Is Epiphone Thunderbird good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by diobassist, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. diobassist


    Jan 2, 2005
    Oppinions please- I like the look and prize of this bass. Is it any good? I like to play rock, and i think its quite good for it....

  2. squierplayer120


    Nov 17, 2004
    Yeah, they're good for the money, but you might want to splurge and go for the Gibson.
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I like them, but take issue with the floating 3 point bridge. Seems like a terrible idea to me.

    One of the reasons I'm partial to them is that I like darker sounding basses, and have unfortunate physical requirements of my basses, which, by chance, the Epi T-bird meets. If I were to get one, it'd be to string it BEAD.
  4. Getserious


    Jan 21, 2005
    i was thinking of getting one too whats with the three point bridge
  5. diobassist


    Jan 2, 2005
    Im also seeking for a little bit darker sound bass- doesw it have that sound without dropping its tuning?
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's a floating bridge, and a thin one at that.
  7. I had 1 for a while. It was way too light and the bridge is frankly terrible.. There's very little tension on the low E which was a bugger as I play drop-D.

    It just felt like a toy bass. Bear in mind I play Fender so I'm used to having a heavy resonating instrument round my neck.

    So it had to go!

    Also, I got to try a real Gibson T-bird recently... It felt very similar.

    Try out the Epiphone Elitist T-bird. They're quite expensive (about £800) but they're a close copy of the old 60's T-bird which I think is better in all respects.
  8. Spanky2112


    Aug 20, 2003
    Utica, NY
    I got a epi T-Bird for Christmas. I really like it a lot. It's light with a sweet sunburst. It growls like a wolf too.
    Go to and look at the reviews for it.
  9. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    Gonna put together a Warmoth T-Bird...either a Warmoth neck or maybe a Moses graph. on it...dunno. P+P config...should be cool....
  10. when i was searching for my first bass recently i played on ein a local shop and loved it so ive bought a second hand one from ebay and cant wait for it to arrive!