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opinions on this used Epi thunderbird

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


  1. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    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
     
  2. Terracite

    Terracite Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Whitecourt, Alberta
    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.
     
  3. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    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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  5. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Toronto
    $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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. I also found a goth epiphone thunderbird with case for $150. Are these any good?
     
  8. 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.