New Carl Thompson Trip Pics Up

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eshenbass, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. (parahrasing) "I felt a tremor in the Force, the last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master..."

    I got to visit my mentor two weeks ago while on vacation in New Jersey, and he was of course, still kickin'. He was sending out this volumptuous 4-string for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. I got to snap some impromptu photos of Carl while he snapped his photos, And I just thought I would share them with you. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    more photos of this bass and the smokin' box Carl made for it are available on Carl's or my site M.E.
  2. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    amazing...I thought he had retired...

    CT is like the Guarneri
    of electric bass luthiery.
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    ironic. i just looked at his website. I'm sorry; he's the Stradivarius of the electric bass...:D
  4. Oh, he's definately the man. and definately still doing it.
  5. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    I like the ones that have less then a 36" scale :D .
    Got to play one of yours today, Mark...Looks like an Eshenbaugh is next on my list.
  6. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I want a CT very badly.

    I've always loved his work.
    That one is awesome.
    I wonder, if I sell all my basses......
  7. carl thompson certainly knows his stuff. the kid that received that make-a-wish bass is one happy camper; and it's so great of carl to have done that, too.
  8. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    nope, alive and kickin' it in Bk Brooklyn. :)
  9. Hey just thought I'd mention some new Carl Thompson pics up at my site on the Bio Page Some are old stuff from mid to late 90's I just had lying around that I didn't scan until just recently.
  10. WinterBass


    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    Cool Bass! What is the make of the gig bags. I especially like the leather one.


  11. Those are made for me by Levy's Leathers and bear the Eshenbaugh logo. Very nice bags.
  12. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I've never played a Carl Thompson bass... but I have wanted to for a long time.... maybe someday..

    I have however played and eschenbaugh bass or three.. and I must say... those are some schweet basses you make ther ;)
  13. My buddy from Murphy's music owns a 29 fret 32'' scale 4 string and a 24 fret 36'' 6 string...not only are they friggin' beautiful, they sound really nice...he let me hold the 4 string, but heh, I felt intimidated, that's how I feel when I hold either a mentor's bass or a really damned fancy bass..this was a mix of the two..hahaha...