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Gibson 2015 Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar  

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The Gibson 2015 Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar offers what most bassists crave: incredible style and sustain. The 9-ply multi-laminate neck goes ri...Click To Read More About This Product

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Mega sustain and updated pickups in a commanding package.

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
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
Hardshell case on all models

  • Body: Mahogany wings
  • Neck: 9-ply multi laminate neck thru mahogany/walnut neck
  • Nut: Zero Fret Nut with adjustable action
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 34"
  • Inlays: Pearl
  • Pickups: New Alnico V bass pickups with two coil tap switches
  • Hardware: Full-contact three-point adjustable bridge
  • Pickguard: Removable LP pickguard with no screws needed
  • Case: Hardshell

2015 is an excellent Gibson vintage. Order yours today.


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By Sad Bird

from Chicago, IL

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  • Good Feel


  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

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    Comments about Gibson 2015 Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar:

    Gibson's quality craftsmanship has been suffering for years, and this is no exception. The three of these I've played at my local guitar stores have all had finish imperfections (particularly where the fretboard meets the body). The sound out of these pickups is really disappointing despite the comfortable neck feel and improved (though unnecessary) bridge upgrade. Despite the switching options, the tone is relatively flat and, while hot, lacks definition and clarity. There's presumably more versatility here, but that's not what a Tbird player is looking for...

    More to the point, however, is that Gibson is totally out of touch with their customer base. The appeal of the Thunderbird bass is the original pickups, the fast neck, and the solid construction. Rather than add pole pickups with switching, bring back the original Alnico blades that EVERYONE has been requesting for decades. Reissue the '66 T-birds (both the II and IV models) and regain some credibility.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great bass

    By Ducati Dave

    from Uk


    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics


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        Comments about Gibson 2015 Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar:

        Played with a pick sounds fantastic , versatile, yet still classic tones , poor finish but hey don't let that stop you

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