Gibson Thunderbird Bass White

gibson thunderbird bass white

The Gibson Thunderbird Bass White ’s unique “reversed” zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, enlisted by Gibson to bolster the guitar lines of the early ’60s and help solidify the company’s eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers.Today’s Thunderbird IV—with its huge, thunderous sound—is still a benchmark of innovation, functionality, and style, and continues to symbolize Gibson’s drive to achieve creative excellence.

The 2014 model features solid mahogany body and wings, 9-ply multi laminate mahogany/walnut neck, rosewood fingerboard with the extra-special 120th anniversary banner on the 12th fret, max grip speed knobs, extra large strap button, graph tech nut, 34″ scale, T-Bird Plus pickups, black chrome hardware and 3-point adjustable bridge. Mahogany wings 9-ply multi laminate neck thru mahogany/walnut neck Rosewood fingerboard with 120th anniversary banner 34” scale Electronics: T-Bird Plus pickups Black Chrome hardware 3-Point adjustable bridge

The Gibson Thunderbird Non Reverse Electric Bass Guitar is a classic four string that will provide soaring tones and thundering lows to the modern bassist! With classic asymmetrical offset body lines, cutting-edge hardware and a pair of the four-string world’s best sounding pickups, the Thunderbird Non Reverse bass will take you from rock, to pop, to jazz, to blues, to fusion with equal fluency.

This full-sized bass with a scale length of 34 inches has supreme playability you have come to expect from Gibson USA. The Thunderbird bass is primed for the demands of modern music, and it looks stunning in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, enhanced by black-plated hardware and solid-black pickup covers.

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Thunderbird Bass For Sale

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Power, Tone, and Soaring of Thunderbird Bass For Sale Looks! The 2014 Thunderbird Bass is the roaring four-string partner to the Firebird guitar line introduced in 1963, and its soaring looks, thundering tone, and solid, full scale playability make this an exceptional value in a handcrafted, made-in-America bass. Vintage SunburstView larger 2014 Available FinishesView larger Body and neck The core of the 2014 Thunderbird Bass lies in its “through neck” construction, with the neck and central body section fashioned from the same rugged nine-ply mahogany and walnut tonewood blank for unparalleled strength and sustain. Two solid mahogany body wings complete the distinctive Thunderbird look. This full-scale 34” bass features a rosewood fingerboard that carries 20 jumbo frets, acrylic pearl dot inlays, and a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret. Pickups and electronics The firm sonic foundation of the Thunderbird Bass cranks through a pair of superbly versatile contemporary T-Bird Plus bass pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity. Individual volume controls and a master tone control let you blend the pickups for a wide range of sounds.

Hardware A three-point T-Bird bridge in black chrome provides a rock-solid anchor at the body end for maximum resonance and sustain, with black chrome tuners at the stylish four-in-line headstock. A white pickguard with Thunderbird graphic, black truss-rod cover with Gibson logo, and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts complete the package.

Protective Case The 2014 Thunderbird Bass comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual. About Gibson USA Gibson USA continues the tradition of innovation, premium quality, and made-in-America hand-craftsmanship that started in 1894. Although their flagship Les Paul is the most iconic guitar in history, other innovative guitars and basses have become standards in their own right—like the SG, Explorer, Flying V, and Firebird. Gibson instruments are truly “American made, world played. ” Thunderbird Bass at a Glance 34”-scale-length bassDelivers anything from mellow jazz lines to rumbling rockTwo mighty T-Bird Plus bass pickupsRock-solid three-point adjustable bridge120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret

Gibson USA continues to raise the bar of Quality, Prestige and Innovation with the new line up of 2015 guitars. All Gibson USA guitars except for the Les Paul Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG will ship with the G-Force tuning system. Among many of the added features is the new Zero Fret Nut which is a patented applied for nut that has adjustable action capabilities. The new Tune-O-Matic Bridge features a hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments. All guitars receive a professional set up with accurate intonation, and a new PLEK program with 27% lower fret wire.

 

 

Thunderbird Bass Players

Thunderbird Bass PlayersLaunched in 1963, the Thunderbird Bass Players  has long been a favourite of bass players looking for something a little bit different thanks to its outlandish shape and through-neck build. The likes of Nikki Sixx, Duff McKagan and Krist Novoselic have all favoured the bassy beast over the years, and in recognition of its mighty low-end prowess, Gibson’s 50th Anniversary model is finished in Bullion Gold.

As the fierce four-string partner to the Firebird guitar line introduced in 1963, the Thunderbird bass has long been a stylish alternative—both onstage and in the studio—for adventurous bassists, Now Gibson USA celebrates the Golden Anniversary of this raging tone monster with a stunning tribute to the breed: the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass.

Thunderbird style, “through-neck” construction, a pair of mighty T-Bird Bass pickups and a rock-solid Thunderbird three-point bridge make the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass the most playable and best-sounding bass on the scene. This commemorative bass wears a gorgeous Bullion Gold finish in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and a pick guard that’s hot-stamped with a gold T-Bird logo and “50th Anniversary 1963-2013.” Add it up, and it’s both a fitting tribute to a special anniversary, and a thunderous way to lay down the rumble in any style of music.

The core of this exceptional bass lies in its “through neck” construction, with the neck and body core crafted from the same rugged multi-ply mahogany tone wood blank for unparalleled strength and sustain. It takes more work to build a bass this way, but the effort pays off in every aspect of the instrument’s feel and response. Two solid mahogany body wings complete the iconic Thunderbird package, which cuts a figure recognized on stages the world over. The neck is carved to a comfortably rounded profile that measures 0.790″ at the 1st fret and 0.930″ at the 12th. It is topped with a 20-fret fingerboard made from Grade-A rosewood, inlaid with pearlod dot position markers.

The firm sonic foundation of the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass is cranked through a pair of extremely versatile contemporary T-Bird Bass pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity. Individual volume controls and a master tone control let you blend pickups as desired for a wide range of sounds.

Strings are anchored at the body end by a rock-solid three-point Thunderbird bridge with individually adjustable saddles, and high-quality Grover tuners at the headstock—all gold-plated to match the commemorative look of the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Its black plastic pickguard is hot-stamped in gold with the Thunderbird image and anniversary years.

 

Goth Thunderbird Bass

Goth Thunderbird Bass

The Goth Thunderbird Bass  guitar has great looks, action and tone. Classic Thunderbird lines are executed with a mahogany body and 34″-scale hard maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and Gothic inlay at the 12th fret. The pickguard is dressed up with a Celtic cross while the black-on-black hardware and satin black finish give it a decidedly dark demeanor. Two Thunderbird Plus pickups provide appropriate growl. Case sold separately.

This specially assembled package not only gives you an Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar and an Epiphone Studio 15B bass amplifier to lay down grooves with, but quality accessories to properly play it and safely store it.

The Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar has great looks, action, and tone. Classic Thunderbird lines are executed with a mahogany body and 34″-scale hard maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and Gothic inlay at the 12th fret. The pickguard is dressed up with a Celtic cross while the black-on-black hardware and satin black finish give it a decidedly dark demeanor. Two Thunderbird Plus pickups provide appropriate growl.

The Epiphone All-Access Thunderbird Bass Amp Pack features the Epiphone Studio 15B bass amplifier and comes with all the accessories you need to get started right. The amp has an 8″ bass speaker, 15W of power, and a sharp black and chrome look. The accessories include a gig bag that perfectly fits the Goth Thunderbird bass, headphones for silent practice, a quartz digital tuner, premium strap, and 20-foot premium cable.

Features :

Mahogany body
34″-scale hard maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
1-1/2″ nut width
Gothic inlay at the 12th fret
Celtic cross on pickguard
Black hardware
2 Thunderbird Plus pickups
Case sold separately

Custom Thunderbird Bass

Custom Thunderbird Bass

Welcome to Mike Lull Custom Guitars! We are a custom bass and guitar manufacturer and guitar repair shop located just outside of Seattle in Bellevue, Washington. Mike Lull has been building and repairing guitars and basses for over 35 years and hand-builds every instrument that bears his name to this day.

What is our main goal here at Mike Lull Custom Thunderbird Bass ? To build you your dream bass or guitar that you quite simply LOVE to play!We are highly respected luthiers, having built and repaired instruments for many well-known artists, including our above-mentioned signature artists. Despite the high quality of our work, our shop is not intimidating and we welcome guitar players of all stripes to stop by the shop for a free instrument assessment.While the instruments we build are solid body electrics, we are also an outstanding acoustic guitar repair shop, able to repair, upgrade and restore guitars of all kinds and vintages. See our repairs page for more details.

The Gibson Thunderbird was launched in 1963 as a response to the long-scale solid-bodied Fender basses that were doing so well at the time (Fender Jazz and Precision). This was a high end instrument, and retailed at slightly more than Fenders offerings. In Gibsons July 1963 pricelist the Thunderbird II was $260 and the IV was $335, compared to $229.50 for a Fender Precision and $279.50 for the Jazz.

Aswell as being Gibsons first long scale bass, it had their first fully-adjustable bass bridge, and was the first Gibson bass to utilize neck-through construction. This idea had first been used on an electric bass six years earlier by Rickenbacker (the 4000 bass), and consisted of one central piece of wood spanning the entire lenth of the instrument, and ‘wings’ glued to the sides to make the body. This contrasted the seperate neck and body approach of most guitar makers who normally glued (Gibson) or bolted (Fender) the neck to the body.

The central wood was raised slightly and accomodated tuners, pickups, bridge and the tailpiece. Having the entire length of the strings vibrating on one peice of wood increases sustain, and has added strength for long necks. It is a technique still widely used today on higher end guitars and basses; most notably Rickenbacker and B.C. Rich (and many more besides). The mahogany wings were glued on using a V-shaped notch and groove arangement. This construction method is unchanged in todays Thunderbird IVs (though slightly different woods are now used).

Thunderbird Bass Review

Thunderbird Bass Review

I ordered my bag about four days ago and it arrived yesterday morning. It appears to be exactly as advertised and in quality and construction very similar to Roadrunner gig bags that I’ve bought from Guitar Center. Zippers and seams appear durable, or at least as durable as you should expect from a soft gig bag. Not a whole lot of padding but enough to protect your Tbird from basic wear and tear. Of course if you’re not going to be careful with your equipment and really want some protection you should be purchasing the hardshell of Thunderbird Bass Review case.

On the other hand if you’re looking for a reasonably priced gigbag you’ve found the right product. It is available at a very reasonable price, is comparable to other gigbags on the market (No worst than the Roadrunner gigbag I have for my Yamaha), and will likely arrive promptly. The two zipper compartments on the front of the bag are nice, plenty big enough for a few accessories (a couple guitar cables and my Snark pedal fit without any problems), and I’m confident that the shoulder straps on the back of the bag will remain securely attached (they appear sturdy). Assuming there are no technical malfunctions this product (especially considering the pricing and alternatives) is definitely a five star. I’ll be sure to update my review and change ratings if I have any technical issues in the coming weeks.

I bought this bass second hand but it wasn’t really used that much, it was almost new. The bass was made in China, I don’t know the year. It’s a Thunderbird style bass. It has alder body, 34 inch scale length, maple set neck with rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, two passive humbucker pickups, two volume controls and one tone control. The bridge doesn’t look similar to Gibson/Epiphone Thunderbird bridge, but that might be a good thing because I have heard that people don’t like Gibson Thunderbird bridges. I like the way it looks, mine is black which I prefer to sunburst (which is the other available finish).

Featurewise it has all that I need. The only thing I would consider as a downside is the neck heaviness. You’ll get used to it though. Also the neck is pretty big, fat and wide compared to other basses I have tried. It might feel a bit different to play. I don’t consider it as a good or bad thing. I find it easy to play, though slapping on this bass seems harder. I think the neck feels better than my friend’s Squier VM Precision and the Ibanezes (SR300 and GSR200) we have at our school.

Tokai Thunderbird Bass

Tokai Thunderbird Bass

I checked out the gibson thunderbird ราคา but being realistic look at the price! Im on the road four nights a week but I am not made of money. The Tokai is imho as good and represents good value for money.I would definately buy another should it be stolen.I think a case should be included in the price though as it wont fit conventional cases/gig bags. Worth mentioning is the ‘coolness’ factor of this bass.I feel good on stage with the shape and sound of it, its a complete package that gets you noticed! Ive had loads of nice comments. Buy one now you wont be disappointed!

Rare Tokai Thunderbird Bass Love Rock Thunderbird Bass Set Neck. Rosewood Fingerboard. 2 PAF Vintage MKII pickups. Tokai Guitars are notoriously known for their superb quality, construction, great tone and a fair sticker price. One owner with new Gig Bag.This is a very wonderful Bass. Not a high dollar piece, but a superb piece for the fair money. Actually, a super Bass for the money…!! Not a lot of these floating around. It is in excellent condition! So check out the close up pics. She does plays like a dream and sounds pretty darn good..! The frets and action are great. She’s in a real honest great condition.

No repairs. She weighs in at 9 pounds. I would say she’s darn near a 10 condition…!!! It comes with the real nice gigbag. She plays real good and sounds real darn good…!! Plain and straight up, she’s a real nice sounding Tokai Bass in this condition and is built like a brick S/H, and that’s a fact…!!! Call for a hands on description.Please note, we have a three day return policy on this item. Please contact us for all “INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES.” We prefer personal/corporate checks, C/C’s, M.O.’s, certified checks, bank wire transfers, but take all forms of payment.

Bass Gibson Thunderbird

4.0.1It was a wild-looking Bass Gibson Thunderbird in ’63 and still is today. This version combines the reverse body and headstock styling of the original with Gibson’s proven set-neck construction. Made in the U.S. of mahogany and equipped with grover tuners, 2 TB plus ceramic humbuckers. A classic thumper with a strong alternative vibe. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

This is the perfect metal and rock bass. I have been playing for around 4 years, and use Peavy and G-K amps only. I played this once before buying and knew it was the one. The looks. The sound. The feel. It was like when I met my girlfriend. I knew it was the one. If it were stolen, I would cry, and buy a new one right away. I don’t slap much, but I know how, so if I’m ever in a slappy mood, I must retreat to the old Ibanez. My favorite feature is the look of the body. It reminds my of the ’80s. My real complaint is a lack of tonal versitility. Both pickups sound about the same, and there is only one tone knob. It should have a master volume, pickup blender, tone for each pickup, and a low, high, mid EQ. My custom Fender has this in 5 knobs, and it takes up little space. In closing, I’d like to give Gibson an A++ on this bass and compliment them on making a monster of an axe. Good job, guys

The core of the 2014 Thunderbird Bass lies in its “through neck” construction, with the neck and central body section fashioned from the same rugged nine-ply mahogany and walnut tonewood blank for unparalleled strength and sustain. Two solid mahogany body wings complete the distinctive Thunderbird look. This full-scale 34” bass features a rosewood fingerboard that carries 20 jumbo frets, acrylic pearl dot inlays, and a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret.

The firm sonic foundation of the Thunderbird Bass cranks through a pair of superbly versatile contemporary T-Bird Plus bass pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity. Individual volume controls and a master tone control let you blend the pickups for a wide range of sounds.

A three-point T-Bird bridge in black chrome provides a rock-solid anchor at the body end for maximum resonance and sustain, with black chrome tuners at the stylish four-in-line headstock. A white pickguard with Thunderbird graphic, black truss-rod cover with Gibson logo, and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts complete the package.

Features :

Mahogany body with reversed Thunderbird design
Mahogany neck with rounded profile
Rosewood fretboard with pearloid dots
34″ scale length
20 frets
Corian nut
Chrome hardware
Brass bridge
Grover tuners
2 TB Plus ceramic humbuckers
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone

Gibson Thunderbird Ebony

Gibson Thunderbird Ebony

The new Gibson Thunderbird Ebony powered articulates the rich timbre of the tonewoods exquisitely pickups fitted in the middle and bridge positions. Control comes in the form of individual volume pots for each pickup, and a master tone control. The fat yet controlled output of these beauties is staggering, offering a weighty blast that can be tempered using the control pots. In addition to the controls there are two coil-tap switches, furthering the already incredible tonal versatility offered by this heavenly instrument. By tweaking the individual pickup volume controls, and master tone, a wide variety of tones from big, full and earth shaking, to punchy and articulate can be created.

The new full contact three-point bridge is very easy to adjust, and provides a stable anchor point for each string whilst maintaining intonation. No matter how aggressively you attack the strings, you can rest assured that this workhorse will back you up every step of the way.To top things off, a Gibson hard case is included to keep your Thunderbird protected, wherever your music may take you.

The Gibson USA 2015 Thunderbird electric bass guitar is a masterful partnership of power and versatility. Whether you’re a graceful fingerboard wizard, or prefer to play at full throttle throughout every gig, the Thunderbird matches everyone’s playing style. Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned pro, you’ll wonder how you ever got this far without one.

Professional set up-Accurate intonation, new PLEK program, 27% lower fret wire
Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with new oil treatment,One piece thicker rosewood fingerboard,Pearl inlays return on all product,More robust cables change from 28 awg to 26 awg for improved signal.

New improved jack design for uninterrupted signal/No Satin or Vintage Gloss finishes : All sku’s will be gloss lacquer/New removable LP pick guard with no screws needed/In honor of Les Paul’s 100th birthday all LP and SG guitars will carry the 100 logo on the headstock ,Les Paul Hologram-For authenticity and a tribute to the man .

 

Gibson Thunderbird Black

gibson thunderbird black

To equip the 50th Anniversary Gibson Thunderbird Black with the instantly recognizable thump you’d expect from a versatile bass, Gibson went with the tried-and-true combination of a mahogany body and a 3-piece mahogany neck-through design topped with a rosewood fingerboard. This gives you an amazing balance of chest-pounding resonance, the fast response you need to pull off percussive bass lines, and epic sustain. And thanks to its narrow 1.6″ nut, you don’t have to have massive hands to rock out with a 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass.

Bass humbuckers deliver earth-shaking bass tone Gibson Thunderbird Black
For absolutely massive bass tone, the Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass comes with a pair of T-Bird Plus humbuckers. Gibson designed these pickups with ceramic magnets to give you punch and clarity. The rest of the band will love your bass’s driving punch and tight bottom end, which lets you drive home the rhythm without drowning out the stage. You’ll keep the band rocking all night with the Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass.

The Gibson 2015 Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar offers what most bassists crave: incredible style and sustain. The 9-ply multi-laminate neck goes right through to the bridge, letting notes ring uniterrupted by neck joints and shims. Electronics benefit from Gibson’s new Alnico V pickups that offer humless performance and coil-tapping switches for expanded tones to match any musical genre. This Thunderbird features all of the 2015 updates including an improved bridge and smoother fingerboard. Comes with hardshell case.

All 2015 Gibson models benefit from some important upgrades:
G-Force on all guitars except LP Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG
Zero Fret Nut- Patent applied for nut with adjustable action
New wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side) for increased playing comfort
New tune-o-matic bridge featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments

The Gibson USA 2015 Thunderbird electric bass guitar delivers the awesome features we’ve come to expect from this enigmatic model, alongside with some new appointments that make it even better than ever.

A feature of the Thunderbird’s design that sets it apart from many other basses, is its thru-neck construction, giving greater length for the strings to resonate along and generate miles of sustain that adds to its uncompromising power. The 2015 model retains this with a maple and walnut laminated neck-thru construction, shaped to a comfortable rounded profile that allows you to glide along it effortlessly. A rosewood fingerboard – set to a beefy 34″ scale length – is married to the neck, adorned with dot position inlays to help guide your way. Each side of the neck is fitted with mahogany, body ‘wings’. The combination of the neck and body tonewoods provides a solid platform for the instrument’s ‘thunderous’ tone. The Thunderbird’s distinctive lines are finished in a sublime vintage sunburst.