Thunderbird 5s

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tsal, Feb 15, 2001.

  1. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Do they exist?

    I have been looking for some inexpensive rockbass(since my Ibanez Soundgear has become bit boring), and Epi Thunderbird seems like one. I'm going to give one a testdrive soon.

    I have seen someone mention Thunderbird 5-strings over the net but I cannot find any info at Gibson's or Epiphone's websites, or actually anywhere.

    Any pros&cons about these basses are appriciated too.
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The original Epiphone Thunderbirds were available in a 5 string version. This used the so-called "non reverse" body style and had P-J pickups. They are no longer made but pop up used pretty often.

    The better known reverse body T-Bird has never been offered as a 5 string by Gibson or Epiphone.
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I thought that everybody knew that "Thunderbird 5" is a manned space-station which co-ordinates the activities of Thunderbirds 1-4 for International Rescue! So of course it exists! ;)