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Epiphone Goth Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Havoc, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Just got a Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV yesterday. Anybody have any experience with it? I think it sounds damn nice, pluss it looks badass!
  2. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    I have an alpine white one I like it. Plan on staining the fingerboard black moving the input to the side and putting a switch where the input was
  3. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    I was going to get the Goth and also move the input to the side and add a switch in the hole. But then I found a great deal on a real Gibson so I bought it instead! :hyper: I've played 3 Epi T-Birds and they all seemed like a good bass for the price.
  4. What is the difference between a Gibson T-Bird and a Epi T-Bird, besides the name and looks?
  5. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    the great difference between the two is that the gibson has a neckthru body. Not a screwed one.
  6. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    The Gibson is virtually all mahogany and usually (at least from my experiance) have a ebony fretboard. Also a 9 pc. neck thru. The pickups are differant also.

    Epiphones are either an alder or mahogany bodied, with a bolt on maple neck & rosewood board.

    There is an Epi Elite model, but I'm not sure what all the specs are on that one.
  7. The Nikki Sixx Blackbird then, anybody know anything about that? Is it a modded Gibson or Epi?
  8. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    The Nikki Sixx Blackbird is a modded Gibson. I think the Epi Goth was made to resemble the Blackbird.
  9. lookjojoisplaid


    Oct 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Possibly one of the worst basses i have ever owned. The pickups were the worst sounding things i have ever heard. I have a real gibson explorer the epi does absolutly no justice. I have gotten better sound and a wide tone range out of a fender squire than that thing. Take it back if you still can and but a fender squire youll get a better bass for about a fith the price
  10. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Actually, the epi goth is twiggy ramirez's bass. Epiphone honoured him with the gothic look. Besides, Epiphone makes the blackbird
  11. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    Epiphone makes the BlackBird now, but it was a Gibson model for Nikki Sixx in 2001.
  12. arsie


    Jan 19, 2011
    two zero zero five
  13. Crater

    Crater Banned

    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Gibsons are USA made, Epiphones are made in Asia.