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CP Thornton Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nightman, Apr 28, 2018.


  1. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Thanks. That makes sense that you wanted to pull in those Jazz Bass. It's just a visual thing, but I would love to see a rear-routed version without the pickguard and control plate, since the shape is such a cool one...

     
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  2. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Oooo! Oooo! I see a list of options and prices on CP Thornton basses in my future!!! :hyper:
     
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  3. CP Thornton

    CP Thornton Commercial User

    Apr 30, 2018
    CP Thornton Guitars
    I'm glad you think my design is cool, thank you. I think your ideas are good and I'm going to be working on morphing the two designs together including the integral thumbrest.
     
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  4. Samuel Newsom

    Samuel Newsom

    Mar 5, 2018
    Dammit now I have to buy ANOTHER bass!!!
     
  5. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    DOH!!!! My sentiments exactly!!! :wideyed:
     
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  6. CP Thornton

    CP Thornton Commercial User

    Apr 30, 2018
    CP Thornton Guitars
    At 62 years old I look at it this way, we should have all the basses we can afford while we're young enough to enjoy them.
     
  7. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    DITTO!! The more, the merrier!!! An old wise man once said: He who owns the most basses at the end wins!!!
     
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  8. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Absolutely!

     
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  9. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    That's great to hear!

     
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  10. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I’d say he who owns the best basses at the end wins, but what do I know - I’m only 66.
     
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  11. CP Thornton

    CP Thornton Commercial User

    Apr 30, 2018
    CP Thornton Guitars
    Hi TomB, Doesn't it feel great to be our age and still loving music !!! Playing bass and learning songs makes me feel young again. I saw a T-shirt that said "Beware of an old man with a bass guitar "
     
  12. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I saw a t-shirt that read, 'Old man with a bass. Try and keep up!'
     
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  13. Carlostito

    Carlostito

    Apr 30, 2018
    I would love to see some CPThornton bass/guitar events at a store, show, event, etc.. They are collectors items and works of art that you can touch. I would be willing to bring several CPTHORNTON basses [(I own the two and a friend owns a glorious torrified CPTHORNTON bass), but he also owns several others (many) CPThornton guitars] to most any place in the Northeast with some notice. My idea would do that more people for the city or or try Chuck’s masterpieces.
    I really feel like I own two Stratavarius basses!!
     
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  14. Carlostito

    Carlostito

    Apr 30, 2018
    My idea is dont use Siri!! My idea is for more people to try Chuck’s masterpieces
     
  15. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    @Carlostito, sounds like a CP Thornton GTG to me!!!
     
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  16. JTbass_6

    JTbass_6

    Dec 23, 2004
    CPThornton 5 B-026
    Simply the best tone bass I've ever had. It sits in the mix on recordings and cuts through in live situations. Walnut top, no pickguard, terrified birds eye maple neck. Norstands. A little over 8 pounds. Thank you Chuck for your artistry and superb craftsmanship!!
    So happy to be part of this group. Owned and got to play some great basses but this is tops.

    CPThornton5.
     
  17. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Welcome @JTbass_6!!!

    A gorgeous CP Thornton you got there!!
     
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  18. Samuel Newsom

    Samuel Newsom

    Mar 5, 2018
    I love the Pau Ferro fretboards. Reminds me of chocolate every time I play!
     
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  19. CP Thornton

    CP Thornton Commercial User

    Apr 30, 2018
    CP Thornton Guitars
    Thank you JTbass_6 I'm so glad you love your 5 string, thanks for sharing.
     
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  20. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    So, I've just completed an interesting project to compare the sound and rate my basses. I know it's a flawed procedure and I don't have calibrated equipment to measure stuff, but the results are giving me a different point of view about them. I kind of wish I had the proper equipment to do this more accurately and compare my notes to the readings.
    The basses I used in this project (below) are all 5 strings and strung with strings the builder recommends:
    Ken Smith Black Tiger: Smith electronics,
    Wyn: Aguilar OBP-3 with Nordstrand Fat Stack,
    Roscoe (2): One with Demeter BEQP-1 w/Bart CB and one with Bartolini preamp and pups. Different body woods and neck woods,
    Stambaugh: Audere Classic w/Bart pups,
    Sadowsky MV5: Sadowsky electronics with VTC,
    My CP Thornton is my only passive bass, so it wasn't a totally fair comparison with active basses.

    I was surprised to conclude that one bass that I really held high was not the best performer across the tonal spectrum. There were two that I had considered selling really excelled and have changed my opinion of them.

    Only one really had a very nice piano tone with a tight string feel, comfortable neck, hangs nicely on a strap and covers the tonal spectrum very nicely, and doesn't require a battery!!
     
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