If you love it louder than Hell, Epiphone's Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar is the axe for you. A pair of DeepSixx humbuckers give it thunderous output, especially since they are wired direc... Read More
If you love it louder than Hell, Epiphone's Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar is the axe for you. A pair of DeepSixx humbuckers give it thunderous output, especially since they are wired direct and have an on/off toggle as the only control. There's no volume knob—it's either full on or turned off. Another innovative feature is the Opti-Grab device which lets you solidly anchor your hand while picking at the bridge to get that hard drive. Black finish, black hardware, black pickguard, and iron cross inlays give it the signature Sixx look.
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Most Liked Positive Review
OMG Sixx has done it again
Ok I absolutley love this bass ive seen the Crue about 10 times now and Ive always seen Nikki with a T-bird but I saw this new thing and it is amazing I love the...Read complete review
Ok I absolutley love this bass ive seen the Crue about 10 times now and Ive always seen Nikki with a T-bird but I saw this new thing and it is amazing I love the deep tones and sound it puts out with distortion it sounds simply amazing. So naturally I went and bought it I plugged her in to 1 of my amps and ripped out a couple of songs from other bands and it still sounds amazing but if your and avid Crue fan then this is the bass for you its extremely versitle and can do just about anything under the Metal rainbow. All in all this a great bass for experienced players and Crue fans. Besides its very cheap for a signature model.
Most Liked Negative Review
Nothing but eye candy.
I decided to try out the Nikki Sixx Blackbird in a guitar shop up in New York when I went shopping for a new bass. The Blackbird caught my eye because of the stand-out...Read complete review
I decided to try out the Nikki Sixx Blackbird in a guitar shop up in New York when I went shopping for a new bass. The Blackbird caught my eye because of the stand-out Thunderbird design, all with black hardware which I found was very appealing. Upon closer inspection, I was a tad confused as to why it didn't have any tone, or volume controls. I decided to give it whirl anyway. The sound, was nice, somewhat rich, natural you could even say. However, without the tone and volume knobs, it makes an extreme hassle to try and get other sound out of this very nice guitar. Having to go over to my amp everytime in order to adjust volume and or the EQ? Not gonna fly. The Blackbird, I think, is suitable for a place on your wall, not on stage. While very nice to look at, it just doesn't work. Pick it up for you collection kids, maybe even a practice bass at best. Do not look to this bass if you need something serious. No tone, and no volume knobs just don't cut it.
Reviewed by 15 customers
just had it delivered today. i was not let down!!! as soon as i plugged it in, i got a very bright yet heavy sound that immediately gave me one of those "hell yeah!" moments. i tuned it to a different key and it had no problems keeping it. i highly recommend this axe for any rock n roller. be warned though. you might have a hard time mellowing this bad boy down. and there was one weird thing. You know that metal bar thing at the end of the body? mine wasn't even on the guitar! i personally don't care for it. but if one of you guys was for some reason wanting it, be careful because i didnt have it. overall it is a def keeper.
This bass has everything wanted for a rock player. The toggle switch makes it easy to get that rock 'n' roll sound. Frets play easily. The only downside is it is a bit on the heavy side. But, the heaviness is definitely worth it!
I've always loved the Thunderbird series and wanted to see what Nikki Sixx would bring to the table. I wasn't let down at all. This bass has the slim neck and body as all do but it seems to be a bit lighter. The main difference is the pickups which are very hot and the lack of control knobs. I mean who needs that anyway? haha. There is a also a little handle thing on the bottom Nikki uses to hold the bass during shows. Haven't got that one down yet. How much do I like this? It's my second one.
For the money, this bass delivers. It's deep and has a little crunch due to the lack of volume/tone pots. Volume is increased as well. With may active PU's tone is lost for gain. With these passive PU's it's got tone! It's a little heavy and has headstock dive. But if you want sac in your sound and looks as well for minimal price, this is the bass...
Nikki Sixx has once again shown the world why he is a legendary bass player. his bass is built for such technical bass lines but has a playability that even beginning players can appreciate and use to their advantage. the opti-grab finally fixes the heavy neck weight and the head doesn't dip low wen you let go of it it stays nice and even. the pickups produce a gorgeous sound and they still have that crunch to make it heavy
I have used this bass multiple times and it's great. It has a good sound for pick style playing and sometimes slap bass, though the odd shape of the pick ups and the body makes it a bit difficult to play with your fingers. The bass is very light weight and if you want a killer bass that's not expensive, you've got it.
WELL i got this bass in the mail a few days ago and i must say that this is a fine instrument. If a rich kid wants a good metal starter than this is a beautiful instrument. HOWEVER i bought it cause everyone was saying how LOUDER THAN HELL it was, maybe there tone deaf or maybe i got a defective copy. Its Tone, great sustain, great its volume PATHETIC its softer than the 200$ bass i got in a starter pack six years ago, by far too!
What got me to want this bass in the 1st place was my love for Motley Crue and Nikki Sixx its awsome its got the Dual Deep Sixx pickups and the no tone or volume control makes it easy to play since u dont have to hassle with it and the pinky holder is great for people to like to pick and it helps counter the weight its a great bass totally worth the buy it looks and sounds great it a steal at its price so get while you can
This bass is absolutely horrible. Not only do you have no control over the tone, this thing is back-breaking heavy, plays terribly, and sounds like total junk. It looks cool, but that's all it's got going for it. You're better off spending the money on a good Dean and skipping this piece of junk.
I love Nikki Sixx and Motley Crue! I have loved them for years and to finaly have the signature bass from Nikki Sixx is amazing! It plays great and has a great sound, its loud and raw just like the Crue. There is no other bass that I would perfer to have!
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