Epiphone Thunderbird-IV Bass Gothic

Bass Guitar

  • Mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 2x PUS Pickups
  • Colour: Black
  • Black hardware
  • Optional case available under Art. Nr 185931 (not included)
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Further Information

Colour Black
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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Pure Awesomeness!!!

T0mmas, 12.12.2018
I ordered this bass, being a captive of its fascinating shape, color and sound, but without playing this kind of guitars before and I don't regret even for a second! I can't get enough of it's deep and rich sound. The fretboard is very good, the paint cover is good as well and the pickups are great, which makes the sound so rich, deep and unique.

People use to complain about it being "heavy at the headstock". This happens ONLY if you play with a slippy clothes and the strap you use is slick. In this case the strap tents to slip a little bit upwards when you move or turn sharply. I also disagree with people who rated this product low while comparing it with other C-shape or Fender guitars and pointing out that it got no versatility. Well, this kind of bass is unique by itself - it is SUPPOSED TO BE that way and possess this kind of features.

In overall this is an insane bass guitar. The experience while playing is just as cool as the look itself! If you like more darker and heavy styles - this is your top 1 bass! 300% from me!
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What a beast!

Leon G., 02.11.2009
When I connected the Epiphone Thunderbird-IV Gothic for the first time to my amplifier, I just thought: Wow!

I really can not understand why so many people criticize Epiphone. I have not had a single processing problem with this part since I bought the bass. The processing is really for this price class very fine cream. And he looks cool, too! The matte black creates a real rock n roll look and is easy to remove from greasy spots and the like.

The sound of the Thunderbird is made clear and clear for hard stuff. The pickups drift to your ears and ensure a decent bass, so that even in the Higain solo storm of the gitarrespielende band colleague does not go down. Unfortunately the Thunderbird is not very variable in this regard, because the pickups sound almost the same, the difference is too minimal. Many people also complain about the incredible headlights of the Thunderbird models.
Personally it did not really bother me, because I only fingerstyle and with Plectron play and thus my arm on the body can support. I believe, however, that there could be serious problems with the headlift when working.

The only thing that really bothered me with the bass is the bridge. It is not a fixed bridge, but it is held by the string of the strings. That's why she makes a string change quite annoying, because the string riders like to drop out of the bridge.

This is my only point of criticism and in my opinion is for such a small price quite manageable.
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  • Scale: Longscale
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