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Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 838
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

I have heard many myths about Alembics over the years. Below are a few of the most memorable:

1. Too bad they went out of business
2. I thought about buying one back when they made them by hand
3. My father has one from when each was hand-made
4. Their basses sound like guitars
5. Basses sound like synths
6. They are difficult to record
7. They weigh a ton
8. Wish they made guitars

Any of these sound familiar?

Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1405
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

If you think that Alembic has myths, you should check out Olympic.
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 537
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post

I think you are thinking of the "Olympic" brand!
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2018
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 5:08 pm:   Edit Post

Myths are based on people who don't know the facts and the best one I heard when I told someone I had one was
'Didn't they just copy JD basses?'
I had a wry smile with that one!
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 953
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:14 pm:   Edit Post

9. They may know how to make guitar pickups, but not bass pickups.

yes i actually heard that one from someone who ripped out series electronics in a bass and put in Dimarzios if memory serves me correct.
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2713
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

OH NOO!___ Awful _______!!!!!

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