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davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11349
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

I think a lot of folks around here are going to really like this bass. First, most of us appreciate the early instruments; we connect with the classic shapes as symbols of Alembic and for the roles they played in the evolution of our music. Second, many of us have an appreciation for the particular inspiration for this bass. The combination of woods, the body shape; not only is it a really nice tribute, but its goal is a certain magical tone.

I particularly like the story of how Vincent came to place the order.

Go take a look here (its not posted to the main Alembic site yet, as Mica wanted you all to get the first peek). Congrats Vincent! It's a very special bass!
hifiguy
Senior Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 411
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 8:10 pm:   Edit Post

What a great old-school Alembic vibe - with forty plus years of refinement as an integral part of the package. Glorious. It must sound amazing.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3414
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Vincent ! I really like it ___ Very Kool !

Another masterpiece from the one and only Alembic Inc. & crew .
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 16
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 8:21 pm:   Edit Post

Yes agreed indeed, love that retro style! A one of a kind amazing work of art! Can only imagine how it sounds and plays. Congrats Vincent!
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 17
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 8:24 pm:   Edit Post

Nice neck recipe too!

(Message edited by moongerm on June 03, 2014)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3415
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 8:44 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Vincent ! I really like it ___ Very Kool !

Another masterpiece from the one and only Alembic Inc. & crew .
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1701
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 9:57 pm:   Edit Post

OK, yeah, that just really works. A fitting heir to its inspiration!

Peter
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 237
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 1:03 am:   Edit Post

I absolutely love it..... the shape, the woods... the vibe... it's a stunning bass. Congratulations on a very special instrument.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1176
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 3:17 am:   Edit Post

BRAVO!
Enjoy Vincent.

:-D

Sometimes it's the little things that really add up . . Zebrawood accent veneer!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3535
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

Very nice :-)

Graeme
growlypants
Member
Username: growlypants

Post Number: 83
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Absolutely a gorgeous bass! And with Erik now in QC, what better guarantee of perfection could there be??!!
pace
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 1026
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

Awesome!

When I was at the mothership there was another Osage Orange being commissioned that grabbed my attention. That's all I'll say about that...

Congrats Vincent!... That's an amazing bass you've got there!
dlbydgtl
Intermediate Member
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 153
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful Bass, just when you think you have seen everything a new feature custom amazes me once again! Enjoy!
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 633
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

I really like how the schedua melts into the neck woods on the body. Graceful transition is correct.
Simply stunning.

Congratulations Vincent
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 634
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

I really like how the schedua melts into the neck woods on the body. Graceful transition is correct.
Simply stunning.

Congratulations Vincent
dead_head
New
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 8
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 8:23 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations, Vincent. Beautiful instrument.

Rob
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2214
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

Outstanding bass!...yet another one to add when I win the lottery.
Congratulations Vincent!
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1987
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

What a beauty!!! Congratulations Vincent, play it healthy!
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 301
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 9:49 am:   Edit Post

I have a soft spot for "old school" vintage Alembic designs.

Another fitting tribute to the formative years of the company that forever changed how electric basses and guitars are designed, built and amplified.

Bravo Vincent & Alembic!
flpete1uw
Advanced Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 301
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice! I'm intrigued by the wood choices in the neck. As an owner of an old school Alembic it's nice to see that great ideas have longevity.
Play in peace Vincent,
Pete
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1798
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

Very lovely! Play it with passion and sensitivity, Vincent (I'm sure you already do)!
Mike
eastcoastepic
Advanced Member
Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 253
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2014 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

Instruments like this is what brought Alembic to the forefront of bass manufacturers; to pay homage to Alembic in this fashion is just outstanding. It's not easy hoisting 11 or 12 pounds onto your shoulder for a gig, but for me (even at 54 years of age) it is an honor & a privilege to perform with & represent the elite producer of bass guitars in the world. A labor of love, if you will.....
Fantastic bass, Vincent, may you two have many wonderful years together.
Chris
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1467
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post

So, #1 was 72-01, right? I was born in 72.

And now I am, according to Mica, "approaching 50".

That hurts, Mica, it really does.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5769
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

Ha! Just wait. It goes FAST!

Bill, tgo

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