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Username: gegatso

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post

Well, finally I am in the club. I saw my first Alembic a million years ago when I was in my teens. It was in a local music shop and basically a young kid like me at the time wasn't even able to touch it! I have no idea of the price, but apparently it was a Series II.
Fast forward to me now being the way, I have been playing since I was 12, so a lot of water has gone under the bridge, and a lot of basses have passed through my hands. Within the last few years I decided I wanted one high end bass that would just make me ONLY want to play it - and hopefully find my own sound somewhere in there. I went through a few of the bigger boutique basses, the last of which being a Fodera - and they just were not doing it for me.
From out of nowhere I got the idea of going with an Alembic, and a short scale at that. I did have a short scale custom made for me that I used for about 2 years, but the sound was all midrange no matter what I did. I do remember liking the size for my smaller hands, though. Enter the Stanley series...
I had her named before it even arrived. "Liquid Thunder". I always liked the look of maple, and the quilted maple on this beauty just dropped my jaw. Purpleheart is one of my all time favorite accent woods for a bass, so it was great to see it in the center stringers as well as layered in the body.
I have the action set so low it is crazy, but that's how I like it. At least this bass can handle t with no complaints. I can't say that about most. Having only had the instrument about 24 hours, I have yet to dial in "my" sound...but found a million I like. More versatility than I ever dreamed. Oh, and yes, it feels like it was made for me to play. What good are looks if the thing feels awful in your hands? ;)
Anyway, great to be a part of the club! Here's a pic of my beauty.
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 922
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post

Gorgeous! Welcome to the forum.
Play it Healthy!
Username: nnek

Post Number: 18
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

Love that quilted top!
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1321
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

Hello again Mark (I posted on your showcase entry as well).
Be sure to look in the must-reads and FAQ section at the top of the forum board for some excellent advice on set-up, eq etc.
I hope you're around and loving Liquid Thunder for a long time. (Great name by the way)

Username: krystoof

Post Number: 66
Registered: 1-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 8:11 am:   Edit Post

Hi, MArk!
Welcome in the Club! Your bass is really gorgeous, and I guess it sounds as well as it looks beautiful.
Have a good day!!!
Greetings from France
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1797
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

Great to have you here Mark. Being an SC owner too, I can confirm that the SC is an awesome bass. If like me you had not owned an alembic prior to that one, be prepared for some interesting times experimenting with the sounds you can get from this bass.

I've had mine about 7 years now and still find exciting new sounds.
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Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 260
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome Mark!!
Congratulations, your bass looks gorgeous!

Senior Member
Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 414
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 2:53 pm:   Edit Post

Mark, congratulations on your Alembic bass acquisition.

For me, it was something of an event I'll never forget and I am sure most of us feel the same way.

Ask me when I purchased any other appliance like a refrigerator, my first a flat screen TV, or even a our first hot air popcorn machine :-), with a straight face; if asked, I would clearly tell you: "I don't recall".

However, ask me when I purchased my Alembics -- Oh, that's a special event within itself.

I could tell you all the juicy details, i.e., what the season, the people, the place, the date, and how nature made it all possible.

I love to hear all the tells, and the challenges (if any) how you reeled in that Marlin!

Peace and Love!

(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on December 06, 2009)
Username: gegatso

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

You guys are all great! This club is awesome...first time I belong to a club where I really feel like I'm a part of something cool!

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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 373
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

Cool is that Maple, astounding!
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 720
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

On a forum with no lack of stunning maple instruments, this one stands out as a gem. Thanks for posting it.
Username: 76_alembic

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

stunning quilt top on that SC Man.I am sure many a hour will be spent enjoying that beauty.All the Bass Norm
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 20
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 5:40 pm:   Edit Post

Ditto on the great name... Beautiful Quilted top and great looking Amaranth accent. Gotta love that low action an Alembic provides!

Does this SC have LED`s too?
Username: gegatso

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Yes, it has the amber LED's as well as continuous wood backplates. It even wakes me in the morning and fixes breakfast!

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