My custom Turner and Rob Allen didnt take too long to come (especially the Allen). We've all seen the custom bass wait support group thread--it can be tough. Being a part-time brooklyn resident, I started thinking about ordering a bass from Carl Thompson; whose shop is a couple of blocks from my place. He's been threatening to retire for years and I figured it would be cool to have one of his instruments. Here's the rub: I pretty sure we're talking about two years waiting. Its kind of a weird thing in this instant gratification world. Could i be the only one who finds this strangely appealing? You put a deposit down and sometime in 2008 you get a call saying your bass is ready. Its the opposite of GAS. Kind of like planting a tree.