Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 6:19 am: |
let me tell you something to introduce myself to this forum:
yesterday my decision was fixed !
I am an owner of a beautiful 98 Rogue 5 Superb Walnut.
Until now i was an owner of many different basses like fender, status, yamaha etc. My last instrument was a Spector NS5 CRFM with a really good, transparent (as i thought) and powerful sound, excellent design and handling.
I was convinced that there could not be many differences between Spector and Alembic. Both are high-end basses.
Unfortunately I got the possibility to test the alembic during a session with my band (thx lothar - he is my favorite bass dealer).
The difference is unbelievable. Compared (!) to the Alembic the Spector sounds only loud. There is no transparency and life in the tone. Simply unacceptable!
Rigth after playing the first few tones my decision was made: this beauty will be mine !
Have a look here:
Now I am working on buying (paying) the same bass as a fretless. Unfortunately this model is on stock ;-(
Post Number: 348
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 6:29 am: |
Congrats on acquiring a very nice Rogue!
Post Number: 204
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 6:34 am: |
Welcome home Kalle.
That is a beautiful bass. It sounds like you're hooked proper on Alembic.
I love the grain patterns that one gets from walnut. Each one is different.
Post Number: 1019
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 6:36 am: |
wie geht es Ihnen.
Spider Ollie will jump up and smile by the obviously deep sound of more germanwise members.
Man ...it is GOOD to have you here!
We can see that you are addicted already!
There is no good medical cure against it. I DO can recommend a good friedn of mine Paul the good one who is a beer brewer. His medecine helps in 99,9% of the times. However ...you being in Germany ...well ...it's something like us being in Belgium. We're kinda fond on beer-brewing.
Spider Ollie will lend you a pair of nylon stockings (you only need one) and I think that teh Bayrrische Landesbank in Munchen urgently need a visit LOL.
Paul the bad one
PS: stay away from Aachen because Ollie is busy there robbing his Spider 8 HA!!!!!!
Post Number: 213
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 7:22 am: |
who awakened me?
Hey how great to see another member in Germany.
Kalle, many congrats on the bass. Seems you got it from S-M?
I own a Spyder 4 and a Spyder 8 and I am a great
John Entwistle fan......
And as Paul TBO said, always on the search for more money to invest in new instruments.... :-)
Post Number: 143
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 10:35 am: |
From one Rogue owner to another, welcome to the club. Yes, you are on the road to a nice clean adddiction. Not to worry, it's a good thing.
Pretty bass. Do you plan to get a matching one for the fretless like Bro Rami?
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 2:52 pm: |
yes of course i bought it at S-M. this store is only 40 km away from my town. that is a great problem ;-))
At least i am very happy with my choice (even my girlfriend understands me !)and i think i will have the matching fretless in a short time ! S-M has this one on stock !
Post Number: 274
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 4:53 pm: |
Sorry I'm late!
Congratulations on such a stunning looking bass!!! Welcome to our support group and family. Step on up to the bar, I've got an ale waiting for you. We'll just put it on Brother Paul the Belgian waffle's tab ;)
Post Number: 36
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 6:49 pm: |
Ausgezeichnet, kalle....sehr schön!!!
Very nice top wood...is that Coco Bolo? She must sound great, but be careful, as this can become an expensive hobby! Welcome and congratulations!
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 11:26 pm: |
Hi thx for posting.
No it is a Superb Walnut Top. Yeah it sounds absolutely great.
After years of struggling with other basses - i dreamed of Alembic since i heard Stanley C. and Wyzard for teh first time - i have reached my goal.
A good feeling guys !!!
But: what comes next ???
I am looking forward to my first gig (16. Feb) with this Monsterbass...
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 1:05 am: |
damn that is fine i want a rogue they are prefect but i love my epic to death it is perfect welcome to the club
Post Number: 270
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 7:58 am: |
Congrats on such a beauty!!!!
Post Number: 90
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 8:29 pm: |
As Rami said,we Rogue players need to stick together.The more you play that beautiful Rogue 5 you got there,the more you will like it.Congrats.
Post Number: 114
|Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 8:48 am: |
Welcome to the Club. Your bass looks superb. Flame superb walnut in that color is so rich looking! Good luck and again: Welcome.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 12:11 am: |
yesterday i had my first gig with my alembic. it was a small club-gig wihout pa, only the sax and the bassdrum were miked. i played may bass through my glockenklang soul and the glockenklang quattro 4 x 10 box. amazing ! absolute clear, powerful and well balanced sound.
my girlfriend heard this combination for the first time an she was impressed:" until now i only heard that there is a bass but today i recognized every single note!"
yes the alembic and the glocks rock the house.
the only very serious disadvantage:
this bass allows no faults, you simply hear every imperfection. ;-)
Post Number: 1051
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 12:21 am: |
a Glockenklang user!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brothers and sisters ...I've found another Glock user!
I'm moved ...speechless (yeah ...right).
BTW: congrats on the gig.
I completely agree with your girlfriend, i got the commend a lot of times too!
paul the bad one
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 3:13 am: |
yeah palembic, our bass needs the right amp. which else than a glock is capable to deal with all the small variations of the alembics ? none !!!!
which rig do you play ?
Post Number: 1053
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 3:39 am: |
take a peep at
You'll be delighted!!!
Paul the bad one
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 4:13 am: |
palembic definetely a very nice setup !
but this rig would be to much for me ;-)
such a long time i struggled around with two boxes different effects and so on. no i am quite happy to have one single box and one case with the soult top and a korg dtr-2 tuner. that is all i need !
pure sound and keep it simple....
Post Number: 1054
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 4:51 am: |
Oh ...I bet I end up at your side of the bench. But now I'm still an idiot with a lot of knobs to tweak. It will chnage ...it will change ...eventually ...ever ...
Paul the bad one