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Thunderbird Bass Bridge

thunderbird bass bridge

Breathe new life into your Gibson bass with the new completely redesigned Hipshot SuperTone Bass Bridge. A direct replacement unit for your Gibson 3 point bass bridge that uses your existing hole pattern. Machined out of solid aircraft quantity aluminum, the Hipshot SuperTone features complete adjustability that is easy to use: precise intonation, independent string height,string thru or top load option, and even side- to- side string spacing adjustment. Most important of all, TONE, PUNCH and SUSTAIN that will knock your socks off! Unleash the tone that is trapped in your bass with the new Hipshot Supertone Bass Bridge! *To achieve maximum tonal transference, the SuperTone is solidly fastened to your instrument. A very slight shadow of the bridge footprint may result. The gold bridge is delivered with all black hardware.

The patented Babicz FCH 3-Point four string bass bridge is a direct drop-in replacment upgrade for a standard Gibson 3-Point bass bridge. The Babicz double locking eCAM saddle offers full contact to the instruments body…improving tonality and sustain. Intonation and string height adjustments are a breeze, and these are the same bridges used on the Gibson 2015 Thunderbird and SG basses. Includes: Three mounting studs, shim plate, adjustment wrench and instructions.

There are some Thunderbird Bass Bridge the Les Paul, the SG, the Flying Vthat are instantly recognizable, their iconic shapes having long been embedded into the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts everywhere. The Gibson Thunderbird IV bass joined this distinguished lineup shortly after its introduction in 1963. The Thunderbirds 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 companys eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers.Todays thunderbird pro bass with its huge, thunderous soundis still a benchmark of innovation, functionality, and style, and continues to symbolize Gibsons drive to achieve creative excellence.

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

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

Thunderbird Gibson Bass

thunderbird gibson bass

Alnico Thunderbird Gibson Bass pickups deliver a fat, thundering rumble Blending genuine Alnico V rod magnets with their own proprietary winding methods, Gibson has ensured that this Gibson 2015 Thunderbird bass guitar will give you all of the punch and clarity that you can handle. Sporting a pair of 2-coil tap switches, this bass guitar provides you with everything from a thundering humbucker rumble to a gutsy single-coil thump.

Gibson’s 4 Cs plan ensures top-quality components
When buying diamonds, there are 4 characteristics that are used to grade or select the stones. These are known as the 4 Cs: carat, cut, clarity, and color. Gibson has implemented a similar system to grade their guitars’ components: weight, top contour, grain structure/purity, and grain figure/depth. By putting this system into action, Gibson can ensure that all of their guitars are built using top-grade materials.

Mahogany body and neck give you a warm, rich tone New Alnico V bass pickups with 2 coil tap switches give you a versatile tonal range of deep, grooving low end
New chrome 3-point full-contact adjustable bridge and Grover Shamrock tuners for tuning stability Gloss lacquer finish for a stunning appearance ,Gibson’s 4 Cs plan ensures top-quality components .

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White Thunderbird Bass

White Thunderbird Bass

The Thunderbird IV was first introduced in 1963 and instantly became one of rock’s most recognizable bass guitar designs. For almost five decades, the Thunderbird has powered artists as varied as Nikki Sixx, The Who, Kings of Leon, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan and The Silversun Pickups. Turn on your radio and you’ll hear a Thunderbird bass. Now, Epiphone takes all the vintage mojo of the original Thunderbird IV and sends it flying into the future with Gibson TB Plus humbuckers with ceramic magnets and all the ’Bird’s original styling and features intact.

The 2014 gibson thunderbird was one of the most radical designs to come out of the Gibson and Epiphone Kalamazoo factory in the early ’60s, thanks to legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich, who was asked to put a new twist on solidbody guitars and basses. The sound of the Thunderbird IV was as cutting edge as its design and now the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO returns with all of Epiphone’s first-class quality and a lifetime guarantee, but without the hassles of owning (or hiding) a vintage instrument. Case sold separately.

First off this gibson thunderbird vintage sunburst a GIbson Thunderbird, there are 2 differences, one being the neck through is 7 ply whereas the GIbson is 9 ply, and the second being that it has an Epiphone truss rod cover instead of a GIbson one. Same pickups (USA Gibson ‘buckers”) and everything else…at 1/3 the price. Classic sound, classic looks, I got the Vintage Burst and it is HOT. One thing to note for you tall bassists, I am 6’2”…you will need a very very long strap for this beast as the strap buttons are placed so that it requires it, unless of course you like to play with your bass under your armpits, then you will be ok, I found that a 60″ strap was way too short. Get this bass before it goes away, you wont be sorry. Oh, one last thing, don’t believe the whole “neck dive” thing, this ‘bird is nicely balanced and plays very comfortably

I recently bought this gibson thunderbird reverse for touring because I wanted to have a relatively cheap bass that I wouldn’t worry about getting messed up. Unfortunately for me, I was not expecting such a high quality instrument. This bass is incredible, the Gibson TB plus pickups are incredibly responsive (barely have to turn up the volume on my amp to be heard over drums), the finish (vintage sunburst) is beautiful and has a finish very similar to a Casino, the neck is slim and fast, very easy to play, and it is surprisingly light for its size. There are only two small issues with this bass worth noting. 1.) The string spacing is smaller than most basses and takes a while to get used to. 2.) The bass comes with a plastic nut like most Epiphones and will need replaced if you really want it to reach its true potential. I’m still giving this bass 5 stars because you get much more than what you pay for and the issues are easily overcome/fixed. If you’re looking for a affordable, visually striking, reliable bass, this is it. Buy it
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Gibson Bass Thunderbird

gibson bass thunderbird

One of Gibson Bass Thunderbird ’s most distinct designs meets features designed for today’s bassists! This Thunderbird Bass is part of Gibson’s 120th Anniversary and features classic nine-ply through-neck construction for an incredible playing experience, tonal punch, sustain and stability. Two mighty T-Bird Plus bass pickups and a rock-solid three-point adjustable bridge deliver anything from mellow jazz lines to rumbling rock.

Made with impeccable Gibson craftsmanship, the Thunderbird is meant to be played! The 34 inch scale fingerboard celebrates features a 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret, making it an instant collectable. Anyone who’s played a Thunderbird would agree that it is a killer addition to any bass arsenal.

gibson thunderbird купить Features :
Nine-ply mahogany and walnut through-neck construction with two solid mahogany body wings
Rosewood fingerboard with 20 jumbo frets
Acrylic pearl dot inlays and 120th Anniversary banner 12th fret inlay
Two T-Bird Plus pickups with ceramic magnets for great punch
Full 34-inch scale length
Includes vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case

Body and neck of gibson thunderbird bridge:
The core of the Gibson 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 inch bass features a rosewood fingerboard with 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 pick guard with Thunderbird graphic, black truss-rod cover with Gibson logo, and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts complete the package.

Gibson Thunderbird Pickups

gibson thunderbird pickups

The Gibson Thunderbird Pickups ’s distinct headstock stays true to Gibson’s industry-changing way of thinking. Like every Gibson headstock, the angled Thunderbird headstock is carved out of the same piece of mahogany as the neck. The angle is carefully set to 14 degrees—instead of the traditional 17 degrees—to accommodate the headstock’s radical contour and to keep pressure on the strings. The headstock’s form ensures straight string pull, which, when combined with the increased string pressure, means there is no loss of string vibration between the corian nut and the tuners, equaling better sustain. Black chrome-plated Grover bass tuners provide the necessary clearance between tuner buttons, allowing for comfortable access and uncomplicated tuning.

No guitar neck profiles are more distinguishable than the neck profiles on the Gibson models of today. The ’60s rounded bass neck profile on the Thunderbird IV is based on the more modern, slim-tapered necks most commonly associated with the Les Paul and SG models of the early 1960s. The neck is machined in Gibson’s rough mill using wood shapers to make the initial cuts. But once the fingerboard gets glued on, the rest—including the final sanding—is done by hand. That means there are no two necks with the exact same dimensions. So while it still has the basic characteristics of its respective profile, each neck will be slightly different, with a distinct but traditional feel.

The pickups on the early Gibson basses of the 1960s remained unchanged for many years, undergoing only minor cosmetic modifications from time to time, but staying true to the originals’ sonic characteristics. The pickups in today’s Thunderbird IV—two vintage-style TB Plus humbuckers—both capture and recreate the classic attributes of those early Gibson basses. The TB plus humbuckers are traditional hum-cancelling bass pickups with ceramic magnets. They are wax potted then filled with epoxy, producing a full frequency, heavy-bottom sound similar to pickups with a passive EQ, and delivering the huge, powerful bass tone the Thunderbird IV is renowned for.

white gibson thunderbird’s innovative three-way adjustable bridge and tailpiece combo is the standard for simplicity and functionality. It provides players with the ability to adjust and fine-tune the height of the Thunderbird IV’s bass strings in all directions—front, back, and side-to-side—which gives the bridge a “floating” feature, thus allowing the bass to be equipped with a variety of string gauges and multiple set-up options.

The gibson thunderbird studio 5-string’s legendary resonance, tone, and sustain is the result of anchoring the bridge directly into the body at its three adjustable points, which provides a firm seating for the strings and yields a strong union between the strings and body. Readily accessible screws make setting the intonation simple and unproblematic. To this day, Gibson’s three-way adjustable bridge remains an industry standard. It is the epitome of form and function in bass guitar bridge design.

 

Gibson Thunderbird White

gibson thunderbird white

While the original gibson thunderbird 5 made its debut in the 60s, it has found its way into the hands of famous guitar players from all walks of life since then, including Johnny Winter and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera. The 2010 updates the original Firebird, with the “though-body” neck design and hawk’s head headstock and turns up the volume an extra notch with newly-added mini-humbuckers. Also equipped with Steinberger gearless tuners, this one-of-a-kind guitar brings plenty of classic tone and vintage looks to the table.

Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin.

These “first call” instruments of vintage gibson thunderbird also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it’s not surprising that so many of Gibson’s best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there’s just no sense in messing with a good thing!

The Thunderbird’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

Classic White Finish
Mahogany Body
Mahogany and Walnut Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
24.75″ Scale Length
12″ Fretboard Radius
1.695″ Nut Width
22 Frets
495R Neck Pickup
495T Bridge Pickup
Two Volume, Two Tone Controls
Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Steinberger Gearless Tuners
Corian Nut
Chrome Hardware

Thunderbird Iv Bass

thunderbird iv bass

The Thunderbird IV was first introduced in 1963 and instantly became one of rock’s most recognizable bass guitar designs. For almost five decades, the Thunderbird has powered artists as varied as Nikki Sixx, The Who, Kings of Leon, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan and The Silversun Pickups. Turn on your radio and you’ll hear a Thunderbird bass. Now, Epiphone takes all the vintage mojo of the original Thunderbird IV and sends it flying into the future with Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers with ceramic magnets and all the ’Bird’s original styling and features intact.

The gibson thunderbirds was one of the most radical designs to come out of the Gibson and Epiphone Kalamazoo factory in the early ’60s, thanks to legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich, who was asked to put a new twist on solidbody guitars and basses. The sound of the Thunderbird IV was as cutting edge as its design and now the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO returns with all of Epiphone’s first-class quality and a lifetime guarantee, but without the hassles of owning (or hiding) a vintage instrument.

Like all Epiphone instruments, the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and soar to a new future with the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO.

Designed with a rosewood fingerboard, the Thunderbird Pro-IV assures you a great sound. This Epiphone bass guitar comes with a 7-piece walnut and maple neck delivering an amazing sustain and tone. The Epiphone T-PRO bass humbucker pickups of this Epiphone electric guitar which, when paired with distinctive sounds, produces additional variations. Featured with nickel/silver alloy frets, durability is assured with the Thunderbird Pro-IV. This Epiphone bass guitar boasts convenient tuners which let you control the settings of the guitar. The black hardware gives this Epiphone electric guitar an exceptionally stunning look. Available with an optional accessory of Epiphone Thunderbird case, you can easily carry the Thunderbird Pro-IV anywhere.

4 string maple/walnut neck thru w/ mahogany body wings Epiphone Thunderbird Pro. Also has Bartolini gibson nikki sixx thunderbird wired for passive. Battery box is still intact if you ever wanted to add active preamp. The finish is in good shape but there is a small crack in the finish around one of the pots as shown in picture usually hidden under the witch hat knobs. Also added one strap lock on the neck side of body to keep strap sturdy. Includes Epiphone hardshell case.

Bass Thunderbird

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Next year We will see the revamp of two classic Gibson Bass Thunderbird including the SG Standard and Thunderbird bass models. Each of the basses will retain many of their features with improvements including a full contact bridge, thicker and smoother rosewood fingerboards, pearl inlays, comprehensive setups, upgraded output jacks, and more robust cables for improved signal strength.

The 2015 Gibson Thunderbird steps away from the company’s standard T-bird pickups and is fitted with a new set of Alnico V pickups. The humless set has two coil tap switches to offer up eight distinct sounds. Its 9-piece laminate mahogany and walnut neck is flanked with mahogany body wings, which Gibson says offers increased sustain. The 2015 Thunderbird will come in a Vintage Sunburst finish.

Featuring a 30.5-inch scale, the 2015 SG Standard Bass is built with a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and an unbound rosewood fingerboard. The bass is loaded with a T-Bird Plus pickup in the neck position and a T-Bird Mini pickup in the bridge position for tonal versatility. Hardware includes max grip speed knobs, Grover shamrock tuners, and a 3-point adjustable bridge. The bass comes in Heritage Cherry Sunburst finished in a gloss lacquer.

The thunderbird bass club SG Standard and Thunderbird Basses will come with hardshell cases and carry street prices of $1,679 and $2,599, respectively.
Aswell as being gibson thunderbird pickup 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).

Scale: 34″
Construction: Neck-thru
Neck: 9-ply multi-laminate Mahogany/Walnut
Body: Mahogany wings
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Pickups: Alnico V bass pickups with two coil tap switches
Bridge: Full-contact three-point adjustable bridge
Case: Hardshell

Scale: 30.5″
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Unbound Rosewood
Pickups: T-Bird Plus (Neck), Vintage style T-bird mini (Bridge)
Bridge: Three-point, full-contact adjustable bridge
Tuners: Grover shamrock
Finish: Heritage Cherry in Gloss lacquer
Case: Hardshell Case included