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Frank Goodrick (yggdrasil)
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Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hot Tuna Too !

http://www.casadybass.com/flash.htm

http://www.hottuna.com/index.htm

http://www.furpeaceranch.com/Bassically the Centre of the Universe...
Kenn Reynolds (lembic76450)
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Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

Frank,
If I may misquote the rest, Jack gets you there "in" time.
Kenn
Donald Pasewark (pasewark)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Jack with a perm? YIKES!
bucky
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Post Number: 64
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

Ah Yes!. . Jack Casady! In this humble bassists opinion one of the *greatest* rock bassists ever to pick up an axe. . .SO creative. . SO truly original. In truth The Jefferson Airplane were *anything* but a typical rock band. Their foundations had as much to do with jazz and experimental music as anything else. Not to mention the fact that they were one of THEE most original vocal bands ever (I speak of course of the Grace, Paul, Marty, Jorma, Jack, Spencer version) Their harmony structures were so *out there*. . building all those great weird harmonies on 5ths instead of 3rds and from the top down! Damn I miss them. . . when people ask me nowdays whats missing in mainstream rock I tell them "go listen to 'After Bathing at Baxters' by The Jefferson Airplane". Then you'll know. .

Jeff
keavin
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 4:58 pm:   Edit Post

does jack still owns (#1),,???, does any body know? and where are all the other old alembics? hello???
malthumb
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Post Number: 176
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post

Keavin asked..."where are all the other old alembics? ....

Well, see there was this guy named Michael DelaCerda, and he ....hell, I'll let him tell it.

Peace,

James
valvil
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Post Number: 363
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 8:00 pm:   Edit Post

Jack Casady does not own number one anymore, he let it go in a moment of weakness & I believe he regrets it. The current owner is registered with us but prefers to remain anonymous, for understandable reasons.

Valentino
exploiterplayer
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Post Number: 43
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post

Jack Cassidy is an amazing bass player. If you ever see the Altomonte Concert video.... You'll notice he breaks an "A" string near the beginning of one of the first songs and he continues to play without missing a note.
richbass939
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Post Number: 245
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

Valentino,
Just wondering. Does Alembic have records of where many of the other early instruments are? Not asking who, of course. I hope they are not just sitting in the closets of unknowing heirs who know them only as "dad's old bass".
Rich
jseitang
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Post Number: 77
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post

hey what album best represents alembic's number 1 and jack?
pasewark
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 9:12 pm:   Edit Post

>30 Seconds Over Winterland. Thats the one alright! "Trial By Fire" >has always been one of my favs!
laytonco
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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

Happy Birthday Jack!
pasewark
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Post Number: 135
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2011 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post

Jefferson Airplane 1968. Jacks Guild has some mods to it. The sound is killer. http://youtu.be/D_oJ64K-z2g
bucky
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Post Number: 180
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2011 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

Jacks Alembic was the coolest! I LOVE Crown of Creation. SO cool they played it on a primetime TV show. Where is this kind of politically astute rock music these days?
davehouck
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Post Number: 10501
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 8:08 pm:   Edit Post

Cool video Donald; thanks for the link!
mario_farufyno
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Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 11:05 pm:   Edit Post

Bass Player link

http://www.bassplayer.com/article/jack-casadys-bass-july-1972/151001

http://www.bassplayer.com/article/jack-casadys-bass-part-2/151002

http://www.bassplayer.com/article/jack-casadys-bass-part-3/151003
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3413
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Posted on Friday, April 05, 2013 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post

Good read.
hammer
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Post Number: 332
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Posted on Friday, April 05, 2013 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

Saw Jack and Jorma along with Barry Mitterwald a few weeks ago in Minneapolis at a small venue called City Nights. Incredible concert, Jack surely has not lost his touch with his playing as energetic as it was in the mid to late 60s. Stunning performance with Jack's solo's a highlight. Alas, he no longer plays an Alembic.
moonliner
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Post Number: 120
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 05, 2013 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the great links Mario. Really cool to read about that instrument and Alembic's early days. I'm fascinated with that early, exploratory era.
chuckc
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Post Number: 100
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 6:30 am:   Edit Post

I've never seen any other picture of Jack with #1, does anybody have a better or perhaps a more detailed picture of this bass?? Looks very interesting.
bucky
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Post Number: 190
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 7:05 am:   Edit Post

I repeat go listen to "After Bathing At Baxters". Jack and Jorma do a great solo piece called "Spare Chaynge". It's a great rambling jam of musical ideas. . .it must have been SO cool to be in San Francisco when The Airplane were on the rise. .
bucky
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Post Number: 191
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

I gotta say Alembic #1 looks heavier than hell. . .Jacks shoulder must have been killin' him when he got off stage after playing that baby. .
5a_quilt_top
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Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

Here's a poor quality pic of the front:

72-01.jpg


And the carving on the back of the body:

72-01 Back.jpg


The electronics are not the same as what is shown in the first pic in this thread, although the sliding pickups are in place.
sparechaynge
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Post Number: 124
Registered: 6-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 2:49 pm:   Edit Post

Bucky:

It's been a favorite of mine for a while!
bucky
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Username: bucky

Post Number: 192
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

5a Quilt top:

Man I LOVE that bass! Especially dig the carving on the back. Sparechaynge I can tell you like the track from your Handle! Very cool. ..you're a man with taste! Here is my '74 Alembic small Standard Serial # 74-52. .My Alembic Small Standard 74-52
pasewark
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Post Number: 204
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

I had a similar Series 1 short scale bass. I think it was 74-49. Top and back in birds eye maple. I just got my new Alembic bass the other day. Custom short scale brown bass. I love it!
bucky
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Post Number: 193
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

Pasewark:

That is one beautiful bass, Man. . .
moonliner
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Post Number: 121
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 7:43 pm:   Edit Post

Bucky, I saw your bass just before the electronics were put in when I was down at Alembic in early January. I love the inlaid logo with the dark cloud. LOVE that body shape!
hammer
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Post Number: 333
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 5:15 am:   Edit Post

Absolutely beautiful bass. I hope more pics are forthcoming soon in the showcase section
bucky
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Post Number: 194
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post

Hammer; were you talking about my Alembic or pasewarks Alembic? I do have a few photos. Some of them are already posted here at the Club. Let me know I'll post more. .
moonliner
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Post Number: 122
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Oh dear.... Bucky, your bass is gorgeous but the one I saw in the shop was pasewark's. doh!
pasewark
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Post Number: 205
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post

Bucky, I'd love to see more pics of your short scale. I love the old ones.
bucky
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Post Number: 195
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Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post

pasewark: if you go to this page in the Showcase section there are some pictures of my Small Standard Sn 74-52 http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/16053.html I'll post more if you'd like. .
pasewark
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Post Number: 206
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Bucky,
Brings back many memories. My birds eye maple short scale was my first Alembic and it looked a lot like yours. I bought mine in 1980 used at 48th Street for $800. Dela 217 owned it after me and now I hear its living in Europe. I loved the neck, the scalloped nut. The series electronics need a little work and the bridge was played hard, so I sent it to Alembic to have it fixed up. The new one will be my main instrument moving forward, so I will be playing it out a lot. It will not be spending much time in the case :-)!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3963
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post

Jack Live with Alembic Number 001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eizk0MSJLU

I also love the sound of that stratocaster too.
Jazzyvee

(Message edited by jazzyvee on April 16, 2014)
mtjam
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Post Number: 156
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:07 pm:   Edit Post

Nice video find! I've never seen that one before.
flpete1uw
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Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzy,
What a great find!! Thanks for sharing.
Pete
sonicus
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Post Number: 3326
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzy,
Thanks for posting the vid , I remember seeing the TV show back in the 70's. AWESOME ____
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5719
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:53 pm:   Edit Post

Great vid. Can't believe it was 41 years ago! And very enjoyable to see Papa John Creach again.

Bill, tgo
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3964
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Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

It was posted on an alembic users Facebook group and I knew you guys would appreciate it.

Jazzyvee
enzo
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Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:24 pm:   Edit Post

Quite a bit of speakers up there :-)
Thanks for posting it Jazzy!
flpete1uw
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Post Number: 291
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:06 pm:   Edit Post

This might have been discussed before but how along in Hot Tuna did Jack play O'L #1? This video being 1973, did it make to 1975 Yellow Fever?
Pete
dead_head
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Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:49 pm:   Edit Post

That was excellent! Great find. Thanks for posting, Jazzy.

Rob
sonicus
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Post Number: 3329
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:15 pm:   Edit Post

Pete , How have you been ?
To Answer your question regarding the 1975 Hot Tuna Yellow Fever sessions AT Wally Heider Studios ___ I think yes! ___ 72-001 was played BUT after that perhaps not . _BY 1976 perhaps the Flying V with the Guild BI Sonics was played more for a while by Jack ( speculation ) .. In 1975 I was for a fact ! an Audio Engineering student at Wally Heider Studios , But was NOT completely cognizant of all the AWESOME stuff going on there at the time ___ ___ ___ ETC ... LOL
flpete1uw
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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 5:06 am:   Edit Post

Hi Wolf,
1975 cool! It’s great to have historical perspective. Not to hijack but I was around Tony Levin’s Yellow Musicman right after a King Crimson show when I worked at The Hit Factory in the 80’s. Fond memories.

So 1975 O’L #1 was still around and in that year “Americas Choice” came out. One of my favorite all time Rock songs is “Funky #7” I would love to hear that was the Bass used!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5uQ9ImyN4M&feature=related

I’ve been blissfully busy playing and designing a new Choral area in our Church.
Peace,
Pete
sonicus
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Post Number: 3330
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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:52 am:   Edit Post

Pete, This discussion of the chronology of 072-001 has spike my recollections of the MARX MEADOWS free concerts in The Golden Gate Park. In 1975 , one year out of High School I remember standing right at the edge of the stage watching Electric Hot Tuna playing. Jack was playing 072-001 just a few feet in front of me . I already had my two Guild Starfires, both already had work done by Alembic at the time . One of them had work started prior to my purchase and the other right after. Both of these instruments are showcased on this site. I also remember a Band fronted by Lisa Kindred call Ascension that played at those shows. In Accession I believe at one time there was a female Bass player that played an Alembic Bass , low serial number off course, considering this was also around 1975. In 1976 I participated in the control room at Golden State Studios in San Francisco of a recording of Lisa Kindred and others . There are some interesting pics here from the 1970's;

There is a pic of Jack playing the flying V that seems like post 1975 perhaps 1976 or so .

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150273915425652.489417.305109585651&type=3

(Message edited by sonicus on April 17, 2014)
bazzer
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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:41 pm:   Edit Post

I've been a long time admirer of Jack Casady's playing, and Water Song still has a very special place in my heart and mind. Having never seen this clip before, I most humbly than you jazzyvee for posting that link. You made my day.
pauldo
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Post Number: 1129
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

+1 on thanks for posting this link.
A favorite Tuna song for sure.

Jack's eye brows accent his playing!
:-D

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