Carl Thompson - Snakebass - Finished

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  1. Bass42

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  2. DeltaPhoenix

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    Pretty bass.
    Looks like it could be the most expensive CT bass ever!
     
  3. Bass42

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    You're wellcome Sir.
     
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13. Gold Supporting Member

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    So is it a 2-piece fretboard? Looks like two pieces joined at the 12th fret. An odd choice, IMO, but fits with CT's style.
     
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  6. bootsox

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    the 12th fret looks like it's set into a different strip of wood, so 3 piece, technically
     
  7. NecroticImbecil

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    You do of course play this through a Phil Jones T-500, plugging in with an Analysis Plus Golden Oval instrument and Allan Shane Modena speaker cables, into a bespoke Shape Audio creation.
     
  8. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

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    That's a really cool looking bass. Congrats!
     
  9. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Absolutely stunning
     
  10. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

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    If you don't mind me asking, how long was the wait for that bass. Seems there to be so much detail.
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm still not a CT fan, but it still looks to be finely crafted.
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I think the OP said the bass was already near completion when he was afforded the opportunity to acquire it.
     
  13. Bass42

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    This is not a custom ordered bass ! It was made by Carl himself ! He made this bass as one of your "Unique Creations" , he didn't make it to a specific person. It was like your 10 Million Dollar Bass project, I think.

    t was offered to me because I was wondering to place a custom order , and he just told (through "The Low End") me about it .So I was in the right place at the right moment and he made me an offer.
     
  14. MRDOOM

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    That thing is awesome. Congratulations
     
  15. Bass42

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    You're wellcome Sir !
     
  16. michele

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    I see Carl went for a maple neCk non thiis one instead of his usually mahogany choice...
     
  17. j.kernodle

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    Masterstroke! One does not simply "buy" a bass of this magnitude, one is afforded the opportunity to acquire it.
     
  18. devilman666

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    TRUE THAT !
     
  19. RedMoses

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    Incredible! Post some audio clips if you can. COngrats!
     
  20. bassguitarthund

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    Wow, stunning looking bass!!! That is a thing of beauty!!
     
  21. madrob

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    What a beauty!

    Can I ask a question about the bridge?

    I don't understand how you can have good intonation on a fretted instrument with a fixed bridge like this. I've never seen the saddles on an adjustable bridge in a straight line like this bridge which leads me to wonder about the intonation. I can see it working fine for fretless since your fingers handle the intonation.

    Love the carving on the scroll!

    Rob
     

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