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olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 696
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 7:55 pm:   Edit Post

4 very different insturments at first glance, but once you play and hear them you can sure tell they are kin. Yes the one on the left (spalted maple 4 string)is the one made famous by an unscrupulous eBay scammer. So if you ever see it on ebay, "Its A Scam".
hieronymous
Junior
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 39
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 9:00 pm:   Edit Post

Wow - beautiful - stunning...

I am stunned...
tbrannon
Intermediate Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 151
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 9:30 pm:   Edit Post

That is just way too much fun for one man.....

Awesome stuff- Do you have a favorite?
57basstra
Advanced Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 339
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome..simply awesome...a wonderful shot! Thanks for posting them, Olie. Very, very nice!

(Don't you think you need an Alembic 6 string bass or guitar??..lol
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 697
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 5:41 am:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone, I am truly a blessed man. I have custom knobs coming from THG for all 4. When I get them on I'll post some more pix.

Toby, I would have to say the 4 string spalted maple is my favorite. Probably because I played 4 string basses for over 20 years before I got my first 5 or 6. I like the sound of the Series II the best though. So I have made the plunge and decided to order a custom. In fact I sent Bass Central a check last week so it should be started pretty soon. It will be a 4 string, S-2 with the 3/4 omega body. The inlays on the fret board are going to be the best part. I can hardly wait to hear from Susan so I can give her my ideas.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 698
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

David, I play guitar too so that may well be in my future. I have a 6 string Warwick Bass which is nice, but it ainít no Alembic!
fc_spoiler
Advanced Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 336
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 6:21 am:   Edit Post

Wow! I can't seem to find the right words so:
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 699
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 6:29 am:   Edit Post

Flip, youíre hilarious man! I love it.

I am about to leave for church and I have a major dilemma,.....hmmmmm......which one do I play today?!
groovelines
Advanced Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 357
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

Ole', Olie.
They're even better in person, the burl top on the five string is impressive.

"...ah, my eyes are burning."
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 700
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

Mike, the next time we hook up I'll bring that Burl Maple MK and let you try it on. It weighs a ton. I'm glad we only play about 30 minutes at church. I couldn't imagine playing the sucker on a 4 or 5 hour gig. OUCH

(Message edited by olieoliver on September 17, 2006)
tbrannon
Intermediate Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 152
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

Olie-

Congrats in advance on the custom- truly blessed are the words that come to mind. He is good!

I'll be watching for the FTC thread on your custom...
groovelines
Advanced Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 358
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

Olie, just keep me away from the Series....lol. I wondered how long you were going to keep mum about the custom. Have we ever seen a 3/4 body S2?

He is good, indeed. (And it's right that Alembics go to church.)
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 816
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 4:54 am:   Edit Post

Sweet collection olie. Love the maple balance K.

Graeme

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