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Hidehiro Tsubakihara (bassstar)
Username: bassstar

Post Number: 12
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 5:12 pm:   Edit Post

78 SSB series I, 75 AE model,95 LSB series II,
77 MSB series I, 87 SSB SC model.
All alembics
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Username: stoney

Post Number: 41
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

Really a nice collection! Is the Series II done in Coco-bolo?
Hidehiro Tsubakihara (bassstar)
Username: bassstar

Post Number: 13
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 8:57 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, Series II is Coco-bolo top.
You can see details of this series II,
it rocated in Showcase -> Series II basses and guitars -> 1995 Cocobolo series II.
Charles "David" Tichenor (alembic76407)
Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 58
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

so when you go play a gig which bass do you grab, or do you take them all
Hidehiro Tsubakihara (bassstar)
Username: bassstar

Post Number: 14
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 9:17 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, I want to take all of them.
but in Japan, it is a taxation grabing over two of basses in a gig. I heard.
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
Username: palembic

Post Number: 52
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 4:20 am:   Edit Post

Hythere Hidehiro,

I Just went for a visit to yourt site and -after loading down the plug-in for the japanese signs- I really enjoyed being in that kind of bass-paradise. What an amazing collection. The Ken Smith 7 string is a beautiful instrument. I'm not keen on Steinbergers but the acoustic upright seems a fine instrument to me. I studied upright bass for some years but after by quitting school I had to let go the instrument because I rented it from school. My wife says that I really have to look out for a nice acoustic again (instead of those "darn" Alembics). Yours is a 3/4 I think?
By the way: I'm "not fluent" in japanese so I wonder: what's the story about that restore Alembic thing?
GReetings from Belgium and keep on the low end also in the land of the rising sun (and definitely rising basses)

Hidehiro Tsubakihara (bassstar)
Username: bassstar

Post Number: 15
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 5:10 am:   Edit Post

Hi, Paul,

Thank you reading my Japanese home page.
I think you had many efforts.
Yes, my all of upright bass scale is 3/4.
In Japan, upright bass scale is 3/4. This is standard.
I started play the bass, that was an electric bass.
After I begin to play upright bass with bowing.
To play upright bass is break though of the electric bass play.

Restore alembic is my personal work.
This bass was made in 1975.
and played severely, without any maintenance.
This bass didn't output any sound without noise.
I started restore when I bought this bass.
I did refinish, rewiring, fret leveling and many works.
Now I can play this bass it is my first alembic bass.

Daan de Bruyne (wheezl)
Username: wheezl

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

Wow, excellent collection there!
Username: dutch358

Post Number: 7
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 8:23 pm:   Edit Post

Tsubakihara-San Your collection and your efforts restoring long neglected Alembic Basses is inspiring! Many thanks for Sharing!

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