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I may or may not have a Carl Thompson in less than 72 hours...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sound Chaser, May 30, 2005.

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  1. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    I'm really not sure about alot of the details, but it's in a pawn shop somewhere in North Carolina as we speak. My parents and my little brother are down there on vacation, and my brother, an accomplished artist who has done some awesome caricatures of Les and is an all-around big Primus fan, saw it. They don't have any way of showing me how it looks or plays, all I know is that it's a fiver. Also, it's only like $150. So, on Wednesday evening it's either going to be :hyper: :bassist: :D , or :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
  2. 00soul


    Jan 4, 2005
    seal beach, ca
    who gives a crap what it looks like/plays like. if its total crap you cans till sell it for 10 times that price easy on ebay
  3. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Interestingly enough, wasn't Les Claypool's first Carl Thompson (the whammy-bar four-stringer) a pawnshop score? Or maybe I'm mixing up my legendary pawnshop prize stories.
  4. Yep Les' first CT was from a guitar shop, he thought it was the ugliest bass he had ever seen but he could play stuff on it that he couldn't on his other bass and he recognized Carl Thompson from a Stanley Clarke album sleeve that showed all his basses, so he saved up his money from pulling weeds and bought it.

    This would be an amazing find it turns out legit.
  5. plasson


    Mar 21, 2005
    A Carl Thompson bass on 150$?! o_O
    Didn't you miss a couple of 0? :lol:
  6. CURSES!
  7. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    sounds like i need an emergency trip to North Carolina!
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    So did they already buy it for you and are bringing it home on Wed.?

    It's probably a Thompson-looking Wishnevsky. He's does live in NC....
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I smell a chain being yanked.
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "rattle, rattle"

    It would be cool if it was the real deal, though.
  11. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Just got off the phone. From what my brother said, it's a little beat up. My dad, a former bass player, is going to go there and check it out and call me about it. I should know in 24 hours if I'm getting it or not.
  12. If it was a genuine CT, I wouldn't care if it was a little beat up, hell, I wouldn't care if it was a lot beat up!
  13. deemo


    May 23, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    it's $150. if the neck wasn't attached i'd still buy it.
  14. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Good point.
  15. so what happened?
  16. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    They didn't stop and look at it at all. They didn't care, apparently.
  17. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
  18. Andrew W.

    Andrew W.

    Nov 28, 2004
    ***?!!?1/1!?!?1?!?!? indeed.
  19. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    We got Carl Tomps-OWN3D!
  20. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    so...since you can't follow up,
    what's the info on the store?
    someone here should score it...

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