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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 56
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post

I was getting ready for work today and had on the video show and noticed that Chuck Panozzo, original bass player for Styx, in a video of "Best of Times" off "Paradise Theater" was playing an Alembic, I think. It may have been a Series. I'm not sure. Does anyone know if Panozzo played Alembic? One of the most outstanding concerts I ever saw was Styx in Nashville during the Grand Illusion tour, sometime in the late 70s. They really were something to see, and hear (at least then!)
Username: neyman

Post Number: 15
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post

That was the bass that first introduced me to Alembics. I think there was also a color pic of it in an Alembic catalog from somewhere around 1978. I believe it's a Scorpion body shape with ebony facings. Don't know if it's a S1 or S2.

I'd love to se a pic of it again if anyone has one!
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 136
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

I'll bet he was. Here is a link to some early Styxx pictures with Chuck playing an Alembic. I still remember these guys when they played high school gymnasiums in the Chicago area.

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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 416
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

Here's a link to a small pic from the Showcase section / Artists and their Alembics:
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 57
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Keth...I went to college in the mid-and-late70s at Murray State University, Murray, Ky. One of the guys there had "his claim to fame" as having had Styx having played at their HIgh School Prom somewhere in or near Chicago in the early years..
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Username: gare

Post Number: 228
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

Ah Styx' Keith, I also remember seeing them in high schools, junior college gigs, and the like around Chicago. They were from a da south side. I read recently that the DeYoungs are still living in the same neighborhood.

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Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 143
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

Thanx for the link...a great pic of a very unique Alembic with a "Scorpion Omega", something that I have never seen before.
Mica, is this still an available option?? :-)
Username: valvil

Post Number: 737
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 4:48 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Chris,

yes the Scorpion can still be had with or without omega.


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