Epiphone Thunderbird IV TV Silver

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  1. Wolfpack

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    Anyone here have or play one of these yet ?
    Looking for comments or thoughts
    Thanks

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  2. nubs

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    hoping myself someone knows something about this too.....i'm wishin someone may have some good pics of this....
  3. wvbass

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    I didn't think these were available until February or so? Probably the same as the white Epi bolt-on, right?
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  5. Wolfpack

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    Where did you find the availability info ?
    Yeah, the specs do look the same as the white one.
    Might be nice with some upgraded pups.
    I'm also considering the recent classic pro model which is $200 more.
  6. nubs

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    i dunno..... i have an alpine white bolt on with the chrome humbuckers in it and i wouldnt change the pick ups in it, no way never they sound great! got it used from GC, they were askin 149 after some wheelin and dealin and one of their promotions i ended up payin 50 bucks with an epi HSC. best cheap bass find for me, i love it. makes me want one of those TV Silver ones even MORE!! :D
  7. wvbass

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    For a while American Musical said February. Now they say April. I don't know if either date means anything, but it is the only info I have seen.
  8. Wolfpack

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    Do you do any home recording with it, how does it sound ?
  9. nubs

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    no, i dont....
  10. twhitedc

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    I haven't but I've been gassign hard fro an alpine white with black harware, and black pickguard... It's only a matter of time.
  11. mellowgerman

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    Strap button position... finally! Looks like a cool bass.
  12. Wolfpack

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    Am I seeing this right, the strap button is on the neck plate ?
  13. Mark4

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    You're seeing it right. They've been putting it on the Epi Thunderbird IV neck plate for at least a year now. My sunburst 2011 was built with the button in that location, and it balances pretty well.
  14. Wolfpack

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    Is this the white one you have ?

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    Can you give any more detailed description on the tone of those pups ?
  15. nubs

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    thats it. they a a bit gritty and growly. nice lows if you roll of the bridge pick up and dime the neck. and it has a nice crisp tone with the bridge dimed as well. i use DR Hi Beams. i own a Goth and the wood grain Pro IV actvie epi, and this one (IMO) is far better sounding, i use it as my Drop D tuning bass to gig with and its very TBirdesque sounding. i have it set up "medium low" so i get a bit of string clank which in turn give it a nice aggresive attack. the neck is a tad chunckier then my other epi's too, which i like (allot) i swap between this and my Gibby Tbird IV vintage SB which i use for standard tunings and it can hold its own strongly. Believe me I was quite skeptical i've read these are guitar humbuckers and was real worried how it would hold up. I also play in a LOUD metal band, i use an SVT 7pro or SVT4pro with either 810 or 215 and it sounds great with all.....
  16. twhitedc

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    I've seen some of the white ones with black hardware and some with chrome. Anyone know if the black is more recent?
  17. hillerup

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    The Alpine White Limited Edition with all black hardware are a couple of years old, whereas the one with chrome hardware is only about a year old - They came out last summer...
  18. twhitedc

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    thanks, i think the ones with black hardware are also neck thru.
  19. hillerup

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    Yes and no....

    The limited edition Alpine White, that came out a couple of years ago is a standard T-bird with a bolt on neck (I have one of these myself), whereas the one with neck-through is a brand new Classic-IV Pro, which is a completely different beast all together.
  20. Wolfpack

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    I decided against the TV Silver model & went with the Classic.
    I'm glad I did, it is definitely a beast.

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