Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony

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Signature Bass, set-neck, mahogany body & neck, active Rexbucker pickups, Hipshot SuperTone bridge & tuners, D-tuners, Case  All product info

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Product information - GIBSON Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony

Signature bass with set-neck construction, active Rexbucker pickups and Hipshot hardware

  • Thunderbird E-Bass from the Gibson Artist Collection, made in the USA
  • Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) signature model
  • Black nitrocellulose finish with gold pickguard
  • Rex Brown signature on truss rod cover, Rex Brown doodle on e-box cover
  • Set-neck construction with 34" long scale length (864 mm)
  • Mahogany body
  • Glued mahogany neck
  • 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with Dot inlays
  • "Rounded" neck profile
  • One active Rexbucker Thunderbird pickup in center position
  • One active Rexbucker Thunderbird pickup in bridge position
  • Push/pull switch in the volume control to activate passive mode
  • Separate volume knobs for each pickup, general treble control
  • Hipshot SuperTone bridge
  • Hipshot Ultralite bass tuners with Bass Xtender T-Tuner on E-string
  • Includes Gibson USA Modern Hardshell Case

Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass

With the Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony Gibson USA tailors the bassist of the legendary groove metal formation Pantera and the heavy supergroup Down a Signature Bass whose métier is clearly driving riffs with devastating sound. Inspired by Rex Brown's '71 Thunderbird, the four-stringer comes in a classic set-neck design and impresses not only with the smooth handling of the "rounded" neck made of mahogany, but also with the powerful sound of two active Gibson Rexbucker pickups. While a Hipshot SuperTone bridge and Hipshot Ultralite tuners with D-Tuner for fast dropping of the E-string complete the equipment, Rex Brown's signature on the truss-rod top and the doodle he drew on the E-box cover make the Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird an absolute collector's item.

GIBSON Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony
The Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony convinces with first-class playing characteristics and brute bass sounds.
GIBSON Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony Back
Due to the slim "Rounded" profile with 38 mm nut width, the glued mahogany neck promises excellent playing characteristics.

Set-Neck Thunderbird with fast neck.

When designing its Signature Thunderbird, Rex Brown pays special attention to a powerful sound with endless Sustain and smooth handling. Accordingly, the electric bass guitar features a mahogany body and a mahogany neck glued according to the classic set-neck method with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. The pleasantly flat "Rounded" neck profile with 38 mm nut width lies comfortably in the hand, so that even complex high-speed bass lines can be implemented with ease.

GIBSON Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony Body
Active Gibson Rexbucker Thunderbird pickups provide hard bass sounds with devastating low end foundation and aggressive midrange growl.

Active Rexbucker Pickups

The Rex Brown Thunderbird's electrical sound transformation is handled by two Gibson Rexbucker pickups designed specifically for this model. The active humbuckers, which bear the initials of the Pantera bassist, elicit devastating bass sounds from the bass amplifier, hammering hard grooves into the pit of the stomach with adequate low-end punch and a richly growling midrange. If desired, the pickups can also be played passively for more traditional tones. In addition to individual volume controls for each pickup, the Rex Brown Signature Bass has a classic treble kn ob for adjusting the sound.

GIBSON Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Ebony Headstock
Lightweight Hipshot Ultralite tuners not only keep the Rex Brown bass securely in tune, but also prevent neck dive. The Xtender on the E-string allows quick retuning to Drop-D.

Optimally tuned Hipshot hardware

Last but not least, an optimally tailored hardware equipment from Hipshot completes the Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass. The massive Hipshot SuperTone bridge is used on the body, which not only supports the sustain-rich sound of the E-Bass, but also guarantees precise adjustment of intonation as well as string action and spacing. On the typical Thunderbird Reversed headstock, lightweight Hipshot Ultralite tuners also ensure accurate and robust tuning, with the Xtender D tuner on the E string allowing quick retuning to Drop D.


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Artist Collection
  • Design: Thunderbird
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Rounded
  • Neck Lacquer: High-Gloss
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut type: Graph Tech
  • Nut width in mm: 38
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Pickup neck: No
  • Pickup middle: Rexbucker T-Bird
  • Pickup bridge: Rexbucker T-Bird
  • Active pickups: Yes
  • Piezo Pickup: Yes
  • Electronic: Active
  • Switch: No
  • Control: 2x Vol, 1x Tone (Push/Pull)
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite + D-Tuner
  • Bridge: Hipshot SuperTone
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • String spacing (mm): 17.5
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: No
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