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Epiphone Thunderbird IV Electric Bass

The Epiphone Thunderbird IV offers beefy rock tone for a great value. The dual-humbucker setup on the Epiphone Thunderbird IV makes it ideal for heavy music. (109) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone Thunderbird IV Vintage Sunburst
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The Thunderbird Bass, first issued from the legendary Kalamazoo factory in 1963, was for a time the only bass available from Gibson or Epiphone. But really, what else could you need? The Thunderbirds unique reversed zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich who was enlisted by the Kalamazoo factory to bolster the electric guitar line and help solidify the factorys eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers. The Thunderbird bass was quickly embraced by rock and rollers in the States, the UK, and Europe and today, is still the ultimate rock and roll low-end machine. Building upon the long-term success of the classic Thunderbird, Epiphone introduces the Thunderbird IV.

Like all of Epiphone's instruments, the Thunderbird-IV comes with their Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service.

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- Pickups: 2-Humbuckers
- Hardware: Black
- Scale: 34 in.
- Nut Width: 1.73 in.
- Neck: Bolt
- Neck Mat: Maple
- Fingerboard/Inlay: Rosewood/Dot
- Body Material: Alder
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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4.5 out of 5 (109 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Great Bass for a really low price."
Sound: Great sound when you put it through a good amp. Feature: Two volume knobs (one for each pickup), and an overall tone knob. Thats basiclly all that you need for a bass. Ease of Use: The overall action of this bass is great. If i had just picked one up and played it, and had never known the price, i think it would be worth much more than this. Quality: All of the parts of the bass have great quality. Value: Should cost much more than it does in my opinion. The Wow Factor: The finish, and just the overall look of the bass is amazing. Overall: I am completely satisfied with Epiphone, and will probably buy from them again.
Style of Music: Rock, Hard Rock, Grunge, Post-Grunge
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Sound: I have a MIM Jazz bass with upgraded pickups and I still love playing my Thunderbird. It has a great range of crystal clear tones. Basically, the neck pickup is the jazz sounding pickup. It's great and warm and smooth. The bridge pickup, which is the one I primarily use, is more similar to the p-bass. It's thumpy and growly. Put them both up to 10 and it's earth shaking. You can pretty much do anything with this bass from hard rock to jazz and R&B. I personally like it for its mid-range attack. It gets really close to that Peter Hook sound I love. Feature: It has 2 pickups. There is a volume knob for each pickup and an overall tone knob for the bass. What more do you need? I think two tone knobs would be stupid for a bass guitar, so I'm giving it a 10. Ease of Use: This thing is a beast. I can handle it, but it's a little heavier than most basses and a bit awkward sometimes. First, I moved the strap button to behind the neck to balance out the nexk dive. Second, you will not be able to comfortably play this sitting down if you are using your fingers (as opposed to a pick). The body's shape obstructs your arm. Lastly, and this won't happen a lot because this thing NEVER loses its tune, but the tiny close together tuners are a pain to wind, especially when you change strings. Quality: This thing is a tank. I've bumped it a few times. I'm sure it could dent, but I would definitely use this thing in a fight. Seriously, I don't keep a backup. This thing is basically indestructible. The case for the t-bird is also a rock and locks it in tight, so I would travel with it. And, it just feels super high quality. I've had this bass for a couple years now and I don't see it ever wearing out. Value: For $300 bucks, you aren't going to get anything better than this. Actually save your money on a $400 bass, buy this and put some more money into your amp, where it will matter. Manufacturer Support: I've never had to reach out to Epiphone, but I bought this bass from zZounds and got it super quick in excellent condition. The Wow Factor: If you play this, you WILL get noticed. Play a Fender and some chicks might think it looks cool. Play a t-bird on stage and everyone will love it. Overall: I would buy this again and again. Yes, it would be cool to have a Gibson Thunderbird (not a stuio). But, because I don't have $2000 laying around and am unsure if I would actually spend that on a guitar if I did, I'll stick with this. It's awesome.
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