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pasewark
Junior
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 21
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post

I bought this bass in 1995. Cocobolo top and back. Gold hardware, Neck LEDs. This was a serious instrument. The tone was unbelivable. Unfortunately it was too heavy for me. After a full night of playing, I would often have neck and back problems. So I had to sell it and I got a 4 string instead. I have better pics of this bass somewhere. It truly is a work of art.

Dons series II 6
goooge
Member
Username: goooge

Post Number: 72
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

what did she weigh?
palembic
Advanced Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 389
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post

WEW ...that's my kinda bass!!

Paul (ptbo)
janriviere
Member
Username: janriviere

Post Number: 90
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 12:23 am:   Edit Post

That must have been at least 5.9 kg or 13 lbs, I know what you mean :-)

Pasewark, if you are still hanging around here, do you have more pics of it ? I really want to see some more of this beauty in detail.

You sold it, anyone knows where it is now ?

Cheers
Jan
janriviere
Intermediate Member
Username: janriviere

Post Number: 122
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

No sign of Donald anymore ....
Maybe this was his bass ?
Maybe someone else saw it somewhere ?
It really must be a unique instrument.

palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 1132
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

Schoen e manne!!!!


Paul the bad one


Ksssshhhh-Kshhhhhhh beat it Jan ...you already got one
janriviere
Intermediate Member
Username: janriviere

Post Number: 123
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

Yeah Paul, you never know that someone in Belgium bought it and urgently wants to sell it :-)
I can't help it, I have something with those Alembic 6-str series II basses... they are just incredible to play!
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 1133
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post

Moder ...that Belgian dude is teasing me with pictures of geoguous Alembics! Let him STOP!

***sigh*** Marylin
pasewark
Junior
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 33
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

Hey! I'm still here! :-}!

Well, I sold my six string to BassNW a few years ago. So its possible they are re-selling it again!

It does look like the one I had. The sound on that thing ws GREAT!

If you don't mind the weight, then definitely buy it, because it really is a beautiful instrument.

I'm pushin 50 and its way to heavy for me.
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 1136
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post

Brother Donald!!!
How are you!!!
Long time no see!!!!
You're pushing 50?? Kilo's??? You must be in super-form!!!! LOL

Paul the bad one


BTW I don't think they "resell" her. These are pictures of the basses they "once" sold.
pasewark
Junior
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 34
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

I called my pals at BassNW and I just found out that they are using a pic of my old bass as an example of what you could order. So it's not available. It would help if I read the description they have prominently displayed on their site.

When I bought that bass in 95 or 96 I did take several pics of it because I loved it so much. Now if I could only find those images!
marcm
Junior
Username: marcm

Post Number: 20
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

that is a magnificent bass

the back is cocobolo too? my first thought was that it had an ebony back, which made my heart leap. is the back really that much darker, or does it only appear so due an accident of lighting?


marc
pasewark
Junior
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 35
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

>My six strng had a coco bolo front and back
alemboid
Junior
Username: alemboid

Post Number: 44
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 8:53 pm:   Edit Post

Yowza!

I used to work at Bass Northwest. I've known Chad and Evan since I was in high school. They are wonderful people. This Series II has been sold through Bass Northwest TWICE!!!! When it originally came in, it lasted a little more than a month or so. I used to play it as much as I could. I couldn't afford it at the time, so I bought an Orion 5 fretless. It was at least 18 to 24 months before it came back! I had just purchased a Stanley Clarke Deluxe, so again, I couldn't afford it!!!! (I pounded my head against the wall!!!) I wasn't about to give up though- I was in the process of scraping together the $'s then low and behold- someone else bought it!! I wanted to weep and wail like a baby!!!

So, its been about 3 1/2 to 4 years since, and I don't know where she is. Some lucky owner has her. She came with a beautiful case that was air tight- had a hydrometer built in, too. Maybe, some day our paths will cross again. I guess I should start saving!!!

Bryant
janriviere
Intermediate Member
Username: janriviere

Post Number: 124
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 6:19 am:   Edit Post

Nice to hear some feedback on this one.
Should the current owner appear on this board, he will be surprised his bass was discussed here. He's a lucky guy !
pasewark
Junior
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 36
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

Yep. The case was a custom Mark Leaf. This was back when I was making money! :-}!

I will look for my photos this weekend.

palembic - I'm way more than 50 - Kilos that is! LOL!
chip
New
Username: chip

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 5:38 am:   Edit Post

Janriviere is right! I am very surprised to see my bass here. I haven't checked out the Alembic website for long time and I was just browsing and stumbled on to this string. THAT'S MY BASS!

I bought it from Bass NW a few years back, all 20 lbs of it! It is hard to lift but I bought a huge strap and started working out! Wearing it very high helps. But, then, I don't play out much anymore - I'm post-50 and now a "garage-bander". But it sure sounds incredible!

Here's some additional history. I record a lot with it and was getting a serious rf buzz at about 9k. I couldn't eq it out without losing a lot of the presence, so after consulting with Ron W. at Alembic, sent it back. He rewound the pick-ups and pretty much much nailed it. I recall that he said that the rewind configuration ( .. and I'm over my head here...) has become an "upgrade" to the Series II electronics. So, what was already an awesome sound got a little better.

If it will upload, I'm attaching a recent picture of the bass in action with its owner.

Chipseries II six-string
pasewark
Junior
Username: pasewark

Post Number: 41
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 5:59 am:   Edit Post

Yep! That would be the bass! Hey Chip! Glad it found a good home!
A killer instrument!
kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 401
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

20 pounds? My God, I have to stop complaining about my bass!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2504
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 6:47 am:   Edit Post

Hi Chip, welcome to the group!
chip
New
Username: chip

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 1:06 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, Dave! By the way, I went home an weighed the thing and, including the brass plates on the back, weighs an even 15 lbs. on my new digital bathroom scale. ( It wouldn't calculate the % bodyfat though!) To be perfectly honest, I took off the brass plates and replaced them with the plastic ones that came with it which brings it in at a lean 13.5 lbs.
richbass939
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 453
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 4:20 pm:   Edit Post

Chip, welcome to the club. It's always cool to find a previous owner and a little bit of the history of your instrument. Congrats on a beautiful bass.
Rich
jazzyvee
Advanced Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 270
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 4:24 am:   Edit Post

Thats an incredible looking bass and one of my dream purchases a 6 string Series II. It must sound incredible.
jazzyvee
Advanced Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 271
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

Thats an incredible looking bass and one of my dream purchases a 6 string Series II. It must sound incredible.

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