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Nikki Sixx Gibson Blackbird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fishonbass, Oct 4, 2000.


  1. fishonbass

    fishonbass

    Sep 21, 2000
    Anybody played this bass yet? I've seen pictures of it and I've seen the specs, but haven't read any reviews. It looks pretty sweet. But, 1600 bucks, are you kidding me?
     
  2. fat jonny

    fat jonny

    Jul 8, 2000
    Columbus Ohio
    sorry, cant help ya, but i have to agree that is look hella sweet. I would also be interested to find out what its like even though I can't see handing over 1600 for it.
     
  3. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Basically, just a fancy Thunderbird with a pinky grip.
     
  4. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    Well, I like Tbirds....and this one sure is great looking. But I have to agree that $1600 seems a bit much. Especially in light, of what other basses could be had, for that amount.
     
  5. what the hell is a pinky grip
     
  6. It's an "opti-grab". :D
     
  7. GOX42

    GOX42

    Sep 28, 2000
    rising sun indiana
    I played one about 2 days ago @ Mars and I thought It sucked. there wasn't mush in the way of tone controls and it had an on/off switch.I could see hitting taht if your playing with a pick...It had good action though but that was about it..I guess it would be good for a *0's rock band or if your going for an image with the bass but 1600 $ I'd want more for my money