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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7023
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

It all starts with a neck:
assembly

Close up on the peghead:
assembly


(Message edited by mica on November 09, 2010)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7024
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 6:57 pm:   Edit Post

Well, and for good measure, the top you selected:
assembly
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7026
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

I've been collecting these pictures for a couple of weeks, so you're getting them all in a clump!

assembly

assembly

assembly
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9812
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:23 pm:   Edit Post

Nice grain pattern!
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 24
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:25 pm:   Edit Post

Woohoo.....part of the club now!! Can't wait to see this guy hanging next to my Dragon Wing.
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 796
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

And so, it begins...
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 25
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, November 15, 2010 - 1:57 pm:   Edit Post

May I have some more please?(done in a British accent of course) :-) !!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7065
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 5:22 pm:   Edit Post

In carving:
carve

carve

carve

Zooming through here!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9887
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 6:07 pm:   Edit Post

This is going to be a beautiful bass!
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 27
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Pics?????
skyboltone
Junior
Username: skyboltone

Post Number: 19
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

Mica:
I think you need a Yacht. I have one on the Bay. We should talk.......just kidding. Sorta ;o)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7081
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 6:01 pm:   Edit Post

Pics!

Now with finish:
spray

Full body shot:
spray

Here's the back:
spray

Bevel on the peghead:
spray

The whole show looks really great.
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 28
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 7:35 am:   Edit Post

Mica, very cool! Looks like it might be done soon??????

Thank Mary for her help this week too!!

Alan
crobbins
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 741
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post

Another beautiful bass.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 716
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post

Nice bass... why certain bass/order are full of pictures / short time and other not so much ?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9915
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 9:20 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2810
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 3:55 am:   Edit Post

That's a nice top. What are the electronics?

Graeme
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 29
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Signature electronics with blue front and side LEDs . Bass has been on order since August pics just came later. When ordered I was told 4-5 months.
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 498
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

That's a nice looking bass! 34" scale? What other electronics options did you add to the Signature package? There are a few additional holes on that bass.

"why certain bass/order are full of pictures / short time and other not so much ?"

What I've read in the past about lots of pictures in some FTC threads and hardly any in others is timing. Mica is the one who takes all the pictures (typically) and she can only be in one place at a time. So sometimes she happens to catch some instruments in better photo ready condition than others.
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 30
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

34 inch scale. 1 1/2 at the nut like a Jazz bass. Other holes are for dimmers for the front and side LED's. Will make a nice addition to my Dragon wing and Orion.
andbassforall
Member
Username: andbassforall

Post Number: 94
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

So digging this thread!
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 31
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

not as much as me! :-) Needs to join its brother!
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 32
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

any update Mica?

thanks,

Alan
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 33
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:01 pm:   Edit Post

??????
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7158
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post

Super close now...
setup

Just working through setup.
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 34
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:16 pm:   Edit Post

rumor is it is shipping today?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7182
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

I know you already got the update from Will Gunn, but your bass is completed and slated to ship on Monday:

done!
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 854
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 7:46 pm:   Edit Post

Yay! That was pretty quick!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10056
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely beautiful bass!! One of the nicest tops yet!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1553
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post

NICE!
dlbydgtl
Intermediate Member
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 102
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 9:16 pm:   Edit Post

That woodgrain is amazing! Enjoy, i know you will.
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 35
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

Mica and the entire team worked their magic! Just placed the order for custom number 2.... A modified Rogue in ASH! Wait until you guys see this one. Not like any other one I have seen. Stay tuned to this channel!!!

Alan
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 523
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

HOT-NESS.

Congratulations on a beautiful instrument. Signature electronics + that neck recipe just kills.
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 36
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:42 pm:   Edit Post

Out for delivery !!!!!!!
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 525
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

I'm eagerly awaiting that phone call as well. :-)
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 37
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

Just a couple of quick iphone photos. Replaced the knobs with q-parts abalone knobs. Thanks to all of the Alembic family for such great work.

Alan





[moderator's edit: aligned images to vertical]

(Message edited by artswork99 on January 28, 2011)
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2846
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 1:19 am:   Edit Post

Those knobs look fantastic Alan. Did you have any issues fitting them? We discussed these knobs last year but no-one had tried them at that point. I was looking at the same ones you have and I must say they really do finish the instrument off nicely.

Graeme
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1270
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 6:41 am:   Edit Post

I love the cocobolo on this one- looks like melting chocolate!

I scrolled through to find the description of the electronics. Earlier in the thread I see it described as Signature electronics + side and front LEDs. The LED's explain the extra switch, but care to explain the 2 extra knobs?
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 40
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

Jacko, knobs fit no problem. They come with a sleve inset that has to be removed. I have them on my Dragon wing, Orion, and not the MK. I think it makes a big difference. Best is they are only about 10.00 ea.
Tbrannon, the extra knobs are dimmers for the front and side Led's. Not sure I needed them but the extra knobs look cool!!!
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1271
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

Very cool- I knew there were people who had dimmers installed, but I think this is the first time I've seen separate dimmers for each of the LED groups.
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1392
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:07 am:   Edit Post

Alan, What a beautiful bass! Congratulations and Play it Healthy! Do you have any pictures of the front LED's on yet? It's got to be something. I noticed in another thread you mentioned WPB. I lived in Boynton for 15 yrs and still travel there once in a while, I'd like to write you the next time we're headed south if okay with you. Back to the beautiful Balance K thread!
amelnick
Junior
Username: amelnick

Post Number: 41
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post

artswork99, come visit anytime! I am in Wellington and Dad lives in Boynton Beach. I will post a pic or 2 of the LED's when I can. Thanks to all for the compliments. Cant wait to get the next build started.

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