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Username: dropd

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:47 pm:   Edit Post

Had it for over a week, if this is entry level, well that just leaves me speechless.... The tone is right up my alley. And the playability is sweet. Very happy!

So here is a photo or two, and it can still be viewed on ebay. Looks like I paid a bit under 'usual' looking at old posts on the club- but these are tough times for fairly pricey items I suppose.

I got the adjustment instructions for setting it up a bit better- I'm in a humid area, so there has already been a change in neck profile. Figure I'll let her get fully settled before I put new strings and adjust action. And I won't break her rod with more then 1/4 turn a day.

Anyway- more later, just wanted to drop a note.
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 42
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:41 pm:   Edit Post

Hi jason, nice bass.There is nothing "entry level" about any Alembic,they are all unique and individual.I'm also new to the club(I have a 90 Elan),but I have had the pleasure of playing 6 different Alembics (a Persuader, a couple of Epics,an Orion, my Elan and a Series 1).All were beautiful,and I would have been happy w/all of them.For me ,my Elan just "felt" right.Series electronics would be a wonderful upgrade, but I don't feel slighted in the least.You may consider adding a Q switch (plenty of info in the forum)but you won't regret this bass.Let th e obsession begin, and welcome.
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1574
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post

Jason, Welcome to the forum and congratulations! Play it Healthy! Art
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 293
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:59 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations & welcome to the Club!
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 43
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 4:03 pm:   Edit Post

Hey jason, don't forget to post your pics in the showcase.Congrats again, Karl
Username: dropd

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2011
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post

Added new photos in the gallery section.

That Q switch does seem interesting, is this similar or different then the Blaster?

Mica says: Q switch is on when you flick it down while playing. When the Q switch is on, it boosts the cutoff frequency of the filter by about 8dB. You can hear the effect by sustaining a note while rotating the filter back and forth with the Q switch is on. You should hear a distinct "wah-wah."

Blaster Features include:

* Gain adjustable from 3-14dB
* Isolates capacitance of cable
* Frequency response of guitar not affected by volume

So as far as I can tell from various posts-

Both Q and Blaster give a boost, but you can 'play' with the size of the boost with the Blaster. They seem to have the Q on the bass and Blaster on the guitar set ups. I wounder if they are the same? One post implied that the Q only affected portions of the frequency range, that would be different then the Blaster it seems.

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