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pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1127
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 5:20 am:   Edit Post

Hi everybody,
I recently purchase some fantastic instruments: first the Edwin's one serie I wich is an awesome bass, simply, tasty and great sound; the second one is a MK series II wich was to sale until 2007 in a german shop, station-music.de. This Series II in buckeyeburl is the must incredible Alembic MK I never see !!

some sc band !!


complete band 1


complete band 2


complete page:
http://www.batraciens-reptiles.com/alembic.htm

band:
http://www.schooldays.ch

Thanks
oggydoggy
Advanced Member
Username: oggydoggy

Post Number: 226
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

Very nice!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3283
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post

That is such an incredible collection of superb basses PierreYves You must be very proud to own them. Once you get to know them all personally it will be interesting to hear which one has the sound you prefer most.


Jazzyvee
growlypants
Junior
Username: growlypants

Post Number: 29
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

I've never seen a nicer collection of Alembics!!
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1402
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

I've got to say that the bass in the middle looks very much at home!
that_sustain
Member
Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 97
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

I have to pick the cocobolo(?) Series shortscale/chrome hardware as a favorite of the bunch. I swear, Alembic's have only improved in more recent years!!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1385
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

We often hear around here "the pictures don't do it justice." I had the pleasure of meeting the cocobolo one, and know just how much more beautiful it is even than it looks here. I have to assume the same holds true for its companions, in which case.....oh my goodness gracious , what a pile of yummy! How can you possibly decide which one to play, Pierre-Yves?

Peter
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1128
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:33 am:   Edit Post

I use mainly the blackwood with my band and the coco bolo one. My bass player (when I play tenor) use my SC signature deluxe (wich is not o the picture). If I play standard bass for others things, as Level 42, Marcus Miller etc. I use the MK's. The koa bass is for "museum" ! I used it before the blackwood. I must to say that Edwin's coco bolo give my preferate sound to play some Clarke's music in standard bass, not tried to change tuning.
flpete1uw
Intermediate Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 149
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:32 am:   Edit Post

PierreYves,
You have some Fine taste in Bass collection, they’re exquisite! The subtleties of each one, the strings to use on each?, the joy of remembering each for their uniqueness must be a joy! I agree this is an amazing collection of Alembic Basses. Personally I Love they are all 4 strings. Well done Sir!
Pete
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1129
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:29 am:   Edit Post

I use what I have: my Alembic strings stock is close to finish, I use mainly d'Addario EXL 170. Thanks for your comment
eligilam
Senior Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 402
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 9:42 am:   Edit Post

Perhaps the best personal Alembic collection I've seen. Although all of those basses are top notch and highly desirable, the blackwood is still The King, in my opinion.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1132
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post

I was playing the buckeyeburl one hour now.... speechless...
oddmetersam
Advanced Member
Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 219
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

I can believe it!
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 863
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

magnifique
bigyouth
Advanced Member
Username: bigyouth

Post Number: 219
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:41 am:   Edit Post

trop PUISSANT
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1133
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:58 am:   Edit Post

;-) je viens de vendre ma première SC deluxe qui n'est pas sur la photo :-/
bigyouth
Advanced Member
Username: bigyouth

Post Number: 220
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Elle était belle aussi la deluxe,
mais vu ce que tu a la,pas de regret je pense
je les adorent tes basses,
féliçitation encore
Mehdi
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1134
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

Yes my 04SC13386 was sold yesterday, it was a nice bass and now it's a friend's bass. I have some regret because it's my first "new age" Alembic.
chrisalembic
Intermediate Member
Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 154
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

Aujourd'hui J'ai encore ecoute de ton version de "Topasio" sur youtube...j'aime cet version plus que l'original...tres bon, mon pote ;-)
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1135
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

here they are: https://soundcloud.com/schooldays
tubeperson
Senior Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 405
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

Most enjoyable sound clips and picture. Someday, I hope to get a picture of my Alembic family to share with the club.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3632
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Oops you caught me lusting over these basses again.


Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3633
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Oops double post

Jazzyvee

(Message edited by jazzyvee on September 27, 2013)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3038
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

I love them all too, however I like to picture my self with my hands all over the nice Series II small body sitting on the right side of the couch in the last picture above ; #82-2149 . She seems to call out Yes to me , Yummy, yummy , yummy !!!!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3772
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:34 am:   Edit Post

No harm in just one more look before the end of the year. :-)

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