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davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10030
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 6:49 pm:   Edit Post

Lalo asked me to post these pics of his beautiful '89 Series II.





lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 44
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post

This has to be one of the best sounding basses in the world !
Very Rare KOA core with Ebony top and back... Solid body not semi-hollow like most Series 1 or Series 2 basses...
I'm speechless!!!
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1596
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post

There is nothing more ALEMBIC to me than the classic Series/Point bass. The chocolate stripe ebony (with of all things a KOA core ! ! ! ) and the brass/gold hardware is just gorgeous.

MANY congratulations. You better practice ! !

J o e y
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 45
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:16 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Joey!
It's amazing indeed! Every time I play it, I feel the power of this beast... It's heavy but it just feels right... It's mighty and clear as a bell.... Nobody makes instruments like Alembic; I have many basses but there is something very unique about them....
nnek
Junior
Username: nnek

Post Number: 49
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post

That is absolutely stunning!
What wood are the stringers in the neck?
How much does it weigh?
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 46
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

It weights 10 pounds exactly... It's purpleheart ... (ebony laminates were not available back then)... But that's ok! There's plenty of Ebony in this bass any way ...
Killer!! The previous owner never used it because the batteries did not last long enough! I guess nobody explained to him about the power supply; the bass is in NEW condition...
I'm a happy man!
klinkepeter
Junior
Username: klinkepeter

Post Number: 30
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

a piece of art, so beautiful!
just a question: whatīs bad about the semi-hollow body, I think itīs part of the particular sound of the series basses.
lalogarcia
Junior
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 49
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

Nothing bad about the Alembic style semi-hollow.... It's not semi-hollow like an old Gibson EB 2 bass ... That kind of hollow body kills sustain... This one enhances resonance...
However I'm very used to solid body basses... So this bass is more my kind of thing.... It's indeed a KILLER sounding bass!

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