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Thompson RM-100 vs. Gollihur Ed

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by DonaldFraser, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. I’m waiting for finances to perk up (winter is hell on construction)
    and I’ve been researching basses.....not good. :)

    So what’s everyone’s take on the Thompson vs. the Ed???

    Estle Louis 'Ed' - Our Complete Rockabilly Bass PACKAGE at Gollihur Music - Double Bass, Upright Bass, String Bass Specialists


    And then I’ve got the option of saving a bit more bread for an Upton, or wait for Brown to get Blast Cult up and running.....
  2. DukeCC


    Nov 4, 2016
    No, seriously the Ed package is hard to beat. I'm out in the sticks so the shipping hastles are a negative for me or else I'd probably already have one.
    I'll end up with the same strings and preamp on my 'good' bass. So I must like something about it.
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  3. The shipping is an issue for me as well and I’m not in the sticks. The shipping on the Thompson is bit better. And I believe it’s because they are closer to me.
    I might also want to strip the finish off the bass and and re-do it myself.......Can you tell I’m completely over thinking this.....LOL!!!
  4. jasonrp


    Feb 19, 2015
    I'd go with the Thomson but that's only because I have a black bass already and want a blonde. I like the Ed package better but I want a blonde bad enough that it's a dealbreaker
  5. Cambone88


    Feb 14, 2013
    I had a Thompson for a while and liked it but eventually sold it and got a Kay. I hear the Upton is pretty good though for their entry level bohemian model.
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  6. I have a Thompson hybrid, love it, and it arrived pretty much in tune
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  7. jlmorgan84

    jlmorgan84 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2014
    Clemson, SC
    My first bass was a Thompson RM-100 ply that I bought from Steve. They are great, durable, well-made basses imo. I'll also add that Steve stands behind them 100%. I had an issue develop with the first bass I bought from him about three months in. He immediately shipped me another and paid for me to send the first one back.
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  8. Chris Doherty

    Chris Doherty

    Jan 31, 2018
    I had a Thompson RM-100 shipped from the US to Ireland about 8 years ago without any problems. It's a great instrument! Really great pizz tone (to my ears) and a very solid construction.

    In fact, when it first arrived with no strings/bridge on it, i stupidly assembled it without realising that they had taken out the sound post as well (for the international shipping). It took about 3 or 4 months of me playing it before i noticed! The body had withstood all that string tension without caving in on the g-string side.
  9. Food for thought, thanks everyone!
  10. I am very happy with my Thompson bass. Here is a video of the box opening.

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