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Bob_Ross

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Resistance is futile! :)
« on: January 05, 2017, 01:37:23 PM »
Hey all. I'm new here. Been using Alembic electronics for a while; I've had this SF-2 for ~20 years, and the F1-X for 2 or 3 years



but I've been drooling over Alembic basses since the early 1970s, when I first stumbled over a picture of a Series I in a Musician's Friend (?) catalog. Told my 13-year-old self then that some day I would own one

...and that day may be finally coming up. Patiently looking around for a 32" scale small-body Series I 4-string...or, if my patience wears out, I just may have to order a new one. Now that would be a trip!

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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 02:19:06 PM »
Hi Bob, welcome, nice rig!  Be patient, the right Alembic bass will show itself, and as you say, resistance will be futile (but fun)!  :)


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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 06:06:09 AM »
Welcome to the Club, Bob. I'm actually glad this didn't turn out to be a thread about the Borg.  ;D

Looks like you're well on the way with that setup...  8)

Keep your eyes on the Swap Shop threads here; as there's some fine basses changing hands regularly, as folks search for 'the one'. Of course, if you don't mind a suspenseful wait, Alembic can certainly build you 'the one'.

Meantime, there's lots to read and learn here in the waiting room, so hang out with us and enjoy.

PS, -I gotta ask- other than namesake, are you any relationship to the painter? I used to love watching that guy...




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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 09:38:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum! Nice rig! What kind of speakers are you playing that through?

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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 08:10:42 AM »
PS, -I gotta ask- other than namesake, are you any relationship to the painter?

None whatsoever!

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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 08:13:14 AM »
Nice rig! What kind of speakers are you playing that through?

Eden David series: (1) D-210T, (1) D-115, and (1) D-115T ...although both tweeters have been (intentionally) disabled.


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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 10:22:15 PM »
You running the crown at a little over 2 ohms? That'll maximize the power output! I have a F2B and SF2. That setup will let you dial up any tone you wish and shake pictures off the wall if you want! :-)
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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 04:15:00 AM »
You running the crown at a little over 2 ohms? That'll maximize the power output!

No, they're all 8 ohm cabinets and I have a splitter cable from the F-1X feeding the two (non-bridged) channels of the Crown. So 450 watts into 4 ohms for the two 15" drivers and 275 watts into 8 ohms for the two 10" drivers.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 10:10:10 AM »
Cool! Are you running the highs through the 210 and lows through the 15's or all full range?
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 03:26:36 AM »
All full-range.

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Re: Resistance is futile! :)
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 05:31:49 AM »
Welcome Bob! That is a sweet rig!