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My new addition - Gibson Thunderbird 1976

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turlu, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    This is the new addition to the family, a 1976 Gibson Thunderbird in next to mint condition. A great Rock style Bass !!!

    Thanks to Bassman for his precious advices !!!
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Congrats!!!!! Looks like a great bass. I had a 90's (forget the exact year) T-Bird. It sounded great but I could never get used to playing the bass strapped on.

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=385 height=70 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high"></a>
  3. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Very Cool!!


  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    wonderful bass i have a '97 reissue and this is a really rock bass! enjoy the new addition!!
  5. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    That's a rock machine, amigo. Congrats! I gotta '79 that's pretty sweet.
  6. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Awesome!! T-Birds are the coolest. Wish I had one...
  7. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Nice bird Turlu I have one of them on my wishlist also, Funnything is I had a nice 89 all white one and I let her go.:(
  8. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Ooooo... nice vintage. I'm jealous. I wish I could be like Jason Newsted and collect vintage basses...
  9. Congrats Turlu,

    Great basses. I’ve had mine a couple of years now, but it’s a ’93 with the black pick-ups and hardware.
    Let us know how you get on with it, and if it becomes your no. one.
  10. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    Hey Spike,

    I have a Gig this next Saturday night and I intend to use the Thunderbird for most of the songs and use the Rickenbacker 4001V63 for some specific songs.

    Since I bought the Thunderbird, I am impressed with the distinctive "Gibson" sound I get from the Bass. It`s definitely made for Rock but, to my surprise, I used slap technique on it and it sounds great as well.
  11. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i agree, Turlu.
    the thunderbird is more versatile than what i thought. it's a rock machine and this is known, but it is very interesting how much the sound changes if the bass is played fingesrtyle or picking in neck or brigge position. l love every sound i can have from my thunderbird, the fat bottom end from the neck pickup and the growly sound picking near the brige. the bass is in my opinion not as heavy as people use to say but it's unbalanced due to the nech lenght. i feel confortable with the bass because i have found a good feeling .
    have you noticed how much the bass sound unplugged?
    and the pickup are really really hot!! i was forced to low the neck pickup because the sound was too boomy!!
    i use it a lot and live is my weapon of choice! great bass that in my opinion deserves more attention even outside the hard rock circle.

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