Is there much difference in tone between Epiphone Thunderbird and Explorer models?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rat Blitz, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    I've got an Epiphone Thunderbird and am considering getting an Epiphone Goth Explorer.
    But I would be more tempted if there is marked difference in tone (as it doesn't make that much sense to have two pointy basses that sound pretty much the same). Although I have to say I do like pointy basses (unlike most of the folks on this forum).
    I also have a Katana and Ibanez Destroyer.
    I have to admit they are not that ergonomic, you can't play them while seated. But they look so damn cool.
    But to get to the "point" (sorry bout the pun) how does the EPI Thunderbird and Explorer compare?
  2. Devil Musick

    Devil Musick

    Jun 13, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Endorsing artist for Schecter Guitars
    Have you seen any epi explorers around?? I've been looking for one for awhile.
  3. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    set neck on the explorer.
    different woods.

    the build quality is alot higher on the explorers
  4. Thorsoundcore

    Thorsoundcore Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    i don't think epiphone makes a goth explorer bass...
  5. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    Apparently they "did" make one once upon a time.
    Here's the pics.