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Username: raffy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Hey everyone,
I'm still in high school and have no way to get the cash required for one of these things. I've actually been watching the forum for a while now, but never became a member as I had no experiences with Alembics, with the exception of playing one at a store once. However, I toured the factory a few days ago (which was incredible) and, having vowed to get an Alembic someday, my fate is sealed, so I figure that's close enough.

Username: bassplayer2106

Post Number: 37
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post

Hi - I waited about 15 years for my first one after seeing Mark King with his, it was worth the wait though.I did go to the factory about 10 years ago but didn't get to go around it.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2013
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post

Hi Raffy; welcome to the group. Hanging around here you should pickup a good education about Alembics, music and even a little about life in general!
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 317
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post

Raffy, welcome. It's great that you are aware of and interested in the best so early on. I waited 30 years to get an Alembic. I agree with Kevin that it is worth the wait. However, I don't recommend it. Most used Alembics are not out of reach, financially. Good luck to you in getting one.
Username: hasadari

Post Number: 13
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 5:17 pm:   Edit Post

When I played in high school and college I dreamed of having the resources to get an Alembic. It has been almost 20 years and I must tell you, it IS worth the wait. Look for used Alembics - they are out there from time to time and the best way to take the plunge without emptying your wallet.

Senior Member
Username: the_mule

Post Number: 510
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post

Just checking in to welcome you to the club! I also want to advise you - like several others did before - to keep an eye on the secondhand market, there's great deals to be found there. Alembic has quite a unique position when it comes to used high-end / boutique instruments, it's without any doubt a strong buyers' market.

Good luck!
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 431
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

If I were you, I would set my sights on an Alembic before you get tied up with house payments, a wife and children and all the other trappings of "adulthood." You can probably afford one better now than later, when you have other forces vying for your paycheck. It's what I did, and my Series I will be 24 years old on November 6th. Good luck. You won't regret it...
Username: raffy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the warm welcome! I hope to get one of the short scales, like an sc standard or deluxe. I think it is hands down the coolest model.

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