Thunderbird Club

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


  1. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    "The bass player had better tone than you. The BASS PLAYER."

    I definitely want 500 years worth of relic'ing on my Thunderbird! If it was good enough during the Inquisistion, it's good enough now!
     
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  2. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    Dude, that's built in at the factory at no extra charge!
     
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  3. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    See?
     
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  4. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Ok, so the bed is not made. :smug:

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  5. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    :laugh: With all this distressed talk going on I was thinking earlier of why not go for a bass that looked like the one Daniel Boone played as he crossed into Kentucky, but you beat by a few hundred years and it will have a cool European feel and look to it!
     
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  6. AHEM!

    Two weeks in a row @KaraQ posts a Thunderbird Thursday picture that includes the inadvertent inclusion of her pussy on a practice amp.

    To keep things equal, here is my cock.

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    Thunderbird Thursday!!
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    And gratuitous red JC for @GBassNorth
     
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  7. I was due for new headphones for paddling etc. and picked up a set of these:

    Fender Puresonic Premium Wireless Headphones | Long & McQuade (long-mcquade.com)
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    The sound is fantastic. Very clear bottom end and seem to have full range compared to other earbuds I've used.
     
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  8. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
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  9. More than any others I have used, but not so much that I am unaware of my surroundings.
     
  10. 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

    Eeerrrmmmm....... just rollin' outta the rack, Jeff?
     
  11. JIO

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

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I have one bass strung BEAD. (my Factorbird fretless) I have made two 5-string basses (for sale) but I don't play a fiver or own one otherwise. I like it as a fretless but I just don't have that much need for a B-string.
     
  12. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    :):D

    No comment V.
     
  13. 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'm actually shooting this for @Instagator, it's a pickguard that I made from some sheet styrene. Using the original as a template I scored and broke the styrene, rounded the edges, drilled and countersink for the screw holes. After airbrushing a base coat of silver primer it was given a couple coats of purple enamel which I let harden for a few days. I laid the Bird design on a lightbox with some very thin styrene over the top, I then laid masking tape on top of that and cut the design out of the tape and arranged it on the pickguard. To finish it was given several coats of white followed by 3-4 coats of clear gloss lacquer.
    Glenn, drop me a PM with your email and I'll send you the original

    Happy Thunderbird Thursday
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    It's a sexy thing, I'll never get over Thunderbirds.
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  14. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
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  15. Tooned

    Tooned

    Sep 14, 2006
    White Rock BC
    New strings came in the mail.. :thumbsup:
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  16. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
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  17. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Montreal
    Happy Thunderbird Thursday Mighty Kingdom!

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    ^^^After Many Moons in pieces, it breathes new life. I had a spark of artistic creativity & painted the "dead" tree complete with branches & roots. Sealed in Gloss, wired new Deep Sixx Epiphone Blackbird pickups to the single killswitch, Fret levelled, crowned & polished. & it plays like a dream. I honestly forgot how great this bass was to play - & am glad i had gotten it all done before my band's first album recording in mid december of 2020. Album is close to done & will be ready for release sometime this year (hoping/aiming).

    I do need to tweak my other home built bigger spector/b.c.rich inspired Torched thunderbird, & that will also be in playing order.
     
  18. 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
    Epic post, Andii :D
     
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  19. Klondike

    Klondike

    Dec 22, 2014
    Joliet, IL. USA
    can't disagree, the price kinda makes it a no go. If it came with a case, maybe but that is because it isn't a natural relic (I just cant get on with this trend of buying a pre relic'ed anything). For me, because it's been butchered, it would fall under the refin consideration.
     
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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
    The drink named after a place that we love here at Casa Veronica...........

    Rye Manhattan
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    Something Green to keep us on course.......
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