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Username: ojo

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 9:58 pm:   Edit Post


I recently bought this Epic, which I really love, and would really appreciate any extra info you can provide on this instrument.

This is my first Alembic, and it has quickly become my #1 bass.


Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6363
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Joe; welcome to the club!
Username: ojo

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:39 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave, I appreciate the welcome. So, got any good tips for me? I've gone through the forums, so I have some idea what I'm in for, but any other info would be much appreciated.
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 675
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:52 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations Joe- enjoy it!!

My one tip would be to read Joey's setup post in the FAQ/Must Read section. If your bass has traveled to get to you and has gone through a climate change or the previous owner had the action setup differently than you prefer it'll come in very handy.
Advanced Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 311
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post

Hi Joe,
Welcome to Alembic ownership. I agree totally with Toby as Joey's setup is a good lesson and available here.
Congratulations and Play it Healthy!
Username: mica

Post Number: 5450
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Joe,

Here's what was in the instrument file:

top: Flame Maple
accent: Purpleheart pinstripe
body: Mahogany
set neck: 3-piece Maple, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
birthday: April 25, 1996
originally made for: Guitar Center

No previously registered owners or repair history recorded.
Username: ojo

Post Number: 9
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 7:22 am:   Edit Post


Thanks so much for looking up the record for my bass, but I don't think that's the right info for my instrument.

I thought I may have mistyped the serial number, so I double checked the serial number and it matches my bass.

I also looked at some of the wood examples you have on your website for comparison, and they don't match. FWIW, I always thought mine kind of looked like a flamed walnut.

Here are a couple of pics:
Front body
Front Body

Front close up
Front close up


Anyhow, what do you think?

Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1943
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 8:51 am:   Edit Post

A little wilder than the top on my Epic (see my profile) but I would think that yours is flame koa too.

(Message edited by adriaan on August 15, 2008)

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