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Thompson Hybrid Upright Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by SavageBass81, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. SavageBass81


    Aug 10, 2016
    Hey, I've been looking for a bas to buy, (it's my first bass I would own, but I've been playing for three years) I noticed that the, Thompson Hybrid Upright Bass, is within my price range on StringEmporium.com. But I was wondering what type of music is this bass suited for? (i.e.:solo, bluegrass, jazz, orchestral)
  2. MDrost1

    MDrost1 Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2009
    Grand Haven, MI
    I own one. It's great for jazz, bluegrass etc. I use my other bass for arco work.
  3. Josh Kneisel

    Josh Kneisel

    Jun 17, 2016
    I own one as well. Solid bass.
  4. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    It ought to be fine for any genre. Setup will have more to do with which it will be better for, but the Thompson hybrid ought to work whatever you want to play. It wouldn't be suitable for a professional orchestra, but it would work fine in a community orchestra.
  5. Roger Mouton

    Roger Mouton Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    Southern California
    I own one. Surprisingly good under the bow but I use it mostly for pizz.
  6. xyloeye

    xyloeye Supporting Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    Anacortes, WA
    I've been playing a Thompson in a swing band for two years. Great bass for the money. It's actually for sale now but only because I upgraded to a New Standard as a retirement allowance from my wife.

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