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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6732
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Stuff in assembly now:

assembly

assembly

assembly

assembly

This is some really awesome wood.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9281
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

Very unique figuring!
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1175
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!!

No filters? There have been some very interesting series basses being built lately. Will Gunn's custom is another one that comes to mind.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6734
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

This is one was inspired by Will's.

(Message edited by mica on May 07, 2010)
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 53
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post

Will and all at Alembic have been nothing but insprirational in the design for this bass.
Looking forward to progress on and continued support on the build of another "unique" bass... only by the masters at Alembic!

Superfilter-ing my two current Alembic basses, and this bass will also be a refinement from them, just sounds awesome.

Mica: Looks great - including the almost flame characteristics of the "dark" African Mahogany core. Thanks to all, I appreciate the kind words.
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 56
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, May 24, 2010 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

Mica - Any updates? Thanks - Rich
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6775
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

It's moving along...
carving

carve

carving
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1150
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 7:48 pm:   Edit Post

I see a wizards face on the top (Gandalf). Beautiful!
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 64
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet... Thanks for the updates - nice to see the progress -- keep the pictures coming!

BTW: Mica, I`m thinking Black Tahitian MOP (oval fingerboard) inlays to match that Ebony neck lam........

Wait till the finish hits!

-Rich
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 448
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

I never get tired seeing such beauties
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1130
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, looks great!

Body shape looks almost the same as my fretless, I love it!
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 73
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

would love some updated pictures
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6808
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

Carve away!

carve
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6838
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:49 pm:   Edit Post

And now with some sealer coats:
spray
There is a lot going on in this top. Layers upon layers.

spray
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1230
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

Whew... drooling. Beautiful
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1171
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 9:18 pm:   Edit Post

Interesting neck laminates , nice contrast.
andbassforall
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Username: andbassforall

Post Number: 90
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 12:50 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful! I dig.
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 377
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

really nice! i like that shortened horn...
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 428
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post

Rich - this is a fabulous looking instrument!

I noticed in the "changes/additions" section that you've requested a very blue shell for the logo inlay. Brilliant minds... I did the same for my custom Essence. Blue LEDs as well? :-)
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 86
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post

yep...
Brian, just keep in mind Mica said she`d try to keep the bluest shell paua. That could change, (colors), as they obtain/sand the shell material for the inlay. My hopes are for the bluest possible and thanks a lot too.
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 429
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post

Rich - what color hardware are you going with?
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 87
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

I know, I know... just ordered the brass plain, the chrome plating like you`ve ordered was just getting to pricey.

Here are the basic specs:
Rogue Modified body, (shortened upper horn/lengthened lower horn)
4 string
34" scale
Neck dimensions: 1.5" at nut; 2.375" at 24th fret
ebony fretboard (Black Tahitian MOP fretboard inlays)
side LEDs in blue with external dimmer control
Coco Bolo top and back
maple neck: 3/8" ebony/purpleheart stringers w/ maple pinstripes
dark mahogany body
orion style inline peghead
continuous wood backplate
all brass hardware/ bird tailpiece
inlaid logo w/shell
satin neck finish
Series electronics sans filters
Volume Controls: Master, neck and Bridge

-Rich
eligilam
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Username: eligilam

Post Number: 276
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post

...

(Message edited by eligilam on July 29, 2010)
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 88
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:18 pm:   Edit Post

... :-)
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 430
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:34 pm:   Edit Post

This is going to be an amazing instrument, Rich. :-)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6853
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post

Drilled, and preset (sorry for chopping the upper horn off in this image):

preset
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6893
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 6:10 pm:   Edit Post

And the last step before re-entering spray:
preset
Inlay zone!

Ok... I peeked:

preset
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 99
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 7:25 pm:   Edit Post

Mica,
Thanks... well the inlay`s looking Blue there, (I,IV,V)...could`nt resist, (and very shiny on the left), now about the orange traffic cone? Good one, lol.

By the way the drilled holes for the controls; and the 5 pin; are placed per-fect-ly! Thank you. They could not be placed better.
rjmsteel
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 109
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:13 pm:   Edit Post

Any visual updates to look at and enjoy??

-Rich
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 465
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

Oh WOW! I love love LOVE that inlay! I was on vacation when that got posted. That's fabulous, Rich!!
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 540
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 5:48 am:   Edit Post

That Bass got eyes on "waist"!
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 115
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:32 pm:   Edit Post

Any updates? :-)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7018
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 - 7:16 pm:   Edit Post

Yours is in the final cure. I will get you pics either on Sunday (I might be coming in) or early next week. It's gorgeous!
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 119
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica,
I appreciate the update, (and pictures to come). I`d like to also mention how much we appreciate this Factory To Customer Build Record thing you & your company provides for your custom build customers. No one else, (that I know of), provides this service.

Note: Did you receive the e-mail I sent late on Friday, (to your mail), regarding the truss rod cover engraving we talked about/ documented in the change/additions section?

Thanks again - Rich
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 120
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

Any chance to get some of those pics.... :-) ??
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7067
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 5:47 pm:   Edit Post

Finally!
rich_spray06.jpg

rich_spray05.jpg

The backplate is still on its hanger, I just put in in place for your preview!
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 123
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post

Did a Thanksgiving bird Gobble up the last two pictures?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7079
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 6:40 pm:   Edit Post

Bad turkey!
spray

spray
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 494
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

That's just stunning, Rich!
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 125
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 3:40 pm:   Edit Post

Much appreciated Mica & Brian.

Brian: I see you`ve got Logo undercover on your Essence... very cool.

-Rich
crobbins
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 739
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Very cool. Congrats......
rjmsteel
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 142
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post

May I ask... please... if my bass is getting closer to:
Calibration, Setup or Inspection?

Also would I be able to seperately order a: 5-pin cable, 12 (Twelve) feet in length for Series I/II in addition to the cable supplied with the bass? (For a small stage area I regularly work in).

-Rich
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 566
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

So... completed pictures? :-)
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 158
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for asking Brian:

I`ll be posting some quality pictures of my recently acquired, and awesome sounding, bass in the Showcase section fairly soon.

I want to post only once I have a Really Good set of photos to share.

By the way Will of Will Gunn Guitars is and has been a pleasure to work with on conveying to Alembic my desires combined with his knowledge and ideas in a incredible instrument, I can`t recommend him - as a dealer of choice (wise) - enough!

Thanks, of course, goes out to the incredible artisians, including James, Charles, Stephanie, Mary and Bob, Jack, Tony, Bill and Mica, Ron and Susan and Kris as listed on my wood card who crafted such a fine instrument.

-Rich
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 568
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:12 pm:   Edit Post

Can't wait for the pictures, man! That's one sexeh bass. :-)
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 143
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 6:34 am:   Edit Post

Yes....pictures please!!!

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