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#2
Nah not really.

A standard Gibson thunderbird isn't really worth the money.

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#3
well that depends

if you care about your tone then it's not worth the money
if you care about comfort then it's not worth the money
if you want a tbird for the looks it's not worth the money
if you want nikki sixx to do you up the butt while singing along to "girls girls girls" but can't and you think owning his sig bass is the nearest you'll ever get then it's totally worth the money
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#5
i currently have the basic squier starter bass and i was lookin for a new one
and the nikki sixx one was one in mind
but i dontthink ill try it out now
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#7
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i currently have the basic squier starter bass and i was lookin for a new one
and the nikki sixx one was one in mind
but i dontthink ill try it out now
thkz


There's nothing wrong with trying it out(unless by try you mean buy) Some people, for some odd reason really like Thunderbirds, I'm one of them. I don't like the tone of the Nikki Sixx one, but the two Epi T-Birds(one was the goth and the others was the...normal one?) I played felt really good when I was playing them, standing and sitting. Can't hurt to try unless you drop it on your foot(which really freaking sucks)
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#8
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Can't hurt to try unless you drop it on your foot(which really freaking sucks)

To avoid that, make sure you hold onto the neck for dear life.

But anyway, why not try it? It's not going to be a good instrument, but you should always forumulate your own opinion.
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#9
It's the nicest looking thunderbird but its not as good as a regular one, comes with the strap button relocated like all new gibson thunderbirds holds off on the beck dive a bit but it doesn't have twin volume its both pickups on and the switch is just a kill switch so i wouldn't get it if u like tbirds get a regular gibson thunderbird itll be better but try all thunderbirds and a wide variety of basses but usually if it has nikki sixx's name on it it's not worth it as far as t birds go.
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#10
in short: NO
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#11
The Nikki Sixx one? No. A regular Thunderbird? Maybe, try one out. I think they released a new Thunderbird recently as a mid-range bass between the standard Epi and Gibson. Worth a look.
#12
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The Nikki Sixx one? No. A regular Thunderbird? Maybe, try one out. I think they released a new Thunderbird recently as a mid-range bass between the standard Epi and Gibson. Worth a look.

if you want a t-bird, go with that one.
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#13
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well that depends

if you care about your tone then it's not worth the money
if you care about comfort then it's not worth the money
if you want a tbird for the looks it's not worth the money
if you want nikki sixx to do you up the butt while singing along to "girls girls girls" but can't and you think owning his sig bass is the nearest you'll ever get then it's totally worth the money

LMFAO
the neck size was the only thing i liked on that bass. the tone was weak.

off topic, anyone know of any shops that sells the new epi thru neck thunderbird??
#14
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LMFAO
the neck size was the only thing i liked on that bass. the tone was weak.

off topic, anyone know of any shops that sells the new epi thru neck thunderbird??

I assume you mean this?
http://www.dv247.com/invt/61527/

It's not for sale anywhere yet I don't think, give it a month.
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#15
I hate the thunderbird bashing but thats just how people are,....

anyway, its all preferance. If you think you'll like it get it and if you dont sell it.

Personally i like mine
#16
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I hate the thunderbird bashing but thats just how people are,....

anyway, its all preference. If you think you'll like it play it and if you dont buy it.

Personally i like mine



Fixed

Yes but don't just blindly buy something without playing it regardless of what people say

Case in point I tried out a Squier VM jazz bass(which is held in high regard) and found I liked the Ibanez SRX bass better....

But go for the new natural t-bird...Its very awesome
#17
^You fixed it wrong O.o

And as far as I recall, it has one 'volume' knob. Cool attitude and all; 'I get all the tone from these babies *wiggles fingers*' but a bit of mid boost, pickup blending, goes a long way.
Don't get it.
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#18
I played an original blackbird, in a music go round. I was impressed with the design and colour scheme. I thumped for a while and wanted to see if I could improve it. But I couldn't!!! The thing only had a toggle switch!! on or off. No tone, no volume, NOTHING!
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#19
There's a word that we have for when a company makes an instrument with two pickups but no way whatsoever to choose between them or blend them.

That word is "retarded".
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#20
I would not. I wouldn't take it free (actually I would, I wouldn't have to bring in fire wood from the shed for at most a day).
#22
fenders a worth the money.
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#23
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There's a word that we have for when a company makes an instrument with two pickups but no way whatsoever to choose between them or blend them.

That word is "retarded".

Or "Ibanez."

Three times.
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#24
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Or "Ibanez."

Three times.

and those instruments by Ibanez... are retarded.

not tone knobs either.
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#25
But... knobs that do things are so un-metal! What, do you expect people to actually LIVE what they do, instead of pretentiously following current typical fashion and stage move trends?

You can't be metal if you don't look it or play so stupidly hard and sloppy that you turn your knobs (that are already inches away from the strings) down.

I mean look at this guy - he wouldn't know metal if he got hit in the head with something made of the same namesake material:
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#26
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But... knobs that do things are so un-metal! What, do you expect people to actually LIVE what they do, instead of pretentiously following current typical fashion and stage move trends?

You can't be metal if you don't look it or play so stupidly hard and sloppy that you turn your knobs (that are already inches away from the strings) down.

you are right. let me grow my hair out and start using a pick because I can't play chords without it!
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#27
I mean look at that pic I posted. Look how not-below-the-knees that dude's bass is. He's not making a grumbly face and isn't covered in scary tattoos. Hell, he looks like some old manservant!
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#28
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I mean look at that pic I posted. Look how not-below-the-knees that dude's bass is. He's not making a grumbly face and isn't covered in scary tattoos. Hell, he looks like some old manservant!

he probably helped write the Barney song, stupid old people and their major scales.
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#29
Old manservant? Geezer Butler? No? Nothing at all?
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#30
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Old manservant? Geezer Butler? No? Nothing at all?

I knew who it was.

that just hinted at it, I found it a wee bit amusing, but not too particularly humorous.
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#32
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don't do it. ever. get a fender and save yourself the hassle


how about the TS do something better/smarter than getting a fender or a TB and get an Ibanez.
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#33
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How dare you mock Butler...he invented metal!

we are mocking bad metal players.

it may be a little advanced
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#34
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How dare you mock Butler...he invented metal!

Exactly. If the dude that invented metal can hold his bass properly, look proper, and have all his knobs, why does everyone have to forcably look the part?

And what do you have against blatant sarcasm?
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#35
If Thunderbirds float your boat, then the Epi Blackbird is excellent value for money, since the pickups are essentially the same as Gibson T-Birds, the action etc.. is the same and it has the strap button in a sensible place. The price difference is about 600 sterling (probably the same in $) and for that price you can easily repaint it or replace the pickguard if you don't rate the all-black finish.
The fact remains that it is a T-Bird. There are better basses, but the Blackbird is cheap enough to make it a decent competitor.
#36
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If Thunderbirds float your boat, then the Epi Blackbird is excellent value for money, since the pickups are essentially the same as Gibson T-Birds, the action etc.. is the same and it has the strap button in a sensible place. The price difference is about 600 sterling (probably the same in $) and for that price you can easily repaint it or replace the pickguard if you don't rate the all-black finish.
The fact remains that it is a T-Bird. There are better basses, but the Blackbird is cheap enough to make it a decent competitor.

prices dropped to 20 dollars?
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#38
Yes, you can go to TalkBass, where putting elastic bands on popsicle strings and sticking it up your ass is a great, wonderful choice as good as any other... as long as some old senior member does it.
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#40
Any bass... or pretty much thing in general, that calls a little metal bit for you to hook your finger on an "Opti-grab" is just going to dissapoint in the long run, in my oppinion... It's a bit like calling an ashtray pickup cover a "Will Definately get you a Blowjob Cover", only has one word that applies
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