GIBSON THUNDERBIRD BASS
   
Used by Kim: 1988-1993

Used by Jim: 2004-2005

Used by Kim: 2007-current

NOTES:

  • A '76 Gibson Thunderbird acquired by Kim in 1988 to replace her Rickenbacker and Ovation basses. She stopped using it live in favour of her BC Rich during the Goo era, though it did show up at a few shows. It was used for the recording of "Dirty", however, and many 'Dirty' tour shows in '92. She also used it for the recording of "Sonic Nurse".
  • Jim used it for the Nurse tour, and Kim revisited it for the entirety of the "Daydream Nation" shows they did, except for 'Eliminator' which she played on her EB bass. Still used on the Eternal tour.
  • Gauges: .105 .085 .065 .045
  • Wood finish
  • 2 pick-ups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • White pickguard
  • Various scribbled messages, including Mark Arm "So Messed Up - You Know It" and "Sister Rock On, Love John Bram"
  • Used in "Candle" & "Cinderella's Big Score" videos

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