Author Topic: Taking the leap.  (Read 987 times)

theneighbor

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Taking the leap.
« on: November 30, 2016, 07:46:05 PM »
Good Evening.

I'm new to the community. Owning an Alembic has always been a dream of mine and it looks like that it is finally coming true. Saw a 1989 Distillate in great condition and couldn't pass it up. Taking the leap and needless to say, I'm quite excited. Hope to be posting pictures soon. I mostly play for my own enjoyment, non-professional, but on occasion get together with some other casual players and make a night of it at the local watering hole.

jazzyvee

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 04:36:27 AM »
Welcome to the club and to alembic ownership. I'm extremely confident you will produce some great tones with your new bass.
Please let us know how you get on when you gig with it. And yes we love pictures here. :-)
The sound of Alembic is medicine for the soul!

mario_farufyno

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 04:04:38 PM »
Playing an Alembic is a revelation, you will be amazed. Take sometime to get used to the different logic about using low pass filters. There are some valuable knowledge around the club, look for the Must Reads and FAQ and... welcome to the club!
Not just a bass, this is an Alembic!

edwin

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 08:54:58 PM »
Welcome aboard! Looking forward to seeing some pics, and maybe some clips?

edwardofhuncote

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 04:54:23 AM »
Welcome New Neighbor.  :)

That's how it starts... my first Alembic experience was a Distillate too, and it was unforgettable.

rv_bass

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 05:02:10 PM »
Welcome and congrats on your new Alembic, enjoy! 

pauldo

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 03:32:51 AM »
My Distillate and I have a very special relationship.  You will discover through time that the tonal variation available to you, the comfort and ease of playing and the physical beauty of the instrument will turn it from an instrument to a keepsake.
1984 Distillate Zebrawood

theneighbor

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 08:33:23 AM »
Taking delivery today.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2016, 08:38:44 AM by theneighbor »

rjmsteel

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 10:18:40 AM »
That is a VERY Sweet Distillate!
`11 Series Custom
`89 Elan 6
`81 Distillate

theneighbor

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 02:34:19 PM »
Thanks. I'm very excited about it. I'm a big fan of birdseye and when I saw the top on this one, I knew I couldn't pass on it.

edwardofhuncote

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2016, 02:46:32 PM »
Congratulations & Compliments!  ;)

After you get acquainted with your new bass, post us some pictures over here in the Distillate Showcase thread. http://club.alembic.com/index.php?board=700.0

theneighbor

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 03:14:58 PM »
I have added photos to the Distillate Showcase thread.

mtjam

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 03:56:40 PM »
Welcome to the club, Neighbor! I also started with a Distillate; you will love it. Have fun!

StephenR

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2016, 04:50:40 PM »
A Distillate was my first Alembic, too. Enjoy your sonic journey!

theneighbor

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Re: Taking the leap.
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 04:37:00 PM »
A few pictures taken upon arrival. (cell phone wasn't cooperating)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2016, 04:40:37 PM by theneighbor »