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Thunderbird Club

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

  1. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    interesting, I never disliked a set of strings (assuming my preferred gauge of course) enough to consider never using them again..
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  2. One of those dogs is a cat. Also, I love the way the dogs look up afterwards and wag their tails like they discovered a fun new game. It reminds me of my time at University...
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  3. Then you haven't really lived….

    I won't use boomers again.
  4. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    I'll never use Cobalt Rounds again. Polar opposite of what I like in a string. Tried them once and ripped them off with wire cutters within 5 minutes after the install. I now use them to file grooves in nuts, they cut thru brass like butter.
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  5. There’s so many more options that I much prefer, even for cheaper, to waste my money on a set of strings I didn’t like.
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  6. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    less forgiving than others, yes..
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  7. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy Supporting Member

    I know exactly what you mean with the 2013 EB. I have not noticed the same behavior from the 'Bird, but I have not been looking for it, either. I will check. Assuming my two functioning brain cells let me remember it.
  8. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    never really heard of those..
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  9. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    dunno about where you live but Rotos are very cheap around here..
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  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    :rolleyes: I don't know which is worse - your analogy to pets or your assessment of brand styles...
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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  11. 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
    I hear you, I did my time with RotoSounds when I had a Rick 4001, switching to Ken Smiths was ear opening to say the very least.
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  12. Ahem.

    Some people want supermodels and limousines. The Rotten Kid is happy with hookers and taxicabs.
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  13. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    Is there something wrong with that??
  14. Ken Smith’s are about the same price. They’re my go to string.
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  15. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :smug:
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  16. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I just could never get into Rotos (although I do like their tapewounds). While I have my favorites, I can use most any roundwound string. However, I've just never connected with Rotos rounds, even though they were the first manufactured roundwound.
  17. There is nothing wrong with that. Just pointing out the different values that can be placed on items that are functionally interchangeable...
  18. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I like their tapes and flats. But, their rounds?
    330 Ric 1.JPG There was a set of Roto Pinks on my '87 330 Rick when I bought it; and the previous owner said he'd never used anything else. There were no discernable frets on it any more, either. And after paying beaucoup $$$'s for a re-fret? No Roto rounds on it, ever again. And,
    '73 Ric 4001-2.JPG they're not getting anywhere near my '73 4001, either... Flat wounds only, baby; flat wounds...:cool:
  19. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I'm glad to see your description of the (lack of) frets. I've had a theory that rounds might be rough on frets, but had no confirmation of such. I know they played hell with my fingers when I tried them[once]. Flats only on all of my basses.:thumbsup: EB Cobalt flats on both 'Birds.
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  20. bizzybass

    bizzybass Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    Would anyone like to know how to get a new decent gigbag for their T-Bird for $50 shipped 20181108_180450. ?

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