Post Number: 461
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 12:02 pm: |
Wow, this is really neat.
I didn't even know they made Distillate guitars, but I had seen the single PU Japanese basses.
Post Number: 561
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:49 pm: |
Off topic, but,
Can someone tell me why guitar players never seem to trim their strings?
All that jiggery-pokery stuff makes me worry I'm going to poke my eye out.
Post Number: 205
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:55 pm: |
I think they're just lazy. Either that, or the only time they change a string is when they break it in the middle of a gig.
I think some of them also think it looks cool.
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 9:16 pm: |
Maybe he doesn't have any wire cutters.
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 1:31 am: |
Disttilate basses are available in Japanese market very often but guitars are a few. I found two Disttilate guitars now on sale.
My single PU Disttilate bass is in Showcase.
(Message edited by to 81 0190 on March 15, 2007)
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 5:39 am: |
Back in the day there was a school of thought that held that cutting off the ends destroyed the integrity of the string & made the sound dead. This was, of course, entirely drug-induced (mostly the same guys who claimed that pulling the covers off of humbuckers made them louder).
Post Number: 4867
|Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 3:41 pm: |
The electronics have been gutted; but otherwise a very nice looking guitar.
Post Number: 468
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 7:03 am: |
Thank you for the info, Toshiaki. It appears this did not sell at $1800 to start, and the seller relisted it again, same price. Maybe he should try a lower starting bid.
The digimart basses and guitars look interesting! What is the story with this bolt-on Alembic? Is it an Alembic neck cut and put on another body? It has the logo!
Sorry, I cannot get the link to paste correctly, but they are on the page you posted.
And this one (no logo)
Post Number: 1369
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 7:31 am: |
There was a short period when Alembic licensed their name to be put on basses and guitars built in Japan (only a couple of dozen were actually built) and with Alembic electronics.
Recent thread here - Ever seen these?.
Post Number: 469
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 11:25 am: |
Ah, thanks Adriaan, I hadn't followed that area of the Club in a while so missed that recent posting.
Post Number: 1089
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 1:57 pm: |
Japan's Alembic Club...http://alembic.com/club/messages/397/17129.html?1113187521