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Username: precarius

Post Number: 81
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

What a beautiful bass! Everything about it is so clean and functional. Congratulations!
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 205
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:18 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool top. The simplicity of the bass sis its appeal. I bet its a dream to play.
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Username: rami

Post Number: 542
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 5:24 pm:   Edit Post

Lets hear it for Ash!

And the rest of it is nice too.
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Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 174
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post

As a fellow fretless Orion owner, may I say congratulations! Orions are just plain fun to play; light weight, well balanced, and big sound (all without breaking the bank).
Great top wood, and nice choice of electronics....
Best of luck,
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 592
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 1:28 am:   Edit Post

Very nice!

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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 379
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 4:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanks folks. I've been very happy with it and glad I went ahead and ordered it last summer. Needless to say I was surprised and honored when I saw the note from Mica. I would also like to re-thank the people who shared their thoughts and pictures on ghost frets when I was still trying to decide.

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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 392
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

Fantastic looking bass. I imagine it sounds every bit as good as it looks.
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 126
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Nice custom! You'll love having the electronics setup you have! Being able to precisely tweak the bass and treble in addition to the filter and Q options greatly enhances precision control over sound.

What is the range of your bass and treble controls? Is it +/- 12 dbs or +6 to -12 -or something else? My understanding is that the standard Epic/Orion controls cut to 12 but only boost to 6 dbs.

Since I spec'ed my custom bass with bass and treble knobs -for each pickup- I'm always interested when I see others spec their instruments with both these AND the filter/Q system.

Mine go +/- 12 dbs. I'm just curious about the other Alembic customs that have the knobs and/or the EMW setup. What range of boost cut do other players have? I find I rarely use the treble for more than a little, but I frequently max out the bass control(s) -especially on the neck pickup- to the max -and the full 12 db bass boost is awesome!

Anyway, nice custom, and I salute your taste in electronics!

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