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davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6184
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

In this thread Mica states that "blackened brass is a black nickel oxide plating technique. Recently, the plater has added a hardened clear coating, which makes the color a deeper black. Previously, it was more of a gunmetal color."
bassjigga
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Post Number: 300
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 9:03 pm:   Edit Post

Cool thanks Dave!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5171
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

done
Photos, inspection and packing to do, but all that points to shipping on Monday.
bassman10096
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Post Number: 1092
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

"I hope this becomes a custom of the month"
I do too!
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1771
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool bass, congrats.

Alas my desire for a fretless grows!

Olie
briant
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Post Number: 119
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:14 pm:   Edit Post

That top rocks so hugely.
davehouck
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Post Number: 6273
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!
!!!
bassjigga
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Post Number: 306
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 5:50 pm:   Edit Post

WOW! is right! Thanks guys. Can't wait to play it. Looking forward to hearing from you Mica.
deburgh
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Username: deburgh

Post Number: 36
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

What a great looking bass, I love it!
Enjoy it Dave!

Todd
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 66
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

What type of strap holders are those?
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1774
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post

They look like Schaller strap locks to me.
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 267
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post

Definitely Schaller Security Locks (the only way to go, IMHO)

Peter
basstard
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Username: basstard

Post Number: 166
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 4:24 am:   Edit Post

This is so beautiful! A real stunner. I'd love a full picture ;-)
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 308
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 3:08 pm:   Edit Post

Just wanted to let everyone know this bass made it home safe and sound wednesday evening. I only had a little time to made some minor neck adjustments and noodle around a bit, but it is absolutely stunning. Struggling to get through work so I can get home and play. I will try to post some pics this weekend.
jedisan
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Username: jedisan

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 2:20 pm:   Edit Post

One of the nicest Alembics I have ever seen. A very nice design concept indeed. I really am a sucker for the neck thru with a book match to center. I think now I will have to do wth one less frappe latte mocha something, and start saving for a custom for myself. Congrats and enjoy.
jerryme
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Username: jerryme

Post Number: 42
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:45 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass, though I much prefer to see the neck lams. Colin
keurosix
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Username: keurosix

Post Number: 257
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post

What a beauty!
Love the bookmatch to center and wood truss rod cover too! If you want to see the lams Colin, look at the back - There they are!
So how's it sound Dave?
Kris
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 309
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 8:33 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for all the compliments guys. I will have to get some pics of the back up for Colin. ;)

It sounds phenominal. It has a throaty deep resonant voice with oodles of sustain. My only other Alembic is an Essence with the std controls so I'm still figuring out the Q switch a bit but it is pretty cool. It has a 3 position switch at 0, 3, 6. The quick tone change switches are also very cool. The bass really sounds great no matter how you EQ it. I also LOVE Alembic's pickup blend control. Panning between pickups on Alembics actually makes a huge difference in tone--much more so than other basses I've played. It has a strong low end and nice edgy highs. I'm a big fan of the hard, dense tops like ebony or coco bolo. Very cool. Plenty of mwah and I can hear some of Rami's chorus sound too.
speicky
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Username: speicky

Post Number: 265
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

did I miss the classic couch photo along the way :-) ?

Hey, Dave, what a gorgeous monster you have there, congratulations !

Christian
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 310
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

No you didn't. I guess they didn't get the couch shot before it went out. I'll have to do my own couch. :-)
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 311
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 2:21 pm:   Edit Post

Ok so the only problem with this bass is now it has me thinking my essence could really benefit from some neck laminates. I can see why people keep ordering more customs. Maybe a custom fretted guy in the future...
keurosix
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Username: keurosix

Post Number: 264
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

It's harder to add laminates than electronics!
You'll just have to trade up! I have a 6 string fretted Europa with the standard electronics (2 pos Q switch), and I also love them. Very versatile. The mid position of the bass and treble switches is the "0" boost or flat position. It's nice to be able to cut or boost too. I have the 3 position Q switch on my fretless Epic. I find it greatly adds many different sounds as compared to the 2 position Q switch. You have a first class bass there! Enjoy it!
Kris
Kris
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 312
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

Just posted pics in the showcase. Here's one just for Colin.

robinc
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Username: robinc

Post Number: 108
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post

that is a sexy lookin piece of bass

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