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Jackson Kelly Bird Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anezthes, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. anezthes


    Oct 18, 2010
    Sorry if this has already been posted. Thought I'd share just in case.

    Source: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazi...son_Releases_JS_Series_Kelly_Bird_Basses.aspx

  2. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Fusion of Thunderbird & Explorer at molecular-genetic level :eek:
  3. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Looks to be very neck divey
  4. Phew. No GAS.
  5. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I saw those a month ago before the Jackson site added the pictures to the website and didn't even bother posting pics...I am probably the biggest Jackson fan on TB and yep, no gas, no interest ..just plain ugly and for someone else's purchase and enjoyment.

    I told the Jackson gang if a CMG neck will fit in the pocket in 5 minutes, I would buy one if I could find one used for 150 bucks, but beyond that?....nope.
  6. Damn, boys. I like 'em. Shoot, throw a good pre in it, some good pups. Oh, and some spandex.......
  7. 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
    I'm probably the biggest fan of Thunderbirds on this site, I could likely do without............guess I'm not a "serious metal bassist" :)

    I do like my Jackson Thunderbird tho.......

  8. If this was just a straight Kelly or T-Bird I'd love it, but the mix... meh
  9. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    if they were gonna come out with something really stupid looking, again they should have brought back the DEATH ANGEL bass :)
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  10. Devils138


    May 6, 2010
    i kinda dig these. may even pick one up.. i love the finish on that trans blue one. im surprised that a lot of people don't seem to like them.
  11. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    you know me Devils, I have some bizzare units over here, and will probably pick up a JS3KB sometime in the future when I see one used, and only if the neck pocket can be swapped for a CMG ( or equivalent ) fin-neck because those blocks are a deal killer for me ;)

  12. That is by far, my favorite T-bird inspired bass, by far. Hell, I like it better than the real deal, actually.
  13. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State

    My favorite T-Bird on TB as well, and the color is the best!
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Shoulda stuck to the Kelly guitar design, the meld isn't inspiring me at all.
  15. JonahTheAmazing


    Dec 19, 2010
    Not really feeling it. Not a huge Thunderbird fan in the first place, and this combination doesn't seem enticing either.
  16. You shouldn't mix pointy and fluid shapes so haphazardly.

    Either the horn needs to be rounded out or the contours need to be made more angular.

    Still better than the Spector REX though.
  17. NOT


    Jul 15, 2011
    I love Thunderbirds. Tbird1958's Jacksonbird is gorgeous btw. But this kellybird isn't doing anything for me. Not a fan of the neck or pointy end of the body. If only Jackson released a new line of Jacksonbirds...
  18. I never realized how many basses Jackson made in the neck diver series.
  19. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I wish Jackson would do the Firebird series again, but nope probably will never happen :(

    they could get away with it in the 90's because that was before Fender took over.

    and TBIRD1958's is a rare unit indeed in sparkle green. I didn't want to wait another 3 months past the 3 months I waited to have that color when I ordered mine from a dealer or I might have gone with that as well, so I got stuck with a black one.

    ( no regrets )

    ad the Spector-bird? meh, not too bad COMPARED to the JS3KB
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  20. Devils138


    May 6, 2010
    now that you bring it up, the block inlay is kinda bothering me too, lol. i wish they'd just use the sharkfin inlay on all their basses. thats the only thing my C20 is missing.

    edit: but that trans blue finish makes up for it, IMO. i really love that finish.

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