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  • No. of Frets:
    20
    Scale Length:
    34"
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Mahogany
    Neck Material:
    Maple
    Body Finish:
    Flat black
    Nut Width:
    1.73"
    Fingerboard Material:
    Rosewood
    Bridge:
    Black 3 point bridge
    Pickups:
    Thunderbird TB+ Neck & bridge
    Other Hardware:
    Black hardware, Generic tuners & bridge.
    Weight:
    9.9 lbs give or take
    EQ / Controls:
    Neck Volume, Bridge Volume & Master tone
    Price:
    345$
    Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV 2.jpg

Recent User Reviews

  1. Andii Syckz
    4/5,
    "Good bass for value"
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    3/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - Classic Thunderbird look, Good tone
    Cons - Neck dive, tuning keys can slip overtime, wide string spacing
    I've had this thunderbird for the last 5 years & it's been a really long time since i heard how it sounded stock since i've just been modifying it since.

    It's a good bass, the inlay free fretboard is a unique look & is one that catches the eye. It did sound good stock & i took out the electronics to have a simple on/off switch like the Nikki Sixx blackbird - i always play with the tone wide open. Weight is decent, although the neck dive can be a downfall for someone starting out on bass (I hand the bass low so there isn't much dive especially with a leather strap).

    Build is solid, no cracks in body or finish flaws. With the fat neck & wide spacing it can be a bit of a stretch for those who have smaller hands so you might want to go towards the thunderbird IV burst series as the neck is slimmer & nut width is narrower. I modified this on my goth bass to match the narrowness of my precision neck & string spacing. The bass had great tone through an svt rig: everything was balanced & you could distinguish the growl, but through a small combo it's kinda difficult to get a decent tone from the pickups (depends on the amp i'd guess).

    All in all if you're starting out, this is the only thunderbird i wouldn't recommend having, but if you want a sleeker look & something different from the traditional birds, by all means.

    I've modified mine countless times & fixed it as well over the last five years so it doesn't really resemble its factory self anymore hahaha.
    Price Paid:
    380$ CAD
    JohnnyLaw1776 and paul like this.

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