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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!
enzo
Senior Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 413
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Wow, just found this browsing the forum. What a stunning example!
10 lbs it's not heavy at all considering it's solid body and with ebony top and back.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3807
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

A beautiful Classic Alembic ! I would consider a Solid Series I/II rather then Semi-hollow for a custom build as I have the lovely semi- hollow already .
enzo
Senior Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 414
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post

Why? Do you think there's something to gain? Honestly I don't know, Roger Sadowsky is also making his top of the line models hollowed, they are lighter and the sound is, IMHO, nothing different that you'd expect from a so called 'super Fender'.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3808
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post

I do believe that there are both sonic differences and differences in feel of an all solid instrument. Those are just my personnel perceptions. To be sure , there are JUST differences not better or worse ___ " Just different " . I can feel and hear it .
lalogarcia
Member
Username: lalogarcia

Post Number: 54
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:11 pm:   Edit Post

I have owned both ... Solid and hollowed series 2;
The solid sounds more aggressive , but it could be the wood also... In any case you can't go wrong with a Series 2!
If I had to choose one I would keep the solid body .
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3812
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Lalo, I know what mean by your words " more aggressive " , as in harder attack and more percussive . Yes ?

Wolf

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