Author Topic: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale  (Read 814 times)

jalevinemd

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 03:07:55 PM »
You asked about the Gator gig bags. I bought my daughter one of those for her birthday the other week. She plays guitar. I actually stole it from her because I discovered that for guitars with a standard point, they offer much better bottom cushioning as you can see from the photo here. I never realized it, but the only thing between my Alembic's point and the cement was about a quarter of an inch of rubber with the MONO bag. Plus, the price point is WAY batter with the Gator bag. Also, the neck support in the Gator bag is moveable, wheres it's fixed with the MONO. The ability to add the Tick Bag to the MONO for accessories is very nice, but having realized what's going on with that point, I decided the Gator is the way to go.


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jonnytb

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 05:37:46 PM »
Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for the info about the Gator bag.

Glad to hear that you feel the level/quality of protection is at a level you're comfortable for your Alembic.

And, I definitely appreciate that the cost of the Gator bad is considerably easier to take.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Jon
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rv_bass

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 06:08:59 PM »
Jonathan,

Which model is the gator bag in your photo?  Is it a bass guitar bag or electric guitar bag?  I have a standard point guitar and I'm finding it hard to find a guitar gig bag long enough and wide enough.  I like the gator bag added padding for the bottom point.

Thanks,
Rob

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2017, 02:03:18 PM »
Rob,


It's a guitar bag. The bottom cushion is removable as well.

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 02:09:56 PM »
I would expect a Standard Point guitar to have a much larger body than Jonathan's custom shape, but of course I could be very wrong.

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2017, 02:27:43 PM »
Thanks guys,

My guitar is 43.5 inches long and 15.25 inches wide, so it's been tough finding a good quality gig bag that it will fit in.  Guitar bags are too short and bass bags are too narrow.  I'll keep searching.  Sorry for the thread hijack. 

jonnytb

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 08:06:56 AM »
Hey All!

Exited to tell you that the bass arrived last night!

Won't have time to plug it in until the weekend, but just the feel alone is amazing.

The wood is beautiful and in great condition.

Excited to take it through its paces.

Here's a couple of pics.
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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 01:27:37 PM »
Super nice! You look happy my friend. Enjoy!

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2017, 01:32:45 PM »
Ha, check "The Smile"! We know why, don't we?
Not just a bass, this is an Alembic!

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2017, 02:25:02 PM »
Was able to test out the bass through my small practice amp today.

Pretty wild. Took a bit to dial through the sounds, but really happy.

I bought a gig bag as the flight case is just way too impractical to take around the city.

I bought a Gator Transit bag, which feels pretty solid and had considerable padding all around and especially at the bottom of the bag.
Also, a big determining factor was that the bass fit the length. A hair snug, but not that it stresses the bag or the bass.

Here is the link to the product site:
http://gatorcases.com/products/guitar/transit-guitar-gig-bags/transit/electric-guitar-bag-gt-electric-blk/

Hope to try out the bass through a bigger, better sounding amp at a practice space over the weekend.

Cheers!

Jon
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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2017, 02:25:44 AM »
I look forward to yor report back about your bass in a big amp. When I had my first series bass, the previous owner said to me plug into a big amp and hit an open A...
The sound of Alembic is medicine for the soul!

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2017, 08:14:29 AM »
Congratulations on that Series I Jon - very nice!

I had an Eastman 515 and a 514 (the oval-hole model) but parted with both to offset the purchase of a 1919 Gibson A-model, plus I inherited a 1962 Gibson F-5. The Eastmans were fantastic instruments, but just couldn't justify keeping both. Sorta' wish I had kept the 514.  :(

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Re: Expecting Owner - '77 Series 1 Long Scale
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2017, 08:47:07 AM »
Congratulations on that Series I Jon - very nice!

I had an Eastman 515 and a 514 (the oval-hole model) but parted with both to offset the purchase of a 1919 Gibson A-model, plus I inherited a 1962 Gibson F-5. The Eastmans were fantastic instruments, but just couldn't justify keeping both. Sorta' wish I had kept the 514.  :(

514's are beautiful. Eastman makes some great instruments, and after getting some help from them in regard to a repair, I think they are a great company. Great customer service. Congrats on the Gibson! That's exciting. I bet it sounds incredible.
'77 Series 1 Alembic
Fender California Special P Bass
Kala Acoustic/Electric UBass
Ibanez Acoustic/Electric Bass
Eastman F515 Mandolin