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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by infamusblkdeath, Apr 30, 2009.
the new epiphone thunderbird pro IV?
or a sterling by music man RAY34?
Tbird has 2 pickups. Big Plus, and the new ones are neck through, I like that too.
I like my Music Man's. I don't know what the new imports are going to be like. Must be better than the terrible OLP's. Should be interesting.
Only because I hate neckdive.
Man those Epis are sexy. With they still came in Pellum blue! Or, sexier yet, WHITE!
i actually heard that they are very much like the real music mans.and for $600,i'd hope they'd be way better than the OLP's.
no,they don't come in white,or P.blue.the colors that you see are the only colors they have in them.but hey who knows? maybe they will throw some more colors out there in the future
clams - the NEW carrots!
I don't like how Epi TBirds sound. So unless these Epi's have different PU or a nice new Preamp, I vote for EB.
For what use? Both make fine boat paddles.
Those thunderbirds are horrible basses...I think people only buy them for aesthetics.
MM all the way.
I'd say epi if it weren't for neck dive. As it is, I'd call it a coin toss.
so do all the basses that you own
yeah,im gunna have to disagree on that "horrible basses" statement.that is just YOUR opinion
Pretty sure with them being neck-thru, the strap lug will be located at the joint, like on the Gibsons. Thus eliminating a LOT of the neckdive.
edit: nevermind, just saw a pic. still in the same place
Believe it or not, some people feel the same about MM basses.
still,i think these TB's are going to be much lighter,and i still i think there will be much less dive than the regular ones.oh yeah,and anyone think the regular epi's neck is too fat? well,they shortened the nut width on these ones,so they should have much thinner necks
Nice. That's one thing I disliked about my old T-bird. Always cramped up my hand during long shows. I may have to swing by a GC in the near future to see if they've got any of these. And hooray for no 3-point bridge!
I think you missunderstood where he was coming from. I think his point was that he could help you decide better if you gave us more info. To just say "Which one?" without telling us anything about what kind of music you play, or what kind of tone you like, is lacking on YOUR part. So when he said both make great boat paddles, he was refering to the fact that those two basses would be used for two different kinds of situations in the music world, but would each perform equally as well as boat paddles.
Back to your question... I used to work at a shop which carried the T-birds. I like those Epis a LOT. Very good quality for the money and they sustain for DAYS. That being said, it would depend on the job for me as well. I wouldn't use those two basses for the same gig. They have two TOTALLY different sounds.
Edit to add: Those t-birds paint jobs are HOT!!! I dig the stripes and all three finishes!!!