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Username: terrace

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

Top wood and build info
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6381
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 7:25 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the board Cory!
Username: terrace

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 4:53 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave.I haven't received it yet but it
should be here (Northwest Coast of Canada) by
the 31st.I got it on Ebay and the seller says
it's a redwood top.I've aways wanted an Alembic
so I guess it's possible to teach an old Fender
man new tricks.
Username: wm_swartz

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post


I was (am) a Fender man as well. I own a 1972 jazz bass that is just dripping with mojo. I bought an Epic 4 string recently, and am honestly floored by the tone, quality of the build, and playability of the Alembic. They are two very different basses, but I have not been able to put the Epic down since I've acquired it. I'll pick up the Fender again soon, but I'm favoring the Epic.

It's nice to have both in my arsenal.

Welcome to the club. I've discovered a whole new world with my Epic, and I hope you do as well.
Username: ojo

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 9:56 am:   Edit Post


I am with you on that. I have an old G&L L-2000 that was my baby, but I just keep picking up my "new" epic. Something about the hi-fi tone just speaks to me, and the damn thing calls my name.

Terrace, the epic is a cool instrument and a little different than other basses. Very cool.
Username: terrace

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

I LOVE this bass! I spent a few days setting it
up as per Joeys fabulous tips and used it for
last weekends bar gig.It has that big fat sound
I've been craving for years.Now I'm thinking that
an Essence with the filter might be my next
purchase.Why did I wait so long ?
Username: mica

Post Number: 5394
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 7:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Cory,

Here's the details from the file:

96W9861 WLB4 Epic bass

top: Flame Walnut
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
set neck: 3-piece Maple, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: 2 Alembic MXY
controls: "Epic" volume, pan, bass, treble, mono output
birthday: April 24, 1996
originally made for: Guitar Center

Glad to hear you're enjoying the bass!

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