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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2017, 12:13:34 PM »
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2017, 01:01:14 PM »
Jesus Christ on a horse! Who photoshopped that together?! That is hilariously bad.

They didn't bother to choose the same angle, lighting or size.
The body is clearly a 4 string (four pole pieces, four saddles)
The B string ends next to the bridge.
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2017, 01:13:34 PM »
" ... see I can say something nice/positive ..."

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2017, 02:34:18 PM »
Courtesy of www.gearnews.de, they admit it's a mock-up ...  :mrgreen:



I thought I'd post it before Rob gets a hold of it and deceives us all once again.

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2017, 07:10:23 AM »
Dry heaving. Not even the bass, but how it is photoshopped haha

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2017, 11:14:28 AM »
Has anyone mentioned the upside-down Thunderbird logo on the 'plate...?
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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2017, 04:46:49 PM »
Have the specs for the 2018 Thunderbird been posted? Curious if it'll have the mini switches and exposed pole pickups like the 2015 model on the Gibson site?

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2017, 06:36:10 PM »
Have the specs for the 2018 Thunderbird been posted? Curious if it'll have the mini switches and exposed pole pickups like the 2015 model on the Gibson site?

https://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Bass/Gibson-USA.aspx?ModelYear=2018

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2017, 09:39:47 PM »
According to Chris P., there will be a few limited runs.

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2017, 07:38:42 AM »
Jesus Christ on a horse! Who photoshopped that together?! That is hilariously bad.

As bad as that Photoshop "rendering" is, I almost didn't notice it because
a) The bass is so spectacularly ugly that it overwhelms the substandard execution, and
b) Some of the concept car stuff I routinely see is way worse
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2017, 08:02:31 AM »
That transparent blue sure is nice...would it kill them to mix it up a bit on the bird finishes....

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2017, 05:55:06 AM »
According to Chris P., there will be a few limited runs.
Chris wasn't lying. There are some 18' Gibsons showing up on sweetwater now.
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2017, 06:10:15 AM »
Chris wasn't lying. There are some 18' Gibsons showing up on sweetwater now.

Thanks for pointing that out. Some new finishes too, and some are already in stock. Noticeably lower prices on the Bird and SG than 2015.

Bright Cherry Thunderbird -- and looks like the return of TB Plus pickups

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2017, 10:57:33 AM »
Interesting that they appear to have reverted back to the old TB+'s.

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2017, 02:04:51 PM »
Thanks for pointing that out. Some new finishes too, and some are already in stock. Noticeably lower prices on the Bird and SG than 2015.

Bright Cherry Thunderbird -- and looks like the return of TB Plus pickups

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Earlier in the year I had some lengthy exchanges with Thomann in Germany about the feasibility of producing limited runs of Thunderbirds in colours other than ebony, ivory or sunburst, much in the same way Gibson did for the Japanese market a few years back (see the Sapphire Blue I borrowed on a couple of dates in Italy last month).  Red or blue was discussed, but the numbers Gibson required Thomann to order was prohibitive and discussions ceased.

I'm kind of glad to see a red Thunderbird...it does look pretty.
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