Originally Posted by Bryan R. Tyler
Which of the two do you like better?
CT vs D-Huff?
Looks go to Darrin's Z4. It looked so good I didn't feel comfortable playing it. The CT looks kinda ordinary, and understated. But so does a Maserati...
Tone gets a Split Decision for the CT. Even though it's a Passive vs Active electronics contest, the CT has a lot more variations on tone. Of course there's a lot more switches too! The Z4 has the Hard to Beat combination of Nordstrand pickups and an Aguilar preamp. If you're going to go Active, that is The Way to go! But it's pretty straight forward, were the CT has Serial & Parallel options on each pickup, and a Mute.
Playability also gets a Split Decision, but to the Z4 this time. It's a RARE (For CT) 34" bass, which I'm used to. Bonus there! The neck is AMAZING, and Vibe that is generated raises your confidence to pull of those impossible runs! However, the Z4 has a Wide, Flat neck that lets you ROUTINELY pull off near impossible fret board acrobatics! Maybe it's the 32" scale, but I can Really Shred on this Huff! A minus for the CT is that there is no comfortable place to rest my thumb, other than the end of the finger board, ala early Geezer Butler. Close call really...The Thumb Thing kinda sealed it.
Mojo goes to the CT. This bass has more stories than Guns -n- Roses and The Brothers Grimm combined! Have you seen who Don Baldini has played with, or played on? The Huff has been around the block as well, and there are some Interesting Names on the inside of the Control Cover. But the CT is 20+ years older, been played continuously since being built, and is still in XLNT condition.
Over all, it's a Night & Day Tie...
But here I am with the CT