Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:41 am: |
Hello everyone. I have been reading the great posts here for a while now. I am very recently a first time Alembic owner and new to the club. This truly magnificent instrument arrived at my door Wednesday 01/08/14 from Edwin van Huik's Bass Connection in the Netherlands. It is a 1988 Stanley Clarke Deluxe with rosewood top/back, maple accents, mahogany core body. And maple, purpleheart neck. Pictures do not do it justice. Apart from going to work, I have not been able to put it down. What an amazing bass.
There have been a couple previous threads here about this bass:
So I do have some information about it's origins and previous ownership.
Since the last posted images here, both of the original pickups have been replaced.
Also, as can be seen in the images, there is a toggle switch with an adjacent LED indicator light above the output jack. The function seems to be strictly an on/off switch. In the down (off) position, there is no output. Up (on) full Alembic sound with all controls functioning properly. The switch/LED have been on the bass as far back as 2007 (previous thread). I have not been able to find this configuration anywhere else. Only a mono/stereo or fret marker LED switch in this location. But never with an adjacent indicator light. I am hoping to get some of your expert input regarding this configuration. Thanks everybody.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:48 am: |
Sorry, I forgot to mention my name is Steven.
Post Number: 3477
|Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 4:20 am: |
hi Steven and congrats on your new instrument. it really is a beauty. play her in good health
Post Number: 73
|Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:42 am: |
Congrats, Steven! Very pretty bass, and with a unique feature to boot!! By the way, I'm just up the road from you - Alpharetta.
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm: |
I'm not far either - Lawrenceville. Welcome aboard!
Post Number: 226
|Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 8:14 am: |
Welcome to you and your FAB-U-L-OUS instrument.
Like you, I love my Stanley Clarke Sig Deluxe. And, like you, it was my gateway to the Alembic experience.
Post Number: 3818
|Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:19 am: |
Hi Steven, the Stanley Clarke Signature deluxe broke my alembic virginity too, and now...... well let's say I've become openly promiscuous in my pursuit of certain alembics. But be careful their sound can be extremely seductive.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 1:26 pm: |
Thanks for the welcomes. It's great to be a member of the community. I have already discovered many great tips and insights into the care and feeding of these incredible instruments. I just cleaned, restrung and did a set up. It plays, surprisingly, even better than when it first arrived.
Post Number: 1939
|Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 4:04 pm: |
Welcome to the forum Steven. What a great looking bass. Play it Healthy! Art
Post Number: 296
|Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 6:54 am: |
Keep plucking my friend!
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:31 am: |
Welcome, Steven! Lovely bass!
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:27 pm: |
Welcome, Steven! Congratulations on the beautiful bass. Enjoy it in good health!