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Thunderbird Club

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


  1. My understanding is that the engineers were more concerned with straight jack versus 90 degree angle jack tone, rather than the coiled cable versus straight cable tone controversy that plagues us bassists. :smug:
     
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  2. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    makes sense, they probably sweep Switchcraft, Neutrik, Amphenol...(and others) parameters as well...:D
     
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  3. I believe that is true as well. Thanks for catching that! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    OH! Well, in that case.....:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Wisdom from Nita Strauss' T-shirts
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  6. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    It simulates a 10' cable but actuates removal of an additional $20 from your bank account.

    Battery life on the BOSS is 'up to' 12 hrs - way longer than the cheap units which are 3-5 hrs.
     
  7. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    I really don’t notice a difference with my bad ears.
     
  8. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    nice Firebird action....
     
  9. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    They never got much notice here. Like so many from Oz, record company ignored them. Multiple lineup changes probably didn’t help. I only recall hearing them a bit in the mid-eighties then forgotten. Sad to hear.
     
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    He has a bit of Mark Hollis in his voice.

     
  11. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    God. Please just "get" the coil thing. :rollno:
     
  12. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Nice grindy tone on that P-bass.
     
  13. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I had a coiled cord back in the day - they look cool and all but when they get old they get tangled and mis-shaped. I'll appreciate from the audience. :)
     
  14. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    I love the guy. He stole the show in the movies. To me, he is the epitome of a great drummer. Steady beat with tasteful fills. Like Fleetwood, he is so much an important part of the band’s sound.
     
  15. It just rolls off a little high end, so depending on the rest of your gear, it’s negligible.
    The G30 actually works as a buffer at the front of my pedalboard so I don’t have to be concerned with any of the pedals loading down the bass pickups.
    And it has lots of dynamic range.
     
  16. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    Great tune, love this band.
     
  17. Agreed! Kinda like Bill Wyman. Not a flashy technical player, but played stuff that fit and gave the his band a signature sound/groove.
     
  18. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I heard a radio piece on Morrissey - apparently he's huge in Mexico.
     
  19. Yup!

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  20. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    Huh. Probably so, but I’m only an at home player now and concentrate on other things. I actually use them in the three places I practice. My G30s just work. At least so long as I remember to turn the transmitter off when I’m done...
     

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