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briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 485
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post

Thank you, Mica! :-)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7021
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry this picture is so junky - just a snapshot, and there's not much light on the face:

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But, it is black :-)
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 488
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 11:40 pm:   Edit Post

This kid is really happy. :-) :-)

That's exactly the darkness I was hoping for - it will stay about like that through finish then, yes?
alembixxx
Member
Username: alembixxx

Post Number: 59
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 4:56 am:   Edit Post

Wow!
Another black quilted maple! Sooooooo cool!
Congrats, very nice bass!!!
Cheers!
DDA
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 490
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4:13 pm:   Edit Post

Any chance you can show me a picture of the logo (whenever it gets done)? This homesick boy needs something to cheer him up. Traveling for work sucks.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7071
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 6:12 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry you can't see it yet, but this is your logo today - it's gotta dry overnight.
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briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 491
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

:-)

Happy Thanksgiving, Alembic family!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 495
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 8:11 pm:   Edit Post

I take it the magic elves have not caught this in a picture worthy state since this was taken? :-)
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 500
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

Please pictures please? It would make us exceptionally happy. Like a christmas wish come true!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 503
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe just a nice word or two? How is the finish process coming along? Guessing that since the logo has been inlaid that the color is done? Meaning back to clear coats and then the curing process?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7098
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post

Your bass is in the final cure stage, just waiting in line for the rubout. I will try to get a shot of it for you before Friday.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7100
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 7:28 pm:   Edit Post

It's before Friday!

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Sorry about the lighting - it really isn't that dark. Here's a little photo editing to help:
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But it's not that light either. Oh well, it looks really awesome in person.

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Pretty pretty!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9956
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

The shell and logo are exceptional!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1473
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

I love that headstock shape on an Essence and the Alembic Logo is Beautiful and stunning .
rjmsteel
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 134
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

Brian:
Great shots of your Alembic Logo. the hues in the cloud, (a little silver, salmon? and darker pearl), look outstanding!
And I love the colors of the Abalone, (like we discussed before?) against the black headstock!
So cool!!!

-Rich
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 507
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 8:58 am:   Edit Post

I can't even find the words yet. Thanks for the update, Mica!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 515
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post

Should I be stalking the UPS man? A little birdie told me this might be heading north this week.
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 516
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

Should I be stalking the UPS man? A little birdie told me this might be heading north this week.
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 521
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 4:31 pm:   Edit Post

At the risk of being a pain in the ass: any estimate on when this might get some attention in Ye Olde Setupe?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7181
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

You are not a pain in the slightest, Brian. Ye Olde Setupe is getting a crack at your bass on Tuesday. I will call you before we ship to coordinate the arrival date.
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 522
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post

Suite. It'll hopefully make its stage debut two weeks from tonight!

Thanks! Looking forward to your call, Mica! :-)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7192
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post

Heard this bass from my office while James was playing your bass a few minutes ago. I had to go and see what the thunder was all about. Imagine my surprise when it was your petite bass!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 526
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

I am full of giddy delight. Like full of it. Overflowing with giddy delight even.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7202
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

I hope you can handle this!

done!

Was just passing by, so the angle's not good, but you can see it's got all it's goodies in place. It's not as dark as it seems in the pic, color is the same as when you visited. It's just a snapshot.

I dare not touch it until Mary give me the go ahead after her inspection tomorrow. I think that means gearing up for shipping out Monday or Tuesday should everything go well.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10064
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:51 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1569
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post

"Baby Rumble" might be going home ! Congratulations !
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1213
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

Congrats, looks great! And a for the bird tailpiece, way to go!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 527
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post

It looks like death. I can see my reflection in it.

I eagerly await the UPS truck... and our Great Dane barking his fool head off at it.
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 38
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

I think I can see your grin in the reflection!!! :-)
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1331
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats sir. It goes without saying I'm a real fan of the finish/ Play it in great health and inspiration.
rjmsteel
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 143
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 6:15 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Brian.t!!!!! On some new Low End Thunder!!!!
Chrome plating looks awesome man.
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 856
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post

None more black!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 532
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

I got a visit from the UPS man a bit ago.

Back to making thunder happen. Pictures and stuff will happen later. :-)
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1401
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

Oh cool, glad to hear it made it home safely. Enjoy and Play it Healthy!
dannyj
Junior
Username: dannyj

Post Number: 37
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

Very cool Essence. Enjoy !
I haven't put mine down since I picked it up.
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 535
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 3:58 pm:   Edit Post

Pictures of its first gig are now over here.

I'll add some photos of the bass when I can get some that do it justice. It's proving insanely difficult to get the lighting right so it looks like it actually does in person.

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