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the_jester
Intermediate Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 149
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:13 am:   Edit Post

Eduardo,

I thought you might had received you bass by now, because sometimes Mica just have them shipped off after she speaks with the owners -- so, you'll never know...

However, that's great news to know your bass is about 1 week away from the finish line.

I will always remember your bass through the months and the 4 seasons of development. Since my bass followed yours, there's no-way I'll ever forget.

If your bass is done in one week, then I am really excited, because according to Mica, my bass is next.

I can't wait to hit the road, to Santa Rosa and congratulate everybody for doing an outstanding job!

Peace and Love,

Hal-


(Message edited by the_jester on January 30, 2010)
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 12
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 5:17 am:   Edit Post

Oh yes, it's like 2 babies who were born at the same hospital on the same week...
So you are going to Santa Rosa personally to pick it up? Lucky you! Well if my bass happens to be there tell Mica to call me 202 445 3441 I will give full green light for you to try my bass. If the bass has already been shipped then I will get you a sound clip.
If you Type " Lalo Garcia bass" in YouTube you shoul see a couple of videos of me, one has a bass solo played on a Spector, I want that sound but even brighter...
I am having anxiety attacks!
All the "bass"
Lalo Garcia
the_jester
Intermediate Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 150
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Eduardo,

Oh my goodness, you are so right. It does feel like going to the hospital... (I know, been there twice) :-)

Yes, I live about 2 hours from Santa Rosa and I been there before and had coffee. I love those guys over there. They are family period. I will always honor them, and do good by them as I try with my own family.

Seeing you bass in person, would be a huge treat, but I don't want to make my Toma_Hawk jealous, so if it's there, I'll just "look-but-don't-touch" as I look at all the beautiful ladies while on vacation.:-)

If you were there in Santa Rosa, I would be honored to kick back, and watch you play the heck out of my Toma_Hawk. :-) That would be OK with me my friend.

I know what you mean, when you say anxiety... (believe me I do...). But frankly, our basses are in the best place in the business, so I have absolutely no farther questions at all. (The question periods are over and done, I am sold...)

In the mean-time, I'll wait for that faithful day to hit the streets of Santa Rosa with the joys of picking up a new friend. However, if I see your bass, I would still call you, and tell you just how beautiful "Spooky" is in person... That would be a double treat!!!

Peace and Love,

Hal-

(Message edited by the_jester on January 30, 2010)
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 424
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

Nice job Lalo.
The tapping part was especially tasty!

Lalo's Bass Solo
the_jester
Intermediate Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 158
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 9:26 pm:   Edit Post

lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 13
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

Hi
thanks buddy there is some imperfections but I still like it this was back in 2003.
I like the sound of a maple board, and my favorite Spector is a 1978 birch ns 2 (very rare!!) that bass is pictured at the Spector website:

http://www.spectorbass.com/newfiles/gall2.html

I am the 8th player under Lalo Garcia counting from the bottom of the page....

I want Alembic construction with Alembic electronics, with birch body and maple board , only Alembic could do that for me, so I didn't mind the investment, this time I wanted the best!!
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 308
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

Got my feet tapping with that solo, and IMHO that means you're awesome!!
Congratulations Lalo, can't wait to see you playing your Spooky Bass!!

Greg
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 6597
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 5:29 pm:   Edit Post

Gearing up to ship this out on Monday:
done
Sounds great! I had fun playing this bass today after Kent and his amazing son Josh stopped by. Your bass got a little attention from both of them as you can probably imagine.
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 309
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 5:33 pm:   Edit Post

Stunning...

Greg
the_jester
New
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 10
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

NOTHING BUT ALEMBIC FEATURE WRITTEN ALL OVER IT'S BODY!
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 14
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica! And thanks to every one for the kind words ... Any body with a little bit of bass knowledge can tell this is an Alembic just within seconds of looking at this bass....not even tiger woods has such a beautiful blonde!!!
fmm
Advanced Member
Username: fmm

Post Number: 289
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

My goodness, that's a pretty bass!
lmiwa
Advanced Member
Username: lmiwa

Post Number: 282
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

Looks like it picked up an extra knob since the 12/29 pic. LED dimmer?
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 15
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

Yes u have good eyes my friend that is a dimmer...
There is nothing more sexy than being alone with a blond like this and controlling the dimmer! There also 6 more knobs on the back of the bass (Sic!!!)
the_jester
Junior
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 27
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Those knobs look like semisweet chocolate chips, like I love them...
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 16
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 5:59 am:   Edit Post

Oops I am sorry somebody told me I posted the wrong link on previous posting; try this one :

http://www.spectorbass.com/NewFiles/gall2.html

I'm the 8 th player starting from the bottom of the page under Lalo Garcia, and that is my birch bass,the inspiration of this new Alembic bass...
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 312
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post

CHUCK BERRY?!?
Wow....

Greg
garth4664
Member
Username: garth4664

Post Number: 92
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 1:15 am:   Edit Post

"For serious concerts", Lalo may just have a new favourite. (apologies to Stuart Spector and Ned Stienberger)

That is a beautiful bass Mr Gacia. Look forward to hearing sound clips when you get around to posting some.
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2417
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 2:04 am:   Edit Post

Also according to that page, Lalo owns the only Spector with a maple fingerboard ever made.
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 17
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 4:00 am:   Edit Post

I love mr. Spector and his crew, they are great people; this posting first appeared in 2002; since then 3 more basses with maple fingerboard have been built ( I own the 3 of them); as much as I love them ; I have always felt the electronics and the options were limited; that's why I ordered another Alembic. I am not new to Alembic I have used them for more than 20 years, and the only reason I dont have more is price!!
I wonder if I also own the only Alembic bass with a maple fingerboard ? Mica : any others on record?
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2418
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 4:05 am:   Edit Post

The bassist for The Moody Blues had one in the 1970s, which was featured in one of the Alembic catalogues. The recent FC "Love Giver" had one too. Not too many others, I think.
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 18
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 6:01 am:   Edit Post

Wow thank u for that information , I would love to see a picture of those basses, if u find one on the Internet please share it!
Thanks buddy!
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 19
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 6:13 am:   Edit Post

Hi!
My god u were right! As soon as I read your post I did a google search with the words: Alembic moody blues

Guess what I found? That bass is on sale at Gruhn guitars of Nashville for $20'000 bucks!!! Check it out on the bass section of www.gruhn.com
any others Mica???
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 317
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 3:01 pm:   Edit Post

Lalo,
Just in case you didn't find it, here is the Love Giver that Adriaan mentioned.
Also, I remembered Mica's first post on this FTC thread:
"From time to time, someone compels us to make a Maple fingerboard"
That must mean that there are others out there!

Greg
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 25
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

Hi every one!
I finally got my bass last week...I am extremely happy....It's a killer! well worth the wait...
The construction, playability and tone are what I expected...
Now for the big question: Is this the best bass in the world?
It's hard to tell...I have 43 basses...all kinds and flavors....Three of them are very impressive too...I can say that this is one is second to none...just as good as the other 3....
Overall I am very happy!
Thanks for all your nice comments during this waiting period.
Bass Wishes
Lalo Garcia
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 377
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post

Lalo, congratulations!
The next step is getting pictures. It is mandatory for everyone who gets their new basses!

Greg
eligilam
Advanced Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 239
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post

Hey Lalo, congrats on the Spooky Bass. Do you have any pics of your entire collection? I would love to see that 43-bass arsenal...probably looks somewhat like that famous Entwistle pic.
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 26
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

I dont really know how to post pictures in the Internet, I use my phone I don't have a computer !! Somebody please give me an email adrdress and help me to post them!!
In terms of the collection: I can try to take one of the whole collection and again somebody help me...I don't have one single picture with all of them...I have all kinds of flavors and configurations:
Or if u want a specific bass let me know; there are 5 status , 15 spectors, 2 vintage 80's Warwicks, 2 vintage ken smiths upgraded with Alembic pickups! One 88 Tobias, a 1999 mtd. 4 string, 3 curbow, 7 string surine, 2 hamer with 2tek bridges, a 1968 hofner, 1 Jerry jones , 1 dipinto , 1 acoustic Kelly ,1 upright, one custom moses, etc...of course 2 alembics.
That's what happens when u don't have kids...at least not officially!
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1090
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:34 pm:   Edit Post

......OMG!

I don't have kids :-)
I do have an email adress, click on my username ;-)
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 378
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:58 pm:   Edit Post

if I read that one more time, my mother will be mad at me, cause I wont give her a grandchild.
What a collection!
And if somehow Flip's email doesn't work, I would be glad to help.

Greg

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