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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #135 on: December 05, 2017, 07:26:46 AM »
Yeah, the few bassers on the local guitar board I hang at were likewise not so hot on it. ... not quite as ignorant as some of the FB commenters who don't realise its not a new design; guitar players - whatchagonnado.
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« Reply #136 on: December 05, 2017, 10:46:10 AM »
It seems obvious that most of those negative comments on its appearance come from people who have never seen the original RD. No problem, there were plenty of detractors back in the day. The design isn't for everyone.

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #137 on: December 05, 2017, 02:52:13 PM »
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« Reply #138 on: December 11, 2017, 02:49:59 PM »
It seems obvious that most of those negative comments on its appearance come from people who have never seen the original RD. No problem, there were plenty of detractors back in the day. The design isn't for everyone.

Yup, the look of the RD (and the weight!) was divisive even when they were introduced in the latish 70ies, Fender people hated them even where they had to admit that they didn't sound bad (or from a Fender player's viewpoint: better than anything Gibson had offered before). To me it's more of an "axe" in feel than the thin-bodied and sleek-necked TBird which feels elegant in one's hands, the RD is much more robust in handling and feel, more "take no prisoners". There are days when I like that.

But OTOH it is a design that has hardly been copied by others - they were introduced too late for Japanese pre-lawsuit copycats to flood the market, and until the Nirvana guy picked one up again, they were largely forgotten (or often mistaken as Thunderbirds, kind of like the Corsair/Hellcat conundrum).
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #139 on: December 11, 2017, 03:30:36 PM »
The new Fantomen of Hagstrom (guitar only) is nice. And of course there were some other RD kinda basses . Forgot which brand(s), but not many indeed.

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #140 on: December 11, 2017, 04:24:48 PM »
Yeah, the guys from Ghost dig the shape.



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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #141 on: December 11, 2017, 04:28:58 PM »
How is the neck thickness of the RD compared to the NR Thunderbird?