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Carl Thompson incoming tomorrow, what to put her in?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dharmashawn, Sep 27, 2016.


  1. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    So, super excited to be receiving a semi frills tomorrow. What's the best case for such a Bass??

    Ps it's the 32" semi frills on the Low End site
     
  2. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    Put it in the back of my car. ;)

    I'd recommend you get as nice a case as you can afford.

    Please post pics when you get the bass...
     
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  3. exidor

    exidor

    Jul 10, 2011
    Detroit,MI
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  4. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Absolutely! Pics and comments.
     
  5. CatSquare

    CatSquare

    Mar 7, 2014
    And in case you forgot, pics.
    Or the kitten gets it.
     
  6. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Mos Def!!! I don't want to use the stock pics either. So If you all can wait with me ....soon enough!!!


    Super eXcite!!!!
     
  7. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Quick shots
     

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  8. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Scroll
     

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  9. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Love it
     

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  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Awesome bass.

    I love the Mono M80 and they protect my Foderas to and from all gigs.
     
  11. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Thanks!! Yeah I gotta take some measurements and see if she'll fit. My Cliff Bordwell wouldn't fit. This seems much narrower.

    It needs a tweak, as it came from a warm climate up north-ish. Scared as hell, but the neck is definitely back bowed slightly. Not just dead straight. Beautifully made.
     
  12. Ballin'bass

    Ballin'bass

    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Mine fits pretty well in a standard hard case, like Gator. Whatever you do get a hard case. He only ships them in gig bags.
     
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  13. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    Seeing how it should never leave your house, a nice stand will do just fine.
     
  14. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Good to know. This Bass is absolutely amazing. Going to see Carl and company on Monday to get this set up to my liking.
     
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  15. Ballin'bass

    Ballin'bass

    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Silly man. :roflmao:
    Yes honestly, they all have slightly different shapes and proportions, but if you invest in a good hard case, just make sure it has the internal length you need and some sort of neck brace so that there's room for the headstock tilt (which isn't that extreme). Even though Carl uses top notch woods that are well dried and seasoned, keeping it a well sealed hard case will keep the weather from taking its toll. I honestly rarely even have to tune mine when it's been in its hard case, sometimes for weeks.

    And don't listen to the goofballs that tell you to never leave the house with it, these basses are definitely made to be played. A lot.

    Oh and congratulations on your new baby! Welcome to the very exclusive club. Hope you enjoy it in good health. :bassist:
     
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  16. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Visit to the Brooklyn shop scheduled for tomorrow!
     
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  17. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    A leather gig bag from Reunion Blues.
     
  18. Radio

    Radio Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    New Haven, CT
    If you were any kind of pal, you'd ask all yer friends from TB here in CT over for a hang. I'd even bring my M80 Mono double for you to check out (But the hard case is a better idea)
    Congratulations.
    Pics, too.
     
  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Are you, seriously, saying that a bass the price of a CT (new or used) doesn't include a nice hardshell case? :rollno:
     
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  20. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    Better yet, a comfortable, custom-built safe...