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edwardofhuncote
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 67
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 4:45 am:   Edit Post

Wow Rusty, that blue burst is amazing. Good call!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1350
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Gregory!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3593
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:34 am:   Edit Post

I'm usually not turned on at all by coloured Alembics but that really is a nice blue Rusty.

Graeme
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1353
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Graeme!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4258
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:20 am:   Edit Post

I too would prefer a natural wood if I was having a custom build.

However I think if it was a white maple wood that was really dramatic like this one, choosing a transparent coloured finish would still allow the natural beauty of the wood to be seen. As you know I have a natural finish maple quilt Series II europa that is as dramatic as this one and I still think visually for me it's too loud and if I was was choosing the maple quilt for a new build I would have a slight brown/amber tint to tone it down.

This one is sure to stand out on stage.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1354
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee, your Maple Series II is the bass that made me fall in love with the Europa body. Your bass is stunning! I do want mine to stand out on stage & I think it will also! I can't wait for the next round of pictures!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4261
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

No doubt about it your bass will make it's presence seen and felt.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1358
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post

Now I need to practice harder to hone my skills & make them worthy of the attention this bass will get!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1359
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, are they still spraying clear coat or is it in cure out yet?
moonliner
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Username: moonliner

Post Number: 279
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post

That blue is stunning! That is a gorgeous bass…. congratulations on an exquisite instrument!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1360
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Keith!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1363
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:57 am:   Edit Post

Any new pictures this week Mica?
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4265
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post

I would imagine from the last picture it is pretty close to completion so the next ones I would expect to be be the final build ones. The bass may well be with Ron for calibration as we speak. I'm really looking forward to the final pictures too.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1365
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

I'm hoping that is the case Jazzyvee, but I will love any new pictures, even if it is not fully assembled yet.
moonliner
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Username: moonliner

Post Number: 280
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post

We live for picture updates don't we Rusty!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1366
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely Keith! I still pinch myself making sure this bass isn't just a dream, pictures are "Proof Of Life!"
s_wood
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Username: s_wood

Post Number: 392
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
wick5
Junior
Username: wick5

Post Number: 12
Registered: 10-2014
Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

I wish they'd post mine!
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 685
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

This bass is giving me serious GAS.

Mmmmm... 5-string fretless in deep blue...
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8299
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

No new pictures... this is the boring time where the clear coats build up.

Good news is that it looks like 2-3 more coats so maybe next week I can post pics when it's in the final cure phase. Getting close now!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1368
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the update Mica! I can't wait to see the final finish on it!! I really can't wait to see it with strings on it!!! The closer it gets, the harder the wait!!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1369
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the update Mica! I can't wait to see the final finish on it!! I really can't wait to see it with strings on it!!! The closer it gets, the harder the wait!!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1372
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

Fingers crossed for Friday pictures!!
hammer
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 607
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty: I think I'm almost as excited to see these photos as you are...Photos...photos...photos.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1373
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 1:19 am:   Edit Post

Brian, I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for new photos. I'm sure they will be worth the wait!
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1092
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, November 03, 2014 - 9:17 am:   Edit Post

January 2015 bro LOL!!!!
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1093
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, November 03, 2014 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

January 2015 bro LOL!!!!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1374
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post

This was in my fortune cookie today -

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Thankfully the wonderful folks at Alembic share the same sentiment!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1376
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

I spoke to Mica yesterday & it is getting rubbed & buffed out this week. If all goes well it could be assembled next week! The next pictures will be fully assembled, I can't wait!!
edwardofhuncote
Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 86
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Aw Rusty, now you just HAVE to put ^that^ inspirational memo somewhere in your case...

:sigh: I only have a cheesecake picture of Barbara Eden in the case with my Persuader. :blushing: (because I couldn't find a suitable fortune cookie!)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8307
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

Peghead was looking really good!

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But our yearning for perfection has required an additional coat of finish on the peghead. Regroup in a couple of days.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1377
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 2:48 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the tease Mica! Feed your yearning.......I'll wait!
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 286
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post

Very liquid! I love it!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1378
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 6:11 am:   Edit Post

They sent the wrong color tuners to Alembic so now we are waiting for the right ones to come in. Hopefully assembly will begin next week.
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1102
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

och aye....hoots mon...........it's no bad aw richt the noo!
Still a braw bricht moonlicht nich the nicht here in Sotland Laddie!!

Bass looks ace Rusty
G
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1379
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 6:46 am:   Edit Post

I have no idea what you just said George, but thanks, I think!
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1106
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

LOL!!!!!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1382
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

Now I have a yearning for new pictures!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8327
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:22 pm:   Edit Post

We had to send your bass back to finish, but James rubbed it out today, will buff again on Monday! That's how these things go, but I know you are glad we are picky.

The tuners arrived and they look good - a little darker than the ruthenium, but a close match. I'm so happy that our distributor was able to get these to us so quickly.

If all goes well with the buff out and assembly early next week, we should be able to ship as soon as the case arrives, probably first week of December. Home stretch!

Only picture I have is James gently placed an inlay he was cutting on your beautifully sanded blue for contrast.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1383
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 3:50 am:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, thanks for the update. I'm glad y'all are picky! Picky = Perfection! Hopefully the buff out will go well & they can start assembling next week. I can't wait to see the finished pictures! Nice inlay!

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