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dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 706
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 2:53 pm:   Edit Post

Any news dear heart?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5170
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post

I know you can handle seeing this picture:
rub out
This is in rub out, after wet sanding. The bass is waiting to chill out after the friction of sanding and will get polished tomorrow or Monday.

The Essence bass is already buffed out, so you'll be getting them both at the same time.
dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 708
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

Almost looks like it was spitting up after a good Similac feeding!
"I told you not to giggle the baby so much!"
Thanks for the pic!
basstard
Intermediate Member
Username: basstard

Post Number: 167
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 4:28 am:   Edit Post

What kind of hardware it's getting? I think blackened would be perfect!
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 714
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post

Standard for this model. All my axes have the same hardware set up save the Essense above that has chrome. All the older ones have chrome Schallers w/ brass bridges and the newer Gold Gotohs with brass bridges.
rami
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Username: rami

Post Number: 763
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 4:37 pm:   Edit Post

Wow Danno! And I thought I was the resident Excel-aholic. That's a real beauty... a Blacker than Black Beauty!
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 715
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 8:37 pm:   Edit Post

You have me beat by a mile my friend. A Canadian wilderness mile or is that kilometer?
This only makes 4 Excel 5's, 5 Spoilers (4,5,6,7), 2 Essence 5's, 1 Distillate 5, 1 Epic 5, 1 exploiter Persuader type 4, 1 Elan 6 and one Skylark. And not a series to be had! Someday..... someday...... if the next album takes off and a nice tour....... then perhaps i can make that call? A Series 2 10 string. Oh yeah, thats the ticket! Thank the Lord I don't have a wife. "Man dies suddenly under suspicion, irate wife puts collection on auction block. Non musical pool boy seen as constant companion to widow."
5stringho
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Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 261
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

You have another Black Beauty brewing there, Danno. She'll fit in well with the rest of the "family". As far as the Wife goes, it depends on who you find. I guess I'm lucky. Mine is extremely supportive of my music, put's up with my severe affliction of G.(ear) A.(quisition)S.(yndrome), and actually talked me INTO ordering my current Custom build (which, really, didn't take a whole LOT of prodding =). She was smitten with the Heart Omega, which was a must for her blessing! Maybe someday for you, the right one will come along to help you with the little things, like polishing and stringing all yer basses! Good luck with the CD, Tour, and the New Excel.
Have Fun, Mike, tho....
dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 717
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 9:16 am:   Edit Post

You are a most blessed man to have found such a supportive mate! Hell my ex-fiancee complained about carrying a bass into the gig. Maybe someday but I highly doubt that I will join the ranks of the betrothed.
But today I concentrate on the gig tonight. Bringing 2 excel 5's, accugroove whappo jr, epi ul212 and my f1x-sf2-plx3402 head. Boom in the room baby!
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1797
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post

DANNO, WOW. If my addition is correct that makes 16. And most definately a "Sweet 16" I would have to say!

If my wife ever complains about my new one when it comes, I'll just show some pix of your collection. LOL

Olie
dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 718
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, I'm out of control, no doubt about it. I also have a Hamer 12, Dean B2 5, Stambaugh 4, Ripper, Ravenwest 8, Ovation 4 prototype, MIJ Fender strat w sustainer, 2 Fender Esquires (1 gt and 1 scorpion), American Deluxe strat w emgs, early 80's Mockingbird guit, LP 3 pup classic w emgs, MM petrucci 7, Schector diamond 7 w duncans, Hamer ft w emgs, esp 1000 w emgs and a 5 str banjo. Now what woman would understand that?
btw, the gig went smashingly well, got to jam on Danzig's twist of cain with the drummer from Type O Negative/ Danzig/ 7th Void (Johnny Kelly) and Kenny Hickey of the same fame. Metal mag review to follow I'm told..
Olie by allmeans use me as an example (be sure to include Rami as well ) and after your wife sees the myspace page she may start a prayer circle for me! Tell her that would be great, I need to drop 30 pounds and I'm doing the sound for a Church of the Nazarene Easter service. Those long services are rough!
5stringho
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Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 264
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 6:57 am:   Edit Post

Geeez, Danno, you NEED a full-time assistant to look after all those axe's! Glad the gig went well.
Have fun, Mike tho =]
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 719
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 6:05 pm:   Edit Post

Perhaps a young, petite, attractive, long haired lady with a penchant for older men with music obsessions could assist me? I mean cleaning and changing strings alone, not to mention minor adjustments are just too time consuming for one guy to keep up with! But not in the way Eliot Spitzer dealt with staffing issues.
rami
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 772
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

Danno, don't you also have a black T-Bird?
I found a Nikki Sixx Blackbird. It's only control is an ON/OFF switch. It's the most hardcore rock 'n' roll Bass in my collection. Loud, rude and aggressive. It's good for playing Bach too. Each one of those 16th note runs sound like multiple shotgun blasts.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 722
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:54 pm:   Edit Post

I sold it to Steve Zing bassist for Danzig. He is also the singer in Doomtree. My black 4003 went to Tony Senatore. The bird looked cool but I need 5 strings on stage. Doomtree is doing more songs in drop D and low C lately. I hear Nikki is giving Hamer some attention again. I'm still coveting all the series 2's coming out of Santa Rosa plus all your customs Rami. And they were before the rise of Canadian currency!
rami
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Username: rami

Post Number: 773
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

When I had my customs built, the Canadian dollar was worth about 60 cents U.S. After the duties and taxes, I ended up paying more than 50% over the U.S. cost. I purchased my Series II 4 string directly from Alembic at that time too. They were all the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, so I don't think about their cost anymore. Besides, Mica and Susan gave me many discounts and many extra features at no extra charge for which I'm extremely grateful. Unfortunately, I can't afford another Alembic anymore (custom or not), but I think I have a nice sized Bass family at this point.

I have a question about your experience with your T-bird; did you have a loud, directional hum? It's the one thing that really bugs me about it. I keep having to change positions to cancel it out. Did you have that problem too?

Peace,

Rami
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 724
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Yeah, I had to move around while playing to get the silence I wanted. I thought about getting shielding paint but then the bass went on tour and is now out of my hands. Most of my instruments pick up something from lighting, tv etc. But on stage my Alembics with a Shure wireless never seem noisy. I'll ask my friend if he noticed anything on tour.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 730
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

Is it soup yet?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5257
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post

BOTH basses had to go back to spray. Right now, they are in the rubout room, getting very dry before rubbing out again. Probably another week before we attempt the rubout again, just to be on the safe side.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 733
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post

Otay! Thanks for the update. Could you please send me the wide black strap in the meantime? Put it on the card, then I can get excited over another package from youse guys and gals.Otherwise I may GAS something stupid!
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 735
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 1:31 pm:   Edit Post

Any rubbing going on? The bbc reported today that men should engage in that three times a day to reduce prostate cancer. I think they deliberately waited until after the Pope left to report that.
hmmmmmn heck, prostate issues, heck, prostate issues......
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 1018
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

Bass frottage.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 744
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 6:48 pm:   Edit Post

Any news to report?
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 753
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

Any chance they will be finished soon? I have some summer dates coming up.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 756
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

Fretless to ship on the 16th. Alas the Essence is still misbehaving.
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 769
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

Batting .500 ain't bad Danno!

Enjoy that Excel when it arrives- what's the problem with the Essence?
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 757
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

These two have been unruly in the spray booth. Black is difficult because everything shows up and Alembic's standards are very high. I'm told they have set a new record for time for a black finish.
They entered the booth Aug. 2007. "2 bass entah! 1 bass leave!"
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1865
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post

I feel your pain Danno, of course I only had 1 "unruly kid". But she'sa behavun' now!

OO
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 770
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

LOL- thanks for the laugh Danno. It's been a long day here at work and the '1 bass leave' gave me a much needed laugh.

Toby
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5327
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post

In the setup room on the 9th:
setup

And all dressed up with somewhere to go today:
done

It's now safely boxed up and will get out the door on the 16th.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 761
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the pics! Thanks again for your help and continued fruitful relationship for now 22 years since the first special order.
Enjoy your weekend, family and the ever changing weather!

Now for that almost short scale to get its mind right!
3rd_ray
Junior
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 35
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice Danno! I like how the gold looks on the black. Enjoy!
hb3
Advanced Member
Username: hb3

Post Number: 337
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 12:39 am:   Edit Post

Wow, that's nice. Could it get any more black? It's none more black.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 762
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 6:37 am:   Edit Post

Thank you, Black hardware like the stealth bass but a wee bit' o gold gives it a bit o class, don't cha know. The Essence 5 I'm waiting on has chrome hardware.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6671
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 8:24 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! That shot of the finished bass looks great!
5stringho
Advanced Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 273
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

Danno,

The newest addition to your Monster collection is, as usual, Stunning!!
Play her in great health, and enjoy!!

BCooool, Mike....
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 766
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

Just opened it up at work. Stunning finish and mwah tone unplugged. Beautifully done. Only hiccup is it has a blend knob rather than a selector switch. Ill miss having the "off" position option. I won't be able to crank it up until about 9:00 p.m.
More news to come......
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 768
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post

Well, after doing a sound gig for A graduation and getting my gear and my self rained on. (wonder what the damage cost will be on this one!) I'm plugged into my rig at home and the results are wonderful. The folks put in a side jack instead of the usual front one. I really like that. Reduces the rip the front off the bass by the jack syndrome! Great open string sustain. The leds just before the line are going to require a bit of getting used to but they make perfect sense. This baby is going to do wonders for my technique. barre chords, octives, sliding harmonics etc. All need to be refined a bit but hey, I'm up for it. This is a different beast than my 7 fretless which causes me to play in a more classical style (plus its 32 scale). Now for that waskily udder bass to show up when it has learned its lesson!
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 781
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like a hit Danno. Scale length on this one is 34"?
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1871
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool, congrats Danno!

OO
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 769
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 3:24 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, yes this one is 34" set neck, bridge block, Europa guts, red leds. Body is ash, ph accent and flame maple. May take it out tonight to a free form type Crimso jam in Piermont NY. My friend Bob Susko studied with Fripp so its always way outside the box.
Now..... what should I ask Susan and Mica for next??????
bkbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bkbass

Post Number: 173
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post

Danno, where in Piermont? That's my stompin grounds. Unfortunately, I have rehearsal tonight but I would be interested in hearing a fellow brother play for the next time. Perhaps,I may also get to play there with my band in the future.You can email me at bkravitz@panynj.gov You must know where the Defiant brewery is in Pearl River. If we could get an expression of interest for a East Coast gathering I'm sure they could accomodate us.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 770
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

Lighthouse on the Hudson, 701 Piermont Ave., Piermont, New York.
Nice outdoor bar area overlooking the Hudson River.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 785
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 03, 2008 - 12:42 pm:   Edit Post

Any updates on the Essence 5 refinishing non-cooperation, petulant childlike, egocentric, why won't you let me be blue anymore bass?

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