The Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV-PRO bass guitar is one of the most iconic models ever conceived. Since the Thunderbird IV’s release back in 1963, its muscular tones have been adopted by artists as diverse as: Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), The Who, and Kings of Leon - to name but a select few. The Epiphone T-Bird Classic IV-PRO delivers the vintage looks, feel, and tones, at a price that we can all take advantage.
The most enviable characteristics of this awesome model come in the form of its tantalisingly powerful output, and thunderous sustain. The Thunderbird's secret weapon in creating its forceful delivery lies in its unique design. Rather than having a design that centres around a neck fitted to a body, the T-Bird has a through-neck design that is constructed using 7-ply mahogany/walnut, and mahogany body wings attached to each side of the neck. The resonance and sustain generated by the strings is given greater distance to develop, whilst the body wings reinforce that energy with a fat midrange punch.
Attached to the body is a specially designed 3-point adjustable flush-mount bridge. The low-profile design creates a seamless connection between the strings and body, which improves intonation, tuning stability, and string tension. At the other end of the neck, the headstock is fitted with black die-cast tuners with a whopping 17:1 gear ratio, making them very durable, and strong enough to stand up to energetic performances, night after night.
Gibson TB Plus humbuckers
The Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO bass guitar fitted with a pair of TB Plus humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. Whether you’re looking for a smooth, creamy blues’ tone, a tight country twang, or a ferocious metal snarl, the TB Plus humbuckers have you covered – and then some! Thanks to the ceramic magnets at the heart of each pickup, the TB Plus’ deliver a steady response over a vast dynamic range. Control comes in the form of stylish black TopHats with chrome metal inserts, enabling adjustment over the neck pickup’s volume, the bridge pickup’s volume, and a master tone control. Simple, yet highly effective.
The Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV-PRO bass guitar has been given a sumptuous finish, conjuring up memories of the classic '60s models. The cool black hardware compliments the finish in style, whilst the gold Epiphone lettering on the truss rod cover gives a distinct mark of quality. Let us not overlook the iconic Thunderbird logo on the white pickguard - the true mark of power.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Thunderbird Classic IV-PRO Bass Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany/Walnut Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Product Range Thunderbird Number of Frets 20 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Fretboard Inlays Pearloid Dot Tuning Machines Black Die-Cast Pickups (Neck/Bridge) Gibson TB Plus Humbuckers/Gibson TB Plus Humbuckers Pickguard White Bridge Classic Style 3-Point Adjustable Flush-Mount, Fully Adjustable Controls Volume (Neck Pickup) Volume (Bridge Pickup) Master Tone
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