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wishbass
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Username: wishbass

Post Number: 99
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

If you could order ANYTHING you wanted (unlimited funds) TODAY(by tomarrow you'd probably change your mind several times) what would you order...be impulsive and don't overthink it.....that spoils the fun!
liptones
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Username: liptones

Post Number: 19
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

Wow what a question to realize...... I would probably go with the Signature Standard as a 5 string. Mahogany body, Superb Walnut top, ebony fingerboard. scale length not sure yet.. Well I like the idea of having the roland midi pickup as part of the electronics. With a hardshell case of course.

I think I would also get a 4 string piccolo bass with the midi option. probably a rogue model.

Man what a question. The more that I realize I have "unlimited funds," I would probably get multiple basses. I started off thinking that I would have to design my dream bass(1 of them), Which is hard in and of itself. But it would be a bass fest for sure. To be continued.....
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10517
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post

If money were no object, and I was being impulsive and not over thinking it, I would get a backup exactly like my current Alembic. (It's pretty amazing the way it is.) If I were allowed to think about it, and over think it, I would put a lot of consideration into the possibility of a trem bar.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2273
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

OK ___ I dream this daily ! Specs change but I have a FEW customs floating in my head at any given time ______WILD Ideas ... I'm telling you ! All revolve on variations on Series electronics.

Series II DOUBLE electronics 4 narrow clear amber pickups on pan pots
3/4 Standard Point Body long scale, front mount brass plate for electronics and knobs
DOUBLE weight brass block for bridge , MY OLD special design tail piece with individual anchors.
This is just the beginning folks,I can get even more WILD ! LOL _____

This is just one of my Customs in mind ,, There are a few more including a Series II Fretless Jazz Bass with lined finger board and epoxy finished .

ALSO a Series I Distillate ..... The list goes on ... ... ... ... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ........................................!
wishbass
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Username: wishbass

Post Number: 100
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post

Its hard to not be practical,esp. When you've had to work so hard to acquire what you have.As for myself, I would have two. 1)Spoiler ,vermilloin body w/quilt maple top,hippie sandwhitch ,32" classic taper 4st. W/ebony and vermillion lams, P/J pups,EMW or Anniversary (I like things simple).Gold hardware,shell inlay(lots of color).2)same but lined fretless. I know not too crazy, but its what I'd want.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5041
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

A Custom Series II guitar, original body shape, with all the bells and whistles, including piezo bridge & synth access, except for fretboard LEDs, packed in a Ferrari for delivery!

Bill, tgo
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 101
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool Wolf.If I went old school, it would absolutely be a scorpion or scorpion distillate body shape.Series 2 (why not?) W/alchemy inlay......sigh.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2274
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

Karl, There was a Medium Scale Series I Scorpion @ the Hollywood Guitar Center in 5/09 that I checked out _ Cool Bass!

Wolf
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 102
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

I've admired that one from afar...wonder why there aren't more Scorpions? We should start a thread to see how many are out there.They seem to be one of the most rare body shapes.
liptones
Junior
Username: liptones

Post Number: 21
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

I like the whammy bar bridge on a scorpion I saw somewhere on here.
jcdlc72
Intermediate Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 135
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

Mine would definitely be a MK Signature Balance K, 5er, Koa top, hippie sandwich, purpleheart and ebony stringers, abalone inlays, blue LEDs, omega heart cut at the bottom, brass logo no name, with my anagram inlaid in abalone at the 12th.

Oh... and a fretless, quilted maple top Epic 5er to be the counterpart to my fretted Epic 5. :P
bigredbass
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1805
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post

I would very simply order a Series One five-string, and it would look like one of those axes from the 70's, with a light wood top over a dark wood back (probably maple over mahogany or koa) , deluxe laminates, point body, crown head. I would splurge on gold parts, though . . . . I'd have a clear poly finish, maybe have Bob drip just the slightest honey tint into it, that's all for me.

That point shape in the Series body has stuck in my head ever since I saw a picture of one the first time, 'back in the day'.

J o e y
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 103
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 4:14 pm:   Edit Post

Honey,nice.......
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 1326
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

I'd have the RMC pickups retrofitted into my current bass (for MIDI), and I'd get this exact wood recipe:

http://alembic.stores.yahoo.net/noname2.html

Except as a Series II fretless 6 string in a balance (not K) body with a pistol grip. Since we're in the realm of not thinking about money-- I'd actually like the electronics from Yahya's big bass.
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 2124
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:02 pm:   Edit Post

That bass ( http://alembic.stores.yahoo.net/noname2.html ) with Series guts would about do it for me. A fretted twin if money were no object, delivered in a Helio Courier on amphibious floats..

John
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 749
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

TRIPLE NECK.
Signature electronics.
8 - string fretted.
6 - string fretted.
4 - string fretless.

or maybe just a Classico . . .


Paul TDO
sparechaynge
Junior
Username: sparechaynge

Post Number: 34
Registered: 6-2010
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:52 pm:   Edit Post

ORANGE OSAGE!!!

or an appropriately themed Europa like Eric's
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 104
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 7:57 pm:   Edit Post

For pure wimsy,I would order a ValentinoII w/as mucc elec.'s as could fit, same wood recipe he used.=)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2275
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:18 pm:   Edit Post

Karl, like this one ?http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/13819.html?1099187688
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 105
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:25 pm:   Edit Post

The Valentino II is based on an Essance.It has omega cuts on the sides and a nobby headstock. Val's has a cocobolo top and an ash body.I'm not sure the thread, but it was built around '02.
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 106
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm:   Edit Post

Oct 12 2002.Cocobolo/ash Triple Omega Essance.Couldn't get there on the site,but could find it online.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1137
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

Crown-headstocked Spoiler, mahogany neck w/2 maples & 1 ebony, mahogany body w/ebony accent & BTC of "Rippled Satin" walnut, Maccassar ebony fretboard - no inlays. Series II guts (with wide-spread p/ups)+ B/M/T quick-change switches X2, bird-with-tail tailpiece, black hardware, inlaid shell logo w/black metal (or mebbe all metal gold), CW control, truss rod & HX covers, and a matching 12-string guitar (mebbe knobby for the 12). And I want the serial numbers in the ends of the headstocks.

Peter
marvinbass
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Username: marvinbass

Post Number: 8
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:40 pm:   Edit Post

My 2--Hands Down I would get one Like Mr. Clarke's
http://www.alembic.com/info/fc_dragonsbreath.html
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1138
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:45 pm:   Edit Post

You mean this one in the Showcase>Custum area, Karl?

Peter
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 107
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:51 pm:   Edit Post

That's the one,ain't she purdy?Not very practical,but fun to look at.=)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2276
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post

Very interesting ___COOL ! I like it .
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 969
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 10:15 pm:   Edit Post

I already have mine.

You can see it here.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/27001.html?1267984480

Alan
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10519
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

Peter; "B/M/T quick-change switches X2"

Why not: B/LM/M/HM/T 5-way boost/cut (+9/+6/0/-6/-9) switches X2
:-)
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 108
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Now I know I'm a newbie, that read like Greek to me....but I'm sure it's very cool.(translation for the uneducated please)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10522
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Karl; Europa electronics come with bass and treble boost/cut switches. Each three way switch provides 6db boost, flat, and 6db cut. Peter wants to add a mid switch as well as the bass and treble switches, plus he wants a set of switches for the neck pickup and one set for the bridge pickup. So I've suggested that in addition to bass, mid and treble, he also add a low-mid and a high-mid switch; and that instead of three positions, he get five way switches with 9db boost, 6db boost, flat, 6db cut, and 9db cut.

I'm not seriously suggesting such a mod, just having fun riffing on his idea. :-)
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 109
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

I figured as much, but good to have the lesson.Much to learn......
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1140
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

The question was if money wasn't factor, Dave - not time; I want it quick! :-)

Peter
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10523
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Yes; there would be considerable bench time.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1141
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

Oh, yeah - selector switch on the upper treble bout, too.

Peter
redcloud
Intermediate Member
Username: redcloud

Post Number: 103
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

I suppose, I would want a Classico; yet it would like not happen as I am not going to wait 3 years for one to be made.

It would have a Padauk core with Pernambuco front and back laminations and accent laminations of mahogany.

(Message edited by redcloud on January 17, 2012)
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1327
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

I forgot, for my fretless: knobby headstock, with the tuners offset (not symmetrical, i.e. they should look like a 5-string knobby would).
stout71
Junior
Username: stout71

Post Number: 30
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:07 pm:   Edit Post

Since I've already ordered my dream bass, unlimited funds would cause me to order a 12 string (4 main strings w/2 octave strings adjacent like a Hamer B12L) but with Series II electronics, 35" mahogany/ebony neck with a couple of maple pins, quilted cocobolo top and back, with some silver leaf scripts on the front under the finish (my kids names) and side LED's of course, blue maybe. Dark nickel hardware all the way around.
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 110
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post

It's interesting to see all the variation we come up with.Some elaborate (Series II plus +++),others not so much(given the "unlimited" funds, I would only go as complicated as EMW).Thank God for individuallity.Obviously what sets "Alembicians" apart......=)
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1440
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

I would definitely go with the Series II setup, but I would opt for the Master Volume and pan setup, rather than individual volumes and a master volume. I think I recall a series bass that s_wood had built that had that setup.

S II electronics
4 string, classic taper
I would go with Bob's custom Rogue shape
Mahogany body + maple top and back
I want color... would love a surf green or daphne blue body, but if the Mothership thought they could get a translucent stain that would show the maple a bit, I'd listen.
Maple fretboard with no markers
cream color pickups and humcanceller.
truss rod cover, backplates to be wood and match the body color
Elan headstock
Bird tailpiece (of course!)
Chrome hardware

Think that's it!

(Message edited by tbrannon on January 18, 2012)
tmimichael
Junior
Username: tmimichael

Post Number: 32
Registered: 3-2010
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

I'm repeating what AJDOVER said...

I just got mine!!

http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/82088.html?1324408877
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2795
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

Money no object...... and wild thinking, I'd have a replica of Stanley's dragons breath but in addition have the dragon inlay backlit with slowly moving led's so that a light representing the flame moves from the dragon's stomach to it's mouth and when it gets there the flames flicker out if it's jaws controlled by sound to light so they respond when playing.

I'd also have the alembic logo and name back lit with leds on the headstock.

I would also like quick change bass and treble switches added to the series electronics as I find that much easier to operate mid song than turning knobs.

Jazzyvee
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1344
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:33 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, and this as an inlay, in purple acrylic.

http://purple-jeep.com/

Not nearly enough Jeeps around here, if I do say so.

If anyone can guess who's driving, you win points.

Bradley
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1700
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

The purple-jeep domain is registered to you ;)
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1345
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

Yes, the Jeep in question was from my childhood. My father, rather cruelly I must say, sold said Jeep on the day before my 15th birthday.

The picture is of my mom, as is the quote. She typically says it when I've led her on another wild goose chase, which is as often as I can manage it.

Bradley
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1701
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Bradley, dedication... a domain name for the pic of Mom! Nice! Best, Art
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 199
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 4:11 am:   Edit Post

I have no doubt that my mind will change month to month.Currently it would be; a Balance Point Series I or Anniversary, w/ quilted coco bolo to center,gold everything,gold mother of pearl ovals,gold inlayed shell logo, an inlay of Thor's hammer in a coco bolo fretboard,ebony lam omega crown headstock,and gold plated tophat knobs.Oh ,and let's not forget LED's in red on the side,amber in the frettboard!

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