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Michael DeVincenzo (jlpicard)
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Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 5
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 01, 2002 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post

This is my first, a beautiful walnut top and a future alembic player!'98 walnut Europa Lefty
jlpicard
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Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 160
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post

Playing with a new camera. Here's a quick pic of my Europa with the Distillate behindEurpoa
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1514
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

I don't think that I've seen a guitar stand like that before. What kind is it? Nice pic of both basses. The Europa's top looks great in this pic.
marcm
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Username: marcm

Post Number: 86
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

hi michael

your europa has a beautiful top. is it walnut burl, or 'just' an amazing piece of walnut?

also, that's a very interesting distillate. could that be an ebony top?

thanks for posting your pics


marc
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1524
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

Marc; in his post here, Michael describes the Distillate top as being dark Coco Bolo.
valvil
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Username: valvil

Post Number: 671
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like a 5-instrument Rockman stand by Warwick, Dave, I have a couple of those. They make them for 3 and for 7 instruments too, if I recall correctly.

Valentino
marcm
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Username: marcm

Post Number: 87
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

thanks dave! i apologize for not having done my due diligence. it is indeed very dark cocobolo
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1534
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

Val, I wasn't referring to the multi-instrument stand; I was looking at the thing that has its arms around the Europa.
jlpicard
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Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 164
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

The stand is called a Catch-o-matic model GS700 by a company called Nanyo? It's very versatile in that it shapes itself to your basses body as the bass is lowered onto the stand. Not my favorite though because it is a little difficult to make the bass stand upright if you have an offset body like a Europa. Mike
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1540
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 6:45 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mike! here's a picture.
jlpicard
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Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 166
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

Marcm, Thanks, The top is not Burl Walnut but I lost the wood card so I don't know what Alembic calls it. It might be figured Walnut or Superb, I'm not really sure. I seem to recall a phone
conversation with Mica a few years ago where she said it was just "Walnut"! Isn't that just another example of the high standards of Alembic to just think of this wood as an average piece? I love this company!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1541
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 2:12 pm:   Edit Post

It doesn't look average to me; I think it has great figuring.
xero_tolerance
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Username: xero_tolerance

Post Number: 38
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:31 am:   Edit Post

Oh my god.. This is.. Something else. Amazing arsenal :-)

I'm sorry to be blunt here but have you ever thought of selling any of those lefty alembics? I can't find a spoiler/Úlan/Europa/persuader/distillate anywhere. I must say I'm extremely jealous of those.

Do you hae pictures of your others? I can only make out the Europa and distillate in this.
southpaw
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Username: southpaw

Post Number: 277
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm:   Edit Post

Xero, JL Picard has not logged into the Club for a few years now, I hope he is well. I can tell you I purchased the Distillate in the picture above from him quite a few years ago. It has a very dark coco bolo top, almost black. I sent it to the Mothership for a couple of adjustments and I have been enjoying it ever since. I believe he sold a couple of basses to fund a Series II, which is why he sold me the Distillate but as I said before, he stopped participating in the Club so I am not sure what became of Mike or the basses. I wish him well though, a nice gentleman as I recall.
Be patient and the right Alembic will find its way to your home. As a fellow lefty I understand the frustration waiting for a beauty to come your way, but it will happen, patience is a virtue, I guess...

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