Post Number: 110
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 5:36 pm: |
Mica, Ron, Susan, Michael, Mark, et al - as stated in the thread header, I have recently reacquired 76AC070 for the fifth and FINAL time.
The previous owner was kind enough to sell her back to me when he found no time to play. His loss - my gain, but I certainly do appreciate his honoring my caveat at the time of the original sale that I be given ROFR if it ever came time to sell.
FYI - I've solved the back pain issue by purchasing a high quality gig bag and ditching the old 35 pound anvil case.
I have also decided that the bass - however stunning to look at and however collectible it may be - was made to be PLAYED. That is exactly what I am doing and loving every reunited second of it!
I thought that all of my Alembic brothers and sisters might like to know about this.
Comments are welcome (even if they are to tell me that I am patently daffy, as Rosie - my wife - considers me to be).
Post Number: 706
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 6:41 pm: |
Chris, that is awesome! I hope that this will be the final time. You are supposed to have this bass. I have also learned my lesson and will never part with another instrument. I always regret it. I am still kicking myself for parting with the Anniversary Model bass I had. It was special to me.
Daffy, nah! You just have the same disease I do.
Post Number: 4314
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 7:14 pm: |
Post Number: 3515
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 7:32 pm: |
Chris, that is great news! You were meant for that bass.
Post Number: 61
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 7:33 pm: |
well even though you can make the argument that an alembic is a museum piece, all of mine see stage time (even the spyder. actually, the other ones have taken back seat to the spyder!). they're meant to be played, dammit!
i've solved my back pain issue by wearing a back brace under my shirt on stage. nobody's the wiser and i can keep a series II strapped on all night long. it does kinda crimp my beer drinking though :-(
congrats on getting your bass back. i think i might have bid on that at one time. i know what it's like to lose a keeper.
Post Number: 185
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 7:52 pm: |
What's the old saying..."if you love an Alembic, set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours...if it does not, then it was never meant to be."
Congrats, Chris. May you two live happily ever after...
Post Number: 2461
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 10:28 pm: |
I'missing the story about those 5 times!
But it sounds fun!
Post Number: 1049
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 3:18 am: |
Daffy? Maybe a bit, but hey, that's what makes life fun! Congratulations sounds like a match made in Santa Rosa.
I don't think I've heard that particular old saying. It does seem to fit the situation though. And that's an old saying's job.
Post Number: 1017
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 3:35 am: |
... and lived happily ever after!
Post Number: 662
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 5:15 am: |
Congrats and don't let her out of your sight/hands!
Post Number: 87
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 6:26 am: |
I've got a 1976 Series 1 and I would not part with her for the world!!
Enjoy her-------as a beautiful woman should be enjoyed!!!!
She IS beautiful!!!
Post Number: 912
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 6:46 am: |
Dude for the 5th time,,,, Never divorce the alembic Again! ive been married to my wife for 12 yrs now & i can say i will leave her ass before i get rid of the lembic!
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 6:49 am: |
Careful Keavin, you may choose to "leave her ass", but her ass will never leave your wallet. I love my Alembics also, but ex-wives and hateful wives can make life extremely dangerous!
Post Number: 286
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 7:06 am: |
Congrats with the '76 (good year!)
(Message edited by fc_spoiler on August 23, 2006)
Post Number: 913
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 8:01 am: |
$100,000 Plus in child support,,so your Rite My ex is still in my Wallet........5 kids that i can count!......that's not counting ROAD BABYS!