Ibanez Thundercat Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rev J, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  3. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Kind of like the Fender Steve Bailey that I already play ;-)

    I'm pretty sure that mine is the last one made.

    C/S,
    Rev J
     
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Probably a lot more rare than that.
     
  5. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    I played one at NAMM last year, it was the heaviest bass I've ever picked up, and I've held a double-neck Alembic.
     
  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I'm not surprised the Ibanez is heavier than one might expect; big archtop hollowbody basses almost always have thick bent laminated tops rather than solid wood carved tops, and these are always heftier than their hollowness might suggest.

    But heavier than an Alembic doubleneck, seriously?!?!
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    There was one listed on Thomann at 13.7 pounds, maybe I exaggerated comparing it to the Alembic doubleneck, but when I picked it up I almost dropped it because it was much heavier than I expected from a hollowbody, it felt like the heaviest bass I had ever picked up. Don't get me wrong, it's a super cool bass, and I would love to have one.
     
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  9. Rib 13

    Rib 13 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Home
    thats a lot of money for a bass that looks like it might sound like this: "Boo booo boo boo boooo boo boo" :D ...j/k
     
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  10. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    I admit I haven't played one, but it sure looks heavy, and cumbersome. Either Thundercat himself is a dwarf, or that bass is HUGE.
     
  11. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    But he's a monster bass player!
     
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  12. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon

    Jul 17, 2018
    Weighs +/- 1000 lbs.
     
  13. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    Who apparently doesn't mind heavy basses
    thundercat-on-playing-bass-interview-video.jpg
     
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  14. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    No, it's a Thundercat, it will sound like this: "Bow chika bip bow bloopy-dit bap, bip, BOWWWW"
     
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