Differences between Gibson RD Artist and Thunderbird
i Saw on the Web that you're one of the most famous Gibson RD Artist users :)
So as you have old Thunderbird (1977?), what kind of differences do you think they are between RD Artist and Thunderbird on a pure sound comparison ?
Is it close ?
Dramatically different. The RD doesn't really have the same midrange profile at all...it is far more scooped. With roundwound strings and EQ set flat, it's most like a muscular Jazz bass sound. The way I play it is with GHS super long scale heavy flats and lots of bass. It's more of a dubby, rubbery sound. Very thick.
My t-birds are much more about midrange aggression. Dark on the top, but with a big upper mid slice and a lower mid bump around 350-400 that makes every note very pronounced. Not a ton of super lows, but very satisfying nonetheless.
Thanks a lot !
Do you already use it on some NIN songs ?
RD: all maple construction
Bird: all mahogany (unless it's post 80's, then some walnut in the neck)
Two different ends of the tone wood spectrum, if you believe in that sort of thing.
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