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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2776
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 1:37 am:   Edit Post

You are in for a double treat with this month's featured custom, Refinement.

Just amazing how many individual touches can be thought of for a custom instrument (or two).

Congrats Will!
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1314
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 4:33 am:   Edit Post

Awesome!! I wondered how your bass was progressing- didn't know you were gonna sneak two of them in!
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1462
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 4:56 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations Will! Beautiful pair of basses.
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 155
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 4:58 am:   Edit Post

I KNEW their was a reason for getting up early on Saturday morning.

Congratulations Will on the well deserved and coveted featured custom. Or should I say custom(s)!
Will is quite adept at coming up with great ideas, (coupled with the wonderful folks at the mothership), for custom Alembic instruments!

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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 788
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 6:05 am:   Edit Post

The combination walnut top/maple body is the nicest I never seen
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10125
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

Congrats Will!! The tops and bodies on both basses are outstanding!
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 831
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

Very cool. Congrats...
Username: skyboltone

Post Number: 92
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

Very nice break from the "usual" for series basses. Well done.
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 627
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

I really love that Essence body shape with extended upper horn
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1746
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 8:39 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations ! _______ I am impressed by the concepts in design both from the body shape and electronics content. The Essence and Series electronics package together make this a very important possibly precedent setting and important design model for future Alembic creations . Perhaps this could be a trend setter; I can see my self asking for this combo as well . My complements to Will Gunn for his choice in specifications and Alembic for the master craftsmanship and dedication to strive for cutting edge innovation and realization of these concepts. As Howard Huges might have said " it's the way of the future ".

Sonics Regards,
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1651
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post

Absolute Proof that Will has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things ALEMBIC: As Mica pointed out, he's been playing them since the 70's.

For guys who don't wear a 44 Long like me, a Series package in one of the 'smaller' shapes makes a lot of sense. But leave it to Will to dream up these two 'chopped and channeled' hot rods !

Will had explained to me that it just got confusing, ultimately, to run a S2 through a SuperFilter, as the two together offered so much resolution and duplication in a lot of ways, you could chase a tone for days. So he left the 'Filter in the rack, ran gain/blend only on the bass, and it was off to the races. Chrome parts, no LED's, no 1/4".

This somehow reminds me of the Street/Comp factory Porsches (think of the RS versions over the years) where there's lots of engine and suspension, but no AC or carpet or radio. Built expressly for speed, like these two.

I bought my Elan from Will, and can not recommend him highly enough. IF you're about to part with serious cash, he's EXACTLY the kind of guy you want to deal with. And as you can see, he DOES know his ALEMBICs !

Terrific ideas and terrific axes, Will.

All the Best,

J o e y

(Message edited by bigredbass on April 03, 2011)
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1540
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 2:23 am:   Edit Post

I have thought about this set up for ages but never posted any you have the sound of the bass without any filter colouration, it would be interesting to hear the sound without any EQ on the amp either so the pure sound would be heard.
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2885
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 4:41 am:   Edit Post

Love the Walnut. Congrats Will.

Username: jazzbo1958

Post Number: 5
Registered: 7-2010
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post

Those Basses are beautiful! Congrats and enjoy!


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