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Trade Modern Player Jaguar for Epiphone T-Bird Pro?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vrussell, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. vrussell

    vrussell

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    Would trading my modern player jag for the T-bird pro be a good trade. I need some bass wisdom. :help:
  2. rockscott

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    What model thunderbird? My mistake, having owned both myself, its a tough call. The fender has more tone range thats for sure!
  3. BirdThunder

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    Thunderbird Pro-IV, it's got active pick ups like the jaguar, if I were you try them first, get a feel for the sound and comfort, Before I got a tbird classic-IV pro, I tried them in the store first.
  4. wild4oldcars

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    Tried a mp jag once, loved the neck but it sounded kinda thin.
    Tried an epi t bird once, loved the tone but it felt awkward as heck.
    Given I am not a Gibson/epi kinda guy, id say keep the jag
  5. Psychbunny

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    Different strokes but the epi pro is neck through, unique God of Thunder tone, retails for $100 more and I am an Epi/Gibson guy. No brainer - T-bird for me.
  6. vrussell

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    Thanks for the info buy i stayed with my mp jag. The T-bird is good but is not my cup of tea.
  7. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    Good call, I bought a T-bird Classic Pro and played it for a few days....it was "meh" to me. The feel and balance on it was unsettling and the tone was very muddy to me.
  8. rockscott

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    I think you made the right decision to keep the jag. I just sold my pro 4. I really loved the neck but thats where it ended for me. Thunderbirds are heavy, they neck dive, and their sound is unique but limited. I may be a little bias here as well as i have come to the conclusion that active sound is not my cup of tea. I doubt i will ever own another active bass.

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