New 2021 Gibson NR Thunderbird!

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  1. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    I was bored and so I dared to take a look at the pdf of my preorder with SW. Sorry I did. Now the comment on the order says “releases 6/29”. :crying:

    I’ll have to email my guy to confirm the two month slip. :poop::dead:
     
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  2. Halabja

    Halabja

    Jul 16, 2011
    CT
    my condolences, but gives me more time to catch up after having recently gone on a rather large spending spree.

    I’m still curious what the price is going to be. Under 2g’s and I’m in.
     
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  3. MObasshead

    MObasshead Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    Missouri
    It will be >$2000
     
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  4. Halabja

    Halabja

    Jul 16, 2011
    CT
    nooooo! I feel like if that’s the case I may as well just buy a Serek or a Rickenbacker. I realize not at all the same thing, but if my LP DC Money bass and Embassy are in the ballpark of the TB sound, then it would be sorta redundant.

    I do love the non reverse TB something fierce though.
     
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  5. MObasshead

    MObasshead Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    Missouri
    And that Inverness green......
     
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  6. Halabja

    Halabja

    Jul 16, 2011
    CT
    stopppppppp!
    Exact color I want!

    Ahhhh I guess I’ll just wait and see.
     
  7. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Joke is on ME! SW says the date is still April.
    :laugh:
    Price on my order is $1799. :whistle:
     
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  8. Halabja

    Halabja

    Jul 16, 2011
    CT
    ohhhh! See, now that I will pay.

    where were you able to access preorder? I’ve been looking all over to try to find preorder links.
     
  9. MObasshead

    MObasshead Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    Missouri
    Any Gibson dealer should be able to pre-order. My LMS has one coming. Says it ships 4/5 last I checked. In Inverness green.
     
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  10. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Old-School:

    After I read the news release from Gibson, I called my guy at SW. He entered it as a pre-order after confirming with Gibson. It still doesn’t show on their website, but I got the order confirmation from SW back in Feb.
     
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  11. Halabja

    Halabja

    Jul 16, 2011
    CT
    I just texted my dude at SW. let’s see if I can get on the same deal!

    Super excited about this! Only thing I wish is it was possible to get an aftermarket pickguard with the T-bird logo. Not so much a fan of the white with the Inverness.
     
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  12. Roger W

    Roger W Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2019
    Baltimore USA
    That’s how I feel about a new (to me) Epi Les Paul Special. OMG, you mean you can use the bridge pickup?
     
  13. A good luthier could convert this to a lefty. I did it with one of the 2013 NRs. Plays great. If the strap pin is at the neck heel, it sits just like my reverse. Just waiting for the new pickguard with the Thundebird logo properly-oriented.

    IMG_0485.jpg
     
  14. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    My source says June as well. Hey 6/29 is my birthday :)
     
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  15. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Ha! Well, you may be disappointed to read the last reply I got from SW:

    “Oh yeah...in fact, they're telling us to expect some of these either end of month or early May, so we should be getting close!”

    :bassist:
     
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  16. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    No disappointment here. ;)
     
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  17. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    I always wanted to like a T-Bird, but couldnt get on with the terminal neck dive. The promo says "Improved Balance". Does that mean no neckdive, or "less neck dive than most T-Birds" ?
     
  18. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    I hear ya. I’ve been very fortunate with mine. Even though it’s by far my lightest bass, the dive isn’t noticeable. I run my strap over the rear of the body, to keep it from leaning outward due to the location of the front strap button (or perhaps because of my gut). That may also be why it’s a non issue for me.

    I hadn’t read much promo material on the NR. I don’t even know what the hardware will be, but I heard some rumblings about Alnico pups, which I prefer.

    I’m hoping that the NR sounds like my R, that it has a neck feel like my R, and serves as an equal, to back up my R. I was gonna buy another R, but when the NR was announced, I couldn’t resist.
     
  19. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    SW rep called this morning. Gibson is now saying “end of this month”. Taken with a grain of salt. :laugh:
     
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  20. 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

    Here's a great lefty Thunderbird II, this bass RAWRS.

    GRECO TB-900 ThunderBird Electric Bass Guitar | eBay
     
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