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Gibson Thunderbird Vs. Them All

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MN_Bass, Sep 24, 2008.


  1. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Minnesota
    Think about selling my Gibson Thunderbird, Its been a good bass, not a lot of variety though...I play your standard rock and rolla...here are some of my replacement possibilities..

    A) Rick 4003
    B) EB Stingray Maple Fret
    C) Fender P Bass Maple Fret

    Any suggestions, I play through a SVT Pro 6 and 8x10.
     
  2. superfunk47

    superfunk47

    Sep 9, 2007
    There isn't anything...ahem...Ain't NUTHIN more rock 'n' roll than a P bass through an SVT. IMO, of course :smug:

    I'd look into an 08 Fender Am Std Precision. Fantastic basses.
     
  3. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    IMG_3220.
     
  4. mournblade

    mournblade Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Roanoke, TX
    I would second that American Deluxe P-Bass. Very nice bass (or at least the one I played at GC was). Plus having the 22 frets is nice advantage for around.
     
  5. gibsonbassist45

    gibsonbassist45

    Jul 13, 2008
    bad argument :meh:
    i love them all.
     

  6. Why not keep the T-Bird and save for another bass? I've got a few P-basses and Rickenbackers (4001 and 4003) and I wouldn't trade them for anything, but I have said I want a T-bird someday too!:bassist:
     
  7. pbass2go

    pbass2go

    Dec 19, 2004
    Apple Valley, MN
    +1

    I loved my P into my old SVT!!

    The new Am Std are great basses too...

    :bassist::bassist::help::bassist:
     
  8. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    What year is the Tbird ? If it is a original '63-'65 or a Non reverse '65-'69 Keep it. There ain't nothing that can touch a 65- 69 nonreverse Thunderbird
     
  9. LDonnie

    LDonnie

    Aug 3, 2008
    Netherlands
    Those all sound like valid options :p. I think I would go with a StingRay, but then again I haven't owned either other basses. What I do know is that SR's sound amazing through an SVT, it kind of amplifies (I'm not talking about volume ofcourse :p) the character of the bass. BTW, why not just try them all???
     
  10. sorry to derail, but what is the difference between a reverse and non reverse T-Bird?
     
  11. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    My '69 Non reverse, set neck. [​IMG] '63 -'65 have neck through body and are shaped like this ( note this is not a vintage Gibson but a 2000 I modded the crap out of) scotdd.
     

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