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'64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:43:40 PM »
This came up for sale here: https://vend.se/431837-gibson-thunderbird-1964
An 80's hackjob.





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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 12:52:32 PM »
Hey; looks like theres room for a mudbucker :mrgreen:

Serious LOL @ that random knob cluster.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 12:59:03 PM by Granny Gremlin »
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 12:58:20 PM »
That needs to be loved.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 01:32:34 PM »
I saw it on Facebook.
That is going to take serious luthier skills to get that one back in shape!

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 02:44:19 PM »
Scott... you and me... off the hook... BIG time off the hook... :vader:
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 03:09:18 PM »
About 2000$. Wonder if it is worth.
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 03:09:58 PM »
Scott could pull it off

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 03:50:51 PM »
I appreciate the industrial look of the electrical box on the back.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 03:51:55 PM »
Bet it cures the neck dive   :rimshot:

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 10:20:29 PM »
While my first response was "Jesus Christ, WHY", my follow up is rip those Alembics out, give it two proper 'Bird buckers, slam a EB-0 bucker at the neck and let that mother rip. Use one of the silly knob holes as a second output jack, stereo Thunderbird.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 11:07:36 PM »
Tempted... Thats just a (long) stone throw from where I live!

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 05:53:28 AM »
The grotesque locations of the knobs bothers me almost as much as all those pickups!
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 07:01:28 AM »
NSFW.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 11:16:53 AM »
As a proudly mono-lingual member of society, I had to enter the description of the mods into Google Translate:
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 12:13:18 PM »
Haha, I'll translate for you:

"Now you have the chance to buy what some call the worlds best bass ever, Gibson Thunderbird '64!

Most of the times a regular mortal being would'nt afford to buy this kind of classic piece but considering previous owners
earlier period modifications this one can be yours at a bit more modest price.

Modifications:
-Body routed for added neck pickup.
-Active electronics.
-Alembic pickups (probably 80's) instead of the originals.

The bass has a repairment where the headstock meats the neck just like most old Thunderbirds.

Sold as is.

Price: 15000:- or highest offer.
Shipping possible.