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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by airrick, Dec 12, 2005.
Play it through a Marshall Superbass 100 double stack 4 x 12 or and Ampeg SVT w/8x10 cab.
One of the absolute classic rock basses.
My "soul brother", for sure. Pick one up, and you should know immediately if it's for you our not.
In the top 2 of my favorite all time basses. Not a bass for everyone tho.
One of the ugliest instruments ever made.
I think they're cool-lookin, but as far as feel and sound go- I played an older-ish Gibby T-bird and the new Epi one in arctic white, and I actually liked the Epi a lot better. Am I alone in that?
the old 70's birds are amazing.. and awesome for playing rock.. but they are neck HEAVY!.. more than the current ones..
if i ever buy a bird again it will be a 70's one.. and i hope i can buy it soon..
Says a guy who also says: "Groovin for 12+ years on my BC Rich Wave". Hmmm.
Not that I hate it or anything, but I certainly wouldn't describe a Wave as beautiful...
As far as the other comments go, older 'birds can be cured of their neck heavy reputation with the simple fix of moving the strap pegs. As for their sound? Like Tom said, play one and you'll know pretty quickly whether or not it's for you. I have 15 of them. I obviously like them.
I was wondering how long it would take for 69'Vette to chime in on this! I love your collection!
George. Will you marry me?
can i have 1?
You know Pat, if this was your picture I'd seriously consider it!
thats' an impressive collection. i am a dyed in the wool, Gibson
guitar lover. imo, they have no equal. as far as bass goes, they look great but, what Les Paul was to guitars, Leo Fender was to bass. this is my opinion. i've played Gib and Epi basses. they're just not for me.
I'd tried (but never connected with) the grabber, ripper, victory, EB series, les paul, Explorer and just about every other kind of Gibson but a bird. Based upon my experience, I thought I'd never actually buy anything that said Gibson - the moment I played a Bird, I fell in love. From Fenders and flats to Birds and rounds. Whodathunkit?
Fifteeen T-Birds! But... that's...
*sound of jaw smacking desk*
Gnnnh... gnh gah whgh?
I love the tone of the Thunderbird, it's absolutely gorgeous... but as has been said, I suppose I'm one of those people who it's "not a bass for". Despite being attracted by the killer tone, i can't get comfortable enough with it for some reason.
Also, check out the look of that knife-shaped headstock... it's all kinds of sexy.