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Coming soon (about 3 weeks) a kind of upside down neck Thunderbirdish shaped thing. It's the same finish as the utterly stunning p bass I bought from Thomann a while ago... 

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That lower horn looks very familiar; Schecter? Whatever it’s a rip-off  of, I like it.

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The finish on the P is very very nice. If this is as good, I know it's expensive, but even so.

My only concern is neck dive. I read the standard version of this suffers. Assuming this is merely a refinish and not a whole new beast then that is a deal breaker for me.

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4 minutes ago, stewblack said:

The finish on the P is very very nice. If this is as good, I know it's expensive, but even so.

My only concern is neck dive. I read the standard version of this suffers. Assuming this is merely a refinish and not a whole new beast then that is a deal breaker for me.

Put an extra strap button on the heel and use a wide suede backed strap.

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12 hours ago, Bassfinger said:

Is it active? How much? Why am I so excited?

Don't know. £177. Because it is exciting! 

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Sigh. I wish I was cool enough to play one of those.

 

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I agree. I like everything except the reverse headstock. i hate them.

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2 hours ago, Grahambythesea said:

I wish they’d offer it with an up the right way neck, the tuners pointing down looks really awkward.

If they do a lefty, buy both and switch the necks 😅

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7 hours ago, Rich said:

I agree. I like everything except the reverse headstock. i hate them.

Yeah I know what you mean, but on the other hand I don't own a bass with a reverse headstock, so there's as good a reason as any! 

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I believe it is active.  The TB-70VS is active, and this looks the same but with a black finish.

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I suppose you're all expecting me to buy one just so that I can tell you what it's like. 

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16 hours ago, Bassfinger said:

I'm half tempted to buy one in burst. 

Crack on. Don't wait, you might talk yourself out of it. 

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I'm always surprised that people still copy that godawful bridge...OK, a Gotoh-type might not be exactly vintage-looking, but there's enough changes to that bass overall to allow for it...

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@Muzz I've been meaning to ask for a while now. I often read here how poor these bridges are, but I'm too technically deficient to understand whats wrong with them.

In fact bridges in general are a bit of a closed book to me. I understand the problem with them bending or lifting, but otherwise don't know what makes a good or bad one. 

I am commissioning a builder soon so I need to swat up on all of this. 

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On 23/09/2020 at 19:01, stewblack said:

Yeah I know what you mean, but on the other hand I don't own a bass with a reverse headstock, so there's as good a reason as any! 

Funny you should say that 😉

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