Epiphone thunderbird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mike_Ro11, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. mike_Ro11

    mike_Ro11 Guest

    Dec 17, 2007
    I am really want a red or blue epiphone thunderbird! I think they look great and sound great too.

    I know of the neck dive but don't care.

    Anyone have any comments on the epi tbird or experiences tell me about them.

    Any one looking to sell a red or blue one let me know.

  2. Kano2864212


    Feb 24, 2008
    Worcester, MA
    if you want to put some work into it i have a sunburst one that could use a refin
  3. mike_Ro11

    mike_Ro11 Guest

    Dec 17, 2007
    thanks for the offer but dont want to do that.
  4. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    this thread will fill up quick with people telling you about their EPI-BIRDS including me.....lol

    red or blue? that would be different. I like BLACK as my fav color, as I have a black T-bird ( not an EPI ) As far as my EPIBIRD goes, it stays in tune forever, it has good intonation and sustain, and thats about it.
    BAD points:
    crappy stock pups, ( INFAMOUS lack of treble/GROWLY sounding ) string height that was adjusted as far down as the bridge would allow, and still not what I like, and a slightly wider neck. Beyond those couple BAD points, it is a fine player, and will be in my collection for a long time. EH, what do you expect for a CHEAP bass? ( I got mine used for 150 bucks shipped and couldn't say no )

    oh ya neckdive? not for me, even with the strapbutton STILL on the wing.

    I play the thing every day, have many videos of me playing it, and never get tired of it but I love the thing for one main reason, it is a lot harder to jam on it compared to my JACKBIRD, or my other bass, and I use it mainly as an excersize tool, as on stage it sits quietly in the background waiting for a chance for the "coach" to put him/her into the game. ( haven't broke a string on my JACKBIRD yet ) :D:D:D
  5. I have one on lay-away now. I love it but the only problem I had was when standing up the body would be in an uncomfortable position because of the strapbutton. Once I move that to the neck plate it'll be pretty near perfect.
  6. Dasgre0g

    Dasgre0g DasGre0g Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Eastern N. Carolina
    I have got to say, I have been playing for 15 years now...all kinds of basses etc and the nosedive is the most over exeraggerated thing I have ever read on this board. It barely bothers me at all. Then again, there are people here who are seriously bothered by the difference of a bass that weighs 9lbs 3oz and a bass that weighs 9lbs 3.6 oz ;)
  7. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I agree totally on the neckdive issue. Some people use a 1.5 inch slippery 20 year old strap cause it "still looks cool", and blame it on the guitar, strap button positions..etc, but that's them.

    Imagine some of the wimps who would CRINGE at my JACKBIRD bass as it weighs in at a little over 15.5lbs.
  8. Dasgre0g

    Dasgre0g DasGre0g Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Eastern N. Carolina
    you know what i personally HATE? Not to rat anyone out...but whenever anyone posts a classified ad like 10 people have to ask " nut width?", " you said about 8 lbs, can you be more exact ?" ANd those people(who for some reason google and the manufacturer's websites dont work..ever), are always the people who never actually buy the instrument. Ok I am done :)
  9. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    I love my epi-bird as well. I moved the strap button to one of the jack plate screws as soon as I got it, a habit I've had for almost 20 years now. I just like the way the strap lies flatter on my shoulder that way... anyway I have a wide soft strap and I have NO neck dive issues either. I know the pickups aren't that good, but I personally LOVE that growl that I get out of it, that was actually the deciding factor when I went shopping. My ONLY complaint about the t-bird is that they don't make one in a short scale... my wife wishes she could have one, but her hands are too small to comfortably play mine. If they had them in shorties, I'd get her one in a heartbeat. it would probably wind up pink though, LOL
  10. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    Seriously, how many more topics on epi T-birds?
  11. Twiggy Jr.

    Twiggy Jr. Guest

    Nov 17, 2005
    i'll have one before long, too
    either the black gothic one
    or the limited edition white one they had a few yrs ago at musiciansfriend.com
    ya know, the knock off of the tbird twiggy plays in "the beautiful people" and some other vids
  12. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah Guest

    Jan 22, 2008
    I love mine. She's a great axe.
  13. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    the white ones are sweet, I'd love to have one. According to epi's website, the goth has a thinner neck than the rest. If you want a neck similar to the regular ones... musicians friend has a gloss black one. I wouldnt mind one of the blue ones myself