebony neck-fortified 8-string Europa... it wasn't designed or intended to. Different paradigm.

The bass is just incredibly comfortable and easy to play... I can just totally shred on it. The combination of the shorter scale, narrow neck, and Balance K body make it by far the most comfortable and playable bass I've ever played. It's just so easy to play it... I can't describe it.

And though it doesn't have the overwhelming power and brightness of my 8-string, it's no slouch; and, conversely, my 8-string, while having incredible low end sustain, power, and brightness, simply doesn't have as rich and complex a tone.

This bass is an incredible tone monster. The tone is just so warm, rich, versatile... and likeable. It has a very inviting tone; when you hear it, you just have to like it... it makes you like it. I can't describe it.

I'm sure it's the result of the recipe. The recipe for this bass was VERY carefully thought out. The top, back and body are Alembics "house recipe"; I hedged the bet, and maximized the Coco Bolo sound by getting it BTCered on both sides. Then I further customized/refined the sound by modifying the neck; the 5 different proven tone woods in the neck also contribute to a very rich and complex tone... five different great sounding woods in a great balance. It works!

A couple parting comments: I'm TOTALLY sold on Coco Bolo... it looks great, and more importantly sounds great! It's very clear to me why Alembic, and so many club members are gung-ho on it. Also, I think having at least one Ebony neck laminate is essential. It adds so much... even the single laminate I have in this bass contributes noticably and substantially to the sound. But the Mahogany/Vermillion component to the sound is also VERY noticable, and just great. The Balance K body is just amazing, and I give it the highest recommendation. And finally, I have to strongly advocate the electronics package I chose. I love it, it's awesome, and I'd encourage everyone to get it (if you can afford it.

I've already played around with it LOTS, and I've come to the conclusion that I'd be less than satisfied with either the standard Europa or Signature electronics. Don't get me wrong, they're both great, and versatile. But I just don't find a 2-position Q switch to be enough. I'm used to 4 options (0/4/8/12) with my 8-string; but the 3-position Q is enough -as a minimum. But having the bass & treble controls also is IMO absolutely essential. They complete the electronics, and give a substantially greater degree of control over the sound. If money wasn't an issue, I'd have gotton a set for each pickup... but I have to say the master set works great.

The versatility of this system is amazing. With individual filters, I choose the tone for each pickup with the Q at the 6db setting; then I can either boost it up to 9dbs, or cut it if I prefer; then I mix the sound with the blend control. And then I can add or cut bass and/or treble with my EQ knobs. It's perfect.

I have to say that this is, for me, the ideal MINIMALISTIC electronics package. I don't think I'd be satisfied with anything less. But that said, as a minimalistic electronics package... it's PERFECT.

Individual filters, 3-position Q switches, and a single/master pair of bass & treble controls... this setup rocks, provides incredible versatility, actualizes the sonic potential of the instrument, and is simple and intuitive to use!

Oh, Pierre-Yves, I don't know what to make of your pictures; they're obviously the same picture as Mica posted above, yet your two pictures have some dark wavy line or figuring going across the middle of your circle that isn't present in the picture Mica posted... so again, I don't know what to make of it. But there isn't any issue on the bass itself.


Take care, gang! It seems a little strange to be out of the process now (but I'm REAL happy to have my bass, obviously!!!). I'll be looking forward to everyone else getting their customs, and watching their progress.

And I'll try to get some pictures posted soon. My girlfriend and her camera are with her parents for Yom Kippor, but she'll be back soon, and hopefully she'll have the time to take a couple pictures soon.

Take care, best wishes, all!!!

Mark
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 194
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 2:22 am:   Edit Post

It was a little joke, just to affraid you 2 seconds!!
;o)
PICTURES???????????????????????????????????????????
jakebass
Junior
Username: jakebass

Post Number: 23
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

Mark, there's very little left to say that hasn't been said about your stunning bass, as another big fan of the balance K body I think that what you and Alembic have conspired to achieve is a gift to the world of craftmanship and Luthiery (if thats a word) and myself being, as you know, a relatively new owner of the same body shape I'm confident you are just going to keep on diggin it. It gets better... and better... and better...and better... etc
It's easy to say this, but I'm improving daily as a musician because these instruments allow for it.
I hope you do too.
Jake
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 825
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

Pierre-Yves you fiend!!! HA HA!!!
Jake, I hear ya... it's just amazing... all superlatives are inadaquate! The Balance K is just the most awesome body shape, the perfect blend of form and function, awesome looking and awesome feeling. I've been playing it extensively since it arrived, just putting it down for short periods. It's strange for me -being used to my 8-strings and 31 frets- to have only 6 strings and 24 frets... but it's so much more easy to play, so light and maneuverable...

It makes me want to play more, I think. The 8-string's great, awesome in every respect... sound, range, and versatility of the electronics... but it takes more effort.

The 6-string is virtually effortless to play and it has the most charming and likeable tone.

It's inspiring!!!

I'm going to go play now!

Nice hearing from everybody!
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 195
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Mark, just try to play a 2 strings, and short time after, a mono string ... with your girlfriend ->!!!
Ouaaarrrrfff!!!!
It's inspiring!!!
I'm going to go play now!
& sleeping sure....
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 255
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post

Mark man your reports are makin me want mine even more! Can't wait to see your pictures. You've got a good candidate for featured custom there.
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 262
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mark,

I haven't had much time to check in for a few days so I'd like to congradulate you again and am so happy for you! You sound tremendous!

Listen, rather than go back through alot of posts I'd like to ask you a couple of questions.

1. How are you tuning this bass? Is the low string an B string? What is the high string? Do you tune it like a guitar?

2. Do you have a low pass filter for each pick-up?

It's really beautiful. Ole Pierre' has a pretty good touch-up program don't he? Hahahah

So I am so glad you are happy with the arrangement, style, sound, etc.

I had chosen the balance K as you know and changed back as I just loved Michael's "Raging Bass" and couldn't resist. I am sure that I will probably pay for this decision in the long run as far as weight and balance goes but honestly I picture myself (due to my lower back problems anyway)mostly sitting on a stool playing this bass. Also I haven't heard a single complaint from Michael about his and I have been communicating with him through a few e-mails and did pose the question. He seems to be tickled blue with his bass.

So the only thing I really worry about is the neck dive which I think I will be OK with in part due to adding the infamous Pistol Grip.

Well, Aloha for now buddy and when, and only when you have enough time to take a minute and answer my questions I will await your response but don't take any valuable time out from the babe.

Mahalo, Paul-ee
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1371
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

Paul. There's absolutely no neck dive on my 5 string balance k so there'll be even less on your bigger balance body.

Graeme

p.s. Mark - we're still waiting to see the back;-)
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 829
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hi guys! I'll get pictures as soon as I can... I'm dependent on my girlfriend for her camera and assistance, and her schedule's been hectic lately; tonight, for instance, she had to leave for a freelance gig shortly after my getting home... but I'll get some pictures up here and/or in Showcase as soon as I can... probably a couple of days, at least.

Paul, I wouldn't worry about neck dive; I think the model you're getting is only slightly less optimal than the Balance K... but since you're getting a pistol grip, it's probably about the same (as you postulated). I can tell you I have no problems whatsoever with neck dive on this model -which is a welcome change from my top-heavy 8-string.

As far as your questions: (1) standard/traditional 6-string tuning (BEADGC); (2) Each pickup has it's own low-pass filter and a 3-position Q switch (0/6/9 dbs -like the Series I electronics) AND a master bass and master treble control -I REALLY like these, find them EXTREMELY useful, and would not be happy without them. If money weren't an issue, I'd have gotton two separate sets... but the one set works great. Hopefully you'll be happy without the bass & treble controls on your bass... but I wouldn't be.
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 131
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

Hi, Mark!

Not much I can say that hasn't already been said! Congratz and enjoy, and get some pics up as soon as the GF's schedule allows! (Don't feel bad, I can't do it either!)

Have fun, Mike (the 'Ho)......
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 265
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 9:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Marky,

How'z it? I have a few more refined questions for ya when you get time to peel away.

First, I'm wondering how the lighter balance K body shape in your opinion affected the fundamental and or the low fatness/body on your b string? Do you think the Fatboy improved in this area? How do you now fare in the low bottom department with a lighter bass? Then connecting to the Ebony strip in your neck, did this add to fundamental or clarity? Did you increase sustain or clarity or low bottom? Are you getting those nice Piano like tones with this bass?

Or maybe I can ask this, how does this bass fare in the afore mentioned compared to your 8 String?

Do you think you gained or slightly gave back the "balls" with this balance K or is it holding it's own in the bottom end department? It seems with the combination of Ebony, Fatboy, and Filters you ought to be owning the World!!!

Easy buddy, see ya soon, Paul
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 199
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 5:06 am:   Edit Post

Mark, your thread is dead, without pictures ?
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 842
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

Hi gang! First, Pierre-Yves, I need my girlfriends help and camera to get pictures up, and it's just been bad timing; and she has two freelance gigs today, so it won't be today... I wanna get some pictures up to show off this beauty! When I do, I'll post 'em here and/or in Showcase.

Paul: to answer your questions:
first, my new 6-string has a VERY different sound from my 8-string. On Alembic neck-throughs, the woods in the neck have the greatest impact on the sound; and the neck recipes are very different between the two basses. My 8-string has 13 neck laminates; 6 of them are Ebony, 3 are Purpleheart, 2 are Rock Maple, and the outer 2 are Flame Maple. The Ebony completely dominates the sound -and subsumes the Purpleheart sound as well, since Purpleheart is similar-sounding, but outnumbered 2 to 1 by the Ebony. Maple is the secondary sound -because after the 6 Ebony laminates, there are 4 (total) Maple laminates in the neck... AND the body is also Flame Maple. Mica sez the Bocate (top wood) has virtually no noticable effect on the sound; my 8-string has a powerful Ebony/Maple sound... it's just HUGE, and really "in your face". It's an overwhelming and powerful sound, VERY "smiley", with HUGH thundering lows and LOTS of brightness as well. I've never heard another bass like it. The 35 inche scale definitely helps the lows, too.

The neck of the 6-string is a VERY different recipe of FIVE different woods. The large outer neck laminates are Mahogany; Mica considers it the "dominant wood" of the neck -presumably because they're the biggest laminates. Vermillion is said to have a similar sound (but warmer and more brilliant, with a little more bottom) so these woods blend together; Purpleheart is the next most dominant wood -with 4 laminates- adding stiffness, sustain, and low-end definition -although the 1 Ebony laminate in the middle contributes noticably to this sound; Ebony sound similar to Purpleheart, but has MUCH MORE of these attributes, and a VERY NOTICABLE effect on both sustain in general, and sustain of the lower partials in particular. Though the effect is MUCH LESS than on my 8-string... it's still very -and surprisingly- noticable. But since there's only one laminate, it doesn't totally dominate the sound like on my 8-string; it blends in, and allows the sound of the other woods to be heard. With only 2 Maple neck lams, the neck is less bright than my 8-string; but I can still get plenty of brightness from the filters with the Qs -and/or the treble boost.

Now that I've given a detailed general comparison, I'll try to answer your questions more specifically:
(1) I don't think the Balance K body -the lightness- has effected the fundamental at all. It's NOT nearly as powerful as my 8-string... but I think that's because of the 34 vs. 35 inch scale, and more importantly, the overwhelming impact of the 6 Ebony neck laminates in the 8-string. That said, the B string sounds great, and is full of bottom end, very fat-sounding. For some reason, the sustain seems less on certain frets(on the B string specifically)... I'm not sure why this is. It seems to fade quicker on the 7th and 8th frets. I may ask Alembic about it. The sustain on the EADG strings is VERY noticably superior to other basses -even Alembics- clearly due to the Ebony neck lam, but also due to the Coco Bolo that I have BTCered on both the front and back. There's no missing the Coco Bolo sound -and it also clearly contributes a lot to the low end. I've got to say it's a killer combination -Coco Bolo with an Ebony neck laminate.
(2) As far as I can tell, the Fatboy does add a lot of fatness and low end to the sound; it's more powerful sounding than the neck pickup (usually the other way around) and I may have to open up the back and monkey with the trimpots to balance out the sound a bit. But both pickups sound great, and deliver lots of bottom end.
(3) The Ebony neck lam clearly adds both lots of clarity and bottom -so does the Coco Bolo. There's no missing it
(4) I've already answered much of this above; but a different/shorter answer would be that the Balance K has a more neutral/centered sound as it's starting point. What I mean by that, is that the 8-string has a very extreme sound to begin with; if I set all the e.q. controls to flat, and turn the filters off, it still has an incredible "knock your socks off" low/high sound... the Ebony sound from the 6 neck laminates is overwhelming, and it's also very bright from the Maple. Imagine notes from a "normal" bass as being cannonballs shot through a wall... my 8-string fires I-beams! When I use my electronics, it gets even MORE extreme! If I further boost the bass with the bass control... WHOA! You've got to hear it.

The 6-string sounds incredible, but it doesn't have such an extreme sound. In some ways, this makes it more versatile. I think perhaps there is a greater range of usefulness to the electronics. While extremely elaborate, I rarely use the full capacity of my electronics on my 8-string; it's already so bright and boomy to begin with that I rarely use the maximum bass and/or the maximum treble and/or the maximum Q. On the other hand, since my 6-string ISN'T so/as bright and boomy to begin with, it's more conducive to using the full range of the filters and e.q. controls without being completely overwhelming.
(5) Yes, I'm most definitely getting nice piano-like tones with this bass; the 8-string gets them too... but the sound is very different.

The 6-string has an overall richer and more complex sound; it's hard to describe, but it's very "likable." It just makes you like it.

The 8-string is sort of like "the Hulk"... very big, strong, powerful... almost intimidating; the 6-string is more like "Spider-Man"... not as strong, but still very strong, but also very light, fast, and agile... full of finesse.

(6) The bottom end is very satisfying. Nothing compares to my 8-string (at least nothing I've ever heard); but, that said, the 6-string has noticable and superior bottom end to start with (with all controls flat); and I can get PLENTY of bottom by using the filters & Qs and/or the bass boost.

I've got to say I'm extremely happy that I got the electronics package I did. I wouldn't have been happy without both the filters & Qs AND the bass & treble controls. They complete the package, and make it possible to quickly and easily get any sound I want. The 2 filters and the blend allow considerable control over the tone... but being able to just have more or less bass and/or treble by turning one or both knobs makes it perfect, and allows a degree of tone control you can't get with just the filters. The filter & Q setup is great... but they're NOT e.q. controls. Sometimes you want more bass, and the only way to get it is if you have a bass boost control.

I find that I like to use all the tone controls on my bass, and generally use them all. I'm finding I generally use a little of BOTH the bass and treble controls... about 1/2way, sometimes a little more with the bass -if/when I really want a booming low end.

I'm guessing your bass will sound sort of halfway between the two. With 3 Ebony neck laminates, the Ebony will likely dominate your sound; and then, since Maple is the next most plentiful neck wood, coupled with the fact that your body is also Maple -this should be the next biggest influence. I'd expect the Vermillion neck laminates and the Coco Bolo to have (relatively) the least impact on your sound; but hopefully they'll still contribute noticably at least a little. Since you've got Coco on both sides, it seems like it should... but the Ebony WILL dominate. Don't worry, this is a good thing. And with Series II electronics, you'll have considerable tonal control. I still think you'd be happier with the e.q. controls -but of course, that's your decision, and you should follow your best judgment, not mine.

I'm guessing there'll be an update soon on your beauty, I'll look forward to seeing it. With your unique custom neck and Quilted Coco Bolo, it'll be a unique and stunnng beauty!

Again, I respectfully suggest you get it insured at least for a 1/2 year -just in case there's any problem with shipping, so you don't get whored!

Take care, Mark
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 200
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post

Crazy Mark ... 2365 lines ???
;o))
no picture ?
;o)
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 851
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, gang, I finally got some pictures posted over in Showcase... here's the link:http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/44656.html?1191190210
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 134
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 7:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, Mark!!

Just a quick question: You just have a single Master Bass/Treble (with standard single pair of 1 Bass/1 treble Boost/cut control knobs) control circuit that covers both P/U's, right? Not 2 separate pairs, one for each P/U?
Just wanted to make sure.
Thanks for the info! Now return to plucking!!

BCOOOOL, Mike (the'Ho).....
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 855
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 9:57 pm:   Edit Post

Yep, that's right, Mike, just one set/pair of bass & treble knobs for both pickups... that's why my bass has two extra knobs -6 total instead of the usual 4 for Signature electronics.

I works REALLY well... it just makes sense. The individual filters & Qs let you get the sound you want from each pickup; then you mix the two pickups with the blend control; and then, if you want more (or less) bass and/or more (or less) treble... you just turn the knob(s). It's awesome! I use them both constantly... I use all the controls constantly. I love boosting the bass anywhere from halfway to all the way; and I use the treble sometimes to brighten up the sound if I'm using the filters in a lower (non-trebly) position.

You have to experience it to appreciate it... but I give it the highest possible recommendation. If I'd had more money, I'd have got the knobs for the neck pickup, and a pair of toggles for the bridge pickup... but I have to say the master set works great! Get a pair for your Signature... you won't be sorry!!!
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 136
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, October 05, 2007 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

Thanxxx, Mark! Sounds like yer set-up has ya kinda tickled!! 'Preciate the advice, and mebbe keep an eye on the old FTC of mine for some possible enhancements to the electronics package.... ;)
Have a great weekend! TTy, Mike (the'Ho)
P.S. Wherz those sound bytes?????????
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 282
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:45 am:   Edit Post

Oh Hello Mark,

Howz things going? Remember me your ole friend Paul? I'm one of the guys still waiting for my bass like some of the rest of your ole friends like Bradley and cowsmilk and pierreves and Jimmy and 5string and Jacko and Jakebass and bassjigga and flaxstacks and mgreen and Olie and tbrannon and artswork99 and bkbass and jtussing and grateful and crgston and deano and fcspoiler and jlpicard and lbpesque and 83daion and Mele_Alo-oh no, wait a minute, that's me. But anyway these are just a few off the top of my head of whom which are still waiting for our rigs.

I'm sure you are really busy with work and all and playing that baby now and everything but uh ya know, that was sure a heck of a lot of writting that sure dwiddled down to nothin.

Now things have been aweful quiet around here and usually when someone gets their rig they kinda come back in here and give us a little sound byte or a stroke on the back and a little "hope you all get yours soon now" and dis and dat.

Now I don't mean to be causin in kinda disterbance <(that one's for Bradley) but uh some of us could use a few strokes at this point.

Why-----I don't think I'm the only one at this point that's startin to wonder if that flu bug took out the whole shop. I mean It's a little unusual for us not to have seen a picture or two posted for almost 4 weeks now. And by no means am I gonna be the one to pick up the phone as I'm sure they're doing the best they can out there but it's almost like they busted their buns to get "MARKS BASS" done and then that was all she wrote!LOL

So I guess you could say that what I'm gettin at is that we need our old buddy Mark to kinda stir up alittle comorodory<(that ones for Bradley too)! I mean, what happened to those 125 liners you were writting? There should be way more to say now that you got the Ax you waited so long and patiently for!LOL again

So now that my tongue has popped all the way out through my cheek I hope that you got my gest!

Howz about a little Aloha "touch bass" with us ole buddy as you can see things are kinda low around here. I hope this sparks everybody into a little fun and I know that Mica is about to bust out and wipe us off the map with her beautiful photo artwork. She has a way of building up the suspense and blowing us away with the Kine! No pressure Mica, we love ya and hope all is well if you read this.

I have no fear that Mica will soon be here!!!!!

This was all for fun of course Marky, I hope all is well and would love to hear from ya when you get time. Do you think you could put together a little sound byte for us? I know it's kinda complicated and maybe in the next day or so I'll experiment with a easy way just to go direct in the computer and I'll try to share it with you although I'm sure you are very hip to doing that.

Anyway hope to here from you soon.

Take er' easy buddy, L Paully
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 891
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 7:46 pm:   Edit Post

Don't worry, Paul, just be patient. The thing is, they're going to do your bass RIGHT, just the way you want it...

Obviously, you'd prefer it sooner rather than later; but, if they have to choose between getting it to you sooner and falling short on the quality (or on meeting their responsabilities to other customers) vs. taking longer and getting it to you right...

well, you know what their choice'll be. And let's face it, we wouldn't want it any other way.

My friend has this chart/graph with THREE THINGS: cheap; quality; fast. You just won't get all three. You can realitically get any one of these things; sometimes you can get two out of three; but only rarely will you get all three at the same time -and certainly NOT with Alembic.

Be patient, your time will come -and probably not much longer. It WILL be worth it. I speak from experience... twice now. So accept the word of one who knows.

As far as the "sound bytes" go... I'm really busy trying to get a new job right now... it's occupying all my "spare" time. Once that's done with, and I can try and get some help from my very busy girlfriend, I do intend to try to load some sound samples from my two basses. But it'll be a learning experience. Hopefully I/we'll be able to do it... but it'll take some time, and won't be in the next couple of days, in any event.

Take care, best wishes, and be patient. It won't be long, and it'll be worth the wait. You're gonna have a BAD ASS bass!!!
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 144
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, 'King, Watz Shakin'??

Just wanted to thank you for the tip on the Gun Safe. I have one, but It's not big enuff for my axes and my lead-slingers. Guess I'll get a fireproof one for my special instruments. I'd never thought of it, but that's a great idea. The fireproof ones are fire rated @1200 degrees for 30-6o minutes. I know that means paper won't catch on fire, but I imagine it would also protect yer precious axes for a lot longer duration in the event of a catastrophe. But I'm still gonna add the extra insurance like you did!
Anyhoo, thanxxx also for the suggestion on the Bass/Treble circuit. Keep yer eyes peeled on the old FTC .), you MAY notice a little change in my electronics package!!!

BCooooooo, Bro, Mike (the 'Ho)...
5stringho
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Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 145
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, 'King, Watz Shakin'??

Just wanted to thank you for the tip on the Gun Safe. I have one, but It's not big enuff for my axes and my lead-slingers. Guess I'll get a fireproof one for my special instruments. I'd never thought of it, but that's a great idea. The fireproof ones are fire rated @1200 degrees for 30-6o minutes. I know that means paper won't catch on fire, but I imagine it would also protect yer precious axes for a lot longer duration in the event of a catastrophe. But I'm still gonna add the extra insurance like you did!
Anyhoo, thanxxx also for the suggestion on the Bass/Treble circuit. Keep yer eyes peeled on the old FTC .), you MAY notice a little change in my electronics package!!!

BCoooooool, Bro, Mike (the 'Ho)...
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 146
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 6:32 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry 'bout the double post. Thought I caught it Bfore it took!!

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