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rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1416
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post

At the risk of overloading my build thread with grand daughter pictures, I had to post this new one I just got! My son is a band director & plays French Horn, so I really love this shot!

georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1108
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 4:56 am:   Edit Post

Wonderful!!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5922
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

Great pic! I'll be showing this one to senior management.

Bill, tgo
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1418
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

Thanks George & Bill!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3804
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

Rusty , That French Horn Baby pic, is a real prize winner ! Seriously ! it is so touching that NO one can not Love it ( Love with a capital "L". :-) ). You can enter it in a baby picture contest OR as PR for Musical Education . Just might be natural winner .
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1419
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 3:16 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Wolf! It is my favorite picture of Zoey so far.
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 2023
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:16 am:   Edit Post

What a wonderful picture of Zoey Nicole! Congratulations Rusty!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1420
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Art!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1421
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:44 pm:   Edit Post

Just got an email from Mary, my Europa is shipping tomorrow! Stay tuned for pictures from Mica!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3813
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:57 pm:   Edit Post

That is wonderful Rusty !
moongerm
Member
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 58
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:03 pm:   Edit Post

Excellent news!
mtjam
Advanced Member
Username: mtjam

Post Number: 231
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 2:52 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on your granddaughter, and congrats on your incoming new bass! You are doubly blessed!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8347
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Just before Mary closed the case...

14422 in case

The case exterior is very blue, a little deeper than the bass color, but you'd never think it was anything but blue:

case color

Enjoy!
smokin_dave
Advanced Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 397
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

WOW.That is fantastic.MERRY CHRISTMAS.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1422
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 6:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for posting these Mica, I love the case & I REALLY love the bass!! I will comment more after I pick it up on Saturday. I can't believe the journey is finally over & I will soon hold this work of art in my hands! I have enjoyed watching the build come together & seeing raw slats of wood transformed into this pristine beauty by the skill of the amazing people at Alembic. Stay tuned for more to come.....!!
moongerm
Member
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 60
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!!!! Merry Christmas and many Happy New Years to follow indeed!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11588
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

I love the way this bass turned out!
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1607
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:25 pm:   Edit Post

Looks awesome, congrats! (with both newborns that is) :-)
The Jan-Al cases are awesome to, I'm pretty sure you'll be impressed. (just don't get under it or you'll only be pressed) :-)
I know from experience that receiving your Alembic is a very good way to close the year, have fun!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1423
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:28 pm:   Edit Post

Me too Dave!

Flip, your Jan-Al case was what inspired me to get one for this bass!
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 643
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post

WOW! I suspect the anticipation is going to build even further as it travels closer and closer to you. I tracked EVERY STEP of the way from California to Minnesota when mine was shipped and I suspect you will be closely watching too. Congratulations and enjoy!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1424
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm:   Edit Post

Brian, I'm already following the tracking on UPS! It just left Santa Rosa, I'm guessing heading to the airport. Luckily, I did 2 day shipping so I won't have to wait a week to get it. It will be in Austin on Friday & I will pick it up there on Saturday. That is going to be the longest 3 hour drive of my life!!!
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 706
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post

I anticipate a couple of sleepless nights coming up.
It looks absolutely stunning.
I imagine you will post some pics when you can eventually take it off to lay it down for a photo opportunity.
Congratulations Rusty. It seems as if it has been a good year for you.
slawie
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1425
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:18 am:   Edit Post

Slawie, as it turns out I've been working nights all week, so I'm in the "Sleepless Nights" mode! Hopefully I can sleep Friday night so I can get up early Saturday & drive to Austin. I will definitely post some pictures when I get home with it. I will take some at Guitar Rez when I pick it up & also shoot video of me seeing it the first time. I spoke to Mica tonight & she said it sounds absolutely amazing, so I can't wait to hear it! I've already held it during the build so I know the neck feels incredible, I just can't wait to feel it with strings on it! It has indeed been a good year for me, God has blessed me greatly this year!
edwardofhuncote
Intermediate Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 134
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:49 am:   Edit Post

Wow Rusty, that bass is just indescribably beautiful. Congrats again! Looking forward to the next updates.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 644
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

Three hour drive each way. Ouch! That drive home with the bass sitting in the car but inaccessible would be a killer for me.

Rusty. Please remember...it is not safe to play bass while driving a car.
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1659
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations on the arrival of your granddaughter and on the new bass, Rusty. Heck of a way to end 2014! I'd love to see you top it in '15!
stout71
Advanced Member
Username: stout71

Post Number: 236
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post

Killer axe, Rusty. Well worth the excruciating wait!
5a_quilt_top
Senior Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 406
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

WOW.

That turned out great - well worth the little extra wait for the refin.

Congrats!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1426
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a couple of more pictures Mica sent me. I really love the tailpiece shot, it show the high gloss finish very well, & really showcases the amazing skill that was used to tape off the back of my neck where it goes through the body. I wanted to keep the neck natural, & the perfectly straight & square lines between the blue & the neck are incredible! Notice the thin blue pinstripe that runs the perimeter of the body, it would have been easy to tape over that where it crosses the neck, but they didn't & I am blown away with the attention to detail!





hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 645
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post

One word....amazing!

Once again do not attempt to play or stare at bass for prolonged periods of time while driving.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1428
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the good advice Brian! We may take my wife's SUV so she can drive on the way home! I might be slightly distracted!
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 299
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:57 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! That is just stunning! Congratulations!!!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3819
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty , I am really happy for you regarding this Bass !

Congratulations ! Orca Bass is simply awesome .
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3820
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:21 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty , I am really happy for you regarding this Bass !

Congratulations ! Orca Bass is simply awesome .
dead_head
Member
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 59
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

Those pictures are superb! Congratulations, Rusty, it's beautiful! Happy playing!
growlypants
Intermediate Member
Username: growlypants

Post Number: 108
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations, Rusty! She's spectacular!
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2278
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

I would have to consider leaving this bass at home instead of gigging it, I would be so scared it got marked or dinged.
Awesome colour and the chrome hardware looks a great contrast to the finish.

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