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Re: Alembic basses
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Wauw that looks killer, I always loved those Alembic bass guitars. They just breathe quality.

So R are you going to trade guitar playing to bass playing?
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Hey Richard, don't forget to register your bass on alembic website with your name and serial  if someone burglarize your axe, it can help !!! :dunno:
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Fortunately for me, I can get by with a P-Bass  :P

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Re: Alembic basses
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Hey Harley, I did think of doing that. But I wanted a short scale, and while looking... I fell in love with this particular one  :facepalm: tragic., I really like that the though neck body GT stripe is much less ostentatious due the mahogany and also how the grains of the flamed walnut meld with the murtyl so the transitions between wood colours isn't so stark.

Hey MJMP, yeah I've always wanted an Alembic, beautiful instruments.  This is the only model that comes oiled not lacquered standard (is a $400 option for other models).  Not planning to trade guitar playing for bass  >:D but I do plan to get better at bass and I need something to play through my MB1s.

Hey Tomy, I'd thought about that, very good idea  :thumb-up:
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Re: Alembic basses
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I wish you Joy and happiness with your bass for a while, but... you Never know ! ;)
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but I do plan to get better at bass and I need something to play through my MB1s.

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Re: Alembic basses
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So Peter ,as a bass player, what is your opinion on alembic bass guitars?
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So Peter ,as a bass player, what is your opinion on alembic bass guitars?
Amazing instruments, and in the hands of, say, a Jimmy Johnson they truly shine their quality  :thumb-up:

Not the type of sound I'm personally going after though (I'm a humbucker guy) and certainly way to pricey for my wallet.
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Ok ,what PU's does Alembic uses, do they make their own? I always thought they used bartolini PU's
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Ok ,what PU's does Alembic uses, do they make their own? I always thought they used bartolini PU's

I don't know who makes them, but they're Alembic specials.
Always single coil in sound, the humbucking principle they use is with a dummy coil (so without magnets).
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Ok didn't know that. Interesting.
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Always single coil in sound, the humbucking principle they use is with a dummy coil (so without magnets).

   Are you sure there is no magnet? I thought dummy coils were a similar pickup coil, but in a remote location, that was just added in with the live pickup to produce the hum cancelling effect.

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Re: Alembic basses
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Haven't looked into dummy coils much but they wouldn't necessarily need a magnet as you aren't trying to pick up the strings, just and RF and 50hz (60hz) hum and combine it out of phase with the other coil.
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Re: Alembic basses
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Mmmm R has a point here.
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Re: Alembic basses
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No, this is true, you aren't picking up strings with it but you are wiring the pickup coils in series, North to South+South to North to get the hum cancellation.

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