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thunderbird vs jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Jan 15, 2006.


  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    yes, this is yet another thread about me choosing my second bass.

    ive narrowed it down to 2 or 3 basses

    tokai thunderbird
    epiphone gothic thunderbird
    Fender jazz bass MIM


    i usually play rock and metal with my friends. however i also play in a big band at school.
     
  2. Lewi_wilko

    Lewi_wilko

    Mar 24, 2004
  3. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    even for metal, and other non jazz styles?
     
  4. ganga

    ganga

    Jul 14, 2005
    What is your first bass?

    I'd go with the jazz though, it's a lot more flexible tonewise than the thunderbird.

    And it does get used for metal too, so yes.
     
  5. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    my first bass isnt that good. a beginner bass with P+ J pickups

    i think its plywood or something aswell.


    can you get t-bird and P tones out of a jazz (with or without modding)
     
  6. FeelTheGroove

    FeelTheGroove

    Dec 2, 2005
    The Jazz bass is great for almost any genre, from jazz to metal and lots of stuff in between. You cant really say the same for an Epi T-bird.
     
  7. Yup you can use a jazz bass from metal, melodic metal band "Opeth's" bassist uses a Marcus Miller Jazz Bass... Jazzes sound awesome! Thery're great for everything...

    here are some metal/rock bands that used a jazz bass

    Rage Aainst The Machien
    Metallica
    Opeth
    Audioslave
    Sepultura

    there are a lot more but I forgot them :p.
     
  8. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i love commerfords tone.
    i think im going to get a jazz.
    screw thunderbirds
    :p


    Does any wiring go under the pickguard like on P basses? or could i take the pickguard off leaving just some holes
     
  9. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    In fact Metallica was pretty big on J-bass tone, Cliff stuck a J-bass bridge pickup in the bridge of his Rickenbacker, Jason used Sadowsky J basses, and Rob uses JJ Fernandes basses with EMGs.
     
  10. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i didnt know cliff (one of my fave bassists) had a j pickup. i didnt know rob had Js either (dont like him as much).

    however i did see jason do a bass solo with his sadowsky once on a video.