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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2049
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:43 pm:   Edit Post

Here are some pics of my new Europa 5 which arrived today.











The build Record is as follows.
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Model Name: Europa
Model Number: ULB5
Completed: 23/01/2009
Scale Length: 34 inches
Fingerboard: Ebony
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Ovals
Machine Heads: Gold Alembic-Gotohs
Top Laminate: Flame Maple
Accent Woods: None
Body Wood: Maple
Back Laminate: None
Neck Woods: Maple & Purpleheart
Finsh: Polyester Gloss with Satin Neck Feel
Electronics: Signature - Master Volume, Pan, Filters x2, Q-Switch x2, Mono Output.

Custom Options: Side LED's in Red with on off toggle switch
Custom Black/Clear Finish
Toggle switch for on/standby
Elan in-line Neck

100% made in the USA

Jazzyvee
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1217
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee, Your bass looks delicious! Thanks for including it here. Enjoy your new addition. Art
clarkybass
Junior
Username: clarkybass

Post Number: 44
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

Drop dead gorgeous, jazzyvee!

Please post some pics in the Alembic thread on BassChat so the guys and gals there can enjoy the view too!

All the best Clarky
tmoney61092
Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 410
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

awesome bass! i'm guessing she's a set neck?

~Taylor
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2050
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

Nope it's a through neck bass the same as other Europa basses.


Jazzyvee
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4502
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzy gets a Danno special! Suhweet!! Play it in good health.

Bill, tgo
tmoney61092
Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 411
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 8:27 pm:   Edit Post

oh sorry! the back of it was confusing me where the paint ends, OOPS!

~Taylor
poor_nigel
Intermediate Member
Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 103
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 8:52 pm:   Edit Post

I think you are going to need to keep a polishing cloth in your back pocket. One of the prices for owning a black car or instrument is that they show dust and finger prints as no other surface does. This contrasted beauty should easily be worth the hassle, though.
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1138
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

Way to go Jazzy! We should share a stage sometimes after I get mine :-)

Do not forget to mention the FTC of this beauty: Click here

Have fun!
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 688
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 5:40 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! That paint line between the neck and body is so crisp it looks like photoshop!

Beautiful!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9472
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass!!
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1462
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

Very nice catch, Jazzy. The standby switch is an extra touch I like.
Mike
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2202
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post

It went out on it's first gig yesterday night and was great. The amp I was using wasn't the best for it though but playability was wonderful. I kind of thought when I bought it that the close string spacing would be a negative point for finger playing or slapping but it's proved to be much more comfortable so far. I've always felt the balance of the Europa is fantastic compared to the few other basses I've played and this is no exception. Hopefully I will be on a gig soon with my own rig rather than the house back line so I can hear better what the bass is able to produce live.

Thanks Markus, I'm so glad you decided to sell this bass. Mica & the alembic team. Respect due again big time.....!!!!!

Jazzyvee
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1542
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzy, this is a lot like my Elan Five. I prefer
the 'classic taper' inasmuch as it almost feels as if the neck is taper-less. In other words, the strings feel virtually parallel up the fingerboard with very little flare-out up top (2" nut by 2.5" 24th fret). I could never get use to those w-i-d-e fingerboards.

J o e y
alembicfan
Member
Username: alembicfan

Post Number: 70
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 12:05 am:   Edit Post

Glad to hear that have fun with her.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2209
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 4:48 am:   Edit Post

I have been playing it a lot since preparing for that last gig. I still haven't got used to making quick tone changes on it like I do on my SC bass but I know that it took me a lot of frustrating months to consistently find the tone I want at any particular time, so I'm enjoying the ride. I've also got comfortable with the colour now :-)


Jazzyvee
bigyouth
Intermediate Member
Username: bigyouth

Post Number: 186
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

Great bass,
tres jolie basse,
FÚlišitation
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 569
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 5:00 am:   Edit Post

I'm one of those who prefer to see the woods, but gold on black is a perfect match. This Bass is extremely beautifull, congrats!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2211
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 4:25 am:   Edit Post

Mario, I also prefer to see the woods on alembics. However but this bass was just what I wanted except the colour and was about a year old and in brand new condition so I couldn't let it go just for one thing. :-)

Jazzyvee
jazzboy621
Junior
Username: jazzboy621

Post Number: 12
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 8:42 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee!!!!! This exactly where my inspiration came from!!!! Thanks Bro!!! cant wait for mine to arrive!!!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2622
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

Here are a couple of very mug shots of me in my role as a bass guitar stand for my Europa/Elan. :-)

A funk band who had some big hits in the 1980's called The JALN band have decided to get back together and asked me to play bass for them.

We had some studio photo's taken a couple of weeks ago and here are some that show off the bass best.






Jazzyvee
wishbass
Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 74
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:05 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass.I think it would be cool to have its reverse,White w/gold hardware.It would have to be a very "white " white,not cream or blue.What a pair that would make =)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2623
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah I can see that especially if the pickup covers and knobs and switches were also the same very white or gold. It would look very ...... posh indeed.

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2624
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:18 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah I can see that especially if the pickup covers and knobs and switches were also the same very white or gold. It would look very ...... posh indeed.

I wonder if Alembic have ever got standard knobs and switches in white or any other colour for that matter.?

Jazzyvee
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1313
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post

Lookin' sharp!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2626
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 4:38 am:   Edit Post

haha far too formal for me.
Jazzyvee
redcloud
Member
Username: redcloud

Post Number: 81
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

Killer look with that KILLER bass!
jazzboy621
Junior
Username: jazzboy621

Post Number: 38
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
wishbass
Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 80
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 10:08 pm:   Edit Post

Man, that is a nice bass! I always favored black or white basses when I was younger (all my basses were). Although my tastes have expanded, I still have a soft spot.Lucky man you are Jazzy......
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2662
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 5:19 am:   Edit Post

Thanks wish bass, it is a great bass to play and sounds amazing. I guess thats kind of expected. I'm using it more at the moment since joining 70's 80's funk band called JALN Band. Check them out on you tube, there are some fun 70's clips of the band on there from their appearances on Top of The Pops. They had quite a few disco/pop hits in the late 70's and have reformed.




jazzyvee
malthumb
Senior Member
Username: malthumb

Post Number: 511
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 9:45 pm:   Edit Post

Will DEFINITELY check you guys out.

Peace,

James
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2837
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

I've left this band about a month ago.
Musical differences... :-)

But we are still great mates.


Jazzyvee

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