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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2017, 11:30:51 AM »
Its a shame that they chose such a stark white for that T-bird. A warmer hue would have looked cooler, and matched the vintage hardware better in my view. Was Polaris White really that platinum white colour back in the '60s before yellowing over time?

You know, black hardware would be ideal for that bright white! :D
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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2017, 11:35:58 AM »
Warwick probably helped in the final stages of the design.



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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2017, 01:10:09 PM »
I like this Epi bird. Bright white + chrome hardware + black headstock makes a really nice combination IMO.

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2017, 03:04:26 PM »
With a little lube you could........oops, wrong forum!  :P

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2017, 03:10:29 PM »
This is not - I repeat: not - a model train forum. No tunneling!
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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2017, 09:02:19 AM »
Meanwhile the videos of the new Epiphones basses are offline.
Wonder if Epiphone maybe needs a bit more time to release the new basses?

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2017, 09:43:55 AM »
That's very strange.

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2017, 10:35:25 AM »
I can't get past the Epiphone name...drives me crazy.

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2017, 10:44:38 AM »
This is not - I repeat: not - a model train forum. No tunneling!


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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2017, 11:16:02 AM »

Butt, butt.................... :-*

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I can't get past the Epiphone name...drives me crazy.

I guess I still feel that way about the lower end, less faithfully built models, but I never felt that way when I got an Epi Japan Thunderbird (same bass as the "Orville" bird). I was actually really impressed with it. There was a time when I was totally enamored of all those "lawsuit" type Japanese guitars and basses. I don't think they replace their American counterparts, but I liked that they were not the same old same old. I approach these new models in the same way. They are what they are (and are not a replacement for a modern Gibson or their vintage counterparts), but they might be cool anyway, in their own right.

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2017, 11:44:08 AM »
Video is up on Official Epiphone channel now.



If you hold out for the Gibson 2018 Thunderbirds, maybe they'll be sporting chrome pickups by then too.
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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2017, 11:56:31 AM »
Oh and here's the Embassy demo.

Contrary to what James Bond says, a good Gibson should be stirred, not shaken.

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
;D

I guess I still feel that way about the lower end, less faithfully built models, but I never felt that way when I got an Epi Japan Thunderbird (same bass as the "Orville" bird). I was actually really impressed with it. There was a time when I was totally enamored of all those "lawsuit" type Japanese guitars and basses. I don't think they replace their American counterparts, but I liked that they were not the same old same old. I approach these new models in the same way. They are what they are (and are not a replacement for a modern Gibson or their vintage counterparts), but they might be cool anyway, in their own right.


 I'm really looking forward to the new Epi, I'm hoping to just leave it alone and not add anything to it.........

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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2017, 12:59:27 PM »
I can't get past the Epiphone name...drives me crazy.

I don't think of the Epis being to Gibson as Squier is to Fender, more like a Fender MIM is to a Fender MIA. Both are solid instruments.

As an example, I don't think the Casady takes a back seat to anything in the Gibson line.
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Re: New Epiphone Thunderbird video
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2017, 04:00:27 PM »
Squier makes some pretty darn good stuff though.