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Username: will

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 3:12 am:   Edit Post

Hi All,
I have just purchased my first Alembic and am interested to know if many of you have a similar model and, if so, what your impressions of owmership are.
I have a new Orion 4 string which was supplied by a shop in London. At first glance it gives the impression of being a lot of money for the type of construction but plug it in and it is awesome. I have a friend who owns four Alembics and he reckons it sounds pretty close to his Mark King which cost him twice as much!
Will T
Advanced Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 204
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 4:54 am:   Edit Post

many congrats to your Alembic Orion and many welcome in this small and intimate Alembic club.
You will soon get a bigger response but they are all saying the same: Plse post pics!!!!

Many greetings
Oliver Baumann (Spyderman)
Spyder 4 and Spyder 8
Intermediate Member
Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 129
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 6:01 am:   Edit Post

Congrats on your acquistion! Many hours of pleasure are in front of you! I don't have an Orion but I have a total of four Alembics and they are all great in their own ways.

John Paul
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 960
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 6:56 am:   Edit Post

Brother Will!
Welcome ...what took you so long??
Ooooops ...did the yelling for pictures started yet.
okay ...on-and-two-and-three-and - ...

I like Orion basses and -maybe weird- especially the headstock which I found a beautiful example of design and grace. The entire Orion body has that grace.

What you say about the sound is quite right. I keep saying that you have to buy an Alembic for the electronics. I think there are in US and EU other bass-builders with the same care in constructing a bass and sense for style, woods and finshing, but the electronic part is unique!

Paul the bad one
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 162
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post

Hello Will
Welcome to the club and congratulations. You'll be more than satisfied with your bass. Alembics are pretty but as Brother Paul TBO says it's the electronic soul that makes the amazing sound that sets them apart.


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