Carl Thompson | Fine Handmade Instruments
Carl Thompson has been building instruments since 1974. He created the first electric 6-string bass, piccolo bass, set-neck heel block design and was the first to experiment with different scale lengths. All of his instruments are custom order, hand crafted and completely unique.
Les Claypool (Primus) interview (2009)
FRIEND OF THE FREAKS My first experience of Les Claypool was at the very least timely, or rather not a moment too soon. Hungry for anything weird, comical, noisy and not guitar grunge – A man in a huge pig costume playing the cello while a parade of circus freaks go by was enough to seal the deal for me. That was Claypool’s band Primus and their Mr Krinkle video, coming across as the living incarnation of a Gary Larson comic strip where the animals always took the lead and told stories…