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Werner Witzel (thebass)
Username: thebass

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post

Hello Alembic community,

here is my humble input for the drool pages. It's a 94 Mark King Standard with feather flame walnut top and side LEDs (no picture yet).

Bridge + Electronics

Nicer pictures than the actual ones on CNN I hope.

Peace, brothers and sisters !

Werner, Cologne/Germany
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
Advanced Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 330
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post

Ok guys ... stand back .. watch out for the drool on your key-board ... don't forget to wipe your screen after you tried to climb into the screen.

Werner ... WEW!!!
The pictures _technically- are amazing- but am I right that there is a yellowish bias due to artificial lighting???

And Werner ....WEW 2
Like I do (I think there is one more guy)

(I keep on wewing)
Werner Witzel (thebass)
Username: thebass

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 1:25 am:   Edit Post

Hi Paul,

thanks for the flowers. I was using 12V halogen lamps to illuminate the pictures so the bias is possible. But I am not a passionate photographer actually I didn't even own the camera I took the photos with. I just borrowed the camera (Nikon coolpix) from a friend because I don't have a digital camera (I need all my money for the music ;-)

The picture with the Glockenklang was from the previous owner. Believe it or not: I used to play Glockenklang but sold it because I was looking for a more flexible equipment. My actual rig consists of a TC1140 parametric EQ and a QSC RMX2450 PA. Both channels of the QSC goes directly into a SWR Megoliath 8*10 cabinet. The Megoliath consists of two independent 4*10 cabinets and the upper one has an additional Fostex horn. That's all. The headroom and the clarity of this setup is incredible and the TC is the most flexible EQ I know of. I also have a TC Triple C Multiband compressor which I am only using when I play Rock Tunes (getting less every day). For Jazz, Soul and Funk (getting more every day) I don't use it.

But don't get me wrong: Glockenklang builds very high quality amps and cabinets. It just didn't fit right to me.

If you like to take look to my equiment then just follow this link:

James L. Martin (malthumb)
Username: malthumb

Post Number: 68
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post

That bass is about as humble as Alan Iverson!! Beautiful figuring on that one Werner.


Username: onesimus

Post Number: 14
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

thats my dream bass!
Advanced Member
Username: thebass

Post Number: 229
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

... and will soon be at your home.
Advanced Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 360
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 2:23 am:   Edit Post

Nice bass, love the top laminate.
Gone are the days when I had huge gear...Roland Bass Cube with extension cab..much easier on my back!!!
Talking of your MK heavy..mine weighs a ton..I think it is solid all theway thru'
(See MArk King 93)
Advanced Member
Username: thebass

Post Number: 230
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Terry,

yes, the MK is heavy. My kitchen scale shows 5,8kg which is a bit over 13lbs. I guess. But since I am an XXL guy too it wasn't too heavy for me :-) Because the MK signature have no hollowed chambers like the series models I guess they are heavier than the series models.

I said 'was' because the MK has found a new caring home at brother onesimus since last week. Since I started playing short scale beginning this year I fell in love when I saw his SC deluxe. He was desperately looking for a MK and we decided to swap. I will get the SC out of customs tommorrow and hopefully discover that my decision was a good one.
Advanced Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 362
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 1:25 am:   Edit Post

thebass..mine weighs just under 14lbs so I am not alone in thinking these are heavy basses.
The one I own is medium, I played a short scale a few years ago, they are much easier to play and you certainly don't hear the difference to medium or regular scale.

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