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Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass Vintage Sunburst

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¢ The great sound and look of the classic Gibson Thunderbird

¢ Alder body with 20-fret, 34" maple neck and rosewood fingerboard

¢ 2-TB-Plus humbuckers, 2 volume, and 1 tone
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

¢ The great sound and look of the classic Gibson Thunderbird

¢ Alder body with 20-fret, 34" maple neck and rosewood fingerboard

¢ 2-TB-Plus humbuckers, 2 volume, and 1 tone

The Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass has a classic shape and a great sound. This streamlined design is based on Gibson's original model. 2 humbucking pickups. Volume and tone controls. Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Classic design
  • Alder body (Mahogany on Silverburst finish)
  • 34" scale
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 frets
  • 2 TB-Plus humbuckers
  • 2 volume and 1 tone
  • Chrome hardware
  • Polyurethane finish
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  • Extended return period
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  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
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Review Snapshot

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EpiphoneThunderbird IV Bass
 
4.5

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Bass for a Low Price

It sounds better than any $300 bass should. Of course, it doesn't sound like a $5,000 bass because it's not. I added a new strap button to fix the neck dive and replaced...Read complete review

It sounds better than any $300 bass should. Of course, it doesn't sound like a $5,000 bass because it's not. I added a new strap button to fix the neck dive and replaced the strings with Marcus Miller Fat Beams on day one. It's a great value for only $300. I own some higher price basses, yet this T-bird is one of my favorties. You just can't beat this bass at this price if you're willing to add a new strap button to fix the neck dive. And it looks so cool. I play it live through an Ampeg SVT1000 and feel like I'm Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for the avid player

This bass is very attrictive and would definitely bring attention to the bassist in a live show. It has some decent pickups for its price, but if you're going to play gigs I'd suggestion...Read complete review

This bass is very attrictive and would definitely bring attention to the bassist in a live show. It has some decent pickups for its price, but if you're going to play gigs I'd suggestion upgrading them. This bass is not for starting bassists cause it's weight is not leveled right with can promote bad habits in a novice bass player. Also, for it's price, you can find more suitable basses for starting out, brands like Ibanez, Fender, and Peavey. The only problems I've had with this bass: wiring to EQ had to be fixed, Top heavy-ness, and price. Positive sides of this bass: Very attractive look, fast neck, decent PU's, and everyone has it

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(105 of 122 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Bass for a Low Price

By StevieRayBassDawg

from Maryland

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

It sounds better than any $300 bass should. Of course, it doesn't sound like a $5,000 bass because it's not. I added a new strap button to fix the neck dive and replaced the strings with Marcus Miller Fat Beams on day one. It's a great value for only $300. I own some higher price basses, yet this T-bird is one of my favorties. You just can't beat this bass at this price if you're willing to add a new strap button to fix the neck dive. And it looks so cool. I play it live through an Ampeg SVT1000 and feel like I'm Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.

(62 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great!!

By bentley

from philly

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

My advice is if you can afford the gibson (i cant) buy it. Ive compared the 2 models, the gibsons a little spiffier and sounds a tiny bit better but the epiphone plays fine and looks awesome so i think theirs a difference between the two but its not very big. the T-birds a great bass.

(52 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best bass ive played !!! great job Epiphone

By nick s

from mn

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

i played this at the store and new it was my new bass. i have a 20 year old EB-0 SG i found at goodwill and its frets where worn out so instead of the 350 dollars for that i bought this and i dont have a complaint. its a little longer than my sg but its so smooth to play it dosent matter. i can actualy slap on this one. im sticking with this till i can see the truss through the fret board.

(44 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally

By Justin

from Richmond, Va

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I've wanted a Thunderbird for years now. Just finally got around to getting it. I don't mind the neck drive; looks cool when you hold it very loosely. Changing the strings to some Ernie Ball. A great bass!

(35 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Decision

By Derek

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I went in to guitar center intending to buy a more expensive bass than this one. I'm in a band that does some bar/ small gigs, so I needed a bass that sounded good. I saw the t-bird (greyburst) and was in love with the looks. I thought the sound was much better than I was expecting. I knew the t-bird had good lows, but what impressed me were the highs. Sweet child o' mine sounded fantastic. I really think anyone looking for a good bass with a limited budget should try this one out. If nothing else, you'll look sexy playing it.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass Wonderful Sound Pro Quality

By Steven Jackson

from Tallmadge, Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I borrowed my friends "Epiphone Thunderbird Bass Goth version" and it was a wonderful piece i had to have one. So after playing his for about three months i finally grew a pair and went out and got i wasnt much of a fan of the flat black and i saw the glossy Ebony colour and had to get it, With the troubles other people are having i havn't had any of those, Sure its a little heavy but its balanced the goth one is very top heavy no problem with neck dive everything is fine. Its a brilliant piece and beauty to look at. I play metal mostly old good stuff not that stuff people call metal today. I mostly play Iron Maiden which most know steve harris is the most influential metal bassist so you think i would want a fender percission i did but didnt have that money, so i got this and let me tell you its a cheap bass with and expensive build and sound. After having this i wouldnt have it any other way, GET THIS BASS. i might recomend getting new strings and may i suggest the steve harris signatures there only a few more bucks then normal strings, or get rotosound it's perfect!

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass I own the ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

Great bass I own the goth. Awesome Tone. becomes very comfortable real fast. Balance issues are the only bad thing about the bass. Neck likes to fall down. Other than that . Very good product I even play it on stage. Plus its cheap. If your looking for a bass dont have alot of money this is perfect and it thunders...

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Made a believer out of me!

By jimbikemedic

from Las Vegas Nevada

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

Just got this bass today and I am really impressed! I traded some old gear I wasent using in and walked out with out parting with any cash which was nice. My main bass is a 6 string so I been wanting a 4 to do a 80s rock gig coming up and man this thing is sweet! I cant figure out why you would pay 4 times as much for the Gibson version. I mean I realize its better but its not THAT much better (trust me I played them both!) and what surprised me the most is the variety of sounds that you can get out of this bass (using the volume controls carefully really makes a difference guys) the finish is beautiful and i really can't complain about the quality for the price this thing is amazing. So if your looking for a great bass with a cool attitude you should take a look at this one!

(15 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not for the avid player

By Aaron

from California

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

This bass is very attrictive and would definitely bring attention to the bassist in a live show. It has some decent pickups for its price, but if you're going to play gigs I'd suggestion upgrading them. This bass is not for starting bassists cause it's weight is not leveled right with can promote bad habits in a novice bass player. Also, for it's price, you can find more suitable basses for starting out, brands like Ibanez, Fender, and Peavey. The only problems I've had with this bass: wiring to EQ had to be fixed, Top heavy-ness, and price. Positive sides of this bass: Very attractive look, fast neck, decent PU's, and everyone has it

(12 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It's pretty okay.

By Roy

from MA

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

Not exactly sure why this is popular amongst peers.. you can't even use the highets 5 frets beacuse of the inverted shape blocking your hand. Perhaps it's an impressive bass in the sense that is has Thunderbird in the name, but it also has Epiphone next to it. Go for an Ibanez SoundGear if you have this money. Though the tone is warm and popping has that attitude we all look for, you will get more in the long run if you keep from this. Be able to use 5 frets you paid for.. get a differet bass. Definitely overpriced, too. :(

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