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Username: jaurigemma

Post Number: 69
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

Okay, I've been wondering for a long time what everyone in Alembic land is using for their rigs. I have recently evolved mine into the sound I have been searching for years. So here is my setup:

Alembic Epic 4-String w/ Zebrawood
Alembic Excel 5-String w/ Zebrawood
Alembic Excel 5-String w/ Burl Redwood
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz 4-String
Rick Turner Renaissance Walnut 5-String

Shure "The Guitarist Wireless" (sometimes)
Korg DT-1 Digital Tuner
Sansamp RBI ---> Alembic F-1X Preamp (unaffected)
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Behringer Tube Composer (Dual Channel)
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Behringer Eurorack 16 Channel Line Mixer
ProCo Direct Box
ACME Low B mk.II 2x10
ACME Low B mk.II 4x10

All of this is in a SKB RotoX 12 space rack.

I normally just use the 4x10 cabinet, and only use the 2x10 when in an extremely large venue or outside. Now, I know a bunch of you are wondering why I have the RBI in the mix. Yes, I play Alembics and should be going after the best tone possible, but I love the aggressiveness of Geddy Lee's sound. Most of you know he is the main reason I play bass. Anyways, I stole the idea for my rig after what he has been using lately, except tailoring it to my style and sound.

I use the RBI to generate the top end distortion I like, and then use the Tube Composer to compress the heck out of the signal. I then take the F-1X to beef up the bottom end, and only slightly compress it. What I wind up with is a BIG tone that has the cut and bottom end to fill up the space in my three piece rock trio.

I don't use chorus, delays, or reverbs... but I have been kicking around adding a TC Electronics unit to the mix, using the mixers effects send/return features to control the amount as needed.

Senior Member
Username: the_mule

Post Number: 416
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:59 am:   Edit Post

My rig now consists of:

- 1991 Alembic EVH 4
- 1999 Alembic Orion 4

with a...

- Glockenklang 'The Passenger'

sometimes with, sometimes without...

- Alembic SF-2 Superfilter

I also have a Fender MIM Jazz V with Rio Grande pickups (great match with the SF-2!) and a heavily customised Guild B-301 fretless to fool around with. My G.A.S.-list contains a Conklin GT Rocco Prestia Signature...

Advanced Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 364
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

Saturday night I played the Series I through a Bass Pod Pro (in a roto-rack with a power conditioner). Ran the signal into two 40+ year old Bogen 200 watt mono all-tube power amps (individually wrapped in homemade plywood racks because they are so @$!$*&#@ heavy!) and into a couple of Carvin folded horns with 18s inside. It wasn't annoyingly loud in the audible ranges, but you could *feel* every note. The music was 60's through 90's top-40 for the most part. I'm still fighting the Leslie cabinet from Hell and a very loud guitarist, but I can quite literally feel the groove happening even if I can't hear it. If it were a gig that needed a more high-fidelity sound, then I would have used a front-loaded/ported 18 and a 210, with an Ashley crossover, and played around with the crossover frequency to suit the room. And I ran direct out of the Pod to the board as well.
Advanced Member
Username: dgcarbu

Post Number: 207
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Series I
Ken Smith CRV5
MIJ Custom Fender Jazz 4
Musicman Stingray 3EQ 4
Michael Kelley Fretless 5

SWR Bass 750
SWR 4x10 Goliath
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 694
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

From the perspective of a non-gigging hobbiest playing for my own amusement:
Alembic Epic
Warwick Thumb Bolt on
Hartke HA4000 head
Hartke XL 2.5 cabinet
Korg DTR-1000 tuner
Furman RP-8L power conditioner
Gator 4 space rack case
Dean Markley NickelSteel strings 45-105

Username: beelee

Post Number: 30
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 8:00 am:   Edit Post

My rig consists of :

Alembic Series I w/ SII electronics 5 strg
Tobias Basic 6 strg ( pre Gibson)
Fodera Monarch Elite fretless 6 strg
Conklin Groove Tools 7 strg
Pedulla Pentabuzz
Ibanez Studio 8 strg
Hamer B12a 12 strg
Zeta Crossover Upright 4 strg
Chapman Stick 10 strg

( an Alembic Series II Triple Omega 6 strg is under construction)

SWR SM 900, SM 500 & Super Redhead

2 SWR Goliath III 4x10
2 SWR Son of Bertha 1x15
Big Ben 18
( all pre Fender )
( depending if its a rehersal, and/or the size of the venue, I mix N match cabinets)

Korg DTR-1 tuners w/ 900 & 500
ART SGX Nitro Fx w/ 900 & SRH
Lexicon MPX G2 w/ 500

sometimes a Bass Crybaby 105Q, Digitech Bass Whammy and Blue Tube pedal

Moog Taurus pedals ( sent to the House & monitors)

I'm in 4 bands, One is Classic, Progressive Rock and some Metal, one does a Dream Theater tribute, a Queensryche tribute ( I'm actually the sub for when the other bassist goes on tour) and another Classic Rock band

I also play on some studio sessions, and some original material in between my day job and life's daily responsabilities........then I fall asleep hugging my Alembic........LOL

Intermediate Member
Username: mdrdvp

Post Number: 150
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 4:06 am:   Edit Post

After seeling a lot of my basses and trying even more amps, here's my current setup.

Alembic Series I with SII electronics 1998
Alembic Sesies I 1977
Moon "Larry Graham" Jazz bass 1982
J.K. Lado Standard 1978
All 4 strings.

Glockenklang Heart Rock amp
Alembic SF-2 filter
2x Hevos cabs.

Ebs Octave thing
Ebs Multicomp compressor (just a little bit)
BBE Stinger
Boss TU-2 tuner.

Alembic D5-R mounted in the back of my rack, works great and it saves me from broken 5 pin connectors.

And it all sounds great.

Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 1894
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 4:54 am:   Edit Post

Brother Manfred!?!?
Hoe chaat ie jochie???
Enne ...met de mooie mefrauw-zingeresse???

OK ... fille me in on this please:

"Alembic D5-R mounted in the back of my rack, works great and it saves me from broken 5 pin connectors ..."

I KNOW I am stupid but I didn't know I was THAT stupid! Simply ...I don't see a reason why!?
So ...hééééélp!!!

Paul the bad one

Username: 1stbass

Post Number: 78
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

I play mostly jazz and this is my set ups.


3- epic 5 strings.
1- epic 6 string fretless
1- essence 4 string
1- 77 jazz bass

A Genz benz GBE 400
a Aguilar 115
SWR super Red Head.

I also play guitar and have all kinds of stuff but not for this post.
Intermediate Member
Username: mdrdvp

Post Number: 151
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

Hey Paul,

Met mij en de mefrauw chaat ut choet. Met U oock?
She's doing a lot of backing stuff for the national songfestival plus she has her own website for vocalists. which keeps her busy.

Well, because my flightcase has mounting rails (?) in both front and back, I decided to put the power supply in the back because other band members, read drummers, are always too close to the connectors during setup of their set. (By the time they are halfway building, I'm already on my second glass of wine). I always had to take the cable out because I was afraid somebody could damage the connector. Since it is in the back I don't have to worry at all. Plus it saves me another rack space.
I never use guitar stands for the same reason, during a break I put my bass back in its case or right behind my rig.
Did this help?

Intermediate Member
Username: gare

Post Number: 122
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 6:07 am:   Edit Post

The current rig.

'04 Excel w/east meets west elec.
'92 Spector Euro
'71 Rick 4001
All 4 string.

Furman PL-8
Korg DT-1 tuner
TC Elec M-1 XL
EBS Octabass
Furman PQ-3
Mesa 400+
Mesa Walkabout
Mesa 4x10 diesel cab
Mesa 1x15 diesel cab
2 Avatar 1x12's
Studio Logic Midi pedal board

I've recently ordered a Schroeder 1210 cabinet in hopes of downsizing,if that works out the Mesa cabinets will go.
I'll hold on to the Avatars,as I found they also make nice monitor/small pa cabinets.
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 1895
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

I have rails in front and back too!
So ... the LEXICON MPX 100 effect -which was good AND not deep at all- can be placed on the BACK!!!! Now THAT's news (see how stupid I am).

Daanke motje
(diddis Aantwaarps)

Paul de slegte
Username: spose

Post Number: 28
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

here's what I'm using..
vintage Alembic Series Bass
Fender 62 Reissue Jazz w/Activator System
Fender USA Precision w/Activator System
everything wired with GeorgeL's vintage red .225



(Message edited by Spose on February 03, 2005)
Username: almost_mingus

Post Number: 22
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post

here's what im playing

MK 4 String
Modulus 5
'77 Fender Jazz
Zon HyperBass
Excel Fretless 5
7/8 Upright, Meisel

Ampeg SVT-4 Pro and an ABSOLUTELY unnecessary 8x10 cab (it's fun, though :] )

Gallien-Krueger MBO-115e (upright)

Digitech Whammy ( guitar pedal, but works anyway)
Ibanez Phaser
Boss RC-20 Loop Station

i must admit, a little ridiculous for not playing professionally....not yet, at least :]
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 738
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 5:46 am:   Edit Post

Cheapo set-up for my Custon Orion IV:

Eden WT-550 head
Eden D-210XST cabs (X2)

Monster cables
Custom padded 2000D nylon LeCover covers

That is all, LOL!

For my guitar amp rig, see this post:

(Message edited by kmh364 on February 03, 2005)
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 480
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 7:19 am:   Edit Post

Hm, around here probably nobody is as cheap as me:

SWR Workingman's 12

... and it doesn't even have a cover. I do have a more than half-decent cable with Neutrik plugs.
Advanced Member
Username: ox_junior

Post Number: 213
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post

This is fun!!

'04 Alembic Spyder (w/custom mods from the factory)
'82 Alembic Spoiler (Exploiter shape)
'73 Fender Precision
'62 Fender Jazz reissue (made in '89, EMG pickups and tone circuitry)
Danelectro Longhorn bass (reissue, year unknown)

Rotosound Swing Bass 66 strings

Trace Elliot AH600SMX Amp
Two Trace Elliot 4x10 1048 Cabs
One Trace Elliot 1x15 1518 Cab

Fulltone Bass Driver Pedal
Korg DTR-1 Tuner
Monster Cables
Dunlop Picks
Username: nick_bassman

Post Number: 69
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

OK here goes .........

Fodera Anthony Jackson Presentation 6 string
Fodera Emperor Elite 5 string
Fodera Monarch Deluxe 4 string
Sei Flamboyant 6 string x 2 (I like them !!)
Status Kingbass 4 string
Warr Artisan 12 string touchstyle guitar

Fodera,Warr and Status strings

Bass Rig:
Aguilar DB750 Amp
Epifani UL310 Cabs
Boomerang Looper
Digitech BNX3

Warr Rig:
SWR Baby Blue Bass Amp (bass)
AER Guitar Amp (melody)
Roland GR33 Guitar Synth (MIDI from melody side)

Monster and Planet Waves cables

Peterson VS tuner

Waiting on my Alembic 6 !!

Username: 81seriesi

Post Number: 10
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post

Series I Zebrawood, F2B Preamp, ELF system, QSC Powerlite 1.0 and Bag End Cabinets (S15D, and D10EXD ).
Username: willie

Post Number: 56
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Alembic Europa 4 String
Alembic Essence (Custom)4 String
Music Man Sabre
Misic Man Stingray 5
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
Fender fretless Jazz Bass
Furman PL Plus power conditioner
Korg DTR-2 Tuner
Alembic F-1X Tube Pre Amp
Alembic SF-2 Superfilter
DBX 160A Compressor (2)
ART SGX Nightbass Tube Pre Amp & Digital effects unit
Crown PB-3 Power Amp (2)
Eden D410 XLT 4X10 Cabinets (2)
Custom made 1X15 Cabinets 1 with JBL E-140 1 with JBL E-145
Cutom made cabinet with 1 15" & 2 10" & 1 compression horn (Carvin drivers)
SWR Super Redhead combo amp (Possibly for sale)
Music Man HD-150 Tube amp
Nady RW-1 wireless
Monster Pro link 1000 Cables & Monster inter connect cables in rack
Boomerang phrase sampler
Intermediate Member
Username: jagerphan84

Post Number: 152
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post

This thread makes me drool. So much great gear out there in Alembicland! Here's my contribution:

'82 Alembic Distillate 4 / walnut
'97 Alembic Epic 5 / bubinga
'04 Alembic Excel 5 fretless / vermilion
Ibanez SR405 fretless w/Jagermeister logo

Furman PL-Plus Power Conditioner
Korg DTR-2000 ToneWorks Tuner
Sony MDS-E11 Minidisc recorder
Alembic F-1X Preamp
QSC PLX 3402 Power Amp

In the effects loop:
Alembic SF-2 Superfilter
EBS Octabass
Moogerfooger MF-101 Envelope filter

And to move the air:
EarCandy custom 800W 210 Cab
EarCandy custom 1000W 212 Cab

I'm SO glad I don't live on the 3rd floor any more. And now I have new neighbors who don't hate me (yet)!
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 90
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 8:23 am:   Edit Post

Rogue 6 wenge
Rogue 6 fretless cocobolo

Boogie Scout combo (12" cab), sometimes augmented with Boogie 210 wedge


Boogie Walkabout head racked with SF-2 and BBE Sonic Maximizer, into Genz Benz Neo 212.

I've owned MUCH larger rigs, but my current setups sound great and provide plenty of volume, even in my way-too-loud blues band.

Intermediate Member
Username: gare

Post Number: 143
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post

How bout we put all our gear together into a kabillion watt rig with 100 inputs..then we all hit low E at once !
We can make that big SVT in the other post look like a pignose !

Alot of nice gear listed huh..
Advanced Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 313
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like Cartman's "brown note" from South Park. Either that or the second coming of the Dead/Alembic infamous "Wall of Sound". Just wait while I get my earplugs LOL!

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 752
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

Gare, I think it would be worth the effort to detune a little bit for this one. Maybe a whole step to D?
Intermediate Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 176
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

My Stuff:

'03 Alembic Spyder
'03 Alembic Europa
'04 Alembic Dragon's Wing
'73 Fender Jazz Bass
'94 Fender Jazz Bass
'76 Rick 4001
'79 Musicman StingRay
'74-'75 Gibson Ripper
'87 Gibson Thunderbird
'89 Peavey Dynabass Unity Series Limited with Kahler Tremelo
'04 Pedulla MVP 4
Godin A4
Ovation CC074 Acoustic Electric


Ampeg SVT IV Pro
Alembic SF-2 Superfilter
Furman AR 1215 Voltage Regulator
Korg DTR-1000 Tuner
Ampeg BXT115HLF Cabinet
Ampeg BXT410HLF Cabinet

Practice stuff:

Ampeg BA-115
Rocktron (not sure of model) amp


Morley Power Wah
Ibanez Bass Chorus
Boss Tremelo
Carl Martin Compressor

Rotosound RS66LC strings (on everything except the Spyder and Dragon's Wing), .40-.95
DR Strings (.40-100, on the Spyder and Dragon's Wing)

Jim Dunlop Tortex Picks

That's it!

Advanced Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 209
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

83 Spoiler 4 solid koa redone in black
86 Spoiler 6 quilt maple dragon mop
87 SC deluxe 4 Vermillion
89 Spoiler exploiter quilt maple
89 Distillate 5 flame walnut
93 Spoiler 6 wide flame koa w/initials
00 Spoiler 7 frteless cocobolo
02 Spoiler 6 Figured walnut winitials
02 Excel 5 2pup flame maple almost blk
03 Excel 5 solid mahog spoiler guts Doomtree & Kay inlay led's ebony board
Gibson Ripper
Gibson Thunderbird blk
Ric 4003 jetglow
Ovation prototype ac/elect 4 blk/grey metallic
on the way:
Excel 5 spoiler guts Doomtree Family crest inlays led's ebony board
Stambaugh 4 w/ signature guts w/whammy (trade for Stickbass)

Strings - Alembic - Dean Markley (7 fretless)

Rig 1
f1X - SF2 - Dtr2000 - plx3402
Epifani T310 & T115
2) Bagend elf 18
Rig 2
F1X - SF2 - Dtr 1000 - plx1602
acme low b210 & b410
Rig 3 (practice)
F1X - Dtr 1000 - Crest LA 1201
Trace 210
SWR BigBen 18
81 BC Rich Mockingbird Trans Red over quilt maple w/Khaler & L500 pups
90 Fender Jap Strat blk met L500 HB 2 singles w Floyd
00 Gibson LP classic 3 pup Blk
02 Fender American Dlk Strat Burg met emg's& sperzels
01 Schecter American C-7 Diamond DeepBlu over flame maple
03 Fender Esquire Celtic Grey met
03 Dean v w/emg
Strings Alembic, Gibson, D'Addario 10's
Line 6 PodPro - DT1 Pro - Carver PM175
Dean Markley 410 Slant
Dean Markley 115 off set

Pa's and Protools not included!
Intermediate Member
Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 133
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 11:05 pm:   Edit Post

OK I'm in:
Alembic Europa 4/walnut
Alembic Distillate 4/cocobolo
Alembic Elan Plus 6(added Q sw)/cocobolo
On order; custom Series II 4 / cocobolo I know, I know, I REALLY like cocobolo!
US Masters EP-55 /Flame maple /Purpleheart
Pre-Gibson Steinberger XL-2
79' Ibanez Musician MC-924
Musicman Stingray 5/Amberburst W/rosewood board
Fender MIJ Jazz (highly modified...and it needed it! believe me, ie. Badass ,Ultra Jazz pup's. John East preamp. You get the idea!
Carvin AC-40 /flame maple
And several basses that I have built or heavily modified;
77' Charvel PJ w/ ash core, vermillion/maple/rosewd/maple/vermil top and back. Bartolini MM and three band, Wilkinson bridge.
Homebuilt Jazz styled fretless 4 w/zebra top and back, red oak core Bart soapbars and EZQ
Homebuilt custom bodied cocobolo/maple/mahogany 5 w/Carvin walnut/maple 5 piece neck thru, Barts and twin EZQ filters
Homebuilt Alembic large standard copy w/flatsawn zebra/maple/mahogany/mpl/zebra body,purpleh/maple neck (just to see if I could do it!)
Oh yeah, and all Leftys!

Rig: I like to travel light and tight.
Eden WT-300 Traveler
Alembic SF-2
Euphonic Audio Vl-110 and VL-208 (great uncolored cab's!)
Well, that's all senior management will tolerate!

Intermediate Member
Username: gare

Post Number: 146
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 9:42 am:   Edit Post

After getting a Schroeder cabinet the other day, senior management here asked if I planned to put another wing on the house. I asked if she wanted me to go to my mothers and get the rest of my stuff stored there :-O
Intermediate Member
Username: gare

Post Number: 150
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, February 07, 2005 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

I'm curious about you looper..who's the mfgr, and what are the switching capabilities ?
Intermediate Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 136
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, February 07, 2005 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post

WOW. Those are some pretty impressive lists. Some checkbooks/senior managements are quite permissive. I wonder how you guys decide which axe to play. With one Alembic in the house it's easy for me to decide.
Mike, haven't heard anything in a little while about SLC spring break. I suppose it's still shaping up to be a go. I'm really looking forward to it. Did you get my e-mail?
Intermediate Member
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 168
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, February 07, 2005 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I'll bite...

I work under the KISS operandum (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

04 Alembic Rogue
04 Alembic Excel
93 Ibanez SR 500
73 Rickenbacker 4001

Into SVT Classic
Ampeg 810 Cabinet

No Effects necessary

Add Guitar and Drums, serve with zest!!
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 486
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 12:12 am:   Edit Post

Well, I said I was cheap, but not as cheap as in "all I have is a SWR Workingman's 12".

The full line-up, a.k.a. "a little short on the drool factor", is:

88 Alembic Spoiler 4/watermark koa, narrow peghead
94 Alembic Epic 4 defretted/flame koa

SWR Workingman's 12
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 1919
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post

Brother Adriaan,
well I wouldn't mind...that drool would only spill around and it gets so messy ans slippery.

Intermediate Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 108
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 2:30 am:   Edit Post

Geesh ... i thought "I" had a lot of equipment!!! Well here's my line-up none the less.

96 Alembic Stanley clark Standard quilt maple
95 Alembic Epic 5 string Babinga
?? Conklin Grove Tools 7 String
Chapman Stick 10 String
Mobius Megatar 12 string
Gibson SG 6 String guitar
Fender acoustic/electric bass 4 string
Fender acoustic electric 6 string guitar
Ovation LX 6 string acoustic electric guitar
Yamaha Q80 synth
Fatar 88 note synth controller
Roland and Korg synth modules
Fender cube bass amp
Roland cube keyboard amp
Ampeg SVTPRO 5 bass head
Ampeg 4-10 bass cab
Hartke 4-10 bass cab
assorted sound systems and digital recording gear
Many bills!!!!!! :-)

I recently sold my 1988 Alembic Persuader and a 1986 Polycarb Chapman Stick.

I think my next buy will be a fretless Alembic 6 string bass of some model ... probably a MK or Series 1. that won't be this year though ... got to get out of debt! ;-)
Username: spose

Post Number: 29
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 2:42 am:   Edit Post

I'm curious about you looper..who's the mfgr, and what are the switching capabilities ?"

Hi gare,
the looper pedal was made by David Boggs at

he can make any custom combo you can think of. Mine is a one loop with tuner mute and blender knob options. It's very nice stuff, all true bypass.

custom looper pedal
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 487
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 6:25 am:   Edit Post

Paul TBO,

How come this is a show-your-rig thread and there's no pictures of Tweak Peaks?
Intermediate Member
Username: gare

Post Number: 152
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 6:29 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the link..interesting, will have to study it further.
Intermediate Member
Username: gare

Post Number: 161
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

More rigs GAS pains are getting worse !
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 11
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post

Good God, if it’s a gear pissing contest, I’m in too!!!

1976 BC Rich Eagle (#56)
1979 BC Rich Mockingbird (bought new)
1990 Alembic Elan 6 string
1991 Fender Prodigy (way overlooked active P and J config, high output)
Yamaha TRB 4 (great sound)

Bass amps:
SWR 350
1974 Fender Bassman
Bass POD

Goliath Jr. 2x10 on top of
Ampeg Vic Wooten spec single 15 (another great one)
What more do I need?

1968 Gibson ES355 (the real Lucille)
1977 BC Rich Eagle
1978 Strat (heavy)
1976 or so Ibanez lawsuit Howard Roberts (another overlooked great guitar)
1981 Washburn A20 neckthrough (another overlooked great guitar)
1992 or so Washburn stage A10 reissue w whammy bar
1992 Crarvel Surfcaster (another overlooked great guitar)
Custom built Strat wired in Stereo
Ibanez acoustic

Guitar amps:
Guitar POD (try this into the SWR and cabs and you will get what it should sound like)
Mesa MK IV combo
Mesa MKIII simulclass head
Lab Series L9 (BB King like tone)
Fender Squire little amp w Altec speaker (screams)

Mesa Thiele (sp?)
Marshall 4x10 1965a

Dunlop univibe
Fender Blender
Furman power cond
Old Conn strobe tuner
Some rack effects unit I forget the name of

And probably other stuff I can’t remember.

Advanced Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 209
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post

I might as well toss in my stuff as well......

Alembic 03' Rogue 5 w/flame Purpleheart top
Alembic 94' Epic 4 w/Zebrawood top
2 Eden D410XLT cabs
Alembic SF-2 Superfilter
Korg DTR1 Rack Tuner
Furman Rack Power Conditioner
Digitech BNX3
Monster Cables throughout
Monster Studio Pro 1000 12'
A Reuion Blues gig bag for the Epic
A Unitec Flight case for the Rogue

And thats it for the time being

Advanced Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 210
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post

(Message edited by smokin dave on February 20, 2005)
Intermediate Member
Username: son_of_magni

Post Number: 162
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

My stack seems to change on a pretty regular basis but it's kind of settled into this:

Custom 6-string fretless Alembic
Homemade 6-string fretless with Alembic hardware and electronics
(There are some other basses, but those are the two that I actually play.)

Alesis Powertrip 8 power distribution and rack light
Shure UT14 UHF wireless system
Eden Navigator
TC Electronic M-ONE effects
Ampeg B2R into 1-18 Carvin for the bottom
Mesa Boogie Bass 400+ into Eden 210XLT 4 ohm for the highs
Not shown is a Peterson strobe tuner model R450

My Stack
Intermediate Member
Username: thebass

Post Number: 179
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 2:52 pm:   Edit Post

What an impressive collection ! Everything what's good and expensive I see listed here ! Well, following richbas939 suggestion I'll add my 2 Cents here.

Basses (4 String):
- Alembic 94 MK Signature (my main bass)
- Musicman 99 Sterling
- Alembic 97 Epic fretless

For my rig I use 3 different setups:

1) High volume hard rock setup
(I never had this at full volume. At 50% volume my 2 guitarists both using Marshall fullstacks start protesting)
- F-1X Preamp
- QSC RMX-2450 PA
- SWR 8*10" Megoliath

2) In case I have enough PA support and want a dirty rock sound at lower stage volume
- Mesa Boogie Bass 400
- Mesa Boogie 2*10" Diesel cabinet

3) For smaller events, soul and jazz singer support
- Trace Eliott 4*10" Combo

I still got my SF-2 and Lexicon MPX-1 from my big rack but haven't used it for months now. So if somebody likes to make a bargain, ... your offers are welcome.
Username: musikdept

Post Number: 19
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Mine is very basic...but provides me with a great sound:

1998 5-string Rogue w/custom flight case
AT 1400 UHF Wireless system
Ashdown Mag300 into a Carvin loaded cab (15" & 10" speakers)

Great growl and tight highs
Username: lbanks

Post Number: 37
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post

I don't consider all my stuff my 'rig'. A least two basses will never see stage time again; The Ripper and the SD Curlee are keepsakes. Some basses are trade-bait. Some are backups. The current rig is kinda weird. There are some amps and cabs that got relegated to my home studio, Some are just waiting till we get more room. But I'm using:
Essence 5
Orion 4
Conklin GT-5
G&L Tribute L-2500
Spector Q5
Lightwave Classica 5
Moog MurF-105>
Ch.1>Morley Dual wah> Trace Elliot AH-500x>Avatar 2x10
Ch.2>Akai Deep Impact>Digitech BP-200>Sunn Coliseum Bass 300>X-Audio 2x10(yeah, its cheap but it thumps!)
If needed I add a Mackie M1400 power amp and add to cabs; An Acme Low B2 and an Eden 2x10 wedge and replace the Sunn with an TE AH-300.
The Basson B15b, the Hartke 4.5xl and the QSC RMX 850 are my studio stuff.
Username: mauibassplayer

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post

Hi all, I don't have a lot of fancy equipment. I play my Spoiler through a Working Man's 300 and into a working Mans 4x10 cabinet.
Username: essencetimestwo

Post Number: 69
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post

Alembic Essence 5 curly maple 1998, Spoiler 4 flame maple 1987 and an early all rosewood Schecter P-Bass. Amp is an Eden WT-550 with a D112xlt or two D210xlt cabs depending on size of venue. Also have a Sovtek Bassov 50 watt head and 1X15 cabinet for that B-15 sound. Pretty simple when you think about it.
Username: ndr_bass

Post Number: 4
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post

I just gotta add my two cents here. I'm an old guy and don't care to haul anymore than necessary. And I'm not a scientist like you young bucks, so I don't have all that fancy processing stuff. Although, from time to time I do toy with the idea of using a crossover. With that in mind here's what I use.

For Church gigs:
2 SWR Workingman's 10 running stereo
(at 35lbs I can carry one in each hand)

For Medium rooms and venues where we use a DI to the board and don't need (or want) a lot of stage volume:
2 Eden Nemesis NC210's running stereo or if it's a small room, I'll run one mono.
(At less than 50lbs they're relatively easy to move and IMO sound as good as my old SWR Redhead did)

For large venues or outdoors I add the following to the NC210s:
2 Vintage (1979) Eden 212 Rhino cabinets
2 Vintage (1979) Eden BR115 cabinets
Powered by QSC RMX1450 running stereo
(the old Eden cabinets are built like tanks and weigh almost as much but they can move a lot of air and make nice visual wall of sound)

Current Basses:
89 Series II 4 string (Thomastik Jazz Flats)
02 Series II 5 string (actually arrives 11 Mar 05 according to the tracking number)
79 BC Rich Eagle Koa 4 string (Thomastik Jazz Flats)
80 BC Rich Eagle Maple 4 string (Rotosound Swing Bass ML)

I still play the Eagles a lot because the Alembic case is a bitch to get in my Corvette. Probably need to invest in a Gig Bag.


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