opinions on this used Epi thunderbird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RoccoI, Feb 14, 2014.


  1. RoccoI

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  2. Bobster

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    That's a bit more than I'd pay for a T-bird, even a reversed one.

    If you decide to pick it up, be sure to check the headstock area and look for any sign of fretboard separation.

    Headstock is the weakest point.

    I did a quick look through the site and personally, I'd prefer this Peavey Milestone BXP for $135.

    http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...-Peavey-Milestone-BXP-bass-W0QQAdIdZ566723513

    I also saw this Yamaha BB450 for $280 which is a very good deal as well.

    http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...-guitars-Yamaha-BB450-Bass-W0QQAdIdZ557864568

    Good luck!

    Bob
     
  3. Terracite

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    A bass I've seen in person is worth way more than one that I would have to have shipped to me.

    The case would be $100+ new. So even if only worth $50 used, that would be $250 for the bass. If it checks out, that's seems fair. You don't see these very often in stores.
     
  4. godofthunder59

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    Pretty hard to come buy I think 300 with case is a good deal. Btw that is a Non reverse Thunderbird body not reverse.
     
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  6. MarkoYYZ

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    $300 is generally too much for a used Epi Tbird - but this one is not the typical model. You've got the non-reverse MIK model here, so with a case I would say even $350 would be a decent price - if you really wanted it - but if you can get it for less then that's even better. $300 is good.

    Sweet first bass.
     
  7. RoccoI

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    Thanks for all the opinions guys. I might go and check out tomorrow if I can.
    Long and McQuade is having a sale this weekend that I want to check out first.
     
  8. RoccoI

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    I also found a goth epiphone thunderbird with case for $150. Are these any good?
     
  9. Haji

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    In good shape, I'd go for it. The only thing that makes that model a "goth", near as I can tell, is the pickguard graphic. That's a switchable part. If that bass is in good shape, I'd nab it just because $150 is cheap.
     

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