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the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 31
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 9:59 am:   Edit Post

If it's a question of whither, or not the guitar has a PF-6B preamp card... (meaning calibration of these preamp cards) and if series basses are deemed with the cards, I think the possibilities are almost with an absolute certainty, Ron would be the last line of defense on series basses, with exceptions to other customs.

I am sure, he has his apprentice, but I know -- it is he (Ron) working on the the Toma_Hawk -- exclusively.

Truly, Mica owns this answer.

Peace and Love,

Hal-



(Message edited by the_jester on February 08, 2010)
the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 32
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Altgrendel,

Without question, I will post enough pictures.

My favorite picture are depth to field "close ups" and ratios in relationship to the sizes of other guitars. In fact, I love those group shots posted from Keavin #12 with all those Alembics standing next to each other. Without question, those are the best pictures on Alembic.com and it's the best pictures for looking for size comparisons.

For example, if I was interested in a new bass, I would look for those group shot pictures of all those varieties of basses. In those pictures, you'll be able to take away something with more meaning, than what meets the eyes.

What is particularly interesting about Mica's pictures, are when one of the technicians holds, and pose with the instrument. You really get a better perspective of the basses size, and granular dimensions as well.

So, I will post hopefully, some very interesting picture too.

Peace and Love,

Hal-

(Message edited by the_jester on February 08, 2010)
tmoney61092
Advanced Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 340
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post

jazzyvee, i had to have some electronics worked on that had somehow shorted out(scared me to hell, smoke coming out, tears to my eyes) and when i sent Mica an e-mail about it she asked me to leave a note on the package directed to her. so i'm pretty sure that Mica and company can perform on the non-series instruments no problem.

~Taylor
the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 33
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post

Who will be the honors of post #500?

Peace and Love,

Hal-
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 313
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Sorry, couldn't resist! :-)

Greg
the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 34
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 8:15 pm:   Edit Post

You're beautiful Greg.

I was hoping it would be you, altgrendel, Garth, Sonicus or Wolf to hit #500.

Peace and Love,

Hal-
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 318
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Hal, it is great to know that I'll be remembered as part of the history of Toma_Hawk.

Any news from Alembic? Any estimative now?

Greg
the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 43
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:42 pm:   Edit Post

Greg,

Just wait until you have your bass streaming through this Internet FTC, I'll be your #1 fan!

As to your question about the Toma_Hawk...
According to Mica, Ron has this bass.

I have complete faith that the Toma_Hawk will be a BAAAD MOTHER... Shut your mouth!

When he's done! (an you can dig it...)
musashi
Member
Username: musashi

Post Number: 69
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 8:13 pm:   Edit Post

We are talking about Shaft, after all... :>)
the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 46
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

Mica,

Any updates?
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 52
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

"Your bass design is awesome..."

Stanley Clarke-

For those people who originally felt the same way about this bass, another person just joined us in agreement.

Peace and Love,

Hal-



(Message edited by the_jester on February 14, 2010)
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 20
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 7:53 pm:   Edit Post

Stanley Clarke? What does he know about Alembics and about bass playing?
He will always be one of my idols....
dluxe
Member
Username: dluxe

Post Number: 60
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSj7B8Yriiw
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 53
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 9:34 pm:   Edit Post

God is Good.

Ed, its good to the hear from you.

Robert, your bass is beautiful. I see you have a Dragon Bass too.

Ed, you and I have a Tiger basses (Chinese New Year).

Peace and Love.

Hal-
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 21
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 4:01 am:   Edit Post

Wow what a nice video!!! THANK U!!!
I had the chance to see him in concert in Mexico city in. 1995, with Al Dimeola and Jean Luc Ponty, there was no drummer.... So he had the responsibility of the whole rythm, he stole the show, he is SO cool...
I can see why he uses mainly Alembics, that kind of lead sound can only come from an Alembic.
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 22
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 4:06 am:   Edit Post

A tiger bass? Does that mean my bass will have many lovers and play golf?
;O )
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 57
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

Man, your bass is so SUPER-BAAAD, the ladies will show, as soon as you hit a beautiful note. You will not need to play golf, my brother.

BTW, I looked up the meaning of golf...and I found:

(Gentlemen. Only. Ladies. Forbidden)
If true, what a legacy...

(I learn something new everyday...)

Peace and Love,

Hal-

(Message edited by the_jester on February 15, 2010)
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 23
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 1:28 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Hal!
When r u expecting the new bass? I am still on hold!
Interesting definition of golf ... I remember reading an article some time ago about the word "Nylon"...
It seems that it was discovered by 2 scientists one from NY city and one from LONdon.... And that's where the name comes from....!!!!
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 58
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Ed.

I am still waiting to get the call. I am holding off on any unnecessary (out of the area) travels this month and next month, I have faith the new birth of this bass will be picked up soon.

I was thinking, there may be a chance I'll see your bass, if its still at Alembic HQ, if they'd yet to ship it off..

Like I said before, I promise to look, but not touch it... :-)

Peace and Love,

Hal-
paulman
Senior Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 418
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post

500

Oh, and the Toma-Hawk is cool!
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 62
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Paul,

"And it don't stop, can't stop, won't stop..."

It might reach 1000 long after I receive this bass!

Peace and Love,

Hal-

(Message edited by the_jester on February 16, 2010)
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2571
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 4:26 am:   Edit Post

"It might reach 1000 long after I receive this bass!"

Won't that take up rather alot of room on the Alembic server?
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 6607
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 6:48 pm:   Edit Post

Done!
done
I've sent you an email about available dates to collect your bass.
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 546
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool. :-)
cje
Junior
Username: cje

Post Number: 36
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 7:48 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome, Hal - congratulations... This leg of the journey is OVER. Take the next exit to Alembic, and start the next one!
tom_z
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 610
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 8:22 pm:   Edit Post

Wow - looks beautiful! Congrats Hal!
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 66
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, Susan, Ron and the Alembic Team THANK YOU!

It's a emotional moment for me, and seeing this bass pictured with the magic word: "Done" was the final chapter to this story of how Alembic made my dream bass.

I am very sure, this story will be repeated again and again, for generations to come.

JOB WELL DONE!

Peace to everybody and may I hope, to someday see your Alembic ideas created here. (why would you go anywhere else???)

God bless everyone, and please keep me in your prayers.

Hal-

(Message edited by the_jester on February 17, 2010)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 740
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Hal . 'Be Here Now" on your way to pick up your new creation and back again and be safe on the road for I am sure you are and will continue to be experiencing several layers of pure elation for the entire journey .
musashi
Member
Username: musashi

Post Number: 70
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post

Yes.
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1069
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 8:33 am:   Edit Post

This must be a world record bass, took less time to construct than to design/quote a 12th fret inlay for another bass that's almost finished (!)

Looks great, congrats!
Be sure to totally overload the showcase section when you get her! ;-)
Royal badness indeed!
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 68
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post

Thanks fellas,

This bass was just paid in full today!

The deal was honored with the most smoothest transaction imaginable.

"The 'spirit' in this one is strong..."

Flip, (LOL!!!!) Man, don't say that... (LOL) Alembic authorities will hall my ass off the site with all my pictures LOL!!!!!!

I can hear it coming...

"Hal, this not the "Toma_Hawk" Blog... Dude chill on the photos already..." LOL!!!

I promise to be cool. Honestly, I will be devoting most of my time recording with both basses with in Funk harmonies.

I'll be doing more intensive animation work with these two basses. It's time for the Toma_Hawk to enter the virtual worlds of computer simulations. This should be fun, but my coffee budget will take a hit increase. I will not be able to sleep for months.

Peace and Love,

Hal-
garth4664
Member
Username: garth4664

Post Number: 98
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Hal - this is indeed fantastic news. I'm sure the bass will play as good as it looks and you won't be able to put it down. Looking forward to sound clips.
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 83
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 3:48 am:   Edit Post

Well, its time for a review, after test driving the Toma_Hawk.

WOW!!!!

This bass is absolutely fun to play. The action is so responsive, I barely need to strike cords for them to respond, but when you do strike with power, the punch resonates each note(s) clean, effortlessly.

Far as balance goes, the Toma_Hawk is "body heavy" and it's thicker than my 76 Series 1 and the neck is thinner with a faster design than my 1976 bass too. The Toma_Hawk is a far better bass than anything I ever owned or played.

This bass feel great, and the controls are nicely spaces and they don't feel crowed at all. The chrome give a high clean posh modern look, and all the wood colors contrast, and coordinated nicely.

The bass has a deep red, vermillion wood, which I find very energetic, exciting and yes -- sexy too. Also, when light bounces off the vermillion, giving a velvet like reflection (it's so nice...).

Want to see pictures?

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/76637.html?1266665605

Peace and Love,

Hal-



(Message edited by the_jester on February 20, 2010)
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 91
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 8:53 pm:   Edit Post

Lights off... <click> Nothing to see here :-)

God Bless You...

Hal-


(Message edited by the_jester on February 23, 2010)

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