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Username: hubwolf

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit Post

Hi guys, I've lurked on here a few times but finally signed up today. As a Deadhead my basses are somewhat predictable, 2 Series I 4 string Alembics ( one pointed long scale and one small bodied medium scale), a Modulus 6-string TBX w/barts, a 5-string TBX w/EMG's and a 5-string bolt-on w/EMG's, a '71 Guild Starfire project bass and a Doug Irwin fretless w/ Hi-A's. I acquired my first Alembic, a Distillate, about 17 years ago and have enjoyed playing them since.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2671
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post

Hi John; welcome to the group!
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 48
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 5:40 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome, brother!
Advanced Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 234
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Hi John - welcome. We would love to see some pix of your basses.


(Message edited by tom_z on November 30, 2005)
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 6:49 pm:   Edit Post

Hi John-I'm new here too but join everyone in saying welcome.Sounds like you have a nice collection going.I'll second Tom,any pics?,the Guild Starfire project bass sounds intriguing.Is it Alembicised?
Best Wishes,Simon.
Username: hubwolf

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post

I'll try to get them all to hold still for a group shot. The Starfire is not Alembicized unfortunately and is a project in that there is what appears to be a sloppy but stable neck repair at the peghead (would love to laminate a nice crown point peghead on it) and I may swap out the pickups for Dark Stars or Alembic electronics at some point.
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 560
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Good you jumped in, hubwolf.

The hi-A's you mention, weren't those the original passive EMGs when they were called 'Overlend'?

J o e y
Username: bigideas

Post Number: 65
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post

hi-A's are old Barts i believe
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 516
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 5:15 am:   Edit Post

Welcome in Hubwolf,
I hope you enjoy the stay, and the conversation as well.
Username: hubwolf

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 1:43 pm:   Edit Post

Here is a pic. Sorry to take so long getting back. L to R: Doug Irwin fretless, '81 Series I SB med scale, Early Modulus Q5 TBX, '79 Series I std pt long scale, very early Modulus Q6 TBX. Other Alembic products include the 3 1x15 cabs seen (topped by a 2x12) and an F1X preamp. The sub on the right is a Meyer USW-1 and works very well with the Alembic cabs.-hubhubs tone lab
Intermediate Member
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 119
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 5:12 pm:   Edit Post

Hey John, What year was your Distillate? any old pictures of it? Beautiful collection by the way, some serious thumping going on at your place!

(Message edited by southpaw on January 13, 2007)
Username: hubwolf

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 11:27 pm:   Edit Post

It was an '82. Sorry, no pics.

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