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kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 699
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

Hi, Mica
Please pull the file on this bass when you can. It's a six-string Series 2 I expect to take possession of within the next few weeks.
New baby and a new Alembic? Happy me!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6767
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post

A six string Series II; cool! If you are so inclined, pics would be welcomed!
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 700
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 9:04 am:   Edit Post

Of course, as soon as it arrives.
Incidentally, Dave, did you end up getting that six-string Series you mentioned a while back?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5403
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post

Found out these details:

top and back: Flame Walnut
accent: triple pinstripes of Maple and Purpleheart
body: Mahogany with Maple central pinstripe
through body neck: 11-piece Maple and Purpleheart, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl ovals and side LEDs in red
controls: Series II
hardware: goldplated
birthday: June 7, 1995
originally made for: Washington Music
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 701
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 1:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you! I thought I saw triple pinstripes...they're just gorgeous.
The 34" scale means I will need a string with a 36" winding length, correct?
Very nice speaking with you last night.
S
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5404
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post

Shawn, we didn't record the winding length, so you'll just have the measure it when you get it. BTW, the store and one other interested party called yesterday, so I think you better secure the deal ASAP.

Happy baby news for you! Mine is exactly one year old now:
Erik
This is Erik a couple of weeks ago visiting some friends in Guerneville. Way to thread hijack, eh?
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 702
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

Beat me to it! I was actually going to highjack my own thread and ask if any Alembic "onesies" for the baby were available. Very cute pic, BTW.
EDIT -- Never mind. I found Alembic "creepers" on cafepress.

(Message edited by kungfusheriff on July 08, 2008)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6784
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, I did. It's a steep learning curve, but I'm enjoying every minute of it!
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 704
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 8:30 pm:   Edit Post

And the pictures are....where?
How are you finding the weight, and the neck? You've got a leg up on me, in that you've owned a 6 before, but I'll tell you, the flexibility of the Series 2 controls are nothing short of phenomenal.
82daion
Intermediate Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 169
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 2:48 am:   Edit Post

So does this mean curtains for your 4-strings?

;-)

I can't wait to see pictures of this beast.
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1827
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 4:34 am:   Edit Post

sweet photo Mica. Nice Hijack ;-)

Graeme
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 705
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 6:14 am:   Edit Post

"So does this mean curtains for your 4-strings?"
Hell no!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6785
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 8:53 am:   Edit Post

The neck is amazing. Part of the learning curve has been the tight string spacing on the headstock end of the fingerboard; but I think it's going to come with practice. The weight is not insignificant; I've been thinking about something along the lines of the slider strap that was discussed in a different thread recently. No pics yet.

Returning to previous hijack. I agree, pretty cool pic!
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 712
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 - 8:53 pm:   Edit Post

Well, after a lot of hassle, it's here. Mother of God, what a bass. Reactions will be forthcoming after I have a chance to play it for a few more hours.
But briefly, I was surprised at how quickly the bass started to feel natural, excepting the huge size and weight. There are a few gouges in the finish and the gold plating on the hardware is pitted (any tips for restoring the shine?), but overall it's in very good shape.
The bad part is that FedEx managed to totally destroy the power supply, while it was encased in bubble wrap, snugly in the pocket of the 60-pound road case. The stereo/mono switch snapped off, screws are floating around loose, and it seems the circuit board was smashed to pieces because I hear thumps and rattles coming from inside the DSR5's chassis.
Unbelievable.
Thankfully, the bass itself seems fine and sounds incredible even strung with light-gauge strings and played through my tiny Peavey Microbass.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6821
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 - 9:08 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! I can't picture how that could have happened.

(Message edited by davehouck on July 18, 2008)

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