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This is a five string Gibson Thunderbird Studio from 2005. Gibson hasn't offered many five string bass models over the years. This is one of the very few official releases. The traditional Thunderbird design was changed on the Studio version (both four-string and five -string): the body shape is slightly smaller and the edges are rounded off. A major change in the construction is the use of a glued in neck rather than the traditional Thunderbird neck through construction. The body does not have the raised center piece. And the use of the 3D bridge is also a deviation to the previously used bridges on Thunderbirds.
The Thunderbird Studio is featured on page 138-139 in The Gibson Bass Book.
The book can be obtained via https://www.thegibsonbassbook.com.
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There is only one man that gave us the licks that inspired us to “Rock and Roll All Nite,” - Gene Simmons, the legendary rock icon and bassist from KISS. Gi...
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The Gibson Bass Book
1987 Gibson IV. This may look like the umpteenth P-bass clone at first sight, it is actually much closer to a Thunderbird than you would think. An all mahogany bass with a set neck and TB+ pickups. Controls are similar to the T-bird, Volume, Volume , Tone. There are a few headstrong features however: the fretboard is ebony with off-center dotted position markers and the headstock has a 2 x 2 lay-out.
The IV (and the very similar 5 string V) were only built between 1987 and 1989.

The IV is featured on page 90 of The Gibson Bass Book
(the V is on page 91).

The book can be ordered @ www.thegibsonbassbook.com

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The Gibson Bass Book
Unique footage from 1967, showing us how Gibson made their instruments 55 years ago!
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In the fall of 2020, Gibson unearthed an unmarked reel while digging through vault archives. Intrigued by the discovery, Gibson TV producers took that reel ...
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The Gibson Bass Book
Here's an impressive picture that John Aaron made, featuring seven beautiful Gibson EB-2 bass guitars.
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The Gibson Bass Book
Here's a very nice demonstration/review video about the G-3. Made by German bass player Oliver Poschmann.

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uofH2O-gZeo
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I seem to have a heart for bassguitars, which are a bit off mainstream. Instruments that may sound quite different to the usual suspects or which look or fee...