First Gibson Bass

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

  1. 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


    May 11, 2011
    Siegburg, Germany
    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


    Jun 17, 2012
    Wow looks great!!
  4. Awesome bass! Maybe I'm wrong, but I though this was the "Explorer", whereas Ibanez used "Destroyer" for a similar body shape?
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Stewartsville, NJ
    Beautiful Bass!
  6. Dave, my bad! Thanks Jim
  7. TBird1958

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

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    It's a sexy pointy Thunderbird! Awesome.
  8. Nice bass guy. I have a Gibson Ripper since 1974 my all time favorite bass in my stable.
  9. sanderic


    Jun 3, 2011
    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

    Feb 11, 2003
    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

    Jan 15, 2006
    I would think the lower frets
    (as in low notes, frets 1,2,3,4,5), would be difficult.
  12. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    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


    Jan 19, 2001
    I got one about a month ago too...incredible bass.