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Gibson USA Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Thunderbird 4-String Electric Bass   

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As the fierce four-string partner to the Firebird guitar line introduced in 1963, the Thunderbird bass has long been a stylish alternative”both onsta...Read More

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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, neck-through 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' hot-stamped with a gold T-Bird logo and œ50th Anniversary 1963-2013. Add it up, and it' both a fitting tribute to a special anniversary, and a thunderous way to lay down the rumble in any style of music.

Body and neck
The core of this exceptional bass lies in its œthrough 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' 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.

Pickups and electronics
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.

Hardware and plastics
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.

An amazing golden edition of a four-string classic.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body in stunning Bullion Gold finish
  • Neck-through Mahogany neck with comfortable, rounded profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Thunderbird Bass pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Three-point bass bridge with adjustable saddles

All that glitters on this bird is truly gold. Order today!

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GibsonUSA Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Thunderbird 4-String Electric Bass
 
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5.0

Absolutely the best sounding bass ever!

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from Virginia, USA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Gorgeous finish
  • Plenty of punch
  • Smooth Sound
  • Solid Electronics
  • Superb craftsmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson USA Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Thunderbird 4-String Electric Bass:

    I have many different guitars and basses, but this one is by far the best sounding bass I have ever owned. You have to hear it to believe it. The sound is smooth, but it carries a huge punch when needed.

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