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New Gibson Nonreverse Thunderbird a reality!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godofthunder59, Aug 15, 2012.


  1. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I just saw the spec sheet for the New nonreverse! Scale 34", two TB Plus pickups, black hardware. Finish choices Pelham Blue and Tobacco Sunburst. Available around September 23. MAP is $1,199.00. Mine will be the first one in and I will give it a full review here. It looks pretty good in pictures, smaller headstock and a triangle control layout. Let me know interest level so I can advise the HOG on how many to order.
     
  2. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O))))

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    STOKED. Would prefer chrome hardware, but that's something one could do after market, so all in all, AWESOME. Way to go Gibson, giving bass players what they want (and in a colour besides black or tobacco!)
     
  3. Please post the spec. sheet and pics.

    You know the deal, no pics, no new non reverse.
     
  4. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Sorry no can do. I do not have the spec sheet. Sometimes you gotta have a little faith.
     
  5. Yeah, well I took a shot. I/WE really would like to see them.

    No offense intended.
     
  6. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    None taken, believe me I wish I had it to post. I bet someone better connected than me will leak it soon enough.
     
  7. Corey Y

    Corey Y Guest

    Jun 3, 2010
    I saw the title of this thread and my wallet started tingling.
     
  8. stiles72

    stiles72

    Mar 20, 2009
    Albany IL
    Jazzed to see Pelham Blue as the alt color to Sunburst, and glad they are 34" - not a shortscale version. Good call Gibson!
     
  9. stiles72

    stiles72

    Mar 20, 2009
    Albany IL
    Sounds like the the Studio Thunderbirds :bassist:
     
  10. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Doesn't look as small as the Studio.
     
  11. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Pretty sweet. Now do I want a Bach or the Gibson?
     
  12. I am interested in a blue one!
     
  13. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pellham Blue? Black Hardware?


    Eeeenteresting...
     
  14. Or a 'burst would be nice. Damn!!
     
  15. boynamedsuse

    boynamedsuse Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'm not a fan of Gibson basses, but I am open minded enough to take one for a test drive if the reviews are good.
     
  16. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Will be interested to see pics and hear your review. Kind of dig the non reverse look.
     
  17. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I am definitely interested. Must get funds together.
     
  18. Not a big modern-day Gibson fan, but the NR Thunderbird is one of my favorite bass shapes of all time. I've been jonesing for a Fano PX4 for a few months, but this is certainly quite intriguing. Pelham blue is a great idea on their part.
     
  19. PBnJBassist

    PBnJBassist

    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Okay for a NR T-Bird - I'm good with shelling out $1.2K for it. Gotta cancel my order for the Epiphone T-Bird classic though, but it's worth it!! :D
     
  20. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    Atlanta
    How is the balance on the non-reverses? I have played a reverse t-bird a few times and even with it's top strap-button location, I thought it balanced ok due to the upper part that sticks out. It acts as a modest counter weight. I have an explorer guitar that hangs hands-free in the perfect playing position because of the counterweight created by that big pointy part that sticks out of the back.

    When you have a non-reverse, what happens to that balance created by the traditional reverse firebird/thunderbird/explorer body shapes?
     

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