Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:29 pm: |
Just hoping to find something nice for a decent price. I've been playing Bass for about 25 years and have always wanted an Alembic. This seems like a really great group of people, and Thanks for letting me join.
Post Number: 1602
|Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:56 pm: |
Michael, Welcome to the forum. There's almost always something being offered up in the For Sale & Trade section. Or you can always start your own custom build ;) Good luck with your acquisition and enjoy the club! Art
Post Number: 378
|Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 9:55 pm: |
Michael, My name is Nick and I live in portland. I currently have a few Alembic's. If you are interested, give me a shout and you can see what I have. I am not a dealer, just an addict with too many basses. Plus, I found the bass of my dreams recently and everything else seems, well, kinda sucky. Please come buy one of my basses. Thanks. You can get my e-mail thru my profile.
Post Number: 1058
|Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 5:50 pm: |
Really? Sucky? All of them?
Post Number: 127
|Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 6:03 pm: |
There is a really nice '76 Series I medium scale for sale. It's at Alembic now getting tweaked. I was up there and checked it out. It's a beautiful birds eye maple 32" scale. If I had the extra cash, I'd buy it.
Post Number: 381
|Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 6:52 pm: |
LOL!!!! Edwin, you kill me. Not really, but I have to admit, 405 is a real dream. Short scale, light weight, and those adjustable filters on the fly is a real boon. Plus MASTER VOLUME! I still play 1180, but sitting down. The tone of 1180 is crazy good. The wife thinks I am crazy anyway, but I take 405 to all my shows, and I swore I wouldn't do that. but, I said that about 1180 too, so... whatever. Basses are ment to be played, not just looked at. How do you feel about your cocobolo shorty? Compared to 1180? I think we need to get together with all our basses and figure this out. Plus, then I would get to play your pimped hollowbody Guild.
Post Number: 1059
|Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 7:05 pm: |
Indeed we do need to get together!
The tone of 1180 is something special. I don't think I've heard another Alembic quite like it. However, my cocobolo shorty might be my favorite bass of all time. I've decided that I really like short scales. There are some things I miss about the midrange barkiness that a long scale can get with a back pickup, but the shorties have such a deep versatile tone that at the end of the day, what else could I need?
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 11:38 am: |
I've been kickin around this site for a few days now, and since this will be my first Alembic, how does the Series I compare to the Series II? neck, tone, sustain, weight? I like the looks of the series II as well so I'm just wondering. If I lean towards a fretless are there any better models to consider? I don't like to buy things mail order, because I can hear the subtle differences if I can sit down and play them. Thanks for any helpful tips you guys can provide.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 7:41 pm: |
I am the owner of the Birds Eye Maple at Alembic. It is very reasonable and in california
Check out the for sale topics in the club.