Thunderbird Club

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


  1. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    I completely agree.

    Say, have you seen the "Reflections" concerts they did, they played their first three albums in full using the period correct instruments.

    I never thought I'd feel THIS good seeing Bob and Simon wielding their Fenders again.
     
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  2. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    Yeah, I'm not one to use much live but old Phase 90 and EBS octave pedal. But lots of things sound cool at home alone, but these are the only two I find useful live for my purposes.
     
  3. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    Good point. That is a common problem.
     
  4. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Not referring to you, of course. A past band mate called all doctors 'quacks'.
     
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  5. Happy Tubesday eh!
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  6. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
     
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  7. KaraQ

    KaraQ

    Apr 19, 2020
    Sacramento, CA
    Any of you guys with a VP ever have its pickups pick up ... interference? I guess? that your other 'birds don't? :thumbsdown:
     
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  8. 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
    Love this, hope I never grow up.........

     
  9. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I've mentioned a few dozen times that our band does mostly 60s/70s rock, ballads, and some country, but this is more like what I listen to on Sirius/XM(Hair Nation, Ozzy's Boneyard, LSUG). Favorite bands of this genre would be Skorpions, Priest, Vixen, Maiden, Cinderella, etc. Would like to play some of their songs, but our crowd wouldn't go for it, plus my knees won't stand-literally-for all that movin' 'round.
     
  10. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member


    That should be the Official 2021 May 13th Thunderbird Thursday Video/Song.


    I'm never growing up. Ever.
     
  11. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    Never had a problem with either VP. Did have that problem with the 06 Gibson, however. Humbuckers that hum? This only happened when both pick ups were full on as I recall. If our rolled one of them back a little it would stop. And it was as if together they were canceling each other out. (Not the technical way to word it I don't know.) This did go away when I put GHS precision flats on it. Don't know if it was coincidence and timing or the various rounds that had previously been on it had something to do with it. It's quiet now for whatever reason. As for the VPs, I've never had them make noise even in potentially noisy situations. Unless something just started happening, you might try changing strings just for the heck of it. And that's easier than getting the old solder gun out or buying some copper shielding. I know the DR black beauties were noisy on the 06 for some reason. Again, that could be just weird timing with interference not being present any longer. Good luck figuring it out. I know they can be annoying.
     
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  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    That would be my 'Birds as well, except that the majority have Babicz bridges instead of two piece. No two piece bridges in my flock. It is a major personal failing.
     
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  13. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    I like it!
     
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  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I use velcro ties to keep cables organized and identified. Instrument cables have red ties, speaker cables have green ties. Before the ties, I used red and green electrical tape. Orange tape lets the world know whatever it is, cable or otherwise, is mine. And mic cables are numbered at each end on the orange wrap so I know what got plugged in where. Nobody who doesn't have proper training is allowed to coil them, either. There is nothing worse than a badly trained cable, unless it is a badly trained air hose. Me, anal? Nah...
     
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  15. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Cobalts may end up on the Flamingo again. Bass Burners didn't sound good to me Monday evening.
     
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  16. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

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  17. Here's some interesting Scorpions.

     
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  18. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    O-o-o-kaayy.:wideyed::unsure:
     
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  19. Nope not that I’ve noticed.
     
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  20. 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 think we can make that happen!

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