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I won a set of Carl Thompson strings on Ebay, I'm not sure what to do with them

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Brilliant Fool, May 29, 2004.

  1. I snagged a set on Ebay.

    Should I save them, not use them, or string them up?

    They are pretty hard to get.
  2. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    there probably hard to get on ebay, but if you email carl or the people at the web site you could probably get another set shipped to ya.
  3. Save them for a recording session then?
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Put them on a bass! Strings are not collector's items.

    By the way, Carl Thompson does not make his own strings. There's only a handful of true string manufacturers: D'addario, Labella, GHS, Fender, DR, and one or two others I can't recall. All these other brands you see out there are actually just made for them by sombody else.
  5. You can always order them from Carl. They're not that hard to find/get.
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
  7. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Send them to me :D

    OK, OK just kidding. Put them on a bass and tell us how they sound and save the pack for collectors item sake.
  8. Wow, I had all but forgotten about this thread! Ha!

    I've had the strings on for a little over a month and they're pretty interesting.

    They sound like DR Hi-Beams, but springier... if that makes sense. They have a really interesting, middy twang. Nice strings.
  9. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    String 'em up and play! If you like 'em, buy more.
    Strings have a shelf life!

  10. sedgdog


    Jan 26, 2002
    Pasco, WA
    I've read Jeff Berlin has used his strings exclusively for years and swears by them.
  11. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Les uses them on all of his basses, not just his CT's.