So my dad passed away on October 23...
He had a kidney removed 5 years ago and after that ordeal everything seemed ok, but a couple of months ago he started to complain about pain in his lower back.
On October 4 they removed some tissue from his spine and we got the lab results on October 14 (tragically, my sisters birthday)
We were told it was a leftover (propagation/ metastasis?) of the tumor that was removed 5 years ago and they told him he had only a few weeks left to live…
October 19 he went into hospice care and he died in his sleep in the morning of October 23, just two months shy of his 66th birthday... :-(
We were there and he opened his eyes just before he passed away, it looked like he was aware of our presence and he left us very peacefully.
Note: This is the only place on the internet where I’ll share this story; I normally refrain as much as possible from getting too personal online. I mainly abuse the internet for promoting my musical activities and to share my love for the equipment I use (mainly Alembic & Mesa)
The Alembic club is a special place on the www (thanx Mica & crew!) so I thought this is a good place to let off some steam.
So now me and my Sister are the owner of the (most likely) oldest and (for sure) most beautiful house in my hometown.
Most likely this house will be sold in the next couple of years, it is not practical for my Sister and too precious for me. (you can see why here: link
Now we’ve made it to the dreaming for now part.
When the funds clear, I will have a bass build in memory of my Dad. Totally inspired by Danno’s “Kay” which was an extremely touching read when that featured Custom was revealed.
So I was thinking of this:
Spoiler 5 string
Spoiler body shape with heart Omega
Flame Koa front + back
Koa body with ebony/maple veneers/accents (chambered body as Series I/II)
Orion 3+2 headstock
Comfort taper 32 inch scale
Flame maple neck with Ebony lams (dare I ask if the Maple can be replaced with a Koa neck?)
Amber side leds
Inlaid logo with rays and script
Gold plated hardware
Series II electronics
Nameplate with my Dads name under the 24th fret
Not sure about the oval inlays yet, golden mop would look nice I guess but I also love the black mop. Other features will be the standard ‘lembic features and maybe some I forgot or will think of in the next couple of months.
Suggestions are always welcome. :--)
Vague picture of me with my Dad:
(not to be confused with my musician "Dad" which is my Mothers husband since 1984, my parents divorced in 1980)