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New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

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Just came across this pic on instagram. Looks sexy. I love the repro bridge and pickups too. I can imagine itll be around £600 new or so, about the same, if not a bit more than the pro classic tbirds.

Edit. I cant upload the pic, but heres a link to the post
[url="http://www.instagram.com/p/BPYmyMODMRy/"]http://www.instagram.../p/BPYmyMODMRy/[/url]

Edited by tommorichards

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That's pretty!

[EDIT] Why do manufacturers insist on putting different coloured scratchplates on guitars? Black on black, Peachy.

Edited by NancyJohnson

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I'm interested for sure, but I can't help thinking the new Embassy would have looked cooler with the 4 in line "batwing" headstock of the past.

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There's a 60s style Thunderbird too. A real oldie classic looking one and it's gonna be available in black.



Edited by NancyJohnson

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Oh Hell's bells, T/bird, white, chrome colour pups and vintage bridge.
I KNOW I'm in trouble :gas: :gas: :gas:

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The Embassy's cool but they've blundered the headstock... But never mind that - look at the Thunderbird! If those pickups are any good I'm getting one of each!
I hope it's a creamier white than the recent Pro Tbirds though. We can but hope.

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[quote name='Cosmo Valdemar' timestamp='1484748521' post='3218047']
The Embassy's cool but they've blundered the headstock... But never mind that - look at the Thunderbird! If those pickups are any good I'm getting one of each!
I hope it's a creamier white than the recent Pro Tbirds though. We can but hope.
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I've already diarised??? a reminder for July 3rd.
Better get some gigs booked in :lol:

Great spots Tommo and Nancy!

Edited by karlfer

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Hope not, the Tbird is supposedly replacing the current Pro 1V, which sells around £350/£400.
Certainly not going to pay pushing a grand for an Epi, as good as they can be.

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I am most definitely up for the Thunderbird and I doubt it'll be anywhere like £950.

Realistically, this is what Gibson should have done years ago; they have no qualms about issuing a plethora of reissue <insert year here> Les Pauls and should have just sucked it up and done this.

Idiots.

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With that specification, surely the Thunderbird should have "Gibson" on the headstock. Can't believe that the "budget" brand is selling a potentially more authentic version of the bass than the parent company.

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[quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1484753622' post='3218113']
...surely the Thunderbird should have "Gibson" on the headstock.
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eBay is your friend and a lot simpler than sanding off a Squier logo, eh?

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If us few are so excited at this stage, perhaps we might need to pre order to avoid disappointment? :unsure:

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I really don't know why Gibson or Epiphone haven't been making T-birds like that for years. I'm sure there will soon be a lot more of them showing up at shows, assuming the price is reasonable.

Have to say though, having gone through some of the faf of buying a Classic Pro IV and finding parts to mod it more to 60's spec, my first reaction to the ad was 'Oh for God's sake!'

Perhaps the Epi pickups will be a little easier to afford than the current (highly regarded) repro ones?

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Tommo, title might benefit from editing?

Some folk will see Embassy and just move on.
New T/bird in title, well, they couldn't miss it.
Just sayin' :)

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[quote name='karlfer' timestamp='1484751924' post='3218089']
Hope not, the Tbird is supposedly replacing the current Pro 1V, which sells around £350/£400.
Certainly not going to pay pushing a grand for an Epi, as good as they can be.
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I for one am happy to see the back of the PRO IV in it's various guises. It just looked like a copy...the headstock was wrong, that bridge was wrong and it had too many knobs. At least the jack socket is in the right place.

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[quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1484777282' post='3218439']


I for one am happy to see the back of the PRO IV in it's various guises. It just looked like a copy...the headstock was wrong, that bridge was wrong and it had too many knobs. At least the jack socket is in the right place.
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I think the active Pro has been discontinued for a while. This new one is replacing the Classic Pro which was very similar to the US model.

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[quote name='neepheid' timestamp='1484732417' post='3217802']
I'm interested for sure, but I can't help thinking the new Embassy would have looked cooler with the 4 in line "batwing" headstock of the past.
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Yep. I would've bought one if it had that...

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Why are they putting those thunderbird style pickups on everything. They belong on a tbird I bet they are even in a similar space.

I honestly wish some manufactures would give a little more variety from one bass to the other in terms of tone.

Edited by Twincam

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[quote name='Twincam' timestamp='1484790471' post='3218527']
Why are they putting those thunderbird style pickups on everything. They belong on a tbird I bet they are even in a similar space.

I honestly wish some manufactures would give a little more variety from one bass to the other in terms of tone.
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The only bass I owned that sounded different straight out of the box was a Rickenbacker 4003. I know what my tone is and honestly, it doesn't matter which bass I use, the end result is pretty much the same irrespective.

We're just going through a phase where old designs are being resurrected and, in part, bettered. The old Embassy basses were probably dogs, but have become cool again. It's just a shame that it's taken a company in the lower ranks of Gibson's ownership to actually start making a more authentic looking representation of one of its classics.

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[quote name='Twincam' timestamp='1484790471' post='3218527']
Why are they putting those thunderbird style pickups on everything. They belong on a tbird I bet they are even in a similar space.

I honestly wish some manufactures would give a little more variety from one bass to the other in terms of tone.
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I'm not sure what you mean by this - I can think of very few basses with authentic Thunderbird-style pickups or tone.
If you're referring to the Embassy, that is a reissue of a bass that used Thunderbird pickups as well, so it's authentic on that front.

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