|Takeo Sonoi (tkotmk42)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 12:02 pm: |
Yeah! I'm the first one to post!!
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been an Alembic fan ever since I saw Stanly Clarke in Tokyo back in 1986. Back then, I didn't know what kind of bass it was, but I really liked how it looked. Then, I started to listen to my sister's CD with weird band name "Level 42". As most of you know, number "42" is a very bad number in Japan. "42" can be read to sound the same as a word for "Death".... So there's no car tags in Japan with "42" on it. They systematically avoid it.
My first Alembic was an red flame maple top Essence. I bought it from a pawn shop for $400 in Arkansas (where I went High school and college). I traded it in for Status Series II headless bass when I was in Japan. Then, I had enough money saved up for a MK signature. I bought it in '96 with Cocobolo, side and front LED etc... I really liked it, but due to some financial problem, I sold it in Japan along with Status 5str Empathy Mark King used on Guaranteed Live video.
Anyway, I just placed an order for yet another Alembic!! This time, I got the following:
Mark King Signature Delux
5A Quilt top and back
Back continuous wood plate
Continous wood truss rod plate
Prep for Series 2 electronic
Delux purpleheart neck laminate
and most important of all.....32" scale lengh.
I am so excited about this!! I know guys and gals at Alembic will work their magic and make me a fantastic instrument.....
Anyway, just wanted say hellow!