Gear Reviews

Gibson Tunderbird 2015 – bass guitar review in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the May issue of the magazine features a review of Gibson 2015 Thunderbird bass guitar. The product was delivered for review by Gibson distributor in Poland, Lauda Audio.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“I did not expect an instrument that is not custom made, nor boutique, to impress me so much. This Gibson bass model is over a half century old, yet still amazing!”

“The sound of Gibson Thunderbird 2015 is sterile, free from any noise or distortion. While retaining the fullness of a bass sound, you get a clear tone worthy of contemporary slap masters. With a signal of such quality and attractiveness, you can do miracles in recording post-production process as well as in real time.”

“Despite a massive body, the instrument does not diverge much from other solid basses – it is not a sleek racing machine, but a real battle axe with which you can easily face every musical challenge.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Gibson Thunderbird 2015


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.