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davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11473
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:46 am:   Edit Post

This keeps getting better and better.
briant
Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 684
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post

Hawt.
tubeperson
Senior Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 484
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post

Such spectacular quilt, with Blueburst. Feel like I am at the beach close to the sound of nature and bass! Congratulations. It looks quite awesome
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1295
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee, I know you are shocked that I wasn't checking my build every hour (that is my usual routine!) I have been deathly ill the last 2 days & didn't even feel like getting on my computer to look at the pictures. I went to the emergency room last night with 104.5 fever & I thought I was going to die before I had a chance to play this incredible bass! I'm a little better today but still ill.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1296
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, I have already responded to your email, but let me say publicly thank you so much for posting the pictures & for the amazing job y'all are doing on my bass! If it looks this good in pictures I can only imagine how good it looks in person!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1297
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks to everyone else for the kind comments!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4191
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 1:08 pm:   Edit Post

Wow Rusty, sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon. I'll keep an eye on this thread for ya. :-)
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1298
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Jazzyvee! I'm back among the living today with only 101.5 fever, but still not well. I did finally feel good enough to get out of bed & check my thread. Hopefully i'll continue to heal & get my strength back.
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 348
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

Keep yer eye on the prize, buddy.

Healing starts in the mind - so just keep thinking about this magnificent instrument (and the music you will make with it) and block out all thoughts of illness.

You'll be back to normal in no time.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3597
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty, I hope that you feel back to full spec. soon !
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1301
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the well wishes guys! I'm better today but still not out of the woods yet.
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 30
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

Prayers Rusty for quick healing.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11482
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Be well soon Rusty.
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1767
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:33 pm:   Edit Post

Fever roll up to a
Hundred and five
Roll on up
Gonna roll back down

Glad it's rolling down, Rusty.

Peter
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1303
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post

Well, Mica called & said my bass will be completed & ready for pickup tomorrow, so I feel amazing!!! No......that must be the fever talking! LOL! Seriously though I am MUCH better today, fever down to around 99 & got up & ran some errands today & survived Taco Bell for supper, so I think I'm going to live! Thanks again for your prayers & well wishes! Now if I can just get that bass built........ :-)
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1304
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

Update on my bass - after attempting to spray the aqua color in the center of my bass, it came out way too green so Mica decided to sand it down & start over with the paint. After talking to Mica, I decided to scrap the aqua center & go with a lighter blue to match the color variations in the acrylic on the Orca inlay. So the bad news is we are starting over with paint, but the good news is all the hardware is back from plating, the electronics are built, & the Cosmo Black tuners are in stock so it's ready to assemble as soon as the paint is done! The lighter blue center should be easier to do than the aqua, the natural yellow color of the Quilted Maple was making the aqua look too green.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4207
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 8:06 am:   Edit Post

Some things just have to be right.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 560
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post

Ah...the complexities of getting things just the way you want them. A little extra time, but it's the "getting it just right" part that eventually led all of us to the good people at Alembic. My personal experience has been that most places, even those who specialize in custom builds, would have told a customer, "we gave you what you asked for...live with it." Instead, while you'll need to wait a bit longer you can rest assured that your personal vision for the perfect bass will in due time be cradled in your hands.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11493
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

Personally, I think going with the light blue center is a good idea; and it will look gorgeous on your top. If it had been me, I think I would have gone with the dark blue to light blue as a first choice. I love that look; and your bass is perfect for it.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1305
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 1:43 pm:   Edit Post

I'm not bummed by the setback, I'm actually encouraged. I think that my new color choice will match the Orca inlay better & make te overall appearance of the bass better. Plus now I will not have an exact copy of Steve's bass so we will both still have one of a kind basses! My hat is off to Mica for not ever being willing to settle or try to sell me on something I didn't ask for. She told me she was planning to sand it down & try again before I even saw pictures of how green it looked. She agreed with my choice to go with blue in the center over the original aqua which should make for an easier paint job. That is the great thing about the great folks at Alembic, they will never accept anything less than perfection to give the customer at least what they ask for, but in most cases they give the customer way more than they could have even dreamed of! I'm even more excited to see how it is going to turn out now!
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 357
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post

"...just exactly perfect... " is my prediction.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1312
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post

I think you will be right David!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1321
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 1:48 am:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, any new blue to review? :-)
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1090
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post

Still waiting Rust! G
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1322
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Me too George!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8283
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:08 pm:   Edit Post

I should be posting a new picture tomorrow - just talked to Bob and he thinks the blue-ishness will be worth viewing then.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1323
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

That's great news Mica!! I can't wait to see it!!!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8285
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

Still needs some more blue, and I swear it's not clear in the middle!

15018

15018

Getting there - more pics next week. We won't stop until it matches the Blue Orca inlay.

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