due to recent back surgery- ive been toying with the idea of another- lighter bass- 4 string lighter than my musicman- and was thinking a carl thompson no frills might be fun to own. to be honest- never played one- not particularly knowledgeable on the subject- just figured that carl will stop making basses while there will be an infinite supply of primus fanboys- so itd be easy to flip if i dont like it. i have another lightweight bass in mind that i would be much more likely to purchase- but ct basses have that mystique/hype. where do you try out a ct? its not like theyre abundant- never seen one in a store. so- how do you get into custom basses like this? ive only owned fender/musicman- which are everywhere. thanks in advance for your input.