Post Number: 5
|Posted on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 1:45 pm: |
I suppose a bit of an introduction is in order.
I'm a 19 year old computer programmer from North Carolina. I've been playing music of sort or another for about 8 years, starting with Trombone in middle school, and starting to learn the piano a year or so later. Got my first guitar 4 years ago, and my first bass in early 2002. I now consider the bass my primary instrument.
My current rig is:
1994 Alembic Epic 6 String Fretless
* - 5pc Maple Neck
* - Walnut Top
* - Maple ghost frets
* - Mahogany Body
* - 2 (Previous owner retrofit...ick) EMG Humbuckers
2003 Fender American P-Bass
Crate BFX100 Amp
I play and listen to all styles of music. Favorite bands include: Jimi Hendrix, Parliment/Funkadelic, Sly & Robbie (A killer reggae rythmn section), Phish, the Grateful Dead, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Jaco Pastorius, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, and Rush. There is very little I dont' listen to occasionally!
(Message edited by tylere on July 05, 2003)
(Message edited by tylere on July 05, 2003)
Post Number: 145
|Posted on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 6:20 pm: |
Sounds like a well rounded listening choice to learn from!
Welcome aboard, and when will we see pics of your Epic????
Post Number: 498
|Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 6:25 am: |
Hello and wellcome
Here are 2 Pauls bashing the table with empty beer-bottles yelling "pictures-pictures-pictures".
Normally we visit strip-bars but we do find this club more exciting! LOL!
Paul another one
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 5:54 am: |
Indeed welcome! You'll find this forum very informative as all the brothers and sisters here know bass and more. I'm sure you've noticed that already by looking at the other threads.
John Paul (the partial Paul)
Post Number: 149
|Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:18 pm: |
Ah yes and welcome from yet another Paul of sorts. Brother Paul, if I had to re-phrase your last comment, I would say more fulfilling. LOL!!!
Welcome to one of the wackiest but most friendly and knowledgeable clubs on the net Tyler!!!!
Hey I love the Scale Generator. That's very cool.
Post Number: 68
|Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 6:54 pm: |
Welcome to our Brotherhood Tyler! You know for being such a "youngster"(-; You have GREAT taste in music. I'm gonna bet you're one heck of a bass player too if you like Sly and Robbie as rythmn section. . they are phenomenal.
p.s. Your rig sounds cool BTW. . always wanted to master a fretless. . .played Cello in High School but it really is a totally different thing. My main axe now is a 1974 Alembic Brown Bass.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 3:01 pm: |
Okay.. here we go.. I'm 41. Just got the second bass I've ever owned. An Orion 5 string. Was a music major in college. Played bass in the jazz band at TCU from 1980 to 1983. If you ever heard Harrell Bosarge (major awesome drummer) it was my privilage to play bass with him for two years. I'm interested to know if anyone has seen or heard of him. I've done some really low key studio stuff, and only played with a couple of "bands" so to speak. Mainly I've played in church. Music that has influenced me???? Of course Stanley Clark, Weather Report, an old group "Seawind", Eagles, Doobies, Koinania, lots and lots of Abe Laboriel, Brothers Johnson, Earth Wind and Fire...and and old friend who used to play for Mickey Gilley (can you believe it) named Doug Driesel.
I'm a pastor in Texas, but know of some of the most outstanding musicians that I get to hook up with only once a year ... but my new Orion has taken that particular experience to a new level. I'm really wanting to learn some more stuff so .... I'll be listening to you guys and asking some questions. come on... teach me!
Post Number: 154
|Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 5:57 pm: |
Hey Pastor Scott!
I welcome you a second time ;) It is rejuvinating to see your enthusiasm! You have another family now, and we are all Alembicists.
Now we just need the other Paul to welcome you and it's official!
Post Number: 96
|Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 9:45 pm: |
There is a Harrell Bosarge listed as the drummer on "Live From Austin", a Delbert McClinton album released in 1989; and also on a "Best of Mountain Stage" album released in 1991 on which there is a cut from McClinton.
That's a very nice looking Orion. Is that a Purpleheart top? And signature electronics? The knobs look a little unusual in the picture; maybe it's just the angle, but they kinda look like stacks.
Post Number: 520
|Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 5:33 am: |
Welcome-welcome Pastor Scott.
Also from this table banging guy you receive a heartly welcome on this club of most weird, most huggable, most understanding and sweet people in the universe (are we blushing yet??).
No let's see where that picture is hidden?
Paul the bad one (well ...you know ...the other one...)
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 8:54 am: |
Yes Harrell played with Delbert McClinton. I saw him on Austin City Limits one night playin for him and my two thoughts were.... "that guy sure lost a lot of weight" and "at least someone is doing somethin with their tallent". Thanks for the info.
Its a cocobola top, cocobola fingerboard. Yes they are signature electronics. They had to do a bit of finigaling and reshaping though. Now.. to show my ignorance, thus the reason i'm here: knobs.... um... stacks??
Paul (the bad/other one), the pic is hidden on the "owning an alembic" page under the topic "heartbreak turned into joy". And thanks for the warm welcome. I, too, am weird, huggable, and understanding (I believe 'sweet' is subjective and therefore will let someone else discern that quality in my... lol).
Post Number: 97
|Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 3:53 pm: |
A coco bolo top; I was fooled by the light. It does look nice. By stacks I meant stacked knobs like some electonics makers use when they put the bass tone control and the treble tone control on the same knob. For instance, there is a set of stacked knobs in this picture:
Again I must have been fooled by the light reflecting on the top wood.