The Alembic Toma_Hawk was about
making a Series Bass
"Cross Over" to "THE LAND OF FUNK"
and be "FUNK-TISED".
From a pure design perspective,
this is the bass I told
Stanley Clarke, if I was in
the bass design game, I would
had built this bass for him
and Larry Graham 30 years ago
because I believe it would had
provide the versatility, and
freedom not known to any bass
I seen them play. As for Bootsy,
I believe his Famous Space Bass
would be quite jealous LOL!
Yes, I agree, this is a bold
statement, but it's the truth.
The Funk style of playing had
moved this industry, and I hope
musician start considering
designing their instruments,
that honestly addresses, and
supports their style of playing
instead of "one type fit all"...
Also, I can't see paying over
$10,000 - $30,000 on a body design
that never considered Slap, Pop, Strum,
or Thump playing styles. For me, fingering
is cool, but it's year "2010" for heaven
sakes, Design a bass for the Funk!
(So, I did...)
Alembic Inc. get's my deepest
blessings for taking on such a
challenge, and they did an
outstanding job in raising
the Bar! (LOL!!!)
I can only pray, they continue to support
others as they'd supported my dreams.
I simply can't thank them enough for what
they did in the past, and what they done
Honestly, if I known this
bass would sound this good, if
Toma_Hawks were available;
I would had paid double or
even triple the price, because
the sound and design is just
But since I came up with the concept,
and design, I was given a generous
and righteous discount.
P.S. - Some Alembics are more hollowed
(like my 1976 Shorty) and it gives that
"Traditional Alembic sound..."
However, Toma_Hawk is
"PURE MUSCLE" with no fillers...
In fact, my drummer said
the Toma_Hawk's vermilion wood
markings, looked as if the skin
was striped -- exposing only
the muscle cells... (a very
good analogy indeed). LOL!!!
Peace and love,