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Thunderbird Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TBird1958, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. I dont know if I have a decent band recording of this bass that I can sample yet but yes its very bad indeed. Its got this crazy deep Precision/Bird voice going on when both pups are even and it leaves one wondering what kind of pedal or mods are being utilized. With either pickup rolled off a bit the character of the pickup becomes more evident but there is a new flavor to it. One of my favorite mismatching pickup combination mods to date.
  2. bylar13

    bylar13 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2016
  3. Lucky guy.
    hillerup, JJR58, Count Bassie and 3 others like this.
  4. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers!
  5. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy Supporting Member

  6. Divorced: I am accustomed to being blamed.
  7. Dude! Can I come to your house to play?
    Engle, Nocturnal, theFixer and 6 others like this.
  8. Being able to sing probably helps. I can extract large sums to cease singing.
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  9. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Random pic of my 2 main gigging basses. They're twins-almost.:smug: 0613180929-00.
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  10. I have spent some time examining my tone and have figured out that my preference is humbucker>Precision>Jazz. I don't care for the single coil tone. P is a bit better. But I really like the fat bottom of a true humbucker. I have also come to appreciate that bridge pick up.
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  11. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I guess my choir experience helps. Gimme a note to sing and if it's in my range, it'll be there-esp. harmonies. I love singing "color" notes.:cool:
  12. In all honesty the only bridge pickups that ever put a twitch in my gitch are made by Rickenbacker and Gibson/Epiphone for the Thunderbird. Not just saying Thunderbird because we are here but its the truth. The Tbird bridge pickup sounds amazing at the neck position as well.
  13. Yeah, I was in the Special Service Force. Have you heard of the SSF choir? No? Because there wasn't one. Soldiers aren't selected for their singing; there are more important skills.
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  14. The bridge pickup on the Midtown (Gibson mini humbucker) is nice. But I do love the sidewinder at the neck too. The jazz pickup at the bridge on the Yamaha is the thin tone you expect ( :vomit: ) although those Yamaha pickups are pretty hot.
  15. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    In the van headed to Chicago. Man, I love that city. One gig downtown, one in McHeney, then a couple cool ones in St. Louis. Promises to be a fun weekend. Something about piling into the van makes life a little sweeter for me :)
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  16. I love Chicago. Great steaks. Nice midwestern people. Very cosmopolitan.
  17. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I'll take the one on the left..
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  18. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Deep dish and Chicago dogs, can't go wrong and of course Rush Street..
  19. My headliners. The only two I really need.
  20. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Mmmm, a couple of secret weapons.

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