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Paul Lindemans (palembic)
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Post Number: 126
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

Hi there friends,

it has took some time but al least, here she is: my bass. I baptised her "Bonnie" after my music "godess" Bonnie Raitt.
Bonnie 1
What can I say:
- the capping is Dark Walnut.

Because I live in Belgium and there was no way to choose in a woodbank Mica did the wood-selection. She told me that time (and confirmed it a coupleof weeks ago) that it's Claro-wood: a Californian member of the walnut-family.

- Also the peghead is that wood I think.

On the picture you can see it's one piece and heavy flamed. Also the body has this "flames" but that's less visible on the pictures. There is a "gold" logo, plain standard.
- the body is dark-walnut, maple, mahogany, maple, dark walnut sandwiched.
- there are no led-sidemarks just brass marks.
- The body has a "Omega" cut-out but this cut-out isn't of the really "round" type you see on other Alembics. It's more "oval" and therefore the guitar has a more "Manta" look.

- The neck is standard in the way that it has maple/purple heart laminates but is not standard in the sense that he is much wider than standard.

Generally the Alembics keep their "sleek" figure because the not wide neck (f.i. look at the Jimmy Johnson one). This guitar has a more "stout" look and is overall wider than standard. Beware: there is no balance problem, if you hang the guitar on a strap only at the upper strap-fixing she hangs in perfect balance, the neck slightly upwards.

What else is there to say ...not much, she sounds very nice and is a comfort to play.
After being together for 6 years there are small bruises and points the high gloss finish going "matte" but I don't care. Being alive and in music leaves bruises on minds, souls, hearts and ...instruments.

Thanks to the Alembic people who made her ("breed" her). Thanks to Mica for making the good choices. A sister for her recently came out of the dreaming fase into the sketching fase (see the thread on that purpose) but will not be possible in the near future.

Be Alembicious!
Paul

PS: about the pictures.
They were made with a 200mm and a 70 mm lens. I did this because wide angles often bias the "look" and the proportions of the guitar.
Another thing to know: I took the pictures in the late afternoon and that gives a colour bias: the guitar is not THAT yellowish. Best results for colour is taking pictures of guitars outside at noon on a bright -high clouded- day.
NEVER use a flash, most -even small/pocket- camera's have a knob to disable the flash. You better improvise a tripod to steady your camera.
Olivier Jaar (erroneus_jones)
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 7:46 pm:   Edit Post

She's got grace!

Love the wood
Michael Paskel (Mikey) (pookeymp)
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Post Number: 66
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

I love her Paul...Bonnie is a real "Beauty"!!!

Brother Mikey
Matt Bulmer (prime)
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

She is great looking Paul. I'd have to say that your bass is in amazing condition after having survived 6 years of playing and gigging. It's inevitable that she's going to have a few "battle scars". But from the look of the pics she's been loved her whole life.

Matt

P.S. Love the wood too. Looks like she's even got some subtle spalting going on. Truly beautiful
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 134
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 2:31 am:   Edit Post

Hi Matt,

thank you for the compliment about the care I have for my guitar(s).
Just an example: I still own my Yamaha FG 580 acoustic steelstring. In Yamaha history it's a "high-end" model (well, the "lowest" in the "high-ends"). I bought it 26(!) years ago. We're still togetheter and the guitar is sounding better than the start! I have professional guitar-players coming along who are realy astonished by her full sound. I have guitar-tech controlling her every 2 years and he can't believ his eyes that the guitar has that age. I payed here about $400 at the time, he estimates her $2000 now. At least he says that will be the price for it's equivalent.
So Matt, I'm really caring for my guitars.

Paul

PS: I know there is a "sandwich" threat going on somewhere her and a wood-discussion. The sides and back(bookmatched) of the Yamaha are in absolutely beautiful Jacaranda, it's a Brazilian type of wood of which I heard that the export is stopped.
I heard recently that "Jacaranda" stands for Brazilian ROSEWOOD. I'm not sure of it yet.

(Message edited by palembic on January 03, 2003)
Paul Ellsworth (elzie)
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

That is a beautiful bass Paul!

That is a whole lot of knobs and switches. I would be completely lost with that many choices :-)


Paul 2
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 164
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 03, 2003 - 5:21 am:   Edit Post

Hi Paul,

there are less knobs than on a car, but more than on an ESP (HA).
I WAS lost in the start but than I started to think as playing a Gibson Les Paul or my worn-out Ibanez hollowbody jazz-guitar. I just added the master volume. So the two PU-volumeknobs are coming in mere as tools for tone-shaping. I think that is the secret of playing S1 and 2's: adding the volume-knobs as part of the "tone" department. Well, we discussed it before my friend, we alembicians are kind of "knob-tweakers". Of course, you can turn the whole bunch to "full" and tweak a bit on your amp but then you should buy the "ultimate" Alembic: a beatiful crafted guitar with the most sounding and stylish woods with fancy inlay-work and ...just 1 Pick-up, NO KNOBS!
HA!
I tried to get close to this concept by "dreaming" my "humble bass" (see the "dreaming" department) but I still couldn't let go some knobs to tweak!

CU

Paul (the Series one)
Donald Pasewark (pasewark)
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful Bass Paul! A five string is next on my list . . .
edwin_van_huik
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 3:26 am:   Edit Post

Wat een lelijk kreng..............
elzie
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Post Number: 228
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah! What Edwin said!


Paul II
palembic
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Post Number: 689
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post

Kaalkop ...moet jij niet dringend wat basjes gaan verkopen????
HA!

Paul de slechte

(translation on request)
rogertvr
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Post Number: 157
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 4:07 am:   Edit Post

Wat een lelijk kreng..............

Kaalkop ...moet jij niet dringend wat basjes gaan verkopen????

PARDON?????????? ;-)
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 690
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 4:32 am:   Edit Post

What an ugly bitch ..........

Baldhead ...aren't you supposed to sell some basses?

Well ...about that!

Paul the bad one
rogertvr
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Post Number: 159
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 4:51 am:   Edit Post

Oooooooooooh - ladies, get your handbags out! Handbags at ten paces - let the duel commence!!!
bigbadbill
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Roger, you have a TVR? They build them just up the road from me in Blackpool and a friend of a friend actually builds the engines I believe (if only they built alembics up the road from me...but no, that'd be too dangerous).
dean_m
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Post Number: 205
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

Hey Gents,

Please excuse my ignorance on this but... Just for my own curiosity, what is a TVR?

Paul and Edwin!!!! Play nice!!!! HA!!!

Thanks guys!!!

Dino
davehouck
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Post Number: 185
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

Dean; Roger's TVR is pictured on this page:
http://alembic.com/club/messages/449/4982.html
dean_m
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Post Number: 206
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 9:48 pm:   Edit Post

WOW!!!!
That is beautiful!!!! Thank you Dave for the link. See, I learned something new today. Now I can rest!!!!

Peace,
dino
captain_jan
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 4:51 am:   Edit Post

Yes, very nice wood you've got on her! I understand all those OOOHH's and AAHH's in the front row of the audience you were "complaining" about :-)
Nice to know of the hints for good photos, thanks.

bass regards
Jan
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 744
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 5:26 am:   Edit Post

Captain ...Alembic Ahoy!

well "complaining" I hope there will come a time that the OOOOOOOOhhs and AAAAAAAaahs are for my playing (I know ...I'll have to practice). I know one trhing for shure: they will never be for my "bautifull being me" HA!!!!

Paul the bad one

PS how is the boat trip going??? I imagine you will not be home for christmas in Turku???
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 1862
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Bonnie-fans,

you'll have to check this page for the unveil of Bonnie's X-mas present but ...a little patience for that.
After almost 9 years being together Bonnie dared the step on the bathroom-scale.
For those who were wondering about her wheight????
Between 7 en 8 kilo ladies and gentle people !!!!
(okay-okay ...a bit closer to the 8 than to the 7 I think).
That means ...oh ...huh ...15.4322 pounds!!!!!!

Paul the bad one

(Message edited by palembic on January 05, 2005)
bracheen
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Post Number: 673
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 3:01 am:   Edit Post

Wow! What gauge stings are you using?
Even heavy she's still beautiful, Brother Paul.

Sam

palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 1863
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 3:36 am:   Edit Post

Brother Sam!!!
Thank you!
Heavy although ...brother Bob ...-you know ...the sailing dude who is temporary not available right now- send me a mail to check urgently my bathroom scale because it seems just impossible!

Mmmmm ...makes sense because all feminine members of my family went on a diet the last weeks HA!

Paul the bad one


I have to find a way to y&!"! check that weight!
lbpesq
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Post Number: 230
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 7:28 am:   Edit Post

Paul, tbo:

O.K., I admit it, we over here on this side of the pond don't do metric very well. Still, isn't a kilo approximately 2.2 pounds? If so, then wouldn't 8 kilos be about 17.6 lbs.? And 7 would work out to 15.4? (At either weight I hope you have a very good strap! LOL)

Am I missing something? Or maybe that beautiful claro-wood top adds bouyancy - sort of a helium effect?

Bill, tgo

P.S. I just noticed the reference to Bonnie Raitt as your treasure's namesake. I've been fortunate to have seen her live numerous times. She rocks! It also reminded me of one of my favorite bass players, (and certainly my all time favorite bass player name), her bassist in the early days: Freebo! Any idea what became of him?
davehouck
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Post Number: 1154
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 9:17 am:   Edit Post

http://www.freebo.com/main.html
dgcarbu
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Post Number: 115
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

Paul(palembic),

That is an Alembazingly, Alembeautiful, Alembincredibley, great looking bass. Outstanding choice of wood(s). Oh yeah, credit to the photographer.

Darrell
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 1864
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

Ho yes ...I REALLY like hil a lot.
He was of great influence on my bass-playing.
I send him a mail and he answered!
Nice guy.
Not into bassplaying for the moment anymore. He is a singer-songwriter.

PTBO
811952
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Post Number: 344
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

Dave,
Okay. I'm looking for information on flashing the ROMs in my '03 Dodge Ram 1500, so as to hopefully tweak my shift points and improve my mileage. Something tells me that by the time you finished reading the previous sentence you already had the best url in mind and had begun typing. If you don't post it now, I'm sure it's just out of humility. While the Freebo url may have been fairly straightforward, we've all benefitted enormously from your command of the web. You are amazing.
John
hollis
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Post Number: 565
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post

Brother Paul,

I never get tired of seeing pictures of Bonnie, she's a masterpiece for sure.
davehouck
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Post Number: 1155
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

John; you had me rolling on the floor laughing!! Thanks!! I think "amazing" doesn't really apply; it's more a function of spending way to much time on the internet while the stuff I get paid to do is piled up on my desk.

Oh and you might want to check this link if you haven't already <g>:

http://www.bgchrysler.com/Service/High_Performance_Parts/high_performance_parts.html

Or possibly try:

Mike Leach Co.
1443 W. Collins
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 639-5220
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2470
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 4:14 am:   Edit Post

Hi there bro's and Sis's all over the world sharing the sound of the deep frequencies, slapped, plucked or popped!
I just hop in short to wish you all a very happy new year!
All sort of woo's are keeping me away of posting and visiting this jolly club!
To share about the technical/musical ones:
Bonnie was suspected in deep electronical troubles but that (lucky me) didn't seemed the case.
OTOH the troubles were located ...in my rig. The combibation of the DS-5R, F1-X, SF-2 and the new QSC 3002 PLX was not that good. Something is really giving a nasty distortion. Whatever bass I use, I seem to sound as an old JAck Bruce with extra overdrive. I hate it!
Help is on his way (Edwin from the Bass Connection is supposed to hop over one of this weeks) so I see light at the end of the tunnel!
Believe me ..."i'll be back" (mmmm ...who said that too? THat Califostrian dude ....what's his name ...).

Paul the bad one
(I still am)
bracheen
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Post Number: 1115
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 5:18 am:   Edit Post

Paul, it's good to hear from you. You've been missed.
I'm glad that Bonnie is doing fine. How have you been? Give my regards to Edwin when he makes it over. I hope the new year is good to you and the family.

Sam
lbpesq
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Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 8:11 am:   Edit Post

Paul:

I've been wondering when you were going to stick your head in the door. Don't be such a stranger, this place ain't the same without you. No one else can demand photos and bang their beer bottles on the table quite like you! LOL. A very healthy and happy New Year to you, Bonnie, and Broomstick!

Bill, tgo
lembic76450
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Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 8:31 am:   Edit Post

Paul
Welcome back, your writings have been missed. I hope all is well with you and family. Bonnie is always such fine sight, the planets must have been in rare alignment for her creation, truly a timeless beauty. Again,welcome back.
palembic
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Post Number: 2471
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post

Gee ...thanks friends!
As I said "I'll be back" ...soon.
Yes Bonnie is in good health though I didn't play her the last ' months because she is simply not with me. I brought her to Edwins store for checking her up and testing and that's why I know my sound problems are situated in my rig. Simply because Edwin is now playing her almost everyday (testing ...huhuuh ...yeah right ...he's just showing off hehehehe).
Broomstick is ...well ...Not really "Broomstick" anymore. she is a fretless bass now with J-retro 01 guts, a Badass bridge etc. Unfortunately the Squier PU's are really bad. The last step will be: changing the PU's. Yeah yeah ..then pictures. I call her the G-bass. G-force or somthing. Also called to girl I Loved very much.
The gigs I play I did most of the time with the Rob Allen MB2 5 string fretless or with my Ellio Martina 4 string pictured here below

I called her "the A-bass" or just "Alfa". Part because it is the most "basic" bass , the start of all basses. Part to another girl I love very much and kept me playing bass when times were rough.
I will post more pictures later but I just want to say now that it is an amazing instrument.
Alembic VPFQ with PJ PU's. Mica was so kind to send me the old hat-style knobs to finish her.
The body is figured Ash I think, the neck is bold on but laminated with purple hart, the neck is figured maple, the fingerboard is maple with mandolin frets and a "compound radius" (the fingerboard gets flatter more to the body). Schaller tuners, ABM bridge,24 frets long scale, position markers only on the side.
The body style is inspired on the Early Sadowsky's, the peghead is Fender Telecaster (my first real bass ...well ...euh ..."real")
So ...that's all about me for this time folks.
See you all back at the other side of 12-31.
Cheers!

Paul the bad one

PS: the Ampeg was owned by the house band and in bad shape. I didn't play that one. I played my rig ...with all the fuzz and hiss it produced but I managed.
BTW, it was a gig ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 1500 in Antwerp, "Caf 't Hofke" and it was really a GREAT gig.
Could you believe, for playing the blues I ma in great shape! Must have been something to do with having those scars on my heart and mind!
Well ...I must get out of puberty once no??? Heheheheheheeeee

(Message edited by palembic on December 30, 2006)
bob
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Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post

What I love about this photo - aside from the expression on your face - is the shadows from the tuners. It makes it look like you're playing an 8 string, or at least 7.5!

Great to hear that Bonnie is fine, and hopefully your rig will soon be sorted out. Happy New Year to you, my friend (and everyone else here, of course).
-Bob
s_wood
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Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Paul:

Welcome back, and Happy New Year to one and all!
adriaan
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Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

This morning I found Bonnie in good company - surrounded by lots of close relatives in Ed's shop in Hilversum. She looked a little quiet, must be longing for TBO.
palembic
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Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 1:39 am:   Edit Post

Adriaan!
Is het waar? ECHT?
En heb je erop gespeeld?
EN wat zei ze?
Lachte ze een beetje?
AUGH!
Well ...IFF all goes well she will be back here in the weekend of the 28th of April. Than I can sort out with Edwin (who will bring her) if there are any problems left with Tweak Peaks. As I told on another threat we recorded live in a bar and ...TWEAK PEAKS SOUNDED GREAT with the A-bass. Now we're going to check if she can handle that B-string of Bonnie.
Thanks for update Adriaan!
Feel free to hop over whenever you want!

Paul TBO
adriaan
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:38 am:   Edit Post

Hi Paul,

I was at Edwin's store to try out the NS WAV pole bass (and bought it) but things were a little busy, so I didn't want to impose too much. He keeps the Alembics on the second and third line of stands, and on the wall, so you can't just pick one up easily!

By the way, you do remember to turn the Aural Exciter down to zero on the SWR? It worked wonders the last time!
palembic
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Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post

Hey brother Adriaan!
Yep ...I did that!
I use the AUral Exciter very sparsely now!
The SWR SM 400 I use for the "small" situations with the DUO from Glockenklang.
It's not an easy amp to master but ...Well ...I simply love that old lady!
THanks for that extremely good advice!

Paul TBO

BONNIE WILL BE BACK AT THE 28TH AOF APRIL!
LET's come ovehee and have a welcomehome party!
Who is coming?
lbpesq
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post

Great news, Paul. I may not be able to get away from work that day, but should you hear the sound of a beer bottle banging on a table in celebration wafting over from the direction of California, that will be me!

Bill, tgo
palembic
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

OK ...and one guitarplayer coming up and audio/sonically very present (but you ARE a guitarplayer after all ...hehehehe)
adriaan
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Posted on Monday, April 02, 2007 - 3:40 am:   Edit Post

I ran into Bonnie again last Saturday. The lighting in Ed's shop is really terrible: the walnut looks sooooooo dull, not at all like in the sun-drenched pictures above ...

Anyway, I didn't get to play her - had to get back home early. Perhaps we should organize a gathering of the Lowlands Alembics?
palembic
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Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

Gathering of the Lowlands???
Sounds Great!
How about all coming this way the 28th of April?
Bonnie's homecoming????
Edwin will be here ...I hope ....WITH Bonnie ...I hope!
I guess it will not be that impressive as those dudes at the West Coast over the pond but ....hey ...let's see what we can come up with for the first time!
It's ALC time : Alembic Lowland Chapter!

Yiehaaaaa!

Paul the badly longing one
fc_spoiler
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Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post

Only 46,20 for a train ticket to Brussel... tempting :-)
palembic
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 2:21 am:   Edit Post

She's home!
She's hoooo-oome!
Home
I-V!!!!
Nothing wrong with the lady!
It seems that the 15" Glockenklang speaker was blown! Partially: he added a tremendous hiss on the low (B) sounds!
Ok ...I dunno how I am gonna solve that but ...
friends ...
she's home!
Here!
On reach distande!
Yeeehaaaa!

Paul TBO
tbrannon
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 2:54 am:   Edit Post

Have fun getting reacquainted. I've always loved the walnut top. LOVELY.
fc_spoiler
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 3:27 am:   Edit Post

All right!

Succes with your rig, the 15 inch speaker in my PH1000 is also blown (the down side of cranking a solid state amp to it's max...)It still works, but there's a distorted 2nd signal. At high volumes it's hardly noticable, but At low volumes it's really annoying. I was told repair would be approx 50 euro's
rraymond
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 5:56 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on Bonnie's return home, Paul. Her good health is the "Silver Lining." Enjoy her for years to come!

Reid
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Paul! The bad bass is home. All is well with the universe. Enjoy, brother.

Bill, tgo
the_mule
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post

Good to hear Bonnie is back home, Paul. I saw her standing at Edwin's last Friday, and I couldn't help staring at her curves... ;-)

Wilfred
keavin
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

'Tuck her in tight!'
dadabass2001
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Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

Well said, keavin.

Paul, enjoy your "re-learning" of her neck.
:-)
Mike
palembic
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Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 8:10 am:   Edit Post

Hi Bro's

yep ...great to have her back!
Pplaying whenevr I have the time and I even invent some time to do so!
Mike indeed ...there is some re-learning to do!
My speaker is now to the repair-dep but I am afraid it will be a new one!
The are placing a Neodymium 700W by 8ohm from Beyma in the Glockenklang box and add one more bass"hole" to compensate for the higher pressure!
WHat the consequences are going to be for the Duo I dunno yet!
Next week I am invited to go to the repairshop with my complete rig and things will be measured!

Happy I found my boss prepared to "sponsor" this in a way (I am co-mamaging teh company now for one year with him and results are good). For me it would be unaffordable!

Yes ...there IS some silver ligning!!
I hope I will have more good news to tell you all in a couple of weeks!

Bonnie with cleaned up Rig back on stage the 2nd of June in Caf ZEBRA!

Paul TBO
extraterrestrial
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

question: what was wrong with the bass?,im trying to avoid reading thru the whole thread!
the_mule
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 642
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 4:38 am:   Edit Post

Paul wrote: "Nothing wrong with the lady!
It seems that the 15" Glockenklang speaker was blown!
Partially: he added a tremendous hiss on the low (B) sounds!"

Wilfred
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2534
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 6:13 am:   Edit Post

Yessurindeed!
PTBO
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2545
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

Hi bro's and Sis's

just a short note to give word that I'm still alive!
With some narcissistic pleasure I present you a new shoot result from me and Bonnie!
She's all well you know!
As I am too!
See ...I'm laughing!!!

Paul TBO
tom_z
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Username: tom_z

Post Number: 547
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

Brother Paul! Great to see you and your lovely companion, Bonnie.

Peace and Cheers!

Tom
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1615
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

You just can't fake a smile like that one. Good to see you back in action!
bracheen
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1272
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 9:03 am:   Edit Post

Brother Paul, that is a great photo! Don't be such a stranger. You'll have to change your name to Paul the missing one.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2633
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

"Dancing with the Stars"!

Paul - great to hear from you. Now that Bonnie's back, don't be such a stranger. Is Broomstick jealous? hehehehe

Bill, tgo
rraymond
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Username: rraymond

Post Number: 312
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post

That is priceless! Congrats Paul!

Looks like you're thumpin' on Bonnie Chuck Berry style. "Roll Over Beethoven"
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1387
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

Boy Paul. Bonnie must have put on weight the way she's pulling you down. Time to pass her on to someone better able to support her like me;-)

Just kidding ;-) That's a really good photo.

graeme
palembic
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2547
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 4:42 am:   Edit Post

Hihihi

it was an idea of the photographer that "Chuck-Berry-styled-pose". The picture is for our business website. They made me Managing Director of the company where I restarted after my own company going out of business.
My idea for on the new website was that every member of the personnel brought something to the shoot that really defines his live and says something about him/her as a person.
So ...that's obvious in my case!
Without bass I wouldn't be me and the way around!
I agree that there are other basses I could have picked out of my tiny collection but ...well ...Bonnie meant and still means a lot to me!
So Broomstick -well ...it isn't really a "broomstick" anymore seen the pimping I did on that bass- isn't really jealous you know!

By the end of october you'll find the total website finished at www.faro-com.be AND ...in english lingo!

I'll be back (yeah ....right ...)

Paul the bad one
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2084
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 6:10 am:   Edit Post

Thought it was time this thread was pushed to the top of the pile. I'm really going to miss Paul. he always had a comeback for whatever daft comment I made.

Graeme
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 499
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

Me too Graeme. I still can't believe it. It's been a while since I've cried like I have the past 5 minutes or so...
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 192
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post

Bump.........
Always one of my favorite basses. Just wanted it near the top...
dannobasso
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1185
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 9:01 pm:   Edit Post

Always a favorite and a reminder to us all about the preciousness of the moment and to enjoy each and every one.
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 198
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

Bump
For today, to the top again...
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 982
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 11:03 pm:   Edit Post

Good call Kenn, Danno, Bill, and Graeme.
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 242
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:46 pm:   Edit Post

Still the One.....
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 253
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 6:02 am:   Edit Post

A lot of fine basses have passed through here over the years, a Christmas bump for the one that still defines "Alembic" for me....
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 272
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 3:23 pm:   Edit Post

Anniversary bump (almost) for Paul
grateful
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Username: grateful

Post Number: 337
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:51 am:   Edit Post

I miss "The bad one"'s eclectic, witty posts and think of him every time I visit here.
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 888
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Saw there was a new post, so I clicked & started dragging down. Ran out of scroll bar right at the duck-walk picture, with Paul's post starting "Just a short note to give word that I'm still alive!" Yes, I'm crying a little.

Peter
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 580
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post

That picture is priceless - a man and his bass = pure joy.

Bang a bottle!
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 329
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2013 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

This is just to bring our
friend back to the top..
One of my favorite Alembics..
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 868
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 9:50 pm:   Edit Post

thanks for remembering... cheers to Paul everlasting presence!
lembic76450
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Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 357
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post

It would seem to about that time for my annual bump to bring thoughts of Paul and Bonnie to the top. This is still my favorite Alembic. Safe roads, Paul...
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1709
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post

It's one of the best.

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