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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #165 on: December 02, 2017, 01:53:14 PM »
I'm a sucker for neck pickups only too.
Rob's got a good one in the works.
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #166 on: December 02, 2017, 01:57:18 PM »
I'm a sucker for neck pickups only too.

Like a good P bass.  ;)

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #167 on: December 02, 2017, 01:59:52 PM »
Or an EB-0.  8)

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #168 on: December 02, 2017, 04:42:09 PM »
Or an RD I know... :vader:
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #169 on: December 03, 2017, 03:47:21 AM »
The release of the Epiphone Vintage Pro Thunderbird has been postponed in Europe. New release date is  2 - 5 february 2018...
Maybe they can't handle the demand?

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #170 on: December 03, 2017, 06:14:13 AM »
The release of the Epiphone Vintage Pro Thunderbird has been postponed in Europe. New release date is  2 - 5 february 2018...

This is why the UK voted for Brexit. We all get our Thunderbirds next week. LOL.  :sad:

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #171 on: December 03, 2017, 07:37:05 AM »
I'm a sucker for neck pickups only too.

What neck pickup?

...Oh Alanko beat me to the punch on that one. ...Wait, I'm not actually sure what he was going for there.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #172 on: December 03, 2017, 07:49:04 AM »
This is why the UK voted for Brexit. We all get our Thunderbirds next week. LOL.  :sad:

I don't think so Alan. I found it on a british site (www.gear4music.com)
https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Epiphone-Thunderbird-Vintage-Pro-Electric-Bass-Alpine-White/1X0O

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #173 on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:35 AM »
The release of the Epiphone Vintage Pro Thunderbird has been postponed in Europe. New release date is  2 - 5 february 2018...
Maybe they can't handle the demand?

They keep postponing it here in the US as well. A few have trickled out, but everything else says "Expected Soon" or has a date sometime in late December. Sunburst appears to be lagging behind the others. I know for a fact that my vendor got a small shipment in (could have been only one), and somehow it didn't show up at my door. When I called to inquire about the VP initially, they weren't even aware of it. Maybe an employee snaked it before the order got filled, who knows?
This stuff is par for the course with Epiphone, though. A couple of years back, I ordered a Epi LP Traditional Pro in limited run Desert Burst with a flame maple top. Original due date was in Nov of that year, but it didn't show up until January of the new year. Talk about a slow boat from China...
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #174 on: December 03, 2017, 09:45:46 AM »
...Wait, I'm not actually sure what he was going for there.

Just mildly stirring the pot by suggesting a TB-II might be on par with a good P bass.  :mrgreen:

I don't think so Alan. I found it on a british site

Nah I didn't think so either, but it is the sort of vacuous noise you hear from the pro-Brexit crowd all the time. Spitfires will once again climb high into the sky over Kent and The Special Relationship will mean we get first bite at US-made/shipped goods before the rest of the EU. Again, LOL!

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #175 on: December 03, 2017, 11:49:38 AM »
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #176 on: December 03, 2017, 12:02:43 PM »
Well that seals it for me. If it's got the Scott seal of approval then it's the real deal. So not good because it's amped up the gas.

Alanko, I see. Then my point stands; neither a TB II,nor a P have a neck pickup.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #177 on: December 03, 2017, 01:42:55 PM »
Great mini-review. I know what my next bass will be now.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #178 on: December 04, 2017, 03:03:19 PM »

Now I'm pissed off that I bought the Classic-IV PRO. 

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #179 on: December 05, 2017, 10:09:21 AM »
Ha, before the vintage pro came out, the Classic pro was touted as the best bird deal going with it's American made electronics everyone raved about before they apparently instantly turned in to complete garbage once the China buckers replaced them. At least you can make up for it now by holding out until Epiphone starts making vintage pros with even cooler custom finishes like Inverness green, frost blue, heather mist and so on.
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