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Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 217
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 2:02 pm:   Edit Post

Over the holiday break I had to take my Stanley Clarke Sig Deluxe to my guitar tech to do a little fretwork - the fret ends were protruding due to slight fretboard shrinkage.

When I picked it up, he raved about the perfection of the instrument saying "this is the finest bass I've ever seen". I consider this to be high praise as he's an ex-machinist and has worked on thousands of instruments over his 20+ year second career as a guitar tech.

He also said he looked real hard to find any imperfection and could find none.

Unfortunately, he kept referring to it as an "Olympic"...

Oh well...you say tomato and I say to-MAH-to.

At least he liked it!
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1101
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

:- D
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1650
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 9:35 pm:   Edit Post

OTOH, tonight one of the Rockford newscasters was discussing a charity hockey game, which featured not only a lot of former Blackhawks but "an Alembic standout"!

Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1784
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe they were thinking of Cheap Trick's 12 string bass...
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 237
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post

On that note, is anyone going to be watching the winter Alembic games in Sochi?

I hear fretboard gymnastics, neck diving and the bi-amp-a-thon will be new categories of competition...
Senior Member
Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 742
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

Yes I'm in to Alembic Curling
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 386
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

Don't give the IOC any ideas. They may not be above attepting to enjoin the use of the name "Alembic" without their express permission. And a licensing fee.

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