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New 2021 Gibson NR Thunderbird!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bholder, Jan 21, 2021.


  1. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  2. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    They should be available in April, I've already pre ordered a Inverness Green through the House of Guitars.
     
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  3. TopoChico

    TopoChico Supporting Member

    May 2, 2019
    Inverness Green would be my choice too. Mind letting us know what the street price is?
     
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I didn't see a price for it in any of the articles, but I'm guessing >$2K. The blue flame 339 guitar is just under $3K. :eek:
     
  5. That looks really nice! :thumbsup:
     
  6. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I'm told MAP is $1800 but don't hold me to it.
     
  7. Reasonable price IMO.
     
  8. WSquires

    WSquires Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2015
    Calgary, Alberta
    Anyone notice the logo placement? Really Gibson? I'm really hoping that's not where they're putting it.

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  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    That bass in Inverness Green really looks great. The NR Thunderbird is such a beautiful bass.
     
  10. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    anyone know what "sparkling Burgundy" looks like ? I'm guessing some sort of red maybe......or ?
     
  11. melloncollie

    melloncollie Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    They’re using that color a lot now. Check the jack casidy bass and you’ll see what it looks like. Basically deep metallic red.
     
  12. flyingfinbar

    flyingfinbar Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Long Island, New York
    What would you prefer?
     
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  13. Skullheadrac

    Skullheadrac Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2018
    So Cal
    Waiting for the link to load. Are these offered in any other colors?
     
  14. Chris Breese

    Chris Breese Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    Farmington, IL USA
    Oooh! Too bad it's a Gibson...
     
  15. WSquires

    WSquires Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2015
    Calgary, Alberta
    If they're going to put in the effort to put chrome hardware on a modern Non-Reverse Thunderbird then why not put the logo on the truss rod cover like it always has been? It looks really odd to see it stamped on the headstock.

    I mean, they even put Clover tuners on the headstock so clearly they were aiming for a somewhat vintage accurate bass. I don't think they've ever done that for a 21st century thunderbird.
     
  16. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    I... find it revolting.

    That being said, I would not hesitate to rock the crap out of that thing with a pick and slung low in a 80s hair metal band. Would. Not. Hesitate.
     
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  17. Hounddog409

    Hounddog409

    Oct 27, 2015
    ohio
    THIS is what bothers you???
     
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  18. BassToGoGo

    BassToGoGo

    Jul 14, 2018
    I love these and I think I will have to have one.

    Kudos to Gibson for going with the nickel hardware, I wish they had gone a step further and added the two piece bridge/tailpiece though.

    Still want one. Pelham Blue please.
     
  19. bobfarabaugh

    bobfarabaugh Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    nepa
    I would thought the same thing until I picked up a ‘92 Les Paul bass because it was cheap and local. After I set it up to my liking it’s rock solid. It is really a nicer player and sounds great. I was surprised by the quality.
     
  20. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

     
    Mar 4, 2021

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