Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:28 am: |
This is a little late but I've only owned my first Alembic for 3 days now so here we go,
My search for the sound started at 14 for me. I was watching the Grateful Dead movie and when they started showing Philís bass and the sound! Holly $?!# What a beautiful sound! I had just bout my first bass a squire p bass at that time but one day while hitting junk shops my 2nd bass found me. A Conrad H-2 hollow body sun burst bass! Itís a Japanese Guild Star fire copy! Little did I know were that bass was taking me. By 16, I was playing with guys at cafes and bars! At that point I had 6 basses most just cheap stuff but still I loved plugging in each one and hearing how different they were, Then on my 17th b-day I was given a gold Epiphone Jack Casady bass and WOW! By this point my little squire amp couldn't cut it but life had a big surprise waiting around the corner. I went to a small school out in the country and one day while helping clean up a storage space out of the dust and darkness came the light, in the form of a 1968 fender bassman 100 with the 2-10 2-15 cab! I had to bring a bass with me the next day and see it still worked and it only took one pluck to know, I had to have this amp! Within 3 days of conducting sonic experiments at school led the principle to let me and I quote, "barrow it for an extremely long time" since it was school property he couldn't tell me I could have it but its still here 5 years later! But it wasn't till the dead's last show this May that I really found out about Alembic. The show was The Doobie brothers, The Allman Brothers, then The Dead. But when I saw the bass that the doobs bassist was playing. "Hey, that kinda looks like Philís bass" then it all began! I started searching for info and low and behold it led me here to Alembic! 7 months later and a lot of help from the greatest father in the world I now own a beautiful 2006 Stanly Clarke with a 5a maple quilt top and side leds! Itís the most beautiful looking, and sounding bass I have ever been blessed with. Iím 21 now and the collection has grown to 32 stringed instruments 22 basses 8 guitars a mandolin, and a sitar! I still use the bassmand but now as far as gear, alembic f2-b into a mesa boogie 400+ witch flows beautifully thru a David Eden 4 by 10 and 1 by 18. well the search for the sound will never end! Phil, and Jack were just the start, now I'm trying to pull of the Entwisle sound. I have gottin were I am by just playing around no lessons, no teaching just the one simple fact, How do they make that sound! I must know! I will not settle for being a bass player, but to be a bass guitarist like the greats! thats what I work till my fingers bleed for.No Who tune will be out of range of mastery! the fires lit, the irons hot, its time to Boogie!
(Message edited by mica on December 23, 2009)
Post Number: 1334
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 11:01 am: |
Welcome to the club, Nick.
That's a great music room you got going there, and a great bunch of instruments as well! (Nice shirt too ) It sounds like you're having fun, Keep it up.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 2:28 pm: |
Nice bunch of instruments and amps. Great music room and dig that shirt. Like to see those instruments hanging from the ceiling . Di I detect a Les Paul bass , maybe a Thunderbird and a flying V . Enjoy them , all the bass Norm
Post Number: 384
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 3:41 pm: |
Nick - Love the music room it is envious and the SC puts everything over the top!!!
Post Number: 55
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 4:05 pm: |
Dude, with that B3 and Alembic, everything else is icing on "that" cake.
You have lots of wonderful things.
Someday, I'll have a B3 too. (A good one is hard to find...)
(Message edited by the_jester on December 23, 2009)
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 4:53 pm: |
Welcome to the fold, Nick! Nice setup and gorgeous bass.
Post Number: 2535
|Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 3:13 am: |
Welcome to the club Nick. Nice bass and very nice decor too.
Post Number: 400
|Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 7:21 am: |
A Hammond at home!
You're lucky that I live faraway. If I were your neighbour you would ask for a restriction order to get me out of your room!
Congratulations, you've made an incredible soundroom.
Post Number: 528
|Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 7:53 am: |
A Hammond B3 and a Signature Deluxe!
Thank you for the photos
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 10:31 pm: |
Thanks all on the great comments,
as much as I would love to let it go on the organ
isn't a B3 or a Hammond. its a Lowery theater organ
and sadly it dosn't sound much like a Hammond but the early Vox sound is very strong, and good eye on the basses, theres 4 epiphones hanging in there.a Les Paul, Thunder bird, Flying V, and a Vinnie!above the organ is from right to left,
2 Les Paul guitars, a Gibson knock off, Randall Aim's EB-3, 67 Gibson EB-O SG, 76 Gibson EB-3,
Fender jazz, P-bass, and a Guild B-302!
Post Number: 1528
|Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 5:51 am: |
Hey Nick, nice to meet you. Didn't I also see an old Peavey behind the ladder in the first photo? We have some similar basses in the B-302, Epi Thunder Bird, and the Alembic. Except mine doesn't have signature electronics or fretboard inlays. Other than that they're identical.
Sam (the other one)
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 10:18 am: |
Good eye! theres a peavey T-120 and a danaelectro
behind the ladder. theres also (on the hollow body tree as I call it)a epiphone rivoili, a jack casady,
2 conrads, and rickanbacker 4001,
Post Number: 296
|Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 12:18 pm: |
Youīve got one damn nice collection...
I spotted very awesome instrument/things...!
Post Number: 402
|Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 12:34 pm: |
It is raining Bass, alellujah!
(they are all over the place!)
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 4:22 pm: |
And there's still more!
Post Number: 938
|Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 4:25 pm: |
Welcome to the forum Nick. Play em all Healthy!
Post Number: 169
|Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 8:27 am: |
Hey Nick - greetings from the UK. Beautiful SC, almost the twin of mine, 'cept yours has the Christmas lights!
And where did you get those shades? Very cool!
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 9:08 am: |
thanks,My father found them some time in the 70's
I picked up were he left off or maybe it was I picked them up were he left them one or the othere