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Username: jpmarino

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post

Hello everybody!

Thanks to a certain online auction site, I recently bought my first Alembic bass guitar. Despite a few nicks and scratches, she plays great and sounds wonderful.

A fellow Alembic player recommended I post a picture or two on the forum:

1998 Rogue 5

Rogue 5 - Body

Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1086
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 3:48 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the camp!
Your Alembic holds many good things for you - enjoy.

If we ever get another Chicago Gathering to come together you will need to bring your 'girl'.

Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3460
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:21 am:   Edit Post

Welcome to the club John. That's certainly a beautiful instrument. In my opinion the Rogue bodyshape is one of Alembic's prettiest. I liked it so much I ordered one for my first custom although it was my second Alembic.

Intermediate Member
Username: kevin_k

Post Number: 118
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post


Thanks for letting me take your new bass for a spin. Great sounding bass.

Enjoy it in good health.

Kevin K
Username: jpmarino

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2013
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

Thank you all for the kind welcome!

Pauldo: Sounds good. I saw some pictures from the previous Alembic gathering at Bag End. Looked like a good time. Before she leaves the house too much, though, I really need to look into getting a hard shell case... she only came with a gig bag.

Jacko: I'm really digging the Rogue body shape. On a strap, it feels about the same as my Jazz bass (or, at least much lighter than my Thumb bass). I'm guessing that's mostly due to the balance. By the way, your custom in that link is quite stunning!

Kevin: Anytime! Perhaps one of these days I'll stop by and try my bass through your rig. I'd love to hear it through the 18!

I picked up some supplies these past couple days... a set of Alembic bass strings, the Alembic instrument polish, Flitz metal polish and some lemon oil. My Rogue is going to get a bit of pampering.


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