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SOLD FS/FT Feeler: 2001 Gibson Thunderbird Natural/Ebony

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassvirtuoso, Oct 21, 2013.


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  1. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Where do I begin?

    This is my baby. I bought this in 2007-2008 used from a dealer in New Jersey. I always wanted a Thunderbird and this one exceeded my expectations. The body is VERY light and resonant. The neck is a dream and is very comfy to me. It's maybe a little thinner than a jazz, but the back of the neck is a bit thicker so it's not the bad type of thin like the modern Fender Geddy necks. The finish is typical Gibson nitro which does mean it has little dings in the finish, but nothing that I would consider "scar" like in quality, you have to see the bass up close to even notice them.

    Why am I selling this? Two reasons: 1) I'm crazy. 2) I am no longer in a rock band, I play R&B and funk now and I need something more versatile. I've seen lots of threads where people pull these after a while because they're hard to let go of. If I didn't need something else, I'd be in the same boat.


    Details
    2001 Gibson Thunderbird
    VERY Light (don't have a scale, sadly) and balances perfectly
    Natural finish, Mahogany body
    Ebony fretboard, mahogany/walnut neck, abalone dots
    1.5 inches at the nut (maybe slightly thinner), FAST
    Original Gibson USA Pink lined case with "blanket"


    Modifications
    Tuners: USA Hipshot Ultralite Clovers - Chrome
    -The clovers were a bit wider than the original Y tuners, so my luther had to "splay" them a little so they wouldn't bump into each other.
    -Each tuner only required one new hole to be drilled, so if you put the originals on, you might not notice the new holes.
    -Original Grover Black Y tuners ARE included

    Bridge: USA Hipshot Supertone Bridge - Chrome
    -Original Gibson black 3-point bridge IS included

    Strap Pins: Dunlop Dual-design straplock buttons
    -Original buttons are NOT included

    ALL WORK DONE BY A VERY GOOD LUTHIER


    Let me know if you have any questions or want more pics, the ones below are a bit old but are all I have right now.


    No trades



    Price: $1050 Buyer pays actual shipping




    How it came to me:


    ThunderbirdBody.


    How it is now:


    DSC_0435.

    DSC_0412.
     
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Sweet bass. Sweeter couch.
     
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Oh no. You have even had a custom box made. Lol.
     
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I'll give you a bottle of whisky, Dave.
     
  5. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Only one?!
     
  6. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Have some interest on it right now for a trade but would still welcome a sale!
     
  7. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS

    I helped Dave make a box so he could ship this bad boy to your lovely home. He'd even take (partial) payment in Scotch!

    BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS
     
  8. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Price drop
     
  9. I had the same color and year t bird. I deeply regret selling it. I had 4 more but none matched the beauty of the natural ebony combo. Wish I had the cash.
     
  10. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I don't see any pics?????
     
  11. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Pics are still showing up for me...
     
  12. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    All PM's replied.
     
  13. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    mzPiJ.

    William Murderface bump!
     
  14. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Perfect for Rock!
     
  15. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    How is this still here?
     
  16. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Because you won't buy it...:bag:
     
  17. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Excuses!
     
  18. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Need this gone!
     
  19. 1959burst

    1959burst luthier/guitar tech

    if this is around when my bass sells i'm in!
     
  20. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    GLWTS!

    I need this gone soon people, getting a custom built for my new funk band...
     

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