Author Topic: Alembic Knock off!!!  (Read 978 times)

acoustic1

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Alembic Knock off!!!
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:58:21 PM »
Hello everyone!!

I found this recently , I also, in fact, find this pretty hilarious !!

Bolt on neck,no less!!!

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/5-string-daesch-alembic-copy-bass/692307102-74-7420

gtrguy

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 08:33:08 PM »
I think it's pretty. There is nothing inherently bad about a bolt on neck, if done well. My 6 string Yamaha TRB-JP has a bolt on neck, and it sounds amazing.

acoustic1

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 09:23:46 AM »
Hey everyone ,

Here is another , this one is new to me.

Kuznetsov Alembic SC bass replica!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHPBIbVVUWA

https://vk.com/club3288017

Thanks.

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 05:16:13 PM »
Here's another Alembic copy I just purchased.

Bill, tgo

acoustic1

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 10:47:14 AM »
Afternoon Ladies & Gents,

Perhaps some have seen these,

Sanox Sound Creator,

http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2012/02/sanox-sound-creator-through-neck.html

Also,

Walembic build  (3 page article).

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/walembic-build.1078057/

Thanks.
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acoustic1

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 11:08:04 AM »
Hey Folks ,

Here is yet another!!

Balance K styled "Tribute (3 page article)

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/balance-k-styled-tribute-another-one.1241155/

Thanks.


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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 05:23:30 PM »

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 05:52:57 PM »
Here is fairly long thread about the Chinese Alembic copy, with plenty of comments!!

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/alembic-copy-from-china.1181249/

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 06:22:34 AM »
Copying is a high form of flattery.  I feel rather neutral about the posts above with all of the 'knock-offs'.

When I see a real Alembic, my heart rate quickens, my breathing pattern changes as I find myself exhaling deeply with a low whistle just admiring the craftsmanship and beauty on the outside.  Then I think about the wizardly genius of the electronics inside and my eyes widen in wonderment and I collapse backwards into an exhausted yet deeply satisfied heap.

I must admit that Bill's copy bass from Axe Heaven is kinda cool.
1984 Distillate Zebrawood

acoustic1

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 07:07:56 AM »
The actual term Knock off is defined as  ---  a copy or imitation, especially of an expensive or designer product!!!

What is shown or offered could very well be a quality item, never the less, it is still an imitation!!!

I have indeed heard other terms used such as "tribute", But honestly, in the end, these are Alembic's own design's , they belong to Alembic!

take the Fernandes basses  for example,  was this flattery?  Hardly!!!

As per the definition, "knock off" perfectly describes what we have here & I will continue to post what I find!!

Like this next example,


SC Knock off!!!

http://usedpiccolo.biz/tag/alembic/

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acoustic1

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 07:46:29 AM »

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 10:14:31 AM »
I think I would enjoy gigging with a nice Fernandes Alembic copy. I would not have to worry about something happening to it.
Alembic makes pickups that look like Fender and Rickenbackers and are designed to fit into those instruments.  I have installed some into friends basses. Are they copies?
My Elan looks a lot like a Fender (but much nicer).
It seems complicated to me.

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Re: Alembic Knock off!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 12:13:34 PM »
I started this thread because I found the subject matter quite fascinating,

If you disagree then go right ahead & call them "Alembic Tributes" or "Alembic Clones" Or even "Alembic Style"  !!!

If you truly believe Alembic did design these body shapes, but they are not, in fact, legitimately their own,

how complicated can it be!

If I May reiterate , As per the definition, "knock off" perfectly describes what we have here !!