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nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby playingdead » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:02 am

At Wildwood Guitars ... kinda pricey but jeez, it has plenty of knobs to play with.

Not as spectacular as my spalted Walker, though :shock:

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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby JonnyBoy » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:24 am

guess some believe you can never have too many ways to shape tone. I'm a one tone pot kinda guy though... Nice AXE.
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:46 am

Holy crap.... 6 of those are stacked knobs. :lol:

Sweet guitar though! Alembic knows what they're doing. (although I do agree that Scott Walkers take on the spalted top is a cut above)
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:54 pm

I was reading Lesh's book recently and even he said all the knobs on the Starfire were way too much for him.
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:13 pm

Huh. Seems clear enough to me.

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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby strumminsix » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:18 pm

Overkill. I recall seeing pics of the guts some time back.
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby jdsmodulus » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:14 pm

I love the scene in the GD movie with Phil and the Bass! He is real spun! Great classic footage!
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby JonnyBoy » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:07 pm

jdsmodulus wrote:I love the scene in the GD movie with Phil and the Bass! He is real spun! Great classic footage!



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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:36 am

jdsmodulus wrote:I love the scene in the GD movie with Phil and the Bass! He is real spun! Great classic footage!


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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby unnbrokenchain » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:37 am

Does anyone have any information on what kind of MIDI input jack that is? It looks from the pictures that it has a male connection rather than female connection. I'm just asking because these look a lot more durable and efficient then the one I have on my Carvin sh65. Is it the same as the one on Rosebud?
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby rugger » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:50 am

I'm sure the build quality on the Alembics is amazing. Call me crazy, but I just can't get down with much of the aesthetics on those instruments. I mean, what's up with those inlays? I usually like a simple fret marker, but those things are just out of proportion and look plain bad, imo.

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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:45 pm

I tend to agree on the Alembic guitars... I think they look really nice as basses but as guitars I think the proportions are all wrong.
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby zambiland » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:41 pm

Rusty the Scoob wrote:Holy crap.... 6 of those are stacked knobs. :lol:

Sweet guitar though! Alembic knows what they're doing. (although I do agree that Scott Walkers take on the spalted top is a cut above)


Actually, they aren't stacked. Alembic Series II electronics are pretty straightforward once you get the concept down. Each pickup has a lowpass filter with a frequency control and resonance at the filter cutoff point. Add a volume for each pickup and a master volume as well as a pickup selector switch and you've accounted for every knob except one. The last might be an LED dimmer (which I have on my Series I) but more likely is part of the MIDI setup.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/ ... 1182027166

Phil's bass was just an amplification of the above concept with each filter being adjustable for high/band/lowpass and notch as well as the ability to blend filtered and unfiltered signals. Add in the controls for the quad pickup and that accounts for everything.
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby playingdead » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:14 pm

Edwin, do you know how they managed to put individual volumes on each pickup with a master volume without seriously lowering the overall instrument output? I'm having this issue with my new Walker guitar, it sounds good and everything is working right, but the output is a lot lower than my other guitars. I can bring the volume back up with the onboard blaster circuit, but at the expense of some added noise.
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Re: nice spalted maple Alembic

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:23 am

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. If you need labels on the controls it's too complicated.

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