Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar - Vintage SunburstStock code: 71700
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- Mahogany body
- SlimTaper maple profile neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 20 medium jumbo frets with dot inlays
- Dual Epiphone TB plus bass humbuckers
- Premium die-cast tuners
No other bass looks or plays like it. The beloved Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar from Epiphone features a stylish ‘reverse’ body shape, carved top and powerful dual bass humbucker pickups, set off with black hardware and the legendary Thunderbird insignia on the pickguard.
The Epiphone Thunderbird-IV features a unique ‘winged’, or ‘reverse’ body shape, built from mahogany to offer warm, rich, and deep satisfying bass tones in a solid and durable tonewood.
A hardwearing bolt-on maple neck provides amazing sustain and tone. With its one of a kind SlimTaper neck profile, the Thunderbird IV grants smooth and comfortable playability all the way down the 34 inch scale length. The neck features a rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo nickel/silver alloy frets, providing fluid playability and transitioning from note to note.
Electronics & Hardware
Epiphone have fully equipped the Thunderbird-IV with two of its own TB plus bass humbucking pickups. Proven to be one the most versatile bass pickups, they boast outstanding performance in a number of musical genres, including jazz, rock, metal and more! Both pickups can be adjusted with two tone knobs, and a master volume knob.
Putting the cherry on the top, (or so to speak), Epiphone has featured 4 premium die-cast machine heads, with an impressive gear ratio of 17:1, offering the extreme precision when tuning. All hardware on the Thunderbird-IV is styled in a sleek black finish. Contrasting beautifully with the vintage sunburst finish, and classic white pickguard with the legendary Thunderbird logo.
|Model||Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar|
|Number of Strings||4|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Premium Die-Cast|
|Pickups (Neck/Bridge)||Epiphone TB Plus Bass Humbuckers|
|Bridge||3-Point Fully Adjustable|
|Controls||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup) Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) Master Tone|
Great sound, little fragile...
Posted on 13/09/2013 by Matt
First off, sound wise, this bass is incredible for £199 it crushes it's Squier rivals sonically. I play through distortion mostly for a grunge band and the low end is utterly brutal, but tweak the tone and it has a savage treble tone that cuts through any mix... Aside from this on a clean channel it still holds it's own, coping with slap, new wave, punk lines all just as much. No switches make for a sleek and simple guitar and lets be honest it's cool-vibe gives it a huge rating alone...
However, as is usually the fault with Epiphones in my experience, the build quality somewhat lets this bass down, my personal one has some roughness on the fretboard. As well as this one time my strap came loose and the wood cracked around the jack socket after hitting the floor... This is in massive difference with the Squiers, which you can pretty much through at a wall to receive only superficial damage...
Verdict, if you are a regular gigging bassist, expect to do some minor repairs with adhesive on the body at some point because it will, sooner or later get cracked, however if your after a purely sonic experience or a practice instrument for peanuts then there is nothing better!!!
Posted on 17/01/2013 by missyjch
I bought this bass 5 years ago and still in mint condition, a very hard, sturdy guitar.
It sounds BIG and has an attitude with It's thick heavy strings. Fab sound!