Gibson Thunderbird Studio 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EddyK, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. EddyK


    May 10, 2005
    Hamburg, Germany
    Hi there,

    has anyone ever played the Thunderbird Studio 5? I can't find any useful infromation on the web and I'm not aware of any reviews of that bass.

    How's playability? How's the B-String? How's the sound, especially compared to the "classic" T-Birds?

    I love my Epi T-Bird, but want to get me a five-string soon. So I might just as well go for the T-Bird 5.

    Thanks for any comments!
  2. Talik


    Oct 28, 2005
    ... :eyebrow:
  3. 69'Vette


    Jan 28, 2003
    Cedar Hills, UT
    AFAIK they haven't shipped any yet.
  4. babuska


    Nov 14, 2005
    I haven´t played it, but yesterday we finished a small session, and we used 4-string T-bird with low tuning, and it worked fine.
  5. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Whoa!!! A 5 tuner T-bird headstock???

  6. Jugghaid


    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    Anyone got their hands on one of these yet?
  7. Kheos


    Aug 12, 2002
    that just killed me
  8. The tuners are Hipshot style Ultralites on the Studio Tbirds, it will be lighter..

    . No they havent shipped any yet, and I doubt they will cause the look of Studio's is pretty different from the standard Tbird. And from what I've heard, many people dont approve of the looks. Gibson are making a lot of bad bass choices IMO...
  9. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I don't think the studio 5's look bad at all from the pics I've seen. The Fiend is showing the ebony ones shipping in January. The headstock is a 4/1 setup, so isn't any longer (at least by much) than the studio 4 version.