Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass Arctic White Poly 

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Rock 'n' roll approved body style.

• The great sound and look of the classic Gibson Thunderbird

• Alder body with 20-fret, 34" maple neck and rosewood fingerboard

• 2-TB-Plus humbuckers, 2 volume, and 1 tone

The Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass has a classic shape and a great sound. This streamlined design is based on Gibson's original model. 2 humbucking pickups. Volume and tone controls. Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Classic design
  • Alder body (Mahogany on Silverburst finish)
  • 34" scale
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 frets
  • 2 TB-Plus humbuckers
  • 2 volume and 1 tone
  • Chrome hardware
  • Polyurethane finish

Make your music fly with the Thunderbird. Order today.

 

Thunderbird IV Bass Specifications:

  • Scale: 34"
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Body: Alder
  • Controls: 2 Humbuckers
  • Nut Width: 1.73"
  • Body Style: Alder
  • Case Included: No
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood/Dot
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EpiphoneThunderbird IV Bass
 
4.8

(based on 59 reviews)

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Best bass around at this price!

I bought it because of the shape, but it packs a lot more than that. This bass stays in tune, very quiet pickups are helpful in a studio environment. It has a heavy...Read complete review

I bought it because of the shape, but it packs a lot more than that. This bass stays in tune, very quiet pickups are helpful in a studio environment. It has a heavy neck, but you can get used to it. The sound is great, especially in rock music. Can't go wrong with this one. Epiphone should have more finishes available for this bass. Much, much better than a P-Bass in this price range. Simply great.

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Pretty good sound, but a little cold.

I was looking for a second bass to get a different sound than my Fender.I always liked the style of the thunderbird and decided to give it a try. The bass had surprisingly good...Read complete review

I was looking for a second bass to get a different sound than my Fender.I always liked the style of the thunderbird and decided to give it a try. The bass had surprisingly good construction, something I didn't expect from a knock-off brand. A few things that should be noted with this bass though.It doesn't have the warm sound you get with some other basses. It just doesn't seem to like the low frequencies. The bass is not balanced, the head is heavy and will fall to the ground if you let go for a second. The neck is a lot bigger than I was used to. I have big hands but this is not recommended for smaller players or beginners.A decent bass, but there are better options in this price range, in my opinion.

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4.0

Very Good

By jcap26

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

This bass is awesome withe exception of the heavy neck. other than that, its sound and look is legit.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Thunderbird 4 reverse

By Scott McDaniel

from San Diego CA

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

Quite simply one of the best basses in this price range. Fit, feel, comfort, and most impotantly sound. The dynamic range of this bass is incredible. I leave my amp at parity and let the bass do all of the sonic work. You MUST have one in your collection if you do any recording at all. Heck: I have two of them!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent bass for the price!

By mclarensmps

from Toronto, Ontario

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I generally use this bass for recording purposes rather than live performances, and am extremely happy with it. It has great tones, and it's very easy to get the sounds you want out of it. I didn't find the sound to work too well with a Roland MicroCube Bass RX, but on my Warwick Wamp 200, this thing sounds absolutely fantastic. I'm very happy with what I got for the price I paid.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a good bass

By Burt

from Hanover, Pa

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I've had my thunderbird for a few years now and it is just great. It sounds good, it looks good, and it takes abuse. the sound of this bass is just excellent. It has a punch like no other bass I own. I use it every week at practice. the pick ups sound awesome. the neck is a little large but you can get used to it. some may say it is too heavy. I will agree it is on the heavier side but A heavy bass sounds good. I also put this bass through its share of abuse and it never fails me. It still looks plays and feels brand new. this is an excellent bass for the money. If youre thinking of buying one I would say stop thinking and buy it. you wont regret it. I dont.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great bass for sure

By Vince-S1l_R

from Empire, MI

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I got my red Epibird this year. Arrived with a perfect set-up. This thing really growls. Just be sure that you buy it for what it is...This is nothing similar to the Gibson Bird in any way other than appearance. The neck is different, the materials used are different, and the pick-ups are different. In my case it was all a difference that I like very much. A very "grungy" sound with some added brightness from the alder body and bolt-on((I personally prefer to neck-through)) maple neck((my personal favorite bass woods))

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Bass

By Danno

from NC

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

I've owned my vintage Sunburst T-bird for over a year now. I use it for practice every Thursday and Sunday and for worship service Sunday morning. I've tried other basses due to not being able to shoulder it for a few weeks (surgery) but after one song I strapped the T-bird back on. Solid, intonates great and gives a wide choice of tones. Best bass deal going. I continually get compliments on the sound and appearance.

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5.0

i plugged it in and got goosebumps

By joe -f_RdL

from rockville usa

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

ok i have had 2 epi. basses this bieng my 2nd i want pleased with the first one i thought it was a mistake buying this one but man did i feel like an idiot when i thought that i was wrong out of my mind. this bass is powerful rock n roll the low end sounds great and the top end is good as well this bass overtook my fender by a landslide and made it into my 1 bass

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing bass

By Andy-LlIlV

from New York

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

The Thunderbird is really an awesome bass, with only a few downsides, the neck is a little heavy (which you can get used to quickly) and the strings vibrate on the neck a little which makes really no difference when you're playing on a loud amp. It's also a very good price.

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5.0

BUY THIS BASS

By corey-uk3F-

from schenectady,Ny

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

i got my t-bird yesterday,and i love the thing to death already! i traded that squier vintage 70's bass in for it,cus it just wasnt my style.ok first of all,the j bass sounded tone dead compared to the t-bird,it has a one of a kind sound,trust me.the neck is also great,cus it slides effortlessly,which is good.i got mine in sunburst and it looks SO BEAUTIFUL! dont be fooled by the picture either,its brighter than it looks. there really isnt a down side either exept the typical ones like the neck dive which really isnt a problem unless youve got T-rex arms.and keeping the strap securly on, which probably can be fixed by a strap lock.but dont be dicouraged by this.BUY IT! fender isnt bad, but if you want a quality bass that looks great,stands out,and sounds awesome, then buy the thunderbird.cus its well worth the price,and is just as top quality as a gibson.buy it. im in love with mine.literally.

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(21 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Shazam!

By Gumbo Tubbs

from Spirit Lake, ID

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass:

This is one quality git-fiddle. To put it simply, if all of the world's basses were in a no holds barred cage fight to the death, the winner would be this guitar. Basically, this monster of maverick musicianship exhibits the Three A's of Metal Musicianship - Affordability, Amazability, and Awesomability. That and it's low and lovely tone make this one funkalicious piece of musical jaw-droppery. Not even it's immense weight and neckdive can ruin this bass for me. This is the perfect bass for a beginner to mid-level rock bassist who isn't bothered by neckdive and is strong enough to lug this monster around.

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