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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 05:50:42 AM »
Triumph neck maybe?




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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 05:59:31 AM »
That does look a lot more like it! The GC photos shows it with a heavy binding. Were Triumphs offered with a binding like that?

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 07:54:04 AM »
No, Triumphs have a white-black laminated binding, with the black on the outside.



I think it makes more sense that a luthier just made this weird bass entirely from scratch.

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 09:11:34 AM »
I was just going to say that, since the binding issue alone leads me away from it being a Triumph neck like those you've posted.
You're right about it being a weird bass though. I'll ask Drew if he knows anything about it.
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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 11:08:01 AM »
Gibson only built 718 Thunderbird IIs between 1963 and the 1965 discontinuation date due to a lawsuit by Fender, which insanely claimed the Thunderbird looked too much like their Precision bass (one of the great WTF moments in guitar history).

I've heard this may be at least partially urban legend. Maybe a cease and desist? Also, I believe it was to do with the offset Jazz Bass body. Funny thing is, the later non-rev is more Fender-ish than the original!

That reverse V is odd. Only 19 frets?

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 11:46:27 AM »
Urban legend.

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2018, 11:51:06 AM »
I've heard this may be at least partially urban legend. Maybe a cease and desist? Also, I believe it was to do with the offset Jazz Bass body. Funny thing is, the later non-rev is more Fender-ish than the original!

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2018, 02:27:05 PM »
I thought it was the Jazzmaster

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2018, 05:14:59 PM »
Remembered this pic from one of the LP's and I may still have it but post a quick search... maybe inner sleeve...





Now you've seen one... ;)
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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 05:26:17 PM »
Ooooh, nice pics! That would be from his Paris days, '75ish.
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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2018, 05:29:52 PM »
I think it might have been inner sleeve on the 1st Paris... from a Bob Welch site...
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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 05:33:40 PM »
Found this one on Bob Welch's site. Your photos and this one confirm then, that this definitely was Glenn's bass.

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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 06:10:03 PM »

Glenn started modifying this bass soon after he bought it. This photo shows a Guild pickup in place of the original Gibson and the pick guard has been removed. This is the only color photo of this bass that I have found so far. I've been in touch with Drew Cornick who offered to try and locate a few more photos of this bass for reference in the restoration of mine.
I feel it's rather important from a documentation standpoint to mention that the sides of the fretboard appear to be unpainted. Many Gibson experts, including some friends who have original NR Thunderbirds, state that Gibson always painted the sides of the fretboards on custom color basses. Knowing how Gibson did things it seems entirely possible they painted some fretboard sides and left some unpainted.



What you can't see in that pic is that in addition to the Guild humbucker, he also added two Jazz bass pickups, side by side like Berry Oakley, at the bridge. He also added a small pickguard to help cover the routes for the wiring. Here's a version that's less cropped:


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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 06:58:51 PM »
Wow, I've never seen the uncropped photo! Thanks for posting that!!!

He must not have liked the double jazz pups because the b/w photo I posted of the same bass later showed it with the original pup in place with a more complete custom pick guard in place.
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Re: Glenn Cornick bass timeline pre-JT through Wild Turkey and Paris - updated
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2018, 03:20:46 PM »
I want it, hahaha!

I remember this pic too... :mrgreen:
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