Carl Thompson bass tribute - building process

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  1. Bass42

    Bass42

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


    Just to show you a 77 CT bass tribute I'm order from a luthier friend of mine . The Brazilian Rosewood top is killer ! Which center Block do you prefer ? The Lacewood one or the "Pau Ferro' ? The Luthier is MR Sanzio from Kian Guitars.


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  2. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Awesome top.

    I prefer the Pau Ferro top. the Lacewood seems to be competing with the rosewood, rather than complementing it.

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  3. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    I thing pao ferro is better too.
     
  4. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Pao Ferro
     
  5. Bass42

    Bass42

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

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    Back

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  6. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    I just had one piece on Pao Ferro, so I was unable to use it on Back ! I had to choose the Lacewood !
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I agree, but the lacewood is more along the lines of what Carl would do.
     
  8. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Body glued !

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  9. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    The NOS Schaller 232 Pus and the handmade walnut mounting ring.

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  10. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    The body !


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  11. Bass42

    Bass42

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

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  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I didn't think so at first, but now that it's close to done, lacewood was the right call.
     
  13. Draculea

    Draculea

    Oct 2, 2011
    Mexico City
    That is a thing of beauty, and it's not even finished. I can barely imagine how great it will look like when it's completed.
     
  14. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Unreal! Want!
     
  15. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Now that I see it, I would have preferred a bookmatched rosewood top instead of any center block.
     
  16. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Yeah ! But now it's too late. But I think that even with the center block it will look great.
     
  17. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    It will be mostly covered by the pickups and the bridge anyway.

    Looking gorgeous so far!
     
  18. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Now we have to make the body contour "softer" , the body contour finish isn't done yet !

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  19. GHOST AT

    GHOST AT

    May 24, 2011
    Beautiful bass! Where did you score the Brazilian Rosewood? The top and back are incredible you sure don't see Brazilian of that caliber much these days.
     
  20. MonkeyBass

    MonkeyBass

    Mar 22, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I'm in love with this bass. Very very cool. I love the CT 70's body shape.
     
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