Epiphone Thunderbird IV VSB

Thunderbird IV Electric Bass

Even though Epiphone's American sister company Gibson was less successful with their bass guitars, one bass model did manage to establish itself in the first league: the Thunderbird, which sports magnetic aesthetics by way of its extraordinary Firebird-like shape.

Epiphone brings with the Thunderbird IV an affordable and convincing copy onto the market. A mahogany body and maple neck together with two humbuckers produce crisp thrusting rock sounds that suits such a bass perfectly.

  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Reverse Headstock
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
  • Scale: Long scale, 34"
  • Nut width: 1.73"
  • Black hardware
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Corresponding case: Article Nr 161567 (not included)
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  • Rock
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Stalko, 26.10.2019
Sound is quite soft and metallic. Great for metal and punk-rock music. I'm happy!
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Thunderbird IV
Niels T., 16.12.2013
Bought this guitar around april 2013.

My first thoughts on this Bass were very good, It looked and felt amazing, a bit heavy but comfortable enough to play.
The sound that this in combination with my Orange Crush 100bxt blasts is superb, really love the deep but still trebly bass sound. It has a nice rock and maybe even metal sound.

However after half a year the jack output connector of the bass was coming loose, and the washer that are on the tuning machines are breaking. I always handle my guitars with care and keep them in their bags safely stored away, so it really as some flaws.
I think there's a lack of quality on the used electronics and mechanics on this Bass.

But for a 250EUR bass guitar i think it's a nice axe.
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Epiphone Thunderbird IV VSB
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Epiphone Thunderbird IV VSB

Thunderbird IV Electric Bass Even though Epiphone's American sister company Gibson was less successful with their bass guitars, one bass model did manage to establish itself in the first league:...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Pickups: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro TS

E-Bass Body: Mahogany, 7-Piece neck: Mahogany walnut, Neck profile: 1960's Rounded, Fretboard: Blackwood teck, Nut width: 38 mm, Scale: 863 mm, 20 Medium jumbo frets, 12" Radius, Dot fretboard...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany, Walnut
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro AW
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Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro AW

E-Bass Body: Mahogany, Continuous 7-Stranded neck: Mahogany / walnut, Fretboard: Blackwood Teck, Neck profile: 1960's Rounded, Dot fretboard inlays, Nut width: 38 mm, Scale: 863 mm, 20 Medium jumbo...

  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany, Walnut
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Ebony
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Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Ebony

E-Bass Body: Mahogany, 7-Piece neck: Mahogany walnut, Neck profile: 1960's Rounded, Fretboard: Blackwood Teck, Nut width: 38 mm, Scale: 863 mm, 20 Medium jumbo frets, 12" Radius, Dot fretboard...

  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany, Walnut
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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