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Gibson's new non reverse thunderbirds can look cool too.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HofnerVox, Mar 8, 2013.


  1. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    I'm almost finished with this one....it really has that 60's vibe now....I just love nickel hardware on these. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1362748933.835951.
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1362748945.235993.
     
  2. Nice! What pick ups did you use?
     
  3. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    Here's what it looked like before I got my hands on it. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1362749231.851484.
     
  4. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    I used the factory pickups but stripped off the black plastic covers and replaced them with the nickel.
     
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Beautifully done, looks awesome!
     
  6. pocketgroove

    pocketgroove

    Jun 28, 2010
    Detroit
    Nice! The nickel looks great.
     
  7. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    I'll take some more pics when I finish it up....I've just got to switch out some black screws for nickel and a couple other things.
     
  8. johnson79

    johnson79

    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Nice!
     
  9. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    Looks great!!
     
  10. thunderbird66

    thunderbird66

    Sep 30, 2012
    west Texas
    These's are the coolest bass's. Beautiful job. Funny, i just recently stripped my epi reverse tbird of all the black hardware and went chrome. I have ivory emg's in it but wished it had the chrome/nickel pups like yours. I just picked up a bridge cover on ebay for it too.
     
  11. woodyng

    woodyng

    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Getting the 2 piece bridge tailpiece,and chrome parts went a long way in bringing it back to a classic original look. And reversing the output jack and 3rd pot was an easy fix that corrected what i thought was one of the most bizarre looking arrangements on the new bass. What were they thinking? Now you're making me want to get one,so i will ask,how are the necks and the weight on these?
     
  12. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    It sure has a great classic look to it with chrome hardware -Bravo! Great work :)
     
  13. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    Thanks!....does that mean I get a number now? : )
     
  14. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    Thanks!....necks a bit chunky but still feels great...not sure of the weight yet.
     
  15. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Oh hell yeah!

    I'll catch the list up later today ;)
     
  16. Beautiful!!!
     
  17. HofnerVox

    HofnerVox

    Mar 2, 2013
    Sweet
     
  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Lookin' good, OP - I could see one of those possibly in my future...


    - georgestrings
     
  19. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Grosbeak, Yamaha, Fender, BSX. I’m Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Looks good to me! I like the look of the NR Tbirds!
     
  20. Wish Gibson would just make them look that way from the get go, and offer single pickup models.
     

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