So, I'd been considering selling my Carl Thompson for a while (you might have noticed it in the classifieds a couple of months ago, before I decided to keep it.) While it's a great bass, I'd never been 100% happy with it, and with my custom Curbow almost done, I knew I was gonna have a new main bass soon. Well, last week, bassmonkeee sent me a link to a bass for sale at a store in Rhode Island. When I first looked at it, I chuckled. But the more I checked it out, the more it started to grow on me. The bass was listed at $1,350 on the site, and I realized I could sell the CT, get this bass and still have about $1800-$2000 left over. So I called the store, and the guy I talked to informed me that I could actually have the bass for $1,100 -- it was on consignment, and the owner really wanted to move it. That was it.. I was toast. I had him put it on hold for me, and then I e-mailed a couple of CT enthusiasts who I knew were interested in my bass. I had it sold within two days, for $3,100. So, I made a nice chunk of change for the 'ol bank account, and got a killer new axe! Of course, you're asking "what is this magic bass? It's a 1982 Alembic Exploiter, and it is as near mint as near mint can be. If not for some of the hardware being a little tarnished, it could pass for new. It has four tiny little marks on the back, which you can only see if you're really looking for them, and you can't feel them if you run your hand over the bass.. none of the marks is bigger than the tip of a pen. Oh, and by the way, it plays and sounds killer! Check it out!