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PJ thunderbird? what the hell is it???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GGG, Feb 12, 2005.


  1. GGG

    GGG

    Jul 1, 2004
    I went to Melbourne in new year eve and I went to a party called
    The Strange Fruit/Split at Hi Fi Bar and saw an amazing looking bass. the shape is like thunderbird but it is a PJ Bass!!!!! what the hell is it???
     
  2. GGG

    GGG

    Jul 1, 2004
    here comes the pic

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  3. That pic is kinda dark, but it looks like a non-reverse Epi or Gibson Thunderbird.
     
  4. GGG

    GGG

    Jul 1, 2004
    thanks for reply. yep.. i tried my best to tune it up.
    thunderbird have PJ setup? or it is just a copy?
     
  5. Mr.Typhus

    Mr.Typhus

    Sep 14, 2004
    Finland
    Hi! i have seen once a Epiphone Thunderbird reverse 5-string with P/J pickups :) and that sure looks lot like it in that pic! ... but i am not sure if thats the same.
     
  6. GGG

    GGG

    Jul 1, 2004
    oh... but i cant find it online~!!!

    thanks!
     
  7. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    You can't find it because it's no longer made.

    The first Epiphone T-Birds used the "non reverse" body shape and came with P/J pickups in either 4 or 5 string versions. It was replaced by the current "reverse body" Thunderbird.

    They show up used pretty often for about $300.
     
  8. CDRhom

    CDRhom William Murderface's Bass Tech Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    I scored one of these in sunburst with OHSC for $350 after taxes at a local pawn shop yesterday. It was strung upside down and re-strap buttoned for a lefty. I bet it has some stories.If you are the southpaw bassist for RAWR, your bass has found a good next home.
     
  9. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Getting close to Halloween. I've just spotted a zombie thread!;)
    Congrats on the bass. Post a pic.
     
  10. CDRhom

    CDRhom William Murderface's Bass Tech Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    Baaaaaasssss! :p Why start a new one when a perfectly good old one exists?

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