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Username: musikdept

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post

I recently walked into my local music store...and knowing I always wanted an Alembic, the owner said he had something to show me. A Custom 5-string Rogue Alembic. The brass was a little tarnished, but the Coco Bola top is beautiful. It was made in 1998. It is my first Alembic and my first 5-string as well. I've been playing "classic rock" for...well...since it was new (about 30 years ago) and this bass is perfect for me. Just wanted to share my good fortune with other bassists.
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Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 430
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 9:30 pm:   Edit Post

Good fortune indeed. Welcome Wayne! I know you will be happy with your 'new to you bass.' Let me be the first to entice you to post some pictures of your great find. I know, I will not be the last. don't forget to register it here and ask for a build list:

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Username: palembic

Post Number: 1788
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 11:20 pm:   Edit Post

Yep Wayne,
glad to have you here ...and ...huh ...first Alembic or not: climb in a camera and PICTURES-PICTURES please in the showcase dep. Don't be shy ...out yourself in this new healthy addiction ....mmmmm - not so healthy for your wallet I guess.

Paul the bad one

BTW: it's not necessary to invest in a digital cam you know. Just hop out the good'ol clickon camera and ask the store to put the pictures on CD. Afterwards it's a breeze to load them here.

Paul the bad one
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Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 197
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post


Welcome to the addiction...errr..club!

I too have a Rogue 5. With a wenge top. Beautiful instruments. You have many hours of enjoyment in front of you.

And as metioned by Brother Paul the Bad one..


Paul the John one
Username: musikdept

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 5:29 pm:   Edit Post

Here are the pics of my "new" bass...unfortunately my others are collecting dust right now.
Username: musikdept

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 6:04 pm:   Edit Post

I also posted this pic to the showcase. I have to say...it's quite an addiction having an Alembic. I have 2 G&L "top of the line" basses that are getting no atention since I bought this beauty. 98 Custom Rogue
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Username: bsee

Post Number: 516
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

Hmm, it looks like a Rogue, but it doesn't have Rogue electronics. Part of the custom aspect, I guess. It looks like you might have the Epic/Orion electronics on there. That would be a volume, a pan, a bass control and a treble control, is that right? Alembics are a breed apart from everything else, and it's hard to go back once you've been there.
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 163
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hey everyone:

I just left a post on Wayne's showcase thread for this bass. Now I come here and see that I spoke (wrote? typed? e-spoke?) too soon.

So what's that on the back? Mohogany or Vermillion maybe?

Bill, tgo
Username: musikdept

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 8:31 pm:   Edit Post

To answer your questions...the Rogue has Epic electronics, and the back is Mohogany...and that came direct from the fine folks at Alembic. I contacted them prior to buying this bass. I have since registered this bass with Alembic and am looking forward to playing this bass in my "weekend warrior" classic rock band.
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 624
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 4:32 pm:   Edit Post

That is not only a beautiful bass but a great picture of it! Congratulation
Advanced Member
Username: pookeymp

Post Number: 205
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 7:58 am:   Edit Post

Gorgeous bass. Welcome aboard and enjoy that beauty.

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Username: mint_bass

Post Number: 214
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 2:08 am:   Edit Post


That is a nice rogue i really like the controls on my epic they are simple to use. I love coco bolo it just looks so cool.

Username: mrfunkwool

Post Number: 15
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Sweet Rogue

indeed, coco bolo just looks as warm as these basses sound.

Username: musikdept

Post Number: 11
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for all the great comments. I think it's an incredibly cool looking bass...and even more important the best sounding bass I've ever played. (My G&L ASAT doesn't even come out of the case anymore.)

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