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darkstar01
Advanced Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 305
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:02 pm:   Edit Post

So I finally got a Series bass. I've owned plenty of Alembics, but honestly- I had no idea. I've heard so many of you talk about how much better series instruments are than others, and I just kind of shrugged it off and called it opinion. I couldn't have been more wrong. I have honestly never heard anything that sounds this good. This thing makes sounds I didn't know basses could. I just spent like a half an hour tuning the E string (by ear, couldn't find my tuner) because I could actually tell that it was like a couple of cents off. That's never happened to me. I am sufficiently blown away and speachless, so here are some bad pictures from my apartment that has very poor lighting situations. Oh, and thanks Mark!!!

Front

Back

Crown

Grain


If you can't tell, It's a Coco Bolo top. Maple laminates and a Mahogany core. Maple neck with purpleheart laminates that are very very brown (which is cool, i'm not so into the purpleheart look). I believe the hardware is chrome plated. Series 1 electronics with a master volume.
Sometime soon I'll try to get it in some natural light and take some better pictures, but the door to my back patio currently looks like this:
snow!!!

oh well, back to playing!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1496
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   Edit Post

She's a beauty !

Congratulations _____
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9981
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Austin!!
enzo
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 266
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulation, it's an awesome bass.
Series huh? Now you're making me think...
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 827
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

I've said the same thing about Series basses for a long time, although I don't want to make owners of non-Series instruments feel bad! Welcome to the club!

I'm visiting in Boston and the snow was pretty intense here as well.
charles_holmes
Member
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 93
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

You have got yourself an excellent 5 string there! I wanted that bass but I didn't have enough loot though. I know that series bass sounds unbelievably great! Kudos!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4697
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

Austin:

Beautiful instrument. Boy, it sure looks cold there ... either that or you live next door to the world's largest cocaine dealer! hehehehe

Bill, tgo

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