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Username: jpmarino

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2013
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post

Hello all:

I recently took the plunge and purchased an Alembic F-1x preamp. All I can say is WOW! Prior to purchasing the F-1x, I was never really happy with the sound I got from my German bass. (Sorry, I'm new here and not certain if War***k is a dirty word). Now, the old girl sings!

Thank you Alembic!

Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1101
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Hey John,
welcome to the club!
I am german and for me that W.... word is dirty. I don't like them... :-)
Oliver (Spyderman)
Intermediate Member
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 138
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Hey John
Welcome! i too just recently purchased a F-1X from Bass Central. Like you, WOW! I have played Alembic basses since 2008 again, WOW. But, just recently added the pre-amp. Now i have my dream set up. John p.s. keep and eye out we may have a Chicago gathering this year..

(Message edited by DLBYDGTL on April 07, 2013)
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 233
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

Greetings and Congratulations!!. As far as I've experienced, we' re a fairly supportive and non aggressive community, and we don't have such a thing as "dirty words" like that... do we?. We also own and play other brands of instruments... only to find out Alembic quality is REAL hard to beat :-). Enjoy your preamp, and your staying here!
Username: jpmarino

Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2013
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post


I'll stick around! Hopefully even own an Alembic bass someday - it's on the bucket list :-)

I'll keep my eye out for mention of a Chicago gathering. I'm sure that would be interesting.


Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1723
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Hello John,
I'm just north of you, recently moved from Glendale Heights. Welcome to the club. I'm lucky to own an F-1X for the past 7 years or so, and I love it! It sounds great with my Epics and my Distillate. Hope we can get together at a Chicago gathering this year.
Username: jpmarino

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2013
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post


I'm looking forward to the gathering. I found some pictures of a previous event at the Bag End facility on the forum and it looked like a good time.

I'm more amazed everyday by my F-1X. For the heck of it, over the weekend I plugged in my old MIJ Vantage electric guitar and, with a few tweaks of the EQ, it sounded better than it ever did before (even though I was playing it through a bass rig)!


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