Danelectro DC Bass or Epiphone Thunderbird Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jazzman64, May 10, 2021.


  1. They are big basses, but my Epiphone Tbird Vintage Pro weighs about 8lbs, 10 oz. How much does that your Les Paul weigh?
     
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  2. Iristone

    Iristone

    Jul 8, 2017
    Beijing
    I'd guess the Bird would be more versatile as a main bass due to its longer scale length (that is, if you like its ergonomics, which I happen to do). If it's intended as a "niche" bass for a specific tone, I guess you couldn't really go wrong with either. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Blackhawks55

    Blackhawks55

    Jul 21, 2013
    My vote is for the Dano 59' DC. Incredibly versatile, super thin neck and it plays like a dream. Check out my demo of it. ^
     
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  4. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Electro all day

    Fat Mike...nuff sed
     
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  5. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I've been a Dano fan since the '60s and I still play my early '60s Dano Silvertone Model 1444.

    I've tried various T-Birds over the decades but I never could get used to the ergonomics.
     
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  6. dangevans

    dangevans

    Mar 26, 2014
    I love Dano's, but my gut says get the T-Bird- very fun basses, and a very big sound.
     
  7. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

    Feb 25, 2007
    Sweden
    Very different basses. Own a Longhorn, have played the occasional Thunderbird.
    Voicing and ergonomics, I would say the T-bird might lend itself towards a "captain of the ship" feeling (like a Precision), where the DC bass might encourage faster, exploring and more "playful" approaches. At least, that is how I feel when I grab basses like these.

    My MIK Longhorn has been fantastic in the 13 (?) years I have owned it, and newer Epis get very good reviews as well.
     
  8. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    The Epiphone Embassy is basically a Thunderbird in a body that's easier to get along with, and cheaper as well
     
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  9. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    The Les Paul weighs enough to alter gravity.
     
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  10. That’s a really sweet bass though!
     
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