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Thunderbird Club

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


  1. Especially like the Monkee’s inclusion!
     
  2. As is often the case, the original was best. B&H were more pop than the Monkees wanted, but they were a great song-writing team. I still spontaneously start singing this, Last Train to Clarksville, and one or two others they wrote.

    I had no idea there were so many covers. I can't find Sam Phillips' cover on the 'tubes.
     
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  3. Dadagoboi

    Dadagoboi CATALDO BASSES Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2005
    Florida Swamp
    CataldoBasses: Designer/Builder ThunderBuckerPickups:Consultant
    The original, fork the Monkees. 'Circus Boy' couldn't carry Mark Lindsey's jockstrap.

     
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  4. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    The Raiders' has a more fierce delivery, but same arrangement... I like the Monkees' increase in intensity by the 2nd verse. Also the bass/guitar doubling in the short line into the chorus is kinda phat and nice.
    So, touché...
     
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  5. 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

    Welcome Kipp Harrington!
    Glad to have you here with us, please do feel free to jump in the ongoing, often wandering conversation, there's a great pool of knowledge here, ask questions, we love it! Just say "No" to the Search function!
    Thunderbirds can be addicting - we'd love to enable the purchase of several more!
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  6. Thanks for the warm welcome! However, my Bird will be in hibernation for a while. After playing it I found out how much I love my Squier PJ and Fender 60s Jazz.
     
  7. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    I'm with ya this one. Never really ever been a monkees fan, but their Stepping Stone arrangement has always sounded best to my ears. Same with Last Train to Clarksville.

    That said, back in the day if offered a choice of tickets to see Paul Revere and the Raiders vs the Monkees, I'd take the Raiders every time.
     
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  8. 3E20174E-1E4C-4DDB-A51A-223A5AA3BCC5.
     
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  9. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    There are a lot of threads in the GP that discuss this. Sorry, I don’t seem to have one bookmarked or I’d post a link. I’ve had success with thin wood veneer strips. Start with a thickness of about .010 and about 1/3 inch wide cut to the with of the neck pocket. Put it at the heel. The crazy Canuck Dave has several vids where he does it. Here’s a short one. WARNING, some of the language is NSFW or children.

     
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  10. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    I was thinking how sad it is that there is no Pontiac anymore. Or Olds. Or Saab, which GM bought and gutted.
     
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  11. More importantly Plymouth, DeSoto, and Imperial!
     
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  12. Bait and switch!
     
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  13. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    The model you got is not typical as you begin to venture across their line of offerings. I had a bolt-on model, then an Epi Blackbird, also a bolt-on. Way different... and the Classic Pro I stumbled upon is yet another story.
    I love my Fender P Bass also, but they are different animals.
     
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  14. Wait. Later?!? They moved the button from the back to the bout in the past few years? Did they think that would make it more vintage-looking? Was someone just bored? Did someone need to do *something* to look good on their annual review? Did consumers complain about a lack of neck dive?

    O, wait. Did you mean mine is later? That would make more sense.
     
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  15. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    Had to look it up. That was Larry Taylor (Canned Heat).
     
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  16. The "Monkees" nailed that song and as much as I like the Sex Pistols version, the "Monkees" did it best. But the Pistols had some great songs too.
     
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  17. F^&#*&@%^ Canadians!
     
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  18. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    ... with either Glenn Matlock or Steve Jones on bass... Sid was at best unprepared for his drafting into the fold by John Lydon. Not a player, and not a together head. Also not his fault...
     
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  19. Read some Schumpeter and celebrate the liberation of capital.
     
  20. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    And yes they did! I get the occasional razzing by a few of my contemporaries for thinking the Pistols were really just a great working-class rock band.
    Holiday in the Sun...
    E.M.I...
    God Save the Queen...
    We're So Pretty (Vacant)...
     
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