The Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV-PRO bass guitar delivers incredible tones with a robust, muscular energy that has helped it to become one of the most iconic instruments ever built. Since the Thunderbird IV’s release back in 1963, artists including Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), The Who, Kings of Leon, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, have utilised the awesome sonic output of this amazing bass. The T-Bird Classic IV-PRO delivers the vintage looks, feel, and tones, without the classic model price tag.
The Thunderbird’s raw power and enviable sustain, all comes from its unique design. Instead of having a neck that is attached to the body, the T-Bird has a central through-neck design that is constructed using 7-ply mahogany/walnut, with mahogany body wings attached to each side. The neck-through design allows the resonance and sustain generated by the strings to develop a tremendous level of energy. The body wings then reinforce that energy with a fat midrange character.
The body benefits from a classic style 3-point adjustable flush-mount bridge, creating a seamless connection between the strings and body for an anchored feel, enabling you to play as robustly as you like, safe in the knowledge this bass can take it. The headstock is fitted with black die-cast tuners with a massive 17:1 gear ratio, giving them durability and strength to uphold tuning integrity throughout the most energetic of performances.
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 stunning Alpine White finish, which is guaranteed to turn heads. The reverse headstock is present, carrying the Epiphone logo on the truss rod cover. Not forgetting, the white pickguard that carries the iconic Thunderbird logo.
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 Colour Alpine White 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
- Love this bass
- Easy to play
- Good value
- It's pretty good
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