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Carl Thompson - Snakebass - Finished

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass42, Nov 28, 2012.


  1. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
  2. Pretty bass.
    Looks like it could be the most expensive CT bass ever!
     
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  4. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    You're wellcome Sir.
     
  5. SoComSurfing

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

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    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.
     
  6. bootsox

    bootsox

    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    the 12th fret looks like it's set into a different strip of wood, so 3 piece, technically
     
  7. 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

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    That's a really cool looking bass. Congrats!
     
  9. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    May 7, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Absolutely stunning
     
  10. Bassist30

    Bassist30

    Mar 19, 2004
    NEW YORK
    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

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    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

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I think the OP said the bass was already near completion when he was afforded the opportunity to acquire it.
     
  13. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    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

    MRDOOM

    Jul 16, 2009
    California
    That thing is awesome. Congratulations
     
  15. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    You're wellcome Sir !
     
  16. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    I see Carl went for a maple neCk non thiis one instead of his usually mahogany choice...
     
  17. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Masterstroke! One does not simply "buy" a bass of this magnitude, one is afforded the opportunity to acquire it.
     
  18. devilman666

    devilman666

    Apr 23, 2011
    manchester nh
    TRUE THAT !
     
  19. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
    Incredible! Post some audio clips if you can. COngrats!
     
  20. Wow, stunning looking bass!!! That is a thing of beauty!!
     
  21. madrob

    madrob

    Aug 22, 2006
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    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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