No ads. No sponsorships. Just firsthand experiences from fellow enthusiasts. Learn more.
Gibson Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass Ebony with Case
DescriptionDesigned to meet the musical needs of modern bassists while reflecting the style and attitude of the legendary KISS frontman! Gene Simmons is a legendary rock icon, and his new Gibson Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass reflects his tastes. The G2 Thunderbird Bass is voiced with a pair of powerful T-Bird pickups, each with individual Volume controls and paired with a master Tone control.
The ebony fretboard features pearloid reverse split diamond inlays. A Graph Tech nut and Hipshot Mini-Clo
Comments from forums and Reddit
Discussed in Thunderbird Club in the TalkBass community
Well now. I kinda like it. Gibson Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass Ebony with Case (americanmusical.com) ... more
Wow, they actually released it. I love the inlays. I wonder what ever happened with this supposed Thunderbird the guy from Pantera was talking about. ... more
It's awful pretty, I hope the extra $1,000 will help keep Gene out of the poorhouse..... ... more
I like the looks of it but that's a lot of money for a set-neck which is basically a Thunderbird Studio IV with binding and fancy inlays. ... more
Inlays - Check Binding - Check Hipshot bridge - Check Why Gibson only sees the need to offer such nice things with GS's name attached is one of the mysteries of the universe. I'd put a real Thunderbird pickguard on it. Otherwise it looks great! ... more
On looks (the most important criteria to those us who are shallow), I am quite indifferent. Price is rather "special". ... more
I guess it is a dressed up Studio Bird, but that is not a bad thing. I wonder if they will still release the one with the red binding/inlays?? Wasn't there also talk of a flying V bass from Gene's line as well? ... more
It even comes with a real bridge! ... more