Anyone got $ 10.000 to spend on the BEST Carl Thompson ever?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by michele, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. michele


    Apr 2, 2004
  2. Love it!
  3. Matt_W

    Matt_W Guest

    May 3, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    Wow, what a stunningly beautiful selection of woods, my only gripe is I think the bridge looks pants, but otherwise - WOW.
  4. jibreel


    Apr 12, 2005
    What makes this bass worth 10k as opposed to 5,6 or 7K ?
  5. It's nice n' stuff, but not $10k nice to me.
  6. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    I don't think I'd buy even if I had 10k to spare, but it sure is BEAUTIFUL!
  7. RBradley

    RBradley Guest

    May 20, 2007
    Napa, CA
    wow, that is possibly my favorite CT. I wish i had the cash. Oh well, I will have a CT eventually... sadly it will have to be 2nd hand.
  8. I like CT's basses, but I'm not sure about that one.

    Needs a bridge pickup.
  9. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    10k....never :rollno:
  10. Theres no way in hell, Id pay 10.000 clams for a Carl Thompson.
  11. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    If I had $10K to spend, I'd rather buy three $2000 basses, and a killer $4000 Bass Rig...
  12. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007

    Please don't shoot me down, but I just don't get Carl Thompson basses and certainly not at 10K! Haven't played one so I speak without full info.
  13. OxJohnson

    OxJohnson Guest

    May 28, 2007
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I saw the decimal place in the title and thought $10.00. For that sure... why not... I'll get the shipping too.

    10k... its a nice bass, but I would be better off with 10k in lessons.

  14. That thing looks like it weighs 16lbs.
  15. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    10k? Can someone say Fodera, a vintage P-Bass, AND a sweet rig to go with each of them?

  16. I dig it.

    And heck, if a guy can make a bass and have it worth 10K to someone, then more power to them! There aren't many people in the world that have achieved that kind of reputation.

    (I wouldn't buy it, though:bag:)
  17. I dig it too, the ebony top is beautiful. Word has it that Claypool paid $6K for the Rainbow Bass almost 20 years ago, which fits with this bass' asking price considering the rate of inflation.
    Me? I'll keep playing my used Alembics, and thanking my lucky stars for what I have.
  18. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I wouldn't play it if you paid for it.
  19. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    NJ via London
    All the CT's I've ever played have weighed next to nothing. I swear, the 38" scale 4-string fretless I tried at Bass Day 2000 weighed maybe 3kg or so (that's around 5 pounds for all you non-metric people out there) and had no neck dive whatsoever. The bodies are seriously thin.
  20. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    After playing one I agree.