Post Number: 71
|Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:41 pm: |
I just read today somewhere about someone having one of the late, great Allen Woody's (Govt Mule, Allman Bros.) Alembics.
I always heard he was a huge fan of Alembic, and I am wondering if anyone knows anything about the Alembics he played. Pictures would be great,too!
Post Number: 1890
|Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 7:00 pm: |
I found this thread (5 posts down) with a picture of Allen Woody and his bass collection.
Post Number: 72
|Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 7:16 pm: |
Thanks for the link! I hadn't seen that discussion when I searched for Woody on the Club.
I've seen a video of the Allman Brothers rehearsing in the early 90's which shows Woody playing what appears to be a Series bass.
I am a huge Govt. Mule fan, and I really enjoyed the Rising Low movie featuring Woody's favorite bassists. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't seen it.
Post Number: 1309
|Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 10:38 pm: |
Great topic! I saw him with once with the Allman Bros. in Boston, sometime around '93 or '94. Never got into the Mule until after he had passed. For some reason I thought he played an Alembic on "Kind of Bird" from Shades of Two Worlds but it's probably just my imagination!
Post Number: 1040
|Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 3:49 am: |
Rising Low is a "must see" for a bassist.
If not just for the opportunity to get inside of Joey Arkenstat's head.
Post Number: 73
|Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 6:24 am: |
Joey Arkenstat is a legend! I want to get some of his instructional materials. : )
I saw the Mule open for the Allmans in the mid-90s, but I didn't pay much attention to them. I started getting into them more around 2004 and I've seen them in concert many times. Warren Haynes is one of my favorite musicians.
I also recommend the CD/video The Deepest End (I think that's what it's called), which is a live concert featuring many of the players from Rising Low. Unfortunately, it does not include Joey Arkenstat. No Alembics, either.
Post Number: 37
|Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 5:57 am: |
Here is an interview where Woody mentiones his Alembics:
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2:23 am: |
(Message edited by Jure the second on October 19, 2013)
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2:24 am: |
Found some clips of Allen Woody with Alembic:
Post Number: 11212
|Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 8:27 pm: |
23 years ago!
Post Number: 314
|Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 1:01 pm: |
rising low could have been 100% excellent but I give it a 50% because the film maker couldn't get his ego out of the way. I met and hung with woody and talked a bit about Alembic. He is greatly missed.
Post Number: 953
|Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 6:54 am: |
Did Allen have an 8string Exploiter?!?
It could have been his regular 4-string, but the first time I saw him w/ ABB in the early 90s I could swear that he came out w/ one during Whipping Post, and did a solo out coming out of the drum solo.... It was definitely an Exploiter though...