SOLD Hilton Custom 4 string fretless Bass Guitar 36" - trade for Carl Thompson

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jwright9, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Price:
    5995
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Colorado
    For sale or trade:

    All offers will be considered.

    Willing to trade for Carl Thompson basses (possibly others, let me know what you have)

    Video tour of the bass here:


    Here are the details.

    2016 Hilton Custom Bass
    4 string fretless
    36" Scale
    Weight is only 6 lbs, 15 ounces
    Extremely comfortable and easy to play.
    The bass is in near mint condition. No marks, scuffs or dings.
    It has been pampered and taken care of.

    Pickups and Electronics:
    2x Aguilar DCB pickups
    Aguilar OBP-3 active Preamp
    Controls are Volume, Volume, Treble, Mids, Bass and Mid EQ switch.
    (Switch selects between 16dB of boost/cut at either 400Hz or 800Hz)

    Hardware:
    Hipshot Tuners

    Body Woods:
    Mahogany Core with Birdeye Maple laminate;
    Top and bottom laminates: Buckeye Burl (center), Walnut Burl, Redwood Burl and Birdseye Maple stripes.

    Pickup Covers:
    Buckeye Burl and Walnut

    Neck:
    Mahogany core and walnut burl, birdseye maple binding.
    Ebony fretboard with fret marker and inlays at 12th and 24th fret positions.

    Headstock:
    Curly maple with walnut and Book-matched Buckeye Burl front and back laminates

    Bridge:
    Birdseye Maple with inlays and Ebony .

    Knobs:
    Buckeye Burl

    Trussrod cover:
    Birdseye Maple

    Nut:
    Aluminum with inlays

    Tailpiece:
    Aluminum

    As you can clearly see, this bass is a masterpiece. It plays like a breeze and sounds phenomenal. The pictures definitely don't do it justice so I also made a video of the bass to show it off.


    Video tour of the bass here:



    Thanks for looking!
     

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  2. CryingBass

    CryingBass Sowing the Seeds of Uncertainty Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    The "drone fly by" video is cool - I don't see that often :) Beautiful bass. GLWTS
     
  3. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    That’s a sweet bass, love the body shape...I like his work a lot, and I’ve thought about asking for a quote, but I don’t really want to insult the guy, because I would be like, just paint it black :D dang, gorgeous, though, good luck
     
  4. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Inactive

    Pete makes great basses...he was the primary builder on my 36” scale CT in my avatar.
     
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  5. 2 big thumbs up for Pete Hilton and his instruments.

    Good luck with the sale.
     
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  6. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Still available.
     
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  7. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Bump
     
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  8. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    .
     
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  9. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    $5895
     
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  10. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
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  11. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Demo Video playing the bass:




    Played through an Ampeg V-4B head with Ampeg 410-HLF Cabinet.
    Captured by my iPhone.
     
  12. greenduke

    greenduke

    Jan 21, 2014
    Dallas, TX
    Wow! I think the only wood species not in the build is Wenge. :laugh:
    "Weight is only 6 lbs, 15 ounces".
    Now that's amazing. I would have thought that was a typo, more like 15 lbs 6 ounces!
    That's truly a labor of detailed love! :thumbsup:
     
  13. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Yes, seriously only 6 lbs 15 ounces!
    Unreal. Super comfortable and easy to play!
     
  14. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Inactive

    Yeah this is Pete Hilton...he worked under Carl Thompson for years. If there is one thing these guys know it is light weight instruments. This is really a steal at this price...too bad Pete isn’t more we’ll known. Pete built the bass in my avatar
     
  15. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    $5795
    Still for sale.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
  16. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    If you are interested, make me an offer.

    Will consider trades as well.
     
  17. jwright9

    jwright9 Guest Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2018
    Bump.

    Please make offer if interested.

    Willing to consider any reasonable offer.

    Will trade for other basses as well.

    Alembic, Carl Thompson, Etc. Let me know.