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Series I, 4-string bass guitar from Alembic.


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  • Manufacturer:Alembic
  • Model:Series I
  • Category:4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/10/2003

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Alembic Series I user reviews

joe cool12/26/2007

joe cool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alembic Series I
I t was my Seririt manufactures the UNITED STATES in 1977. The woods are utiliss Rabl (handle and table), mahogany (body) bne (key). The neck has 24 frets and pearl are included. The violin is exceptional vritablement.
Bridge and nut are brass. I think the bridge as the weak point of this low because you can not rgler the height of a string of three indpendemment others. Too bad.
The typical home electronic and Alembic: 2 single coil pickups + 1 micro central "dummy hum" that eliminates the noise. 1 + 1 Stereo jack 5 pin XLR Stereo connect to external power supply. 2 volume, 2 Tone correcting two Q-switch 3 positions (one for his "bright"), a position slecteur 3 + Off.

UTILIZATION

The handle is easy to play, but beware of small arms because you have to play better with this type of extension in the lower tip of the shaft. Access in acute and super easy.
As for weight, a good prvoyez strap muscles and your back! This bass is relatively heavy.

SOUNDS

Looking for the fawn's Alembic Mark King, Stanley Clarke and Jimmy Johnson? It's here! Of the severe acute through the mdium, each frquence is fully restored. As a group, the sound is never noy. It is clear prcis, pchu without sacrificing bass and subwoofer. In slap? is exceptional. Fingers? it's round, warm and prcis. In mdiator? Uh ... you make the bass or guitar?.
In short, whatever the rglage on my amp (Ashdown MAG 300 + 2 boxes Trace Elliot 2x10 "+ 1x15"), I can not have his crap.

OVERALL OPINION

For over 16 years I use this bass. I had the chance to purchase in 1991 for $ 14 000 francs (almost 2200 Euros) as currently it takes more than 10 000 dollars for a nine MODEL! It's worth making the trip, or find one used on ebay they sell o gnral more than 3000 euros.
I play jazz, blues, rock, pop, and my Almebic can adapt any style.
Its assets: outstanding sound quality with quality of violin making.
Its default body weight, the bridge and the price if it achte new.
If I had to redo this choice? Without hsiter, but not a nine MODEL ... Che too!
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Helio08/22/2008

Helio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alembic Series I
My model still a signature Stanley Clarke shortscale "thank you for the info NB" 77 years and thank you I was wrong double07 section
So it has an electronic modified and simplified by Damico
it's not exactly the same as the picture I have not advanced in the ass and I have a 5 position switch in the handle +

I start with a bad note with this bass for electronic design in 70 years but catches everything! The total portable radio! The effect of vintage ...
yet it There's a third model on my micro reversed that reduces noise is the small black rectangle between the two pickups (there's no on the picture)
big problems for adjusting the pre amp at the time who did not hold and broke down and had to be replaced by changing a pre amp in Damico and with a modified e-mail I deleted the selector 5 positions.

after reading joe cool:
I agree with you on Chevallet is the nightmare of luthiers

UTILIZATION

The handle is a major work in the world of bass lute made for several wood, but it is really too small for me but hey it's a matter of practice very unbalanced this is especially low in my opinion for be played with a pick and in the studio because the weight of the thing seen is a feat to stand 2 h.

Note following a remark: I know that Stanley and marc king slap on it but I'm talking about normal for bass players who love the jazz bass style sleeves, although I can slap with it is especially drawn to it's hard the strings are very close marc king loves this kind of personal space but I find it unplayable for the shot on the big and middle rope but it's great for typed.

to find the sound There's just a plug in the settings are very accurate ..

SOUNDS

No, this bass does not suit me for the stage, but the studio is great because sitting is perfect given its weight!
Live on a table is perfect or a ampeg ca do that too since I have this bass 15a long time I played with and I just say it's a work I understand that most musicians do not play with the low price be? on stage is not obvious side weight and balance pokey stick,

Side tone:

2 double coils, a noise reduction microphone, stereo output class comes with an AC adapter, a cable 5-pin, pitch and volume for each micro switch for each pickup config, a simple double + 5-way switch config for a global micro serious - a micro acute - 2 microphones - 2 band EQ cut by micro; Pf especially once you have your sound you touch anything!
Once a sound has found there's more ....

OVERALL OPINION

To summarize a special low with a big character it will not suit everyone but my god what a sound!! Some are well understood .... I would never sell mine the violin is so beautiful that looked at the instrument and a pure fantasy ..
yes if I had as much I would model my personal home, but still good at 20 000 euros and for some custom models see the website is still at zero, but will see custom models ca worth really worth speaking of bass player!
is low for the rich and the craziest of us personal mine I paid
15 000 francs for sale (my first credit lol), I made a bargain at the time
it is an experience to do for a bass player ...
we like it or not
I do not play with every day but when I want to have a sound that kills and enfoutre impress the bassist that play with your teeth, you put it in a ampeg you make two notes RESPECT! lolll

Summary

least -

Balancing
Settings (bridge and neck 2 stems) obligation to go through a luthier
Space between the strings
E fragile (Origin)
Fragility of the instrument I broke the headstock after a tiny drop!
(Fixed 10 years since it does not move)
not very versatile
sound decidedly vintage

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sound
Sound
Sound
sound decidedly vintage
the Luter
Stereo output
modified e (preamp damico_super)
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