NBD! Thunderbird content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendblues, Mar 21, 2014.


  1. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

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    Just got my Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV yesterday, set it up and put some new roundwounds on her, and wow, am I amazed at the outstanding quality of this bass!!. Being a real gear snob, I didn't realize Epiphone was putting out this kind of gear. And for $499????? shipped??? Are you serious??????????

    Whew,,, just had to get that out of me.. Bought the optional case as well, Its being delivered today.

    I will have more Epiphones. If your looking for a Thunderbird, save some cash and buy one of these before their discontinued.
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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Great basses and yes Epiphone has really upped their game I would buy one over a Gibson any day congrats on a beautiful bass.
  3. Radio Face

    Radio Face

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    They should have paid you that amount to take the bass off of their hands.
  4. chout

    chout

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    I got one too in sunburst. It plays and sounds amazing, and is a nice contrast from all of my fenders. Looks great in white. Congrats!
  5. Eatapeach1965

    Eatapeach1965

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    I'd you're going to crap on. Guys thread,you should at least substantiate it... Don't you think?


    I hear they 're great basses far more than any thing negative.
  6. 1stnamebassist

    1stnamebassist

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    Yeah they are fantastic. Recently sold my Arctic white and I'm regretting it. Hopefully the funds will permit and I'll replace it with a Sunburst.
  7. chout

    chout

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    It's far exceeded my expectations for the price. A while back, I had the cheaper epi t bird bolt on that was super neck heavy but did sound pretty nice. This one is really balanced, comfortable and sounds awesome. Even my friend with a real Gibson t bird had nothing bad to say about it in a side by side comparison.

    I've been recording lately with this just direct in and its so full and warm, I've barely had to eq it in a mix.

    Plus I haven't had to adjust anything action-wise since I got it. Can't say the same about all of my Fenders (and Music Man).
  8. Eldo

    Eldo

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    Agreed on both counts. These are really great basses and well worth the money.
  9. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

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    Your entitled to your opinion, it doesn't change anything though, this is a FANTASTIC Thunderbird for the money. I got the case today, Its just as nice, I'll post a pic of both later today.
  10. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

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    Pic of bass and case as promised:

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  11. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Supporting Member

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    Those are super nice basses, esp at that price - I think it's one of the best buys out there regardless of brand. Congratulations on a beautiful bass!
    Please don't let the uninformed comments of TB unintelligencia affect your wise choice :)

    I'll be adding you to the Club roster too.
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Them 'R' cool. Congrats!
  13. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    I have played Thunderbirds almost exclusively since '76. Epiphone's Classic Thunderbird is a fantastic bass at a great price. It easily stands up to the current Gibson USA model. I have numerous Thunderbirds, 60's, 70's and current production models. My rule for collecting is USA or vintage, I am going to break that rule and buy one of these in white. :bassist:

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