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Thunderbird body-Do they fit in any genre?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tekhna, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. tekhna


    Nov 7, 2004
    I know thunderbirds are primarily associated with rock/metal but would you guys take a jazz group with a thunderbird seriously? I am working on a 5 string bass right now, and I have plans laid out for both a tele and thunderbird bass. I am leaning towards the thunderbird simply because they are flat out rock, and sexy as hell anyways!
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I've seen them played in a variety of genres. It's all about tone and taste.
  3. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    I've played in a jazz band using one of these:


    I think a Thunderbird is way less "***?" than that ;)