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Intermediate Member
Username: jseitang

Post Number: 131
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

shes a beauty guys... love the macassar ebony looks amazing...
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2152
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:58 pm:   Edit Post

Yep ...nice Custom of the month!
An Alembic hit the road!
Fine story by Paulo
(them Pauls and their stories ...huhuhuhu)

Paul the bad one
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1392
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

Very nice, Paulo. Congrats! Play it in good health and keep up the good work.
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 521
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Very nice Bass. But for such beautiful, exotic and rare wood (Flame figure in Mac Ebony?!!!) it's kind of a shame not to have continuous wood backplates. I'd have it bookmatched to center as well. Mica and I waited for almost a year to find suitable boards of Mac Ebony for mine that stll were not as nice as this one.
It's a beauty nonetheless.

Username: paulo

Post Number: 6
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 11:26 pm:   Edit Post

hello everybody !

Thanks for all ! Rio is a classic Alembic custom 21th century bass, it has the beautiful Balance K body and a typical Alembic behavior, strong and powerfull ! It looks like a wild horse... like a mustang .... a muscle bass !
Username: paulo

Post Number: 7
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post


About the continuous wood backplates , I prefer the chrome ones beacause they're so agressive ! They give the bass some kind of magic style ... some kind of punk style .... and I love it !
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 435
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 1:00 am:   Edit Post

Very nice Bass Paulo, I love the balance k body style. I know you'll enjoy playing her and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Intermediate Member
Username: mpisanek

Post Number: 112
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 3:16 am:   Edit Post

Isn't that just typical!

Another absolutely amazing bass, and another completely satisfied customer!

It never ceases to amaze me how one company can turn out so many amazing basses, while others just keep on cranking out the same old stuff time and time again.

Paulo, it's a real beauty!!
Advanced Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 277
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 3:22 am:   Edit Post

Can't wait to see some "ACTION" photos!......are you gonna take it to your gigs?...or is she gonna stay home like alot of other alembics?,,,,,,
Username: abidu

Post Number: 4
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice,PJ!!! Now it's a story with no end...first of a lot.
Intermediate Member
Username: j_gary

Post Number: 156
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Paulo, beautiful piece. How did you arrive at the wood and body style of your bass? The Balance K looks great with your wood selection. Looks like you had the neck pick up moved back, good idea. I'm curious what she weighs with all that ebony. Have you had a chance to put her on a scale?

Well Done!
Username: paulo

Post Number: 8
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post


Susan found for me this great piece of Ebony, and I agreed about it. About the weight it isn't a heavy bass. I didn't put it on a scale yet, but I have a MK DELUXE bass and they seem to have the same weight. Yes I had moved the neck pick up to easy slap. Thanks
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 51
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 9:57 pm:   Edit Post

Gorgeous ebony bass! Congratulations!

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