NBD: 7 Years Later...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tyohars, May 29, 2021.


  1. tyohars

    tyohars

    Nov 11, 2016
    So, I'm dreaming about owning a Thunderbird since 2014. But many things steer me away from those bass. Finally I got the chance to buy new with used price. Actually I don't like the alpine white finish. Wanting an ebony or burst but there's one to find here. After weeks of consideration and with the help from people of Thunderbird club, I pull the trigger. So, this is me on 2014: 20140216_145008.jpg
    And this is my new bass
    IMG-20210529-WA0010.jpg
     
  2. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    Most basses are wood inside.

    White painted basses are awesome.
     
  3. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Purgatory
    That's gotta feel good - To fall in love with a model and fiend for it for 7 years, only to finally have YOURS in your hands :hyper:.
    Plus, the "then/now" photos are a nice touch.

    In my humble opinion, the white finish looks great on that bass. I'd maybe change out the pickguard for a splash of color, but it looks pretty durn good as it is. Hope it brings you the sound and the joy you've waited for :cool:.
    Congrats!
     
  4. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Congratulations, beautiful bass the white looks great!
     
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  5. I always avoided white finishes on guitars and basses until I saw a friend on stage playing his Olympic White Jazz bass. That changed my opinion, I get white color basses now.
    Congratulations, yours looks great!
     
  6. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    A black pickguard on that bass, making a contrast between the body and the headstock, would look very, very nice!
     
  7. tyohars

    tyohars

    Nov 11, 2016
    thank you!

    thank you! Yeah to be honest the white one isn't my top pick. I don't think I want to change the pick guard tho.

    thank you!
     
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  8. tyohars

    tyohars

    Nov 11, 2016
    thank you! Tbh I don't mind a white bass, but I just don't get for these particular bass. But now I'll love her

    I don't think I'll change ghe pick guard
     
  9. Dan_reeves

    Dan_reeves

    Jun 14, 2013
    Looks great! Play it well!
     
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  10. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Congratulations! I love my Vintage Pro Thunderbirds!
     
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  11. tyohars

    tyohars

    Nov 11, 2016
    thank you!
     
  12. Border

    Border

    Dec 31, 2010
    Spokane, Wa.
    Congratulations on your gorgeous new bass! Thunderbirds are great instruments. Play it in good health.
     
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  13. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
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  14. tyohars

    tyohars

    Nov 11, 2016
    thank you❤

    thanks! Already there, waiting for my number
     
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  15. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i think that's a great looking ax! you're the big winner if the neck feels good to play, and if you like the sound of it --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    While I do appreciate the burst Thunderbird, the white specimen is outstanding.

    Im a big Oly White/Vintage white fan. With red tort. Have a couple of guitars and basses in that livery and want more!
     
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  17. The Bass Abides

    The Bass Abides

    Mar 3, 2019
    That's awesome! I'm super jealous! I need to get my hands on one of those T-Birds in white! Well done!
     
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  18. lancimouspitt

    lancimouspitt

    Dec 10, 2008
    dayton Ohio
    Congratulations!
    I love my thunderbird as well.
    Great for recording.
     
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  19. tyohars

    tyohars

    Nov 11, 2016
    the neck feels good and I like the sound from her. Thank you!

    I want the ebony one as my first option. But I can live with Alpine white

    you should!
     
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  20. The black headstock with white everything else looks awesome! Congrats on the buy:thumbsup:
     
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