Gibson Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tonedef, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. tonedef


    Oct 18, 2001
    Carlisle, England
    For my next bass i was thinking about getting a Gibson Thunderbird, can anyone tell me if they are any good, they look ace!
  2. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Even though I have never played one, I hear that the sound pretty good but can be heavy. Maybe if you do a search you will find some more info.:)

  3. You should play one first. High on the list of love/hate.

    I love mine.
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Very fine basses. The current reissues are on a par with the vintage ones, too. I own a '79 and an '00. Not for everyone but for those who appreciate their thick, powerful sound and that long, thin neck and unusual body shape, they can't be beat. TBirds sound especially good played with a pick and seem to lend themselves particularly well to hard-edged rock.
  5. I own a 1976 BiCentennial Thuinderbird.

    This is such an awesome Bass guitar.

    Using a pick, finger or even slap on it is great !!!

    The shape of the Bass is unique and it`s a Gibson, so you know it`s good.

    I have been recently thinking about selling it but as days go by and the more I play the Bass, I just can not see myself living without it !!!