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Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:29:19 AM »
Never seen one of these. Looks good as far as I can see from the pics. The string through body is a nice feature with the three point.
The BIN is very tempting...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BURNY-TB-65-Thunderbird-Type-BASS-Mahogany-Body-EB-3-Beidge-FERNANDES-/122567524686?hash=item1c8998014e:g:xY8AAOSwjk9ZUiZs





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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 08:45:19 AM »
Yeah, not a bad price at all - especially for (what appears to be) a proper neck thru. The text says bolt on though ("4 point detachable") - see no such thing in the pics, but maybe the seller reused a template from another auction and forgot to change that bit.  Makes you wonder what else is an error (e.g. 'maple neck" - the dings on the back show what look like maho poking through both the wing and centre sections - could be a set neck disguised to look like neck thru though).

If you're going to ape a unique Gibson finish, silverburst wouldn't be the one I'd pick, but it looks alright.  I'd be tempted if it was closer (shipping is half the price of the bass again).
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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 09:22:19 AM »
Mark has one of these, or at least he had one and posted about it, about five years ago.

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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 11:30:29 AM »

 I had one until recently, really the Epi Classic is the far better bass by comparison, I took mine up to The Bass Shop in West Seattle and let them sell it - Took them all of 20 minutes to do so, great shop! 
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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 11:27:41 PM »
The strap button is on the lower horn. Lefty player or a simple solution for neck dive?
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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 12:46:14 AM »
It would make right handed playing up the higher registers pretty uncomfortable, with the strap running behind the neck.

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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 07:01:49 AM »
The strap button is on the lower horn. Lefty player or a simple solution for neck dive?

Like Rutherford's custom Ric double neck.


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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 09:32:48 PM »
It would make right handed playing up the higher registers pretty uncomfortable, with the strap running behind the neck.

Thunderbird players don't go there, do they?  ;)

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Re: Burny Thunderbird anyone?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 05:40:47 AM »
true!