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SOLD Carl Thompson 4 string Fretless - Price Drop
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4800 GBP

I am selling this beautiful Carl Thompson bass as it is not getting the playing time it needs or deserves.

Its build by Carl himself in the early 90s. it has an EMG pickup and active electronics. the neck is 36"

It has a rare wooden bridge and a rare "hook" shaped upper horn.

The neck is Padauk with Ebony frettboard. i think the top is charry and the wings are mahogany. i am not sure what the center block is.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or send me a private message.

Trade with other basses and guitars are possible.

The bass is located in Denmark.

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4 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Stunning. Just wish it was fretted.

A good luthier could make it frettet. :P

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I love the bridge. That does look good.

Lovely bass over all, but....

GLWTS

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On 3/4/2018 at 15:34, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Ha ha. That would be wrong on many levels.

It really would be wrong. But then again, if it could become the dream bass for someone, it might be worth it. 

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All depends on if you have the tools to cut slots without breaking through the sides. But the side dots are probably ON the lines.

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A good luthier could make it look nice with fretts. But it would still not be original or how the bass was ment to be. 

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Putting frets in this would be criminal, in my opinion 

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On 5/4/2018 at 19:16, BreadBin said:

Putting frets in this would be criminal, in my opinion 

+1

Lovely bass, by the way.

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Probably a good turnaround investment if you're not in hurry for a return.

In terms of the bass itself, a bit idiosyncratic to say the least...

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On 05/04/2018 at 10:08, Raspatue said:

A good luthier could make it look nice with fretts. But it would still not be original or how the bass was ment to be. 

I reckon CT basses are quirky enough...if you had the money and the inclination, I'd go with a true-intonation [edit Microtonal] fretjob, just to make it even quirkier.

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36" fretless is a joy to play. The one that gets this beast will do a once-in-a-lifetime investment.

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13 hours ago, itu said:

36" fretless is a joy to play. The one that gets this beast will do a once-in-a-lifetime investment.

Especially on a fretless. There is a lot of freedom to sculpt the tone.

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8 minutes ago, NikNik said:

Wooden saddles. Wonder what wood they are?

I am not sure what wood it is. but i would guess Zebrawood or Goncalo Alves.

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