Post Number: 31
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 12:53 pm: |
I just bought this bass today. I'm wondering if any club members can give me some insight into this bass. I never knew Alembic made a SC five string.
(Message edited by davehouck on March 24, 2008)
Post Number: 262
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 12:58 pm: |
huh .. look at the tailpiece ... always out of center ....
Post Number: 997
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 6:41 pm: |
They have made five-, and even six- string Stanley models.
I met a guy in Melbourne, Australia that was busking in a "pedestrian block". It was a little weird for me to run into someone playing an Alembic on the street; it was a very distinctive experience (he played with a looper, and a battery+inverter powered amp).
Anyhow, he had a Stanley 5-string.
Post Number: 1135
|Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 2:03 am: |
I've seen a 5 string stanley around on ebay in the past but it was string with a high C, which I more likely how I would string it personally.
My concern would be how the B-string would feel under my fingers. I assume quite loose. Also these basses are not the best at balancing with neck dive a reality so I would imagine with that extra weight in the headstock it would dive a bit more.
That said it is a heck of a bass you have there.
Supid question but , How does it sound? :-)
Post Number: 269
|Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 3:14 am: |
That's a beauty, Congrats! All Alembics are made to order so whoever originally bought the guitar wanted 5 strings, even though it's a specific model. You still can have things your way, weather you specify one thing custom or a bunch, sky's the limit. Pierre, look at the end of the fingerboard: the strings balance really well across the width of the board, giving more room for the lower and thicker strings. The tailpiece goes where it has to as a compromise so that the strings go straight off the bridge. A minor cosmetic issue.
Post Number: 6369
|Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 8:02 pm: |
Congrats Donald! I love that grain pattern!
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:38 pm: |
The tail piece being not exactly in the center is not a big deal for me at all. I'm a little off center myself anyway.
Post Number: 358
|Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 11:00 am: |
Hey, I have a similar Stanley Clarke five-string, except - no signature! How did you get yours signed?
Post Number: 812
|Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:01 pm: |
Its a decal.
Post Number: 359
|Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:40 pm: |
Good to know - thanks! I was considering taking mine to the SMV show in San Francisco...
Post Number: 836
|Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 6:35 pm: |
I don't really understand the origin of the SC signature model. He plays a Series I 4 string. If I were to order A SC replica, it wouldn't be the "Signature" model. Although as all Alembics go, that's a real beauty.
Post Number: 360
|Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 7:46 pm: |
I don't get it either rami, but I'm in love with mine! It's pretty much what I was plugging into the quote generator on my own, minus Series I electronics. I'll post pics in a new thread.