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Username: aladin

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post

Hi to all.

I am Alain, a proud new Alembic Excel 5 owner.
On Feb 12th I purchased this beauty from Erixxst. (Alembic Club Member)

I figure that life brings me what I need, because I was shopping for a ''good 5 string bass'' when I found it in Kijiji.

After discussing with Eric, he delivered it to my place as I was getting ready for a business trip and had no time to travel. (he does not live close to my place that's for sure) Thanks Eric, hope you enjoyed dinner.
As soon as I got to see it, feel it, and play it, I totally fell in love with it. Thanks to you Eric for sharing your passion of Alembics. Thanks also to Daniel and Lowlife for taking such great care of it.
This beauty was custom made for Daniel (Dannobasso) in 2002. Danno, Lowlife and Erixxst were the previous owners. I am now the lucky guy.

A previous tread was created by Erixxst to determine the serial number of this instrument. I can close this issue as I found the s/n after removing the Fret FX unit behind the headstock, while doing my usual ''tune-up''. It is now registered on the Alembic website.
Last Saturday I spent a relaxed 8 hours in my garage taking apart, cleaning and tuning up my new acquisition.
I certainly had a chance to really appreciate the Craftsmanship that was put into the construction of this instrument.
There sure are many parts to the state of the art bridge, but a good shining job gave it back all of its luster.

I really enjoy babying my basses, so I definitely enjoyed getting acquainted to my new Excel.

It is now set up as I like it, and as they say, it plays like butter.

By the way, I am a 52 yo basement bass player, playing in a band who affectionally call ourselves: Barely hairy and the groundhog days. (Mostly due to the fact that we always need a warm-up take before we actually play a decent version of a song.) To say the least, we sure have fun.
Last night I took the Alembic to the practice for the first time, my band members were like: this is a ''real'' Alembic, well we're impressed....I am also....of the looks and the tone...

I see that members like pics, just as I do, well here are a couple that put this baby's history together.

I wish all members all the best!


Note: the 3rd pic is related to this tread:
Recognize this picture Daniel?
Excel 5
Excel sn
Excel body sn

[edited for picture alignment]

(Message edited by adriaan on February 23, 2012)
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 427
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 3:56 am:   Edit Post

Congrats on the new Alembic & welcome to the family!
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1627
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5:48 am:   Edit Post

Hello Alain,
and welcome to the club. You should get years of pleasure from this beautiful Excel.
Have fun making music!
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1671
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

Alain, Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Excel. Play it Healthy! Art
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3096
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on a beautiful instrument and welcome to the club from sunny scotland.

Username: aladin

Post Number: 5
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:54 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you all for the warm welcome.
Looking forward to share all kinds of good conversations with you Club Members.

Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 142
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 4:08 am:   Edit Post

Welcome Alain!

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