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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Dec 11, 2002.
Sorry, but I just had to make this topic.
So, how does each amount to each other?
the gibson one, or the cheaper epiphone and epiphone elite ones?
p bass..much more durable..tbirds are very cool looking though..
pull a john entwhistle: thunderbird with a p-bass neck fenderbird
Well don't they sound similiar? At least that's what I've been told...
keep it real with the weezer signature. you are a true american hero.
P-Bass. But then I can't stand Gibson basses (personal preference).
The neck dive on the T-Bird is horrible. I can't stand it. I like the P Bass.
T-birds have a very cool look, and IMO they're the only good-sounding bass that Gibson ever made. But I hate neck-dive and skinny string spacing.
I prefer the balance, look, tone, and playability of the mighty P-bass.
I love the tone. comfort and plability of the pbass. An MIA pbass, now thats the stuff.
The only thunderbird worth even looking at is over a grand, and it has all of the aformentioned problems: neck dive, tight string spacing, etc. However, it does look really really cool.
I honestly prefer the look of the 'bird, but the fender P is just a better instrument, IMO.
What if it was a T-bird with a P-bass pickup?
Then you'd be talking about a non-reverse Epiphone T-Bird (most likely surf green) which in not a "real" T-Bird.
If you're comparing a P-Bass (assuming a USA P-Bass with either alder or ash body) against a neck through USA Gibson (not Epi) T-Bird then the primary tonal difference is that the T-Bird would typically be a little more "growly" that the P-Bass.
It all depends on what T-Bird you're talking about vs what P-Bass.
I don't consider the Epiphones to be "T-Birds" really. They are apples and oranges as compared to a Gibson T-Bird. I also don't consider the modern Gibson T-Birds to be in the same ballpark as a 1979 or older Gibson T-Bird.
Personally speaking, I'd take a '76 T-Bird over any P-Bass ever made but you do need to play around with strap button locations to help with the neck dive....but then again I rarely play a bass one handed!
That "most likely surf green" crack didn't make much sense....Maybe if we were talking about the Hoppus bass...
That was not a "crack" that was a "fact". If you were asking about a T-bird with a P-Bass pickup then you were talking about an Epiphone Non-Reverse Thunderbird which were primarily made in surf green. They have P/J pickups. Do you want information or not?
speaking of T-bird/P-bass hybrids, I was watching some Iron Maiden clips, and in one Steve Harris was playing a blue sparkle reverse Thunderbird, but with a P p/up
a custom built bass? by Lado perhaps?
Sounds like one of Steve's Lados. There was one of his blue sparkle Lados on ebay recently but it wasn't T-Bird shaped. Steve had many Lados and still owns most of them but I haven't seen him play one live in many years.
Steve Harris' Blue Lado on eBay
Nobody even mentioned the Epiphone T-bird. I was thinking of a custom made T-bird.