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As good as the real thing? Check this CT out

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by modulusbassist, Nov 4, 2001.


  1. It looks nice, but I get that "red flag" feeling from his statement about Ron Blake. IMO - Anyone who worked for the man for 20 years would probably have signed some sort of exclusivity contract. If not, at the very least he would have earned enough respect for Carl not to knock-off his work or enough respect for himself to create a unique product.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I agree. I've met 2 guys that worked for CT, and they have their own designs.
     
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    it looks awesome... i would take it... i could be a lot cheaper than a real CT and also it seems that looks-sound fairly good (not as good as an original CT... i think)...
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You'll also avoid the year long + wait!:p
     
  5. hell i'd buy it. i love the freakishness of those basses.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Did Ray Rogers work with Carl?
     
  7. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Ray Rogers and Ron Blake both worked for Carl...they both just carved the scrolls.

    I wouldn't buy it...besides, who says the originals are good?
     
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I don't think I would buy it. Then again, I have never played a real CT, either. And I don't care to. Way too expensive for me. And ugly, IMO.
     
  9. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    I've played a few Thompsons over the years, and my friend currently owns two! They vary a great deal. My friend's are both amazing, but a couple others were just O.K. As far as I understand, Carl is not taking orders anymore. Anyone else heard that?
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    That's what I thought. And they both made CT-influenced (I'm avoiding the "c" word)?