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Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 450
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 4:28 pm:   Edit Post

It's a little rough, but I like it. The Bird's Eye Maple top would actually be very nice with a refinish. The Cone headstock is a little unusual (I think) for an Orion.
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 693
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

I like it. Nice top. Nice catch!

Senior Member
Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 800
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool Mike, I mean the fact that you have central vacuum in your house.
the bass is quite nice as well. ;)
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 550
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

LOL!!! The central vac was roughed-in but not hooked-up. When I was building my studio/finishing the basement, I wasn't paying any attention to those "pipes that weren't hooked-up to anything". A couple of years ago I decided to get the central vac going and... I had sheetrocked over all the downstairs pipes!!! I found a cool use for the system though: a mouse crawled in one of the upstairs pipes (they terminated in the attic) and he slid down to one of the wall outlets. See, you CAN build a better mouse trap.
Username: allyourbass

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

Which electronics come in the Orion? I'm still new to the alembic world, and am trying to get my bearings. Does orion have the same electronics as the epic? Without the q-filter?
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 760
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

The controls are Volume, Pan, Bass and Treble. The bass and treble controls are asymmetrical, +6dB and -15dB, centered around 100Hz and 5KHz. The pickups are MXY.
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 886
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:07 pm:   Edit Post

Hi, Michael; if I haven't said so yet, welcome to the board. If you go to the FAQ section, you'll find descriptioins of most (if not all) of the electronic packages - and lots of other cool stuff. Cruise through the Showcase & Factory to Customer sections & Custom Archive (the last is not in the Club section, but rather off the homepage) and you'll learn lots.

Advanced Member
Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 235
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

The Orion is the baddest bass out there..and looks even better with a conestock.

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