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PostSubject: Nikki Sixx   Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:27 pm

Nikki does own a Thunderbird bass with a Kahler, and I remember seeing pictures of him with it back in the mid-80's. A few years later, I saw that same bass with the arm removed, and some sort of handle bar bolted along the top of the frame. This led me to believe that Nikki no longer wanted to use the trem. Furthermore, I suspect this modification was the inspiration for the Opti-grab handle featured on his signature line of Thunderbird basses.

You can actually hear it in use during the very end of Motley Crue's cover of the old Brownsville Station tune Smokin' In The Boys Room, when Nikki does a short bass part that ends with him doing a slight chord drop.


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PostSubject: Re: Nikki Sixx   Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:55 pm

Shark (Andre) from Talkbass bought a Jackson CS Thunderbird with a Kahler trem on it that used to belong to Nikki. It was Craigslisted from West Seattle, too, which I thought was interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: Nikki Sixx   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:25 pm

Wow. Cool deal!

I do like some Motley Crue tunes, and Nikki is actually a really solid player. He also got some wicked deep tones!

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PostSubject: Re: Nikki Sixx   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:29 pm

I believe Amimbari posted some photos of it somewhere not too long ago.

I never got into Motley Crue that much. Don't know why.
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PostSubject: Re: Nikki Sixx   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:36 pm

I always thought they were always sort of straddling the line between glam rock and Metal. But every time I hear the droning intro to Dr. Feelgood, my adrenalin starts flowing! Laughing

And I used to cover a few of their tunes from the first album.

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PostSubject: Re: Nikki Sixx   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:42 pm