NEW! Epiphone Classic-IV PRO Thunderbirds!!

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  1. whitee96

    whitee96

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    Hi guys! I found a new epi T-Bird on the internet. It's the "Classic-IV". I found some information of it. It has mahagony neck and mahagony body with Gibson USA Humbuckers. This bass have a really good lookin'... just like the Gibson's. The Epi Classic-IV is looks like a new Gibson T-bird!!! :bassist:

    I want to buy an Alphine White one in August.:hyper: I hope so this is not a limited edition and when i get the money for it it disapears, haha :D.

    Anybody knows some more information about this really cool bass?:help:

    Some pix:
    http://www.google.hu/imgres?um=1&hl...w=130&start=0&ndsp=56&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:73

    and

    http://www.google.hu/imgres?um=1&hl...144&start=0&ndsp=56&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0,i:105
  2. Ibanez Bassist

    Ibanez Bassist

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    I love my T-Bird, Changed the factory strings and it plays and sounds like a dream, great power out of this bass..
  3. whitee96

    whitee96

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    You have a natural PRO one right?:D
    Now I have an Epi Blackbird and i love it too. Very good T-birds...:bassist:
  4. calypsocoral302

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    Are these neck-thru? Or Bolt-On?
  5. Ibanez Bassist

    Ibanez Bassist

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    Neck Thru, all one piece..
  6. Nobody

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  7. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

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    If this is a neck through, all mahagony bass with USA PUs, isn't it a Gibson T Bird? What is the difference? Are the dimensions exact or something different? Will they be available in the USA? Looks to be about $500. Why pay $1500 for a USA Gibson if you can get this at half the cost? Very confusing.
  8. maxschrek

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  9. TBird1958

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

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    From the Thunderbird Club thread Pt IV.....
    These are MIC 7 ply with U.S. pickups, due end of May.





  10. Jwood

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    Looks pretty cool, I look forward to trying one out.
  11. NightTripper

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    I really dig this. Especially the white.
  12. dinogroovie

    dinogroovie Supporting Member

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    Anyone have any new info on these? I see the specs on Sweetwater buy MF doesn't have anything listed and even the Epiphone site has no reference.
  13. TBird1958

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

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    As of today I have one on order from Sweetwater to review - we'll see ;)
  14. dinogroovie

    dinogroovie Supporting Member

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    I'll be looking forward to that review. Seriously considering pulling the trigger on this too. Looks really good on paper.
  15. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks ya'll!!!
    Now I know where the two chrome Greco T-Bird pickups I'm taking out of a 3 pickup Greco FrakenLesPaul(Ric pickup, Greco pickup, MM pickup) will go...with rings from fretsonthenet of course!
  16. TBird1958

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

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    As of 5/21 no firm ETA at Sweetwater, tho their website says 5/27.
  17. PBnJBassist

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    ...and I JUST got over GAS from another bass! :bawl::bawl::bawl: Geez!

    Read this on Sweetwater's site:

    So... they're not Gibson pickups after all? Looks like they might be the Epiphone Pro pups but wired in passive (maybe). I'll wait for more details but for now, I'll just drool over it. By the way, slim taper neck FTW!! :smug:

    More edits: By the way, Sweetwater is now selling the Epiphone T-Bird PRO-IV (active pups) for $399! Just in case someone was interested in that T-Bird instead of the regular or classic. Must... contain... GAS... stop... clicking "add to cart"...
  18. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I must own a white one
  19. rockscott

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    I wish epiphone would offer a new high quality shortscale? I dont see the need for new Tbirds when they are building 4 models already? I own a pro 4, its my primary bass, i just dont understand their logic?
  20. 4StringsEnough

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    Yeah, building more variants of their most popular guitars and basses never worked for Fender. Madness, I know. ;-)

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