D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

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D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

Post by RedVee » 13 Jul 2019, 14:45

Ibanez AEB10-BK; Feider P Bass; Challenge Bass; T'Bird Goth; Gibson T’Bird
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Re: D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

Post by petersemple » 13 Jul 2019, 15:21

Dear Customers

Gibsons lawyers sent us (along with most of the guitar making fraternity) a nasty letter. We couldn't be bothered with the time and expense of taking it all to court so we are just changing this model and getting on with it.
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Re: D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

Post by BazzBass » 13 Jul 2019, 16:06

smart move. Instantly creates a 'classic' that will be sought after, AND creates a revamped look to attract even more fans, hopefully.
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Re: D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

Post by veebass » 13 Jul 2019, 16:57

Yeah.....nah. If Dingwall had a case they wouldn't sook and sound like children..... I think Dingwall leant too much by calling it the D Bird. Nice bass and a modern take on a classic, but they borrowed part of the the name. Give me some Gibson hate, I think they are in the right here, if it as it seems ( I am only going on what is in this thread- ie couldn't be bothered researching). Don't forget Fender got all litigious about the original Gibson Firebird/ Thunderbird designs. Gibson flipped the body over.

Is the D Bird a Chinese built instrument? A classic?
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Re: D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

Post by packrat » 13 Jul 2019, 17:18

Some dbirds are Canadian.

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Re: D-Bird gone now it’s the D-Roc

Post by narcdor » 13 Jul 2019, 17:43

Come on gibbo, no sense of fun with this one.
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