all played Alembics. The one and only Osage Orange bass. Both liked the sound of the Hagstrom Bi-Sonic pickups but felt the stock electronics left something to be desired. Meet Dream Fyre, Phil Lesh's newest Alembic bass. Phil Lesh. Mickey Hart. Bob Weir. With his Alembic bass, in the parking lot of Club Front, 1983. The Rick Turner/Alembic/Phil Lesh “Mission Control” bass, aka “Osage Orange”, aka “The Omega”. your own Pins on Pinterest Brent … Phil Lesh explains his quadraphonic Alembic Osage bass and his set-up for the Wall of Sound (1974) Here's a video of Phil Lesh explaining one of his Alembic Osage. Jul 1, 2014 - Phil Lesh Alembic Bass Guitar http://dozin.com/phil/lesh.htm Options include 7, 8, 10 & 12 string designs, as well as double basses. Bob Weir. a close up look at Phil Lesh's Big Brown bass. Both of them featured Alembic's quad pickup (one output per string) along with two humbuckers. A rare Bass solo by Phil Lesh. i would suggest to any audio geek to read up on that one. With custom circuitry packed into the bass bout and foam packed into the treble bout to fight feedback, this hacked creation paved the way for Lesh's first four-string custom Alembic bass (1973). This is from disc 2 of Dick's Picks vol.34. Apr 19, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Bernie Amero. Showing the single result. Elbow cut, curled horns and neck woods make this an unusual Series I bass. Another 'How do I get Phil Lesh's tone?' thread. Keith Godchaux. Close. Phil, along with Jack Casady, was one of the first bassists to have active electronics in his instruments. This is a very cool and unique bass tone. 77-829. Donna Jean Godchaux. It became the preferred bass of two notable San Francisco musicians, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead and Jack Casady of the Jefferson Airplane. Keith Godchaux. Jack Casady & Stanley Clarke back in the '70. Series I guitar from 1978. This short scale 6-string bass features a Coco Bolo top and back with a Mahogany, Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart, and … Phil Lesh's 1974 Alembic under construction. It was important to us that it go to a Deadhead, it has and now can be shared with the world. Junior Member ; Posts: 22; Re: Phil Lesh's Custom Omega Cut Alembic « Reply #120 on: June 05, 2020, 07:29:13 AM » Ok folks, let's see if these images post properly. As far as amplification goes, Phil used various amps in the 60s before settling on Fender Dual Showmen, which were probably somewhat modified by Bear and Alembic. 0 2 20. Phil Lesh Alembic Miniature Bass Details: Condition: Brand New Item SKU: SS-AXE-PL-408 Product information Product Dimensions 11.4 x 3.7 x 7.5 inches Item Weight 6.1 ounces Manufacturer AXE HEAVEN ASIN B06Y3DKSGJ Item model number PL-408 Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. [Modulus founder Geoff]Gould was inspired to experiment with non-traditional materials after attending a 1974 Grateful Dead concert, at which he marveled at the size and complexity of Phil Lesh's heavily modified bass (customized by Alembic) and began to consider the possibilities of lighter, stronger materials. Check out the tooled edge on the body. Phil Lesh. Part of the of the early 70s sound was that both Phil's basses (Gibson EB3 & Guild Starfire II) are short scale basses with flat wound strings, And they were both modded by Alembic. Phil Lesh. Phil Lesh with Customized Alembic Bass. Nevertheless, he complains that too many pedals only perform one or two functions. "Gee Ron, do I really need 20 knobs on my bass?" Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass Frog Tube Preamp Fx1 Ruggedized. David Crosby's 12-string Guild guitar and Phil Lesh's Guild bass were among the first complete renovations we did. Tom Constanten. Looking for stuff to listen to in the background. Phil Lesh Alembic Miniature Bass is truly remarkable. not to mention that beautifully crazy wall of sound. Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. For Joe’s dream bass, Alembic modified a bass donated by Guild “to echo Phil Lesh’s Big Brown bass with a removable Bird’s-eye Maple front plate and Alembic pickups and electronics.” He asked for a tribute to Phil Lesh in the form of an inlaid logo on the peghead of his treasured bass. If basses had snakes for strings...https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGoldWebGear:Rickenbacker 4004Ci (Neck pickup, played w/ a pick)GK 800RB direct out Out of stock Quick View. Discover (and save!) 4.0 out of 5 stars Best Sellers Rank #1,864,506 … 8 months ago. Modifications were in order, and they turned to a group of technical wizards in the Bay Area. Phil likes it because of its versatility for bass tone modification. Apr 19, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Mark Lester. Robert Hunter. Self Proclaimed Phil Bass Solo Expert. Phil Lesh and the Osage Orange bass. Phish.net is a non-commercial … It can be said they wrote the book on custom options, so these 10 models are just the starting point. Jerry Garcia. Author Topic: Phil Lesh's Custom Omega Cut Alembic (Read 5700 times) Mission Control. d Apr 13, 2004 #6. baba. I'm especially interested in things about Alembic and the gear of the Dead. : 57,58ff Alembic's January 21, 1977 price list described the five string bass as a "standard" model, available for $50 more than its four string bass. Susan designed a smaller version of Phil's logo and specified not only mother of pearl, sterling silver and abalone, but also blazing red and blue custom cast acrylic, materials not available in the early 1970s. Phil & his Alembic Osage Orange Bass. Bill Kreutzmann. Got way too much free time now. Phil Lesh's 'Big Brown' Alembic bass #oneofakind #electric #bass #custom #gratefuldead #music. Currently Alembic offer 10 electric bass models and one Electric Upright. Ask anyone who heard Phil play it and you'll get an emphatic "yes!" your own Pins on Pinterest Phil Lesh's Alembic Osage bass being buit & Phil using it onstage in 1974 . Posted by. Phil also uses George's tone-modifying Pluto Pedal, an active filter/boost/cut unit in which two filters can be swept at once. You can get close to that sound by using a short scale bass with a rack mount Alembic Superfilters (SF-2). "Of all the Alembic bass players I liked John Entwistle's sound the best. Live recording and PA work was a large part of our company during this period. Phil's bass featured the first quadrophonic electronics. Tom Constanten. Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. Any good podcasts regarding Phil Lesh, 70's Dead, and/or Alembic basses. Some of my bass heros such as Phil Lesh, Greg Lake, John Paul Jones, etc. Robert Hunter. Mickey Hart. His main bass is a custom-made Alembic with additional circuitry designed by George Munday of Pluto Electronics. Donna Jean Godchaux . Gould was inspired to experiment with non-traditional materials after attending a 1974 Grateful Dead concert, at which he marveled at the size and complexity of Phil Lesh's heavily modified bass (customized by Alembic) and began to consider the possibilities of lighter, stronger materials. Bill Kreutzmann. i believe phil lesh is quite underrated, and i also really appreciate his earlier, more agressive tones. 1977 short scale Series I, Eastern Flame Maple top and fancy tailpiece. Discover (and save!) Lots of Vermilion, rust colored pickups. Saved from alembic.com. Any good podcasts regarding Phil Lesh, 70's Dead, and/or Alembic basses. They should illustrate most of what was mentioned in my previous post about The Osiris bass aka Mission Control aka … Mar 29, 2020 - Explore Christopher Hall's board "Alembic Basses" on Pinterest. Bass Amps Pedalboard Bass Guitars Music Instruments Boards Club My Favorite Things Planks Musical Instruments. Follow This Thread Bookmark Bookmark with Email Notifications Do not follow Thread Order Oldest First Newest First Pagination Show 10 comments per page Show 25 comments per page Show 50 comments per page Show all comments on one page Share; Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Back to Forum. Phish.net. See more ideas about Bass, Bass guitar, Guitar. Eden WT800 head and a pair of Eden D410XLT stacks. Jerry Garcia. phil lesh alembic. he also played a huge part in helping to experiment with and develop the electric bass guitar by working closely with companies such as alembic. etc. In 1977, Alembic presented the world's first graphite neck basses with necks supplied by Geoff Gould (later founder of Modulus Guitars) at a trade show; it was bought by John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. Needless to say as a teenager an Alembic was just unobtainable, regardless of how much I lusted after one. Archived. Brent Mydland. 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