Thunder Bass

The Thunder Bass has been a rock icon since its release in 1963. It’s strongly characterized by an extensive low end and very long sustain, and is much appreciated in rock music because of its ability to fill the gap between overdriven guitars and hard-hitting drums.


Macbook MODO BASS 2

Inspired by a Gibson® Thunderbird Bass

The Mojo of MODO

Still the first and only technology that models the entire process of playing bass, MODO BASS recreates each string’s response to the action of the “player” and the interaction of the string with the fretboard, body and pickups of the bass instrument. Then using IK’s analog modeling expertise, the amp and effects of an electric bass rig are added to the sound chain.


All of this gives MODO BASS the ability to create sound in real time providing you the ever-changing, hyper-realistic bass sound your music needs to reach the next level. And since each individual bass doesn’t use samples, there’s more hard-drive space dedicated to recording your masterpieces.



Thunder Bass electric bass


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 34”
  • Frets: 20
  • Circuitry: Passive
  • Bridge Pickup: Thunder BHB
  • Neck Pickup: Thunder NHB

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