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hmalicea
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Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2006 - 9:45 pm:   Edit Post

I just purchased an Alembic Excel 5-string fretless in amazing condition and perfect-working order. This bass looks pretty much brand-new and is the coolest design I have ever seen for a bass! I was told it was made with a very rare and beautiful wood called Canary Wood. The top and headstock is Canary wood, the body is Ash, the neck is Maple, and the fretboard is Pau-Ferro. Can this be confirmed by the serial number? It looks much more "conservative" that the more elaborated designed models. I don't like all the frosting that is available and this base is just what I was looking for in a bass instrument. The "simple" beauty of this instrument is what attracted me to it apart from the sound. It only has one pickup near the bridge and I hope it can produce the sound I dream of from a bass as I get to know it better. What can you tell me about it including date manufactured, etc.? Thanks!
hmalicea
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Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 1:27 pm:   Edit Post

Anybody out there? Not even a welcome greeting? Really looking forward to it...

;o)
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 955
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome Hector, how about some pix of the new axe!
I bid on canary wood Alembic on eBAy, was this that one?
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 510
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Hector, how are you! Welcome. Jump right in and share some stories, comments, questions, pics....

David
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4582
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Hector; welcome to the group and congrats on the bass! Mica will probably be looking up serial number requests fairly soon, so keep checking back. Meanwhile, check out the FAQs and Must Reads sections; lots of helpful and interesting things there.
southpaw
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Username: southpaw

Post Number: 94
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

Hi Hector, Welcome aboard. Your new bass sound like a beauty, feel free to post a picture or two if you can, we love bass porn around here!
hmalicea
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Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post

Gentlemen,

Thanks for the greeting and warm welcome. I am very glad to have this forum in which I can learn more about this beautiful bass instrument I just purchased. I don't no weather to play it or just frame it! I am posting some pictures that I just took hoping it reflects some of its beauty.

Hector
hmalicea
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Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

The Beauty of Simplicity!
Excel: Full Frontal
Excel:  Full Frontal II
Excel:  Full Back
Excel: Full Back II

(Message edited by davehouck on December 07, 2006)
hmalicea
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Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

A few more...Excel: Up FrontExcel: Headstock
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1160
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

Beauty!
southpaw
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Username: southpaw

Post Number: 98
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! that is good looking. I really like the dark / light contrast of the front and back. Congrats again, I am not familiar with canary wood, I like it.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4590
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

That top wood looks very nice!
lowlife
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Username: lowlife

Post Number: 250
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful looking bass. Enjoy it.

Ellery (Lowlife)
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 920
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 1:46 am:   Edit Post

Boy that's sweet. You should post these pics in the showcase section Hector.

Graeme
chuck
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Username: chuck

Post Number: 43
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome Bass. The whole package says conservitive (not political) pro plays this this bass and its all about the music.Probably the cleanest bass I've ever seen.
Chuck
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4594
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

Elegant was one word that came to mind. I suspect we'll some more orders for this top.
chuck
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Username: chuck

Post Number: 44
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

Dave .Thats the word I left out.ELEGANT.

Chuck
0vid
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Username: 0vid

Post Number: 52
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 2:54 pm:   Edit Post

Nice. Is that a custom pickup position?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4597
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

Ovid; I think you are right about the custom pickup position.
0vid
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Username: 0vid

Post Number: 53
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 4:08 pm:   Edit Post

Hmmm.. looking the product page just now....the new Excels now sport two pickups with one v. close to the bridge like this one. I seem to recall the Excels when they first came out had one Fatboy somewhere in the middle?
In anycase, I really like the look of this one with the single pickup clsoe to the bridge.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 3847
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - 9:19 pm:   Edit Post

I know I pulled this file recently for the guy that was selling it. I'll have to look in the to-file pile to find out specifics. I'll look in the morning.
hmalicea
Junior
Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2006 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica!
hmalicea
Junior
Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 13
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Mica,

Any findings on the history of my bass?

Thanks!
hmalicea
Junior
Username: hmalicea

Post Number: 14
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

Mica, Is there any chance I might see your findings anytime soon? I would really like to know the history attached to this bass. Thanks!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4042
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry, but the file is still not located. I've marked the topic with a "u" to designate this.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4043
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry, but the file is still not located. I've marked the topic with a "u" to designate this.

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