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Username: albrecht

Post Number: 8
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

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!
six strings
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 795
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post

Great bass Kristjan, congratulations. I agree about Epics. My 4 string is very satisfying.
Are you playing through a F-1x & SF-2 now?

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Username: 1stbass

Post Number: 115
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

Hi Kristjan,
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.

Username: albrecht

Post Number: 9
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

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!
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 374
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 4:09 pm:   Edit Post

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.
Username: albrecht

Post Number: 11
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 3:47 am:   Edit Post

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...)?
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 290
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 4:29 am:   Edit Post

Hi Kristjan.
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.

Username: albrecht

Post Number: 15
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 1:08 pm:   Edit Post

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!!!!!
Username: albrecht

Post Number: 22
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

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!

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