Nathan East's Alembic Series 1
"It's a great joy and privilege to be the new owner of Nathan East's lovely Alembic Series 1 bass!
I have dreamed of having an early Alembic since I first played one in the Bass Centre in London in the early 80s. This beautiful bass was worth waiting for! Thanks Nathan! "
"This Alembic Bass is a very special instrument and carries with it many fond memories! Inspired by the likes of Stanley Clarke and Jimmy Johnson this was my "go to" bass when I first moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s. I played it on many gigs and sessions including Eric Clapton's 'Behind The Sun' album which was my very first ever recording with him. Jeff Porcaro played drums and you can... hear the punchy sound of this bass on the song 'Forever Man', one of the singles from that album. This is the bass I played lead melody on my song 'Wildfire' with Hubert Laws on his hit album 'Family'. I love it because of the variety of tones that you can get on this instrument."
N.B. Donald Dunn mimes to Nathan's bass line in the Eric Clapton video.
Check out Nathan's superb bass playing on Wildfire!