Author Topic: The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs  (Read 597 times)

Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« on: February 12, 2003, 09:32:06 PM »
I bought this beautiful Cocobolo Elan 5 from Tim Sarter about a month ago. A friend who makes custom guitar knobs made the knobs from cocobolo I selected. Click the link below to visit his website:
 
http://www.thgknobs.com
 



Paul Lindemans (palembic)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2003, 11:28:18 PM »
HUH? knobs? knobs? knobs? where are those knobs?
LOL
NIce work!

Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2003, 11:57:04 AM »
Actually, this is the same bass from the first thread in the Elan folder:  
 
http://club.alembic.com/Images/411/468.html?1022737806
 
It's the Elan on the right, as opposed to the Europa on the left.

Rami Sourour (rami)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2003, 12:47:15 PM »
Hey Joe,
 
You can also have knobs made by Alembic - as I did on mine.
 
They're made from Macassar Ebony out of the same piece as the top.
 
http://www3.alembic.com/img/dark_knobs.jpg
 
They're tastefully done with a conical shape, by the same hands that made the Bass.  A great finishing touch!
 
 
 

Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2003, 01:11:59 PM »
Hey Rami,
Are there pix of the whole bass posted anywhere?
I love Macassar Ebony.  From the pic referenced above it looks like you also have M.E. pickup covers.

Rami Sourour (rami)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2003, 03:54:22 PM »
Hey Joe,
 
Funny you should ask!  I can never resist a chance for a little shameless self promotion!
 
http://alembic.com/info/fc_rami.html
 
There are ALOT of Alembic firsts on that Bass.
 
Enjoy!

Rami Sourour (rami)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2003, 04:00:55 PM »
You can also see some Home pictures of them that I posted in Rogue Basses section of Showcase section.  The thread is entitled The Boyz.  
 
http://club.alembic.com/Images/411/1167.html?1043444743
 
Enjoy!  
 
 
(Message edited by rami on February 13, 2003)

Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2003, 04:27:32 PM »
Hey Rami,  
 
That's quite a set of beauties you have there.  I noticed the weight is not listed in the specs ;-)  I bet the low B sounds nice on those 36 necks.    
 
34 is all my little fingers can handle.  My next Alembic may well be Stanley-Sized?.
 
(Message edited by the_schwartz on February 13, 2003)

Rami Sourour (rami)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2003, 06:34:13 PM »
Let's just say...my right leg goes numb when I sit and play either of them.  The Dark Prince is a little heavier.  They both sound very different from each other, but both have incredible sustain and harmonics.
 
But this is YOUR thread Joe.  I wanted to tell you how incredibly beautiful I find your Elan.  Those Coco Bolo knobs are spectacular.
 
Best wishes,
 
Rami

Joe Schwartz (the_schwartz)

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2003, 10:26:39 PM »
My right leg goes numb when I sit and play my Elan!  Cocobolo is not exactly light, but it sounds great (especially in the low end).  
 
Thanks for your kind compliments, Rami.  You can show off your gear in my threads anytime ;-)

the_schwartz

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The same Elan as the previous thread, with new knobs
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2004, 10:43:52 PM »
Here's a new pic.  Roger from THG Knobs buffed out the surface scratch rings from the original knobs.
 
Joe