FS Les Claypool Carl Thompson-esque Copy

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by augdog, Jul 17, 2013.


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  1. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    Up for sale is a bass that was built to look a lot like Les Claypool's main 4-string Carl Thompson. There's a lot of information on the build as it was documented in this thread:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/4-string-scroll-cm-1-chris-gotfunk-400641/

    Some info on the bass from the for sale ad when I got it:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/ft-les-claypool-carl-thompson-esque-copy-773025/


    My Photos of the bass...
    http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/dauger1/slideshow/Solo%20Rio%20-%20Claypool%20copy

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    The bass has a walnut body with flamed maple runners. This is a copy of Claypool's main 4 string minus the tremolo. It has an EMG 35DC with the EMG BQC Control 18-volt system. 3 piece maple neck with a wenge fretboard and guitar frets. Hipshot brass bridge and Hipshot ultralight tuners.

    There are some really cool features on it. They are all documented in the build thread. But here is a short explanation.

    - 34" scale 28 fret (removable 4 frets held on by magnets) covers the truss rod access.

    - Magnetic front control cover for easy access to the cavity. Batteries are on the back of the bass in a dual flip battery box

    - Semi-hemispherical frets (you do not feel them on the edge of the board) Very nice feel.

    - Pseudo binding using the wenge from the fretboard to also keep the fret edges from protruding.

    The bass weighs about 9.3 lbs and balances great on a strap. The neck is a flattened C shape with is by far the best 4 string neck I have ever felt. 19mm spacing at the bridge.

    I'm selling it because I haven't been playing it much and someone else will get more use out of it. Everyone that tries it, loves it. If you are local to Quakertown Pa, you are welcome to try it. I removed the "solo Rio" plate and put a darker wood plate on the headstock, but I have the original that will come with the bass.

    [DEL]$1300[/DEL] $1200 - SOLD with gig bag, dunlop strap locks and strap. Sorry, no trades.

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  2. bassman28

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  3. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    all replied...
  4. Phantasm

    Phantasm I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

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    The claypool bass! I had fun with this one, as I'm sure you did too. Now it's time for someone new to enjoy it!
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  6. Lublin

    Lublin Supporting Member

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    Beyond cool!
  7. chris.gotfunk

    chris.gotfunk

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    Ahhhh my old bass!!!! I love that thing!!!! Tempting to buy it back.
  8. bassman28

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  9. etherealme

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    Ahh, nice! If only it were a 32" scale. Would love to try the oddity that is that scale on for size.
  10. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    Pm responded! Its a fun and great sounding bass.
    Plays like butter drippin' off a hot biscuit...
  11. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

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  12. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    replied and still available!
  13. klanger2003

    klanger2003

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    This is all well and good, but if I buy it , will it raise my cholesterol ??
  14. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    Klanger2003, it might raise your cholesterol but its good for you. Good for the soul...
  15. MadDogIan

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    So are you accepting trade offers or no? The first line says up for trade but later it says sorry no trades?
  16. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry about that! I'll edit it. No trades on this one. I'm not playing enough right now to get more equipment. Thanks for pointing that out!

    Sale pending.

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