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Thunderbird Club Pt 6

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 10, 2013.


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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    First!

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  3. Astreaux

    Astreaux

    Aug 31, 2012
    Krutonia
    Lookin' good!
     
  4. MRDOOM

    MRDOOM

    Jul 16, 2009
    Utah
    Haven't posted my baby in a long time.
    tbirdbodyfull_zps09e487eb.
     
  5. chee666

    chee666

    Jul 24, 2008
    NYC
    Need to get a gold bridge and bridge cover.

    IMG_0462.
     
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  6. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    A big Thank You to our moderator Mr. SMPerry for starting a new thread, I'll bring the list over later today, hard to belive we're over 5,000 post and who knows how many views - Rock on Thunderbird brothers and sisters ;)

    Me and my best '76!

    TacomaPride36of48.
     
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  7. Astreaux

    Astreaux

    Aug 31, 2012
    Krutonia
    Replay of me on my Bird at The Taphouse in Virginia Beach last fall...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Egbert89

    Egbert89

    Aug 30, 2012
    Holland
    To get back on the straplock issue from the previous thread.
    I use rubber washers (from the dutch Grolsch beers) only disadvantage is that you can't take the strap off easily. The advantage (imho) is that it doesn't make the strapthingy bigger (seeing with my Tbird pro it's on the back of the body, if I screw in some strap locks, they poke in my stomach xD)
     
  9. Besides great reviews, this is a big reason I got the LOXX. Very low profile.
     
  10. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Another action shot:
    tbird1227_zps6d474420.
     
  11. Prafeston

    Prafeston

    Feb 19, 2013
    Well I can be the first to join the club in the new thread! Just picked up this bird today for $197 bucks...was supposed to be 200, but I bought a drink on the way there! :)

    Came with the case...though it's a little beat up and smells like cats. Not sure if I can even keep the case as I'm allergic to cats, but I'll try febreezing it and cleaning it as best I can. I think the bass could use a good cleaning too. I want all the POs slime off it! :)

    It's not quite a Subaru, but I thought I'd have to have my first photo of the bird be in the true fashion of the Subey post!
    20130310_164233_zps3193defb.

    This was my previous car...the original crossover 4wheel drive car! :)
    IMG_2306.

    Some Subey love too!
    20120609_184538.

    And back on topic. Here are a couple more pics of my bird.
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    20130310_164253_zps141a8b87.

    Look forward to getting some playing time with this bass. From what the PO said I believe it's like a 2010. China made. No blemishes in the body really. Tried the strap on it and the neck pointed at like a 45 degree angle toward the ground. I've seen how some of you have relocated the strap location. Hope that helps.
     
  12. snaverb

    snaverb

    Feb 19, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
  13. snaverb

    snaverb

    Feb 19, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
  14. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    Well if everyone else is posting a picture.......

    P1000836-1.
     
  15. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Okay,
    Here's our updated roster, I wanted to be sure and catch blackest frank #347 who posted near the end of the last thread. Welcome and beautiful your Thunderbird!
    I'd also like to welcome and thank prafeston #348 for the great pics and laugh, you guys with the cars and bass are all the best!
    And a big welcome to snaverb #349 on our roster with two gorgeous 'Birds :bassist:

    As always post up pictures of your shows, or just of your Thunderbirds - We love it! Questions? thoughts......ask away!


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    This one hangs by the dinner table :smug:

    eats011.
     
  16. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    37 years of playing Thunderbirds:

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    image-1.

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    studio1.

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  17. snaverb

    snaverb

    Feb 19, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    TBird1958 - I only have 1 Gibson Thunderbird, that's the same bass, just different pickguard.

    My dream is to have 3 - black, white, and sunburst.
     
  18. Anyone here use a gig/hybrid bag for their Thunderbird? All due respect, I'm not asking why you would never use one, just who is. Living in NYC means that either I use one or nothing. But I'm not thrilled with my options. I got a Mono M80 and I can fit the Thunderbird, but feel uneasy about the headstock pushing the top. But I know that if that's not a problem, it's well-protected. Any other options I've found seem like they'll fall apart or offer little protection. There's one on Amazon that's probably crap, and then the Ritter which I could get sent over from the UK. But everything I've seen about Ritter is that they're not very good. Things rip. So is it a sub-standard bag that actually fits the bass properly, or a fantastic bag that can take it but the bass seems a little too snug?

    Thanks.
     

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  19. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    There are two TBird bags on Ebay. The 30mm thick one was pretty nice imo. I bought one to use when shipping a Bird to Germany and the owner was very happy with it as well. There are others that come up, but they tend to be from the UK so it costs a bit more when you factor in shipping.
     
  20. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I have the Ritter, which I have on occasion used when ease of transport was important, but I was very, very careful with it. It is a well made gig bag, despite what you have heard (at least mine is), but I worry about the headstock and neck without any protection. The bass fits well, and it is well padded. If you need to use a gig bag the Ritter will do you well (assuming they haven't changed them since I bought mine).
     

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