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Carl Thompson anyone??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bikeplate, May 5, 2016.


  1. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    image. image. image. image. image. Just was taken on trade at my local store. Plays and sounds killer. Very light weight. 36" scale I believe. That's all I know. I hope this is ok to post and not against TB rules. Store is Parkway Music in Clifton Park, NY. If this is in violation, please remove mr mod
     
  2. highway

    highway

    Aug 20, 2008
    sh it, if that was a little cheaper I might own it . . . damn I hate having a real job. it was nice when these were completely out of my price range. how does it sound? more importantly, how does it play compared to other basses?
     
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Sounded great. Brief experience
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Nice! I've always had a sweet spot for CT's because of Les.
     
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  5. What's crazy is that I recognized that handwriting immediately. I used to shop there all the time back in the day when I lived in NY. Bill Furlong here. Tell Steiner's ghost and Charlie i said hey.
     
  6. jeremy jourdan

    jeremy jourdan

    May 2, 2016
    Any way to confirm the scale length?
     
  7. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Chicago
    I took it for a spin last week. Plays great and is super light weight! The craftsmanship is stellar as is to be expected, but the tone wasn't for me(luckily, as I just sold a Fodera). Someone will be very, very happy with it though, likely sooner than later. Also- parkway is the best shop around. Got my first bass there 19 years ago, and still make a point to stop there whenever I can.
     
  8. Titania

    Titania

    Aug 17, 2012
    Shirley, MA
    Played that one a few weeks ago. It is wonderfully light...crazy light. It plays beautifully, but it's very darkly voiced. Not really my cup of tea despite being a gorgeous instrument. I ended up buying the used Alembic they had there instead. :)
     
  9. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    36 inch scale? Wow.
     
  10. Titania

    Titania

    Aug 17, 2012
    Shirley, MA
    It's actually a 32" scale. I don't think I could have played it with my T-rex arms if it had been a 36".
     
  11. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    That I could work with.