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Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1267
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 7:42 pm:   Edit Post

This guy has been with me since it was built in '08. It's my second custom Alembic. As always, Susan and Mica were phenomenal and truly treated me like family. I meant to start this thread long ago, but didn't get it done. Actually, it's better now because I can report this bass has been a major event in my musical craft. I enjoy it enormously and constantly get compliments on it's sound and looks. It has been to some really good gigs and some dives. I've developed a side interest in graphite necks (one G Gould with EMGs and a Warmoth body/Status neck with Villex electronics). The Gould and the Brown Bass share about equal gig time. But every time I switch in the Alembic, it's like talking to an old friend.
Recently, I broke down and bought a set of Pyramid flats for the BB - glad I did. They are exceptional strings, if you like a woody, semi-Motown, old Phil Lesh/Jack Casady sound.
Anyway - here are the details: '08 Brown Bass, gold hardware.

(Message edited by bassman10096 on May 21, 2011)

(Message edited by bassman10096 on May 21, 2011)
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 708
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 7:22 am:   Edit Post

What a beauty

Is that Myrtle for the body core?
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1314
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 4:35 pm:   Edit Post

Yup. It's myrtle. Who'da thunk it could sound so good. I've been playing my BB exclusively (getting reacquatinted) after a Modulus Q5 hiatus. It never ceases to amaze me how smooth, warm and still punchy the mahogany neck sounds with the myrtle body.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3729
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

How did I miss this. it's a superb bass. I like the position of the neck pickup you must get some serious bottom end from that bass.

A well spec'd bass
Advanced Member
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 275
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Nice Looking axe dere!

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