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Does anyone remember this bass from the 70's?


Altair4

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It was mid 1970's, the bass was an Alembic, this bass had the best action I had ever felt on a bass plus it had a real long and thin or narrow neck, and it was real light weight for a bass. I would like to find one or have a custom made replica. But I need the model. Just in case you were wondering I was called in unexpected to fill in at a recording session at Vangard recording studio in NYC somewhere in the mid 70's and this was the bass that was on hand at the studio, never forgot it!
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Sounds like a vague description of every Alembic I've ever played (only at a music store). Light & thin neck. The only helpful thing in that description is that it was an Alembic. Sorry man.

 

Maybe contact the studio or track down whoever the engineer was.

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Sounds like a vague description of every Alembic I've ever played (only at a music store). Light & thin neck. The only helpful thing in that description is that it was an Alembic. Sorry man.

 

Maybe contact the studio or track down whoever the engineer was.

 

I dont even know if any of those people are still alive or would still be in the business, dont even know if that studio is still there. I did check the web site and didn't see anything that looked like this bass.

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Wishbass? Oh please... :P:)

 

Me, being a recent Alembic caretaker (I don't own the bass, the bass owns me!), can assure you that, the best you can do, is find yourself a real one. :) Even the most basic ones (as the Epic, for an instance, which I own in its 5 string version), goes beyond custom, as they say on the website, and leaves you with the feeling of not wanting to play (almost) anything else besides. O' course, a Series II would be awesome :) But it all depends mostly on your electronics needs. Me, being raised on the "do it with your hand" school, am more than at home with the basic vol/bal/Bass/Tre layout of the Epic and other basic models, and the craftmanship quality and sound are WAY top notch.

 

However, if you ask me and give me enough dough ($$$$), I'd love me a Mark King Signature Balance K 4 model with the Heart Omega Shape.. :P AND a Stanley Clarke Deluxe... AND an Europa (The couple.. 5 fretted AND a fretless), AND... :P

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