Gibson Unveils the Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass
Gibson has unveiled a new signature bass with former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown. The custom Thunderbird comes with a mahogany neck and body featuring a slimmer neck profile and a Drop D Xtender.
“Before meeting up in Nashville for a tour of Gibson USA, I got to meet the whole team at Gibson,” says Brown. “Cesar Gueikian (Gibson Brand President), and I forged a strong bond that day, that I can only describe as ‘Long Lost Brother’s”! He invited me to his home that night and we played music into the wee hours. Gibson has come so far, in such a short amount of time, and I’m beyond delighted to be in cahoots with this extraordinary bunch of music professionals. This new Thunderbird with Gibson is a life-long dream.”
Brown, who is also a solo artist, has his signature bass in ebony with gold accents. His signature is reproduced on the truss rod cover, plus a self-portrait sketch is on the backplate.
“A pair of powerful Rexbucker T-bird pickups provide plenty of output and low-end punch,” Gibson writes. “A master tone control is equipped with a push/pull switch that puts the pickups into passive mode when it is pulled out.”
Get the scoop from Brown himself:
The Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass is available now for $2,799.
Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass Specs:
|Frets:||20 Medium Jumbo|
|Tuners:||Hipshot Mini-Clover with Drop D Xtender|