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First Gibson Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by droopman, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. droopman

    droopman

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    New 2012 Gibson Destroyer Bass. I like really like the sound of this bass. I like that I can rest my arm on the horn when I slap or finger pick. The upper frets are a stretch away because of the body style but I will get used to it.

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  2. PatQ

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    It's the same with Thunderbird, you'll get used to it pretty quick. It's funny when I play one of my Precisions, takes some time to find the right fret :) Feels like a shortscale.
  3. wilfred

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    Wow looks great!!
  4. Dave Bassincus

    Dave Bassincus

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    Awesome bass! Maybe I'm wrong, but I though this was the "Explorer", whereas Ibanez used "Destroyer" for a similar body shape?
  5. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Beautiful Bass!
  6. droopman

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    Dave, my bad! Thanks Jim
  7. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    It's a sexy pointy Thunderbird! Awesome.
  8. rtslinger

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    Nice bass guy. I have a Gibson Ripper since 1974 my all time favorite bass in my stable.
  9. sanderic

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    Still love my old EB-1. My first bass. Spent many days and hours with it. Though I have moved on to other basses, I still pull it out from time to time.
  10. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:
    Same here.
    I still have my first Gibson, 1960 EBO.
    Although I play mainly Fenders now, I can't seem to let the Gibson go.
    It records wonderful.
  11. john m

    john m Supporting Member

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    I would think the lower frets
    (as in low notes, frets 1,2,3,4,5), would be difficult.
  12. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Supporting Member

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    I still love the harsh sounds that I can get from my Gibson Thunderbird. Not like any other sound. Every time I use my Gibson, I get good compliments from band mates and audience peeps. Also I notice that the shape causes me to pick/pluck closer to the bridge for increased attack.

    Try shifting towards your bridge pickup and then dial back the tone. Pretty scrappy!
  13. bassman64

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    I got one about a month ago too...incredible bass.

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