Official Carl Thompson basses club thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aaronbeh, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Aaronbeh


    Dec 10, 2007
    Hi all,

    I figured that this would be a good way to bring Carl Thompson bass fans and owners together, and to also serve as a central information point and discussion page.


    Disclaimer - I don’t work for Carl but have been running his website for the past 20 years out of friendship and the desire to create a community and archive of his work.

    Best wishes,

    P.S. - While I do my best to check TalkBass often, as always the best way to reach me directly is at the Carl Thompson website -
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2020
  2. Aaronbeh


    Dec 10, 2007
    One item of business:

    With the new format of the Carl Thompson basses website ( I am trying to gather as much information and photos of Carl's work as possible. The instruments are now categorized by type and serial number, and I estimate I have around 70% cataloged, and of those about 70% have known serial numbers (i.e. lots of instruments on the site where only the year or decade is known but not the serial).

    Please help me fill in the blanks.

    If you have an instrument that is not listed, or you know of one, please drop me a line through the contact page or e-mail me (aaron @ I am trying to get them up as fast as Carl gets them out the door, but there is still a lot of 'history' missing.

    Thank you for your help, and please spread the word.
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  3. Here is my CT Fretless 6. Are also issuing club numbers?
  4. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
  5. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2020
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  6. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Here are mine. 1-6-77 and 8-31-15.

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  8. S.O.T.G. Rich

    S.O.T.G. Rich Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Corpus Christi Texas
    Hullo club
  9. Aaronbeh


    Dec 10, 2007
    If you guys want them I will PM you your club numbers.
  10. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020
    What up fellow CT bros I know and those I dont know yet! I have owned and still own many Carl Thompson Basses and Hiltons. Carl is one of my most favorite people on the planet and he also happens to make a great Bass!

    Feel free to check out my Youtube for lots of CT goodness.

    Im here to Support my bro Aaron and make my knowledge of the CT Universe available. Cheers bruthas and Enjoy these low key flex pics.... jk jk

    "Im not the best! I know what the best is. The best is yet to come!" Carl Thompson

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  11. J Gold

    J Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Here’s my beauty... serial 82619!!

    Attached Files:

  12. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    My 5 semifrills 36 scale. Only 7.8lbs! Honduran mahogany neck and body. Macassar ebony fingerboard. Love the neck and carved scroll. B is like a piano. Clear woody tone with nice growl. Just sits perfect in any mix with just the right presence.

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  13. davepack


    Jun 16, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Here's mine, serial number 12519.
  14. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020

    Shout Out to all you CT fellas that own more than One!
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  15. I'm lucky just to have my one. lol :D
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  16. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020
    No Shame in that! We all Started with 1 at some point.....but soon enough you will get more
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  17. Hey all. I worked with Aaron over twenty years ago with photos for the original page. It has come a long way since then! I have 8 CTs and will post soon!
  18. JustBassIt

    JustBassIt Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    New Jersey
    Here’s some photos of my beloved CT

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  19. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020
    Your Scroll is so Unique to the CT Universe. Your Bass is very special brutha!
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  20. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020
    Your collection of CTs is ridiculously amazing!
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