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Epiphone Exp V and T-Bird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SantasCabanaBoy, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. SantasCabanaBoy


    Jan 15, 2001
    Are the Epiphone explorer flying V and Thunderbird any good for their price tag of $300-$400???

    How do they compare to a Mexican Fender???
    I am looking to buy a cheap new backup and I am trying to get somthing other than a fender. Thank you.
  2. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I own an Epiphone T-Bird, and I really like it. I've tried Yamahas, Fender, Ibanez, Squier, Alvarez, Peavey, Washburn.... and I haven't found a bass that feels so good in your hands (for the price). I got acustomed to this bass and to me it feels very different from others. The neck is long, the frets are medium sized, there's a curved area over the pickup covers on which you can rest your thumb very comfortably.

    Maybe the sound isn't "as good" as some other more expensive basses, but I really love my T-bird's sound and I only paid $340 for it. A lot of people will tell you to get a Fender, but I really don't like 'em. They're great basses but they don't feel as comfortable to me as the T-Bird.

    This is all my opinion, so try the basses you like if you can before you buy.

    Good Luck...
  3. Havent played the v, but the T-bird is cool, I didnt like the way it played finger-style or slap, but it plays great with a pick, narrow string placement. Both are usually in the three hundred range.

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