Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 11:02 am: |
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 42...by 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.
Post Number: 922
|Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 11:16 am: |
Gorgeous! Welcome to the forum.
Play it Healthy!
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 1:23 pm: |
Love that quilted top!
Post Number: 1321
|Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 4:21 pm: |
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)
Post Number: 66
|Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 8:11 am: |
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
Post Number: 1797
|Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 10:11 am: |
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.
Post Number: 260
|Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 1:11 pm: |
Congratulations, your bass looks gorgeous!
Post Number: 414
|Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 2:53 pm: |
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)
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 2:15 pm: |
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!
Post Number: 373
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 12:46 pm: |
Cool is that Maple, astounding!
Post Number: 720
|Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 6:39 am: |
On a forum with no lack of stunning maple instruments, this one stands out as a gem. Thanks for posting it.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 9:02 am: |
stunning quilt top on that SC Man.I am sure many a hour will be spent enjoying that beauty.All the Bass Norm
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 5:40 pm: |
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?
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 10:22 am: |
Yes, it has the amber LED's as well as continuous wood backplates. It even wakes me in the morning and fixes breakfast!