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kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 30
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post

Mica,

What can I say, but...WOW!!!!
(and the finish hasn't even hit it yet)

Ken (TEO)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 1375
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

A short retrospective (or look what pics Mica found):

before the top
One of the bass before the top was glued on

chiselin' Kris
And one of Kris chiseling the fit for the bookmatch to center.
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 32
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 1:18 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks again, Mica!

Boy, this is great. I send you an e-mail, even if it has nothing to do with begging for updates, and I get pictures!!

:-)
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 37
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post

Hey all!

I know it's been awhile since we were discussing this, but I think I've got the name for my bass figured out. I was originally thinking Eldarion, which means "Of the Elves" especially after this month's featured custom proclaimed what I have always believed (that the Alembic employees are, in fact, elves) but then I remembered that that was Aragorn and Arwen's son's name. Then I remembered Mike's suggestion and decided to name it Erin-Oromion "Wood of Orome" The wood for the top is definately worthy of Valar quality.

Ken (TEO)
bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 125
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post

Aragorn and Arwen had a son? I don't remember that. I'll have to read the trilogy again.

Ken, that bass is going to be awesome! I know you are The Eager One.

Sam
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 38
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Sam,

Like I told Paul TBO, you'll have to check out the appendacies in Return of the King. Aragorn was the ripe age of 242 years old when he passed the crown of Gondor on to Eldarion. They also had two daughters IIRC.

Ken (The Elvish AND Eager One!!)
bigbadbill
Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 56
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 2:47 pm:   Edit Post

Ken; a truly worthy name. May the blessings of elves and men be upon you (and your bass)!

Shaun (the "elf-ruler" one!)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 1391
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

After a few coats of spray, right before the round 1 of fingerboard levelling:

preset

After the inlays are in (will be this week), james will fret the bass and get the bass set up. Then Chip will buff the hardware and prepare it for the plater.
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 41
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

Shaun,

May the star of Earendil shine ever on your travels. Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo.

Mica,

Senior management is VERY impressed! She, of course, calculated completion and pickup to fall on an aforementioned date and said that's what we should do...to which I said "With all the setup and plating, I'm sure it won't be ready 'til February" Good thing she's not stubborn...

Ken (TEO)
bigbadbill
Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 61
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

Ken
Thank you for your blessing (bows deeply). To yourself and all other elf-friends:
Nai Vardo eleni ilye lumenn' enomentielvo siluvar!

Shaun

bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 129
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I'm going to the book store tomorrow. I need a Dutch/English dictionary (soft G version) and an Elven/Human dictionary.
This is definately a multicultural site, ya'll.

Sam
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 42
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 4:25 pm:   Edit Post

Sam,

Quenya uses a soft "G" too! And a rolled "R"...
:-)
Ken (TEO)
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 43
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 8:03 pm:   Edit Post

Shaun,
Nai Manwo vila onnoldoi.

Ken (TEO)
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 904
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

But how the ****-)%';';';[]@#$**** do you know all this. You learn those text by heart or so??? Oh ...let me guess ...somewhere on this viryual world there is a site even more wacky as this one where one can talk in elf???
bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 131
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

That's a scary thought, Paul.
groovelines
Intermediate Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 147
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Paul, you're killing me. Roll with it, man. Quenya and all things Tolkien are fine with me, but I wonder...do we need to a set a watch on the door for those dungeons and dragons kinda guys.....?

:-)
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 45
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

Paul and all others:

http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie.htm

And no, this thread is only for TOLKIEN fans...

:-)

Ken (TEO)
bigbadbill
Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 62
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

Ha!Nai aistale Eldaron hilya le! Ok I'll stop now; I'm running out of things I can say without serious work!(Oh boy I'm out of practice; I'm still working on your latest Ken!I really need more time to study...) Haven't actually accessed the many websites before now (well Arda briefly)but we'll see; you know, between working, writing, playing, painting (yeah, like when?), eating and sleeping, there just aren't enough hours in the day! Ken, I haven't had this much fun in ages; AND we've both got our basses to come. Yours is looking great by the way...:-)

All the very best

Shaun
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 46
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post

Actually Shaun, you're faster than me! It's been 20-odd years since I've written or spoken elvish at any great length, so I had to pull my "Languages of Middle-Earth" book out to figure out what you said and type an appropriate response. (Hint: your phrase was regarding Varda, I took a similar tact with her mate)

Ken (TEO)

P.S. I'm typing this at work, so I better get off the internet before I get in too much trouble!!
bigbadbill
Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 64
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Ken
Got the "May...Manwe", but the rest was more than my memory could dredge up...yep, it's also out with the books at my end (don't wait up)! Luckily for me we're many hours ahead of you and I'm about to settle down for the evening with a stiff drink...
Cheers!
Shaun
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 911
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 2:07 pm:   Edit Post

Wait ...you two are kidding no??? There are actually BOOKS???
Ken ...you could speak that??
My god ...and I thought I was weird?!?!?!
kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 47
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 2:41 pm:   Edit Post

Paul TBO,

Well, I AM a member of the Alembic club, right??

:-)

Yeah, well 20 years ago I was still pretty young, so I had time to kill. Now I wish I HAD time, what with work, kids, band, eic.

Ken (TEO)
bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 133
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 3:01 pm:   Edit Post

Are there cassette tapes so you can learn while you drive? How about software?

Paul, I think they got the Valium you were talking about in that other thread.

Sam
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 913
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 3:08 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah right!!!

"Far out man""

LOL
bigbadbill
Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 65
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 4:04 am:   Edit Post

Ha ha ha ha!!!

We don't need the Valium, we're ELVES!!!! (That's what you get for smoking old gymsocks...)

Shaun

kenbass4
Junior
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 50
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

Hey Shaun,

According to Tolkien, England IS Tol Eressea...
(I'll let you handle the gymsocks though...)

Ken (TEO)
bigbadbill
Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 67
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Well Ken, all I can say is standards have really dropped if that's the case....and you try going out round here wearing tights! (Paul TBO, stockings don't count; well not on your head anyway...)

Oh, and I was hoping someone else would handle the gymsocks actually, they really don't agree with me...

Shaun




bracheen
Intermediate Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 135
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I miss the '60s as much as anyone but gymsocks??
I going to make a stab at getting back on subject here.
Ken, with Mica out of town have you gotten any updates since Wednesday? Ordering a custom bass seems to have a lot in common with building a house. At least the folks at Alembic have more integrity and pride in work than the average homebuilder. In this area anyway.

Sam
kenbass4
Member
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 51
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 10:08 pm:   Edit Post

Sam,

Actually got a call from Susan @ 7:30pm Thursday, and she said it would be no more than 2 weeks for completion. When I get the call, I'll drop you all a line.

Ken (TEO)
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 916
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post

Well ...as long you do that in plain US-lingo.
Fratseliko pre ram gharestŻu.

Paul the bad one


I don't know shit what I've written but ,,,hey ...it looks neat huh???

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