77 Carl Thompson bass

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  1. Bass42

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    Hello,

    This is my 77 Carl Thompson bass. I just bought it las month and added Custom Reed James Humbuckers and a EMG BTC Circuit, plus David King Custom Wood PU mounting frames. I hope you enjoy it. This is a 34' Scale bass, very rare !


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  2. mjtsirhc

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    Although I'm not a fan of the 70's CT body shape, I really love this one. Could you post up some soundclips? On a slightly unrelated note, I just got mine at the end of last December, so maybe I'll post up some pictures in the next few days. Carl makes a great bass.

    Oh, and I'm new here. Hello all. =)
  3. Baird6869

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    Welcome!

    I am with you though.... I really don't like older CTs generally but this one is killer!
  4. speak2planets

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    Very nice!! What is the scale on that monster?? That neck looks pretty long. My CT has a 36" and it's a pain to find strings that fit.
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  6. RedMoses

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    awesome!
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    The simplicity of this bass makes it much more palatable to me over some of his wilder basses. Nice.
  8. demon666

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    Check Circle K they make some pretty long strings.
  9. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    Ahhh! I'm glad to see that you found a Carl Thompson! (I also have a '77 CT. You can't beat it!)

    How do you like the sound now that it's active? Did it require any/much routing? I have considered Nordstrom SoapBars and an Aguilar OBP-3 pre in the Baldini Bass, but didn't want to cut any wood.
  10. Bass42

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    Hello ! It's 34" but I have a 36 " also and it's string through ! So I really had a big problem to find the strings ! I just made a research and strings that will fit CT basses 36" strings through are :

    Any Thomastik Super Long Scale as JR364 and IN364
    Rotosound RS66EL Extra Long Scale
    DR HI BEAM Extra Long Scale

    If your bass is 36" and not "string through body"

    Daddario super long scale

    Thanks
  11. Bass42

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    I just add a EMG BTC control ! I did not make any cut also ! I custom ordered these James Reed Humbuckers . Jim (From Reed custom PUS) cand make any pickup in any shape if you want. The bass is sounding incredible ! I think that the OBP3 STK/PP will work fine also !
  12. Bass42

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    I'll do this soon !
  13. Bass42

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    This is a video on Youtube !

  14. Bass42

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    And another one !

  15. bootsox

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    what pups did it come with? was it those Schaller pups?
  16. Bass42

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    The original ones was Schaller, but they were dead.
  17. shwashwa

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    ill take it
  18. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    Nice bass, and nice playing too. I will say, I like your new 34" CT better than your 36", at least in those videos.

    :bassist:
  19. Fresh Eddie

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    Nice bass!!! I love that shape!
  20. Bass42

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    Me too ! LOL
  21. Bass42

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    Thanks !

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