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Username: fernandobicho

Post Number: 15
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 4:22 pm:   Edit Post

I'm a bass player from Portugal. I've been in the stages for 25 years. Since 1995 I have an F1X preamp with a Crown Powertech amp with a 4x10'' SWR Goliath, and it's the best sound.
Finally now I have an Alembic bass, an 1992 Elan. I'm trying tu put like it was in original with Alembic knobs, the serial plate... even the machine heads don't seems the original Alembic's ones. But like this, still an art piece, an amazing instrument.
serial 92H7258.
The club members help me so much to understand Alembic basses. I thank you all.
I like to share with you those pictures. I used a Canon 20D camera with an 24-70mm f 2.8 L USM lens.Thank you. Best wishes from sunny Portugal.

(Message edited by davehouck on August 10, 2009)
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1501
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 4:30 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass congratulations Fernando
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8521
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats on the Elan Fernando! The Walnut top looks very nice!
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 231
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

Great photos Fernando!
The back looks super smooth.
Matched with your F1X I am certain your tone is desirable.
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 788
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:40 pm:   Edit Post

Great looking bass! I'll bet it plays like a dream (don't all of em). Enjoy and play it healthy!
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1595
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

A real beauty, love the Elans.
Intermediate Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 192
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful Bass, Fernandão. Very nice touch the matching back on Headstock, great piece of art indeed. Although non-original I think these light weight machine heads may be a good idea in a 5 string Bass to keep it balanced. Congrats!

Com esse sistema de amplificação, os putos ficarão doidos! Abraços, Mário
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 805
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post

Love those thick neck laminates, thanks for the good pics!
Username: bass4worship

Post Number: 16
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post

That really nice. I might look into that...

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