1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Thunderbird Club

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


  1. Nice! How do you like it?
     
    RedVee, dagrev, MCF and 1 other person like this.
  2. RayWithFlats

    RayWithFlats

    Mar 22, 2020
    on the 1
    That’s ex-Pavement bassist Mark Ibold, I’m assuming he’s there to hold down the low end and free up Kim to go nuts in places. He did a similar thing in Pavement, the two guitars were usually in non-standard tunings and often played simple intertwining melody lines so he had to hold things down. Sounds like I’m damning him with faint praise but I loved Pavement and Mark was the perfect bassist for the band.
     
  3. FlyingPigSound

    FlyingPigSound Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Bartlett, IL
    A little fracus on the Facebook Thunderbird Bass Players Group over putting “Gibson” truss rod covers on Epiphone Thunderbirds yesterday / last night. It got pretty rude, and at least one person was banned and most of the posts were deleted by admins...
     
    Miles_ONeal, RedVee, MCF and 2 others like this.
  4. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Wow! The things ppl lose their :poop: over. WT7 difference does it make-to anyone that matters?
    disclaimer:I don't/won't do FB.
     
    Butcherboy, RedVee, dagrev and 5 others like this.
  5. Back when I did repairs, a guy brought in a Les Paul Goldtop that was really beat up. The headstock break was probably number 2. I got some mahogany and replaced the headstock. Used a scarf joint that ran to about the third fret.
     
    Miles_ONeal, RedVee, dagrev and 3 others like this.
  6. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    MCF, GBassNorth and PillO like this.
  7. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Second base/bass.
     
    MCF, GBassNorth, PillO and 1 other person like this.
  8. Yeah the VP is a long beast, but your NR is even longer right?
    I want to have fun when I play, not be worrying about my vintage treasure.
     
    RedVee, dagrev, MCF and 2 others like this.
  9. Two bass players can work to great effect. Girls Against Boys had two.

     
    Miles_ONeal, MCF, GBassNorth and 2 others like this.
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Oh I love the 'two bass players' concept :bassist::bassist: and have played in sessions with that scenario - just couldn't hear the need to have another in that particular performance.
     
    MCF, GBassNorth, PillO and 1 other person like this.
  11. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Yeah the NR is just over 52"/132 cm at its longest point to point.
     
    MCF, GBassNorth and PillO like this.
  12. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I'm sure Epiphone never considered that would be a 'thing'... hummm, wonder if the makers of Gibson T-bird tr covers are getting a kick-back from Epi... :D
     
    dagrev, Engle, MCF and 2 others like this.
  13. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    can't think of any other band with 2 bass players...
     
    Engle, MCF, GBassNorth and 1 other person like this.
  14. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    It seems to me that the only people seeing the swap who would know the difference would know the difference. And either not GAF or chuckle. It ain't gonna impress the audience one way or t'other.
     
    RedVee, dagrev, MCF and 3 others like this.
  15. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I saw Ornette Coleman years ago and he had two bass players and two drummers. I personally don't know of other examples but it's something I've always wanted to put together myself.
     
  16. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I love the whole 'I'm impressing the audience' with this or that gear - :laugh:
     
    dagrev, Nocturnal, Engle and 3 others like this.
  17. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Yeah, since ~85% of them don't know why one of the "guitars" is bigger.
     
  18. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I was in a very short-lived 7 or 8(?) piece band mostly on tenor sax, but on "Parchman Farm" we used 2 basses moving opposite from the root. Interesting effect that was totally wasted on our crowd. Most of whom were also totally wasted.
     
    Miles_ONeal, Gaolee, RedVee and 4 others like this.
  19. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    OMG. Squier has come out with a mini P bass that has a 1.5" nut. Hmm, FSO EB-0? :wacky:
     
    RedVee, Nocturnal, MCF and 2 others like this.
  20. FlyingPigSound

    FlyingPigSound Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Bartlett, IL
    If I do see an Epi TBird with a Gibby TRS, it’s usually a Vintage Pro.
    I get that the Gibson logo MIGHT look a little cooler than the Epiphone logo, or the color of the font might not be what you prefer, but to me it seems a waste of $45-60 (or $800ish for one eBay listing) for a TRS that nobody will see. For me my band, being Gibson guys, would give me the evil eye and would probably laugh as I pull my VP out of my clearly labeled “Epiphone” hardshell case...
    But to each their own, right?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.