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Username: projectapollo

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

Hello everyone. I'me new to the Alembic scene and am shopping around for a good condition, used Alembic. I play in a church worship band with a wide range of song styles - driving rock to anthems. I seem to be gravitating to the Essence model as I've only ever had one neck-through bass before (my Warwick phase) and like the musicality of the thing. I'm open to all advice for my first purchase.

I have a good community and trading history, same user name, over at TalkBass and the MusicMan forum, where I could be considered a fanboy. My first impressions of the Alembic community are very positive. It seems the family business spirit of the company infects this place, too.

Thx... projectapollo
Username: projectapollo

Post Number: 4
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

Im seriously looking at this Essence if anyone has an opinion for me. Greatly appreciated.
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 666
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post

Bill - Welcome to the club.
This is a nice community here and you should be able find answers to all of your questions.

I'm a Distillate guy myself - can't really offer much opinion on the Essence. Any Alembic you go with will offer up a ton of tonal flexability to accomodate your gigging needs! :-D
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2035
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Bill ,Welcome .
I have a long scale Essence as well a medium scale Distillate .
I love them both for different reasons . My 91 Essence is all Maple and is very bright , it does not have a sustain block . My 81 single pickup Distillate does have a sustain block and has many sounds as well . One of the things that I love about the Essence that is the lightness ; I can do 4 sets without any shoulder fatigue . The pan pot pickup blend is nice to get a fast tone reset for an eclectic song/tune list . I think you might fall in love with the Essence as a serious professional tool to please your band and give the listeners a well defined Bass sound while giving your self an instrument that will continue to amaze you every time yo play it. Everyone loves my Essence that I have played with. Now I feel like playing MY Essence! Go find one and play it too and see if you are a match !

Sonic Regards !__________

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