Post Number: 8
|Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 7:50 am: |
I the new owner of this bass! First Alembic for me, and one of the few now in Sweden. Itīs a 6str that plays all night long, not heavy at all...perhaps nothing to boast about, seeing all the wonders displayed under this topic :-)! but still A VERY NICE instrument! The EPIC is an Alembic! W/ the F-1X & the SF-2 the possiblities are enormous! I donīt know much about itīs features. Just pluged īn played - there were no problems with it....NICE!
Post Number: 795
|Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 8:40 am: |
Great bass Kristjan, congratulations. I agree about Epics. My 4 string is very satisfying.
Are you playing through a F-1x & SF-2 now?
Post Number: 115
|Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 9:08 am: |
Sweet bass, i love the Epic's. You can get a lot more bass if you spend a lot more, but the Epic is great for the money.
Play it in good health.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 11:38 am: |
Thanx for repīs...you feel kinda lonely - being a Swedish Alembician...Just got the F-1X which is very nice. Lothar at Station-Music in Germany has ordered an SF-2 (and an Epifani UL 4x10 is coming in also...)for me and I canīt wait to have it. Espec. after reading what is said ībout it on this site...All will probably work nicely with my upright BSX2000 also....and my other (lesser) basses. Eventually I might opt for a (short-scale?) 4str Epic because my hands seem too tiny...havenīt decided yet. I think the Epic (and the Mod I & IIīs) are the most beautiful bodyshapes of all Alembics! Go Epic!
Post Number: 374
|Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 4:09 pm: |
I'm not sure how many short scale Epics are around but first you might try a regular (34") Epic 4-string. I have 4- and 5-string Epics. The 5 feels a little wide for my average sized hands. I can only imagine how wide a 6 would feel. After getting my 5, the 4 feels nice and compact to me.
If you can't try out an Epic 4, try another brand of 4-string with the same neck dimensions in a 34" scale and see how it feels. The dimensions can be found in the product section of this website.
BTW, welcome to the club and congrats on getting your Alembic.
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 3:47 am: |
thanx - i will see how long it takes for the pain to go away, hahahaha! now i play a mix of basses during a concert, but i would like to play the alembic ALL NIGHT LONG! perhaps itīs time to consider ergonomics - taking care of your body (back īn arms/wrists/hands...)?
Post Number: 290
|Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 4:29 am: |
Welcome to the club and congratulations on your purchase.
I've had my Epic for nearly ten years and I still love it. plays and sounds as good now as when it was new.
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 1:08 pm: |
am i a sucker for quilted maple or not? the more i see them, the more i want one! my next EPICīs gonna be a quilted maple 4str medium scale if possible.....iīll start saving right now!!!!!
Post Number: 22
|Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:34 am: |
hi, epicicians! by now iīve grown used to working a 6str - in fact itīs very comfortable! missed a nice eBAY 4str but there will more coming i guess...and the SF-2 was a revelation, never thought that an "effect" could be so useful. itīs the best i ever owned, wonīt play a note without it!