Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8:30 pm: |
Here's some pics of my beautiful spoiler, if anyone wants to see a different shot of it tell me.
This from Mica:
96S9876 SMB4 Spoiler 4-string bass
neck: Maple, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid oval inlays, custom size 1.5 x 2.438, side LEDs
controls: volume, filter with Q switch, 4-position pickup selector switch
originally made for: Guitar Center, Chicago
birthday: April 25, 1996
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 5:26 am: |
Very nice Spoiler! I love leds on basses, it's very usefull on stage.I'm a singer and bassplayer so for me it would be very nice too. Currently I've got papertape on my neck to mark the positions... leds would be much better!
Thanks for sharing these pictures
Post Number: 341
|Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 6:29 am: |
Very nice bass. Great pix's too. I also love the led's. I wished I had them when I was still giggin'. I've played many dark venues that they would have been very helpful.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 8:07 pm: |
What happened to the pictures? they dissapeared : ( ...
Post Number: 3891
|Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 9:04 pm: |
Royce; it might be a server problem. This type of thing happened once before. Mica might be able to figure it out, but she's out of town at the moment.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 6:14 pm: |
(Message edited by davehouck on June 14, 2006)
Post Number: 3970
|Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 7:29 pm: |
Thanks for reposting; nice pics of a nice bass!
Post Number: 40
|Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 6:20 am: |
That is one beautiful bass.
Does she sound as good as she looks???
Post Number: 139
|Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 9:03 am: |
(Don't all Alembics sound as good as they look?)
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 3:20 am: |
Yeah you're right Mark!!
Sorry for the daft question. It's cause I'm Scottish I suppose.
I'll try not to let it happen again.
Post Number: 1387
|Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 7:33 am: |
That Bocate top is spectacular. My '76 Series I guitar has a Bocate veneer on the peghead. It is really a lovely wood with very prominent and interesting grain patterns. I'm surprised it isn't used more often on Alembics.
Post Number: 97
|Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 8:44 am: |
Bill, I agree about the bocate. Maybe if there were a bocate section in the Wood Bank topic...?
Post Number: 184
|Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:04 pm: |
I agree as well! My bocate Europa matches anything I've seen for appearance... it's an awesome wood, full of detail and randomness!!!
Post Number: 185
|Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 1:00 pm: |
Oh, and, uh... YOUR bocate Alembic looks most awesome as well!!! I like the mainly line-y look, with the random bookmatched swirls!!!
Post Number: 651
|Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 3:08 pm: |
Very beautiful bass. The headstock-and-feathers-on-black picture is a work of art itself.
Post Number: 663
|Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 11:06 pm: |
Yep, love the wood, but that headstock photo is truly special.
Funny, but I must not have had my glasses on the first time I looked at, because I thought it was propped on the edge of a black leather chair or something, with enhanced contrast. (for those of you who still have perfect eyes, try squinting a little, think really soft, supple leather)
Care to say something about how you shot this?
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 10:44 am: |
Thank you all for the great compliments! I appreciate them, it really is a great bass and I'm blessed to have it. I just played it at church for worship service and they're all like "Can you tone the bass down a bit" and I'm like "mmmmmm, no". Ahhh, non-bass players, they just don't understand. As for the pictures, I'm a photographer so I had a nice camera to take pictures with, it makes a big difference in the quality of the image. Then I put them in Photoshop and enhance the contrast and play around with the brightness, as most shots usually end up looking more dull than they actually are in real life. The one with the feathers was taken in a studio with (if I can remember right) 2 Calumet 750w flash heads. One with a soft box and the other using a diffuser. Alembics are so beautiful I'd be happy just taking pictures of them : ).
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 2:52 pm: |
What a beautiful bass!!! I think this is one of my favorites, today that is!!!
Post Number: 2568
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 3:48 pm: |
That's just about the nicest Spoiler i've seen to date.
Post Number: 85
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 5:32 pm: |
Thanks! You can see it and hear it in action here! :-)