GIBSON SONEX (NEW DRIFTER)
   
Used by Thurston: 2002-2009

  • 2002 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2003 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2004 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2005 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2006 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2007 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2008 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)
  • 2009 -- BBxxF#F# (Eric's Trip)

    NOTES:

  • When the original Drifter was stolen in July 1999, it looked like "Eric's Trip" (a song that relied heavily on the Drifter's unique set up) may never be played again. Three years later, however, Sonic Tech Eric Baecht designed a "new Drifter" from a guitar he'd had lying around for years, allowing SY to once again perform Eric's Trip on the Murray Street tour. It appears to be a heavily modified Gibson Sonex.
  • It's tuned identically, with the Bs lower than the F#s.
  • One humbucker
  • Hair Police sticker
  • Jim O'Rourke sticker
  • Listed as 'drifter' on 2002 set lists.
  • GAUGES: .052 .052 .042 .042

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