A friend in Sonoma has decided that as a friendly gesture, she's sending me a "Les Claypool picture of the week" for the next few months. (Its a really long story....)

Anyway, this week's was the following:

Which piqued my interest about Carl Thompson strings. Has anyone on the bass forum ever seen or used CT Strings? I saw from a quick google search that Jeff Berlin used them at one time.
I've never used them but I've generally heard bad things about artist signature strings, mainly because tone comes from more than just strings and some people who aren't aware of that expect to sound like their favourite musician and are often disappointed.