Post Number: 146
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 4:53 pm: |
I happened to have the day off from work Wednesday when a UPS tag appeared on my door, and I knew it could only be one thing...
Excel 5 fretless
Zebrawood accents w/purpleheart pinstripe
Striped ebony fingerboard
Chrome hardware & logo
Side LEDs in green & amber
(You can see she is in good company)
(Look at that logo sparkle!)
(They aren't carpeted backplates, they're just SUPER FREAKING SHINY CHROME)
The pictures do not do justice to this instrument. It is the most beautiful looking and playing bass that I've ever laid hands on. My thanks to everyone in Santa Rosa for turning out another masterpiece.
(Message edited by jagerphan84 on January 07, 2005)
Post Number: 580
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 5:24 pm: |
My oh my! WOW!
Post Number: 1866
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 2:45 am: |
Post Number: 57
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 3:18 am: |
that is a beauty! Very nice job on the wood choices. And as hollis sayes WOW.
Post Number: 164
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 3:59 am: |
Now that's what I call a bass, congrats!!
Post Number: 147
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 6:08 am: |
Thanks for the compliments, everyone. I look forward to spending the rest of my life getting to know her.
Wait, Paul TBO is speechless?? Someone get a camera!!
Post Number: 134
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 6:51 am: |
Super freaking cool!!!
Post Number: 444
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 7:44 am: |
Isn't the Excel just the greatest Bass in the world? There's just something about it that does something for me. It was my first Alembic, and still my favorite.
Congrats Adam - she's a beauty!
Post Number: 1167
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 8:14 am: |
A set neck fretless with that combination of neck and body woods and the Europa controls has got to sound very nice!
Post Number: 242
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 8:36 am: |
Very sweet! Especially the wood pick up covers and the neck. If this were mine I'd name it "Tasty". What effect of using mohagany instead of maple in the neck are you expecting?
Post Number: 92
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 11:18 am: |
Amazing bass Adam!! Congratulations. She is very beautiful - love all that vermillion.
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 11:32 am: |
I would think the mahogany would attribute to a bassier, darker tone. Maple is generally known for its brightness, and that is something I intentionally tried to avoid in this bass. With the vermilion body and set neck w/heavy woods, it has a lot of warmth and it packs a nice punch.
Here's a couple grainy, blurry shots with the LEDs on:
P.S. - Thanks Tom!
(Message edited by jagerphan84 on January 08, 2005)
Post Number: 390
|Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 1:42 am: |
Very nice Adam, congratulations! Now she's arrived home 'the long strange trip' has finally come to an end. I love the wood recipe!
Post Number: 109
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 1:25 pm: |
Congratulations on your new addition, Adam! She is very beautiful, indeed.
Were you able to adjust the Epic to your liking? She does looks happy there...tell her I miss her, OK?!
Best of luck with your new axe...
Post Number: 149
|Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 4:34 pm: |
Thanks, Wilfred & Chris. The Epic has settled in nicely here, she gets plenty of attention and has nice friends to hang around with. This newest addition is a nice complement to a growing collection... now I just need a 6-string fretted & fretless, an 8-string, a piccolo...
I'd better start saving up.
(Message edited by jagerphan84 on January 16, 2005)
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:22 am: |
I'm late on this but what the heck! That bass is stunning! I might add that I am not a big fan of the Excel but your custom idea changed my thinking of the bass. What a fantastic instrument, I'm sure you have been enjoying it to the fullest. Take care
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 2:19 pm: |
Now I am in trouble... this has to be one of the most beautiful looking bass instruments I have seen! ¡INCREIBLEMENTE BELLA! Enjoy!!!