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hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1381
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Starting a new thread for pictures and stories about the recent Mini-Gathering so that you don't have to scroll through all the planning posts in the old one. Here's one of the wall:

alembic wall
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3469
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

Such a beautiful sight ! Thanks Harry ____

Who's fretless ? :-)
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1384
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:16 am:   Edit Post

The fretless was the showstopper! Hint: steel fretboard! This is the bass that, instead of being "fretless" was more accurately described by Susan as "continuously fretted"! (Or so I have heard)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11382
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

Great picture!
dead_head
Junior
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 11
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

Nice group shot. Thanks Harry.
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1192
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

Is that the infamous stainless steel bass that John McVie played????
Tell me more!
Was it played?
How did it sound?
Can I borrow it?
:-D
rjmsteel
Advanced Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 226
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Now that I just picked my jaw up off the floor...

Thanks for the picture! (Plenty of Coco Bolo going on there)!
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1387
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post

Paul - that's the one!

steel whole

steel body
(Sorry, that's my double neck poking into the picture!)
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1388
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry I'm so slow with pics - here's the Spyder hanging on the wall in the first shot:

spyder lobby

and oddmetersam playing this beautiful Stanley Clarke Signature:

sam sc sig
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1389
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

Here's another Stanley Clarke Signature from the wall:

sc sig burl
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1390
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:05 pm:   Edit Post

And while we're on this body shape, here's a bunch in the back:

small bodies

And a new model in the works!

retro body
oddmetersam
Advanced Member
Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 359
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 3:35 am:   Edit Post

Sorry for the delay in posting my pictures. Much thanks to Mica and Ron for the hospitality, bass and guitar eye-candy, and the super detailed factory tour.
group

Harry and his famous double-neck.
harry

A gorgeous SCSD.
scsd

AJ tries it out.
AJ

Quilted maple dragon wing.
dragon

An S-F2 Superfilter embedded into this lefty bass!
sf2

This monster will also have a million knobs.
knobs

Two Triple Omega's routed for different electronics.
triple

Stunning crotch walnut top. Note the neck recipe.
crotch

Late afternoon backside salute.
farewell
jcdlc72
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 345
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:01 am:   Edit Post

Oh, the envy!, Oh the Drooling! Even the wood frame on that rack looks gorgeous! :-) And the whole idea of the tour, and a pic with Ron and Mica and all? IŽll be back. Need to clean up the drool...
oddmetersam
Advanced Member
Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 360
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 6:12 pm:   Edit Post

One other thing that doesn't translate through mere pictures is the warmth and overall vibe exuded by Mica and Ron. Nothing about them or Alembic, in general, is perfunctory. It was like being given a tour of Santa's workshop...if Santa were real, that is.

The main event this year is scheduled for mid-September. I urge everyone to save up enough to get here!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5785
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post

Looks like you all had a great time. Sorry I couldn't make it this time. September will be a blast.

Bill, tgo
zomnius
Junior
Username: zomnius

Post Number: 24
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:27 am:   Edit Post

great pictures, like the built in s-F2!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11398
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

Wonderful pictures! The main thing coming to mind at the moment is Wow! And yes, the SF-2 mounted in the bass is very cool.

I especially love the group shot of the five of you out front, though it looks like AJ got caught behind the double neck.

Thanks very much for the pictures! And I'm happy you all were able to get together.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8212
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

I have a few to add to the mix:

Sam on John McVie's bass











Looking forward to September 13th!

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