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Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Junior
Username: stoney

Post Number: 33
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

'95 C8890: Walnut core, Tulip wood top laminate, 5 piece neck, Signature Electronics, side LED's. Note cone shaped peghead has a narrow cut to it, front laminate on peghead is mahoghany.Bodypeghead
Rami Sourour (rami)
Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 64
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Wow! it's a real beauty. Thanks for the pics. Does it have a back laminate as well?

Rami
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Junior
Username: stoney

Post Number: 34
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 8:37 am:   Edit Post

Hey Rami,
Nope, no back laminate. I decided to have a the "mother of plastic" ovals, custome cut neck and sustain block put in. Alembic did a great job on the accent laminates around the "elbow cut".

stoney
Rami Sourour (rami)
Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 65
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

Are those Purpleheart neck laminates?
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Junior
Username: stoney

Post Number: 35
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

Yes they are. There's Purpleheart and maple laminates around the body as well.
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Junior
Username: stoney

Post Number: 36
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post

Yes they are. There are also Purpleheart and maple laminates around the body.
Michael (Mikey) Paskel (pookeymp)
Junior
Username: pookeymp

Post Number: 11
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 6:16 am:   Edit Post

Hey Stoney,
She really is a gorgeous bass...I love the peghead shape and the tulip top is outstanding...NICE!!!

Mikey/
Jonathan Johnstone (stoney)
Junior
Username: stoney

Post Number: 40
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

Hey Micky, Thanks...I visited Alembic and fell in love with the Tulip wood. As for the peghead, it's sort of the "JAE" shape, long & narrow...and the "almost" red mahoghany really makes it stand out. It's a terrific bass.
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 279
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

This bass is now owned by Ed "Oggydoggy" Orr from New York. Ed and I swapped axes for various reasons and we're both thrilled with our "new" basses. Ed is a real class act and a pleasure to deal with. ENJOY ED!!

Stoney
davehouck
Senior Member
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 544
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post

I haven't looked at this bass in a while.
And it is a great bass. Congrats Ed!
Maybe you can post some more pics.
And thanks for the update Stoney!

(Message edited by davehouck on May 13, 2004)
oggydoggy
Junior
Username: oggydoggy

Post Number: 39
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

I couldn't be happier, Stoney and I both love the signature electronics, but he preferred short scale and I preferred med-long scale, (I hoped). And this bass does the trick for me. I want to thank Stoney for being honest and for good communication. He is also a pleasure to deal with. Great example of the trust among club members. Hey Daveouch I will get some pictures up soon, I have been to busy playing lately. This bass is much more colorfull than the pictures above show, WOW this thing is beautiful.

-Ed
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 280
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 5:16 am:   Edit Post

Ditto
keavin
Advanced Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 378
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 6:05 am:   Edit Post

stoney what's the electric set up on this puppy?,are those "Q" switches with a bass & treble set up?,(i know one of them is LED.)
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 281
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

They are signature electronics 1 vol, 1 pan, 2 tone, 2 Q switches. Yes the 3rd switch is for the red side LEDs.
essencetimestwo
Junior
Username: essencetimestwo

Post Number: 40
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

I can't believe you are selling this bass. Hey everybody, check out eBay for a good deal on a cool custom bass. So why are you selling it?
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 293
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

Looks like the Essence is now over in the UK and on e-bay again. Maybe....just maybe I'll try to get her (Tulip) back one day. Hey if any clubmembers end up with her, let me know.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4713&item=3737722471&rd=1

Stoney
lowlife
Member
Username: lowlife

Post Number: 89
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 8:36 am:   Edit Post

The seller's note mentions (at the end) that he might be willing to accept some cash and an instrument of quality. I've emailed the seller with an offer, (which seems somewhat contrary to eBay's regulations), and I'm waiting to hear back from him.
I'll keep this thread up to date if the offer is accepted.

Ellery (Lowlife)
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 295
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post

I emailed him about it. He wrote right back. Seems like a straight shooter to me. He also has a Gibson bass and a Trace Elliot Combo out there for auction.
discodave
New
Username: discodave

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 1:53 am:   Edit Post

Hi, im new here. Looking to buy my first Alembic. Been playing a Status for far too long now. 1500 seems a good price. I have been talking to the guy selling this bass and i hope to pick it up soon. Its a fine looking Essence. I wondered if anyone could tell me more about the sound? I have played a Signature Standard and a Deluxe and wondered how close it would be.

Also just seen this pop onto ebay... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4713&item=3739276416&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
alemboid
Member
Username: alemboid

Post Number: 77
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 1:32 am:   Edit Post

So, can somebody tell me how this bass sounded? I like the wood combination, and I was wondering how much if at all walnut may change the sound.

Thanks,

Alemboid
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 305
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post

Hey...DiscoDave..I answered your email on a few addresses but they bounced. Did you pick up the bass and how do you like her?

E-me
Stoney
discodave
New
Username: discodave

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 2:14 am:   Edit Post

TUESDAY TUESDAY....sorry im so excited...im collecting it on Tuesday mmmmmm she will be mine... Hay Stoney how does it feel to know your custom design is now on the other side of the Atlantic and is love soooo much. I got your third email and replied back...nice pic of her in action as well thanks.
discodave
New
Username: discodave

Post Number: 3
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 2:18 am:   Edit Post

DOH!!!.....so good he said it twice...sorry i posted twice and this is a deleted post..... /me whistles....dum de dum....ok that should do it...bye.

(Message edited by DiscoDave on August 07, 2004)
stoney
Advanced Member
Username: stoney

Post Number: 309
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Actually, I think it's rather cool that Tulip is in the UK. It'll give me a really good excuse to visit !
discodave
New
Username: discodave

Post Number: 5
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post

Anytime your more than welcome. I actually live of the Isle of Wight....small island off the south coast. Only thing is dont expect to take her back with you.... :-)

(Message edited by DiscoDave on August 09, 2004)
bracheen
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 540
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

Isn't the Isle of Wight Mark King's old neighborhood?

Sam

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