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Username: coop

Post Number: 2
Registered: 5-2013
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post

Yesterday, I finally got my SC Signature Deluxe (SC14293). I've been lusting for one since my early days learning bass while Romantic Warrior and School Days were spinning on the turntable. To me, it was the epitome of what an electric bass could be and what Fender was hopelessly clueless about - beauty, grace, and advanced electronics. Of course, like most bassists starting out, they were out of my reach - hell, there wasn't any store near Northeast Florida where you could even see one, much less buy one. So, I went through Fender, MusicMan, Warwick, and Fodera over the years, but always knew that I wanted an SC Signature. Yesterday, I finally got it. I drove down to Bass Central (about 2 hours away) intent on either leaving with an Alembic or an order for another custom Warwick Thumb. It's impossible to capture the beauty of these instruments on film - they have to be seen, touched, and played to appreciate the quality and beauty. After playing three (Coco, Coco Deluxe, Buckeye Burl), the Macassar Ebony Deluxe came out. I was floored. 20 minutes later, it was in my car headed back north to St. Augustine. First gig tomorrow, can't wait.

full shot

body shot

Mahogany body
Macassar Ebony top and back laminate
Purple Heart and Maple accent woods
Mahogany and Purple Heart neck woods
Continuous wood electronic cavity covers
Signature electronics
Blue LEDs with amber LEDs at 12 and 24
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1851
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the forum Brad. What a beautiful bass, I'll bet it sounds even better! Have a great gig tomorrow! Art
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1852
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations too!!
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1260
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post

Nice - that one looks great! Love the mahogany in the neck. Bet it sounds as good as it looks!
Intermediate Member
Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 159
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

Nothing compares to the Alembic. Welcome to the club. Righteous bass you have, there. I've never seen a top quite like that.
Intermediate Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 149
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

That is a beauty! Welcome to the club. They are quite the instruments aren't they?
Senior Member
Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 513
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Back is sweet too. Congrats.

Intermediate Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 181
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

I live in the area, where are you playing? Nice to know I am not alone with the only Alembics here. You chose a Beauty!!
Username: coop

Post Number: 3
Registered: 5-2013
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post

Pete, I'm playing in Bunnell at the Anvil (near SR100 and US1) from 9-1. The only other Alembic owner I know in the area is Jim Stafford (Eclipse Studio) but he got rid of his a few years ago. I wanted to kick him in the ass for not telling me before he sold it.

Thanks for posting the back pic, lidon2001. The neck's color and texture has a naturally aged look, as if it were from the 70's. The Purple Heart top laminate also gives it a very subtle frame of color. Just lovely. Not too long after I registered the bass with Alembic, I got a call from Mica congratulating me on the bass and giving me a little background on the history of it and the rather unique wood choice. Really cool story and just one more reason to love Alembic as a company.
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1732
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 9:07 am:   Edit Post

That's a beautiful bass! The neck is very stunning with the mahogany and purpleheart recipe. It should be a wonderful summer for you to get accquainted with your new beauty.

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