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warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

I recently got this and am trying to figure out the specs....I LOVE IT!!!
90D5809
I was told it is a 1990 and looks like quilted maple on the top....I don't know much else other than I was super excited to open the case and play it!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3122
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

Hello and welcome.

Congratulations on your Distillate . I like Distillates !

We love Pictures !
warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 4:27 pm:   Edit Post

I am working on some cool pics...LOVE blank plank fretless too!!!
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1089
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

Jaymi,
Welcome to the camp.

A fretless Distillate?
SPROING!!!!!

Can not wait to see the pictures.
:-D
warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

I am actually loading a youtube video to my channel right now!
warriorbass05
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

Keep watching here for the video
www.youtube.com/bassjaymi
warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post

here it is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOgjN1Sxe7s
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1090
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:13 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks!
The tone and mwah is everything I thought it would be. :-)

Now I'm gonna go home and grab my vise grips and convert my Distilate to a fretless!

:-O
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1496
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome looks and tone, congrats!
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 210
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Jaymi,
Welcome aboard, I too am an Alembic Distillate owner and they Rock! So easy to setup up, even on a busy stage. Truly a wonderful instrument. Note: keep in mind the tailpiece adds some length to the string length. So from my experience long scale (34 strings) on a 32 Distillate works fine. Medium scale strings may fall short.
Enjoy!
Pete
warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

I am working on setting it up. Is the truss rod nut a 1/4" standard or is it special? I need to straighten the neck. I am not sure how well this thing was cared for before I got it and I like my action super low....
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1497
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

1/4, Here are all adjustment Key Sizes: http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/16311.html
warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 6:51 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the link....
oddmetersam
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Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 331
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 9:50 pm:   Edit Post

Jaymi, welcome to our group. Congrats on your acquisition. You and the bass sound great. Killer tones and looks. It's enough to make me re-think fretless...and confirms that I've never heard a Distillate that I didn't like no matter the music style or amplification. Have fun!
-Sam
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3125
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 1:48 am:   Edit Post

In my opinion there is nothing not to love about such a swell Distillate.
warriorbass05
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Username: warriorbass05

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 1:02 pm:   Edit Post

It is a sweet bass.

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