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 frets
  • Fretboard radius: 12"
  • Pickups: Epiphone Probucker 760 (neck) and Epiphone Probucker 760 (bridge) humbucker
  • 2 Volume and 1 tone controls
  • 21960's Tuneomatic bridge
  • 1960's Claw tailpiece
  • Open tuners with 17: 1 ratio
  • Colour: Alpine White
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  • Fingered Funk Neck and Bridge
  • Grind Neck and Bridge
  • Metal Neck and Bridge
  • Rock Neck and Bridge
  • Slap Neck and Bridge
  • Soundcheck
  • Swing Neck

Further Information

Colour White
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Mahogany, Walnut
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Passive
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Incl. Gigbag No
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Growling bass
Cyberino, 03.08.2018
In addition of being really beautiful and rocky, this bass has a grrrrrreat sound.
Unplugged, this neck-through bass already sounds big.
Plugged in, the two humbuckers have a big fat sound and make it sounds even bigger.
The look is just incredible and really unusual. You won't be unoticed using that bass.
A little minus' about the finition quality. The head is painted (actually everything is painted whit first than the black part of the head is painted above) and is not well painted. I'm not the only one to have this problem and, unless Epiphone changes his quality control, you better get another bass if you expect perfect finishes.
BTY, this bass does only fit in the epiphone thunderbird case (185931). You better get it too.
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Raise those horns!
Thundering Dutchman, 20.05.2020
Nothing looks classier than playing metal/punk/rock on a white T-Bird!
Put on some heavy gauge strings and get ready to be blown away by this magnificent beast!
I gave the finish 4 stars, because there's some white paint on the black headstock, but other than that, i couldn't be more happier with this bass!

THROW YOUR HORNS IN THE AIR AND THUNDER ON! In a classy way ofcourse! ;)
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Très bonne basse en entrée du milieu de gamme
Vanietchka, 30.11.2020
Déjà possesseur d'une Jazz Bass Player Series, je cherchais une basse complémentaire à la signature radicalement différente.
Et le moins que je puisse dire, c'est que je ne suis pas déçu! Dès le branchement, et avec les mêmes configurations que ma Jazz, j'obtiens directement un son plus pêchu, plus lourd, plus gras, mais sans manquer de finesse pour autant. Qui plus est, le sustain de la Thunderbird Vintage Pro est plus long que tout ce que j'ai pu connaître sur un autre instrument.
Après l'avoir laissée prendre la température de la maison pendant quelques jours, et l'avoir régulièrement ré-accordée, ma Thunderbird Vintage Pro tient aujourd'hui l'accordage comme il se doit.
Étant tatillon, je me fais encore la main dessus pendant quelques semaines avant de l'amener chez un luthier pour un réglage en bonne et due forme, mais elle est tout à fait jouable sans passer par cette étape.
J'avais peur de la tête réputée piquer du nez, mais en jouant assis, je n'ai pas remarqué ce défaut sur mon modèle. Je joue très peu debout, mais ne l'ai pas remarqué non plus sur mes quelques minutes de jeu debout non plus.
Si je devais absolument citer des points négatifs, ce seraient les suivants:
1. la lutherie semble très légèrement de moins bonne qualité que sur une Fender Player Series (mais, à ce prix, la lutherie est exceptionnelle sur les Player Series)
2. je n'aime pas trop les cordes montées sur l'instrument; encore une fois, je me donne quelques semaines pour émettre un jugement définitif.
Si votre jeu est axé blues-rock, punk, post-punk (the Cure et Siouxsie sur cette basse, ça donne exceptionnellement bien), n'hésitez pas à l'acquérir! Si vous avez une autre basse plus "réservée" dans sa signature, la Thunderbird Vintage Pro est une addition tout à fait justifiable également.
Je recommande sans hésitation.
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Laaaange hat es gedauert...
Andreas932, 17.01.2018
...bis man ihn bestellen konnte und auch die endgültige Lieferung hat diesmal etwas länger gedauert, als ich es sonst von Thomann gewohnt bin. Dann spielte DHL ebenfalls nicht wirklich mit (5Tage Postweg), aber dafür können die Thomänner ja nichts. Nu is er jedenfalls endlich da. :-)

Beim Auspacken vielen mir zuerst mal die winzigen Holzspäne auf, die ich überall auf dem Bass gefunden habe. Also erstmal ganz skeptisch das ganze Teil genauestens inspiziert. Aber Entwahrnung, alles chiko. Alle aufgezogenen Saiten schlabberten auf dem Griffbrett relativ lose herum. Nix war auch nur annähernd gestimmt, woraus ich schließe, dass es bei Thomann keine Kontrolle der Instrumente erfolgt oder üblich ist (bei Mitbewerbern schon). Also erstmal stimmen. Seitenlage einwandfrei, Bundreinheit einwandfrei. Die Mechaniken arbeiten smooth und wie ich meine präzise. Der Hals ist nach meinem Geschmack, man hat was zum Anfassen. Head Dive? Ja sicher, aber nicht so schlimm, wie immer wieder behauptet. Breiter Gurt installiert und gut ist. Wenn ich mal so überlege, hatte ich, ausser einem Status-Bass den ich in den 90ern spielte, noch nie einen Bass in der Hand, der nicht mehr oder weniger Kopflastig war. So what. Rock'n'Roll.
Rock'n'Roll, genau das ist der Thunderbird. Optisch und in erster Linie auch Soundmäßig. Ich liebe das Knurren von dem Vintage Pro. Das Teil setzt sich im Bandkontext wunderbar durch. <3
Wenn ich so zufrieden bin, warum gibt es bei der Verarbeitung dann einen Punkt Abzug? Ganz einfach, der Lackierer hat am Headstock etwas geschlampt. Am Übergang vom weißen Bereich zum Schwarzen, gibt es an meinem Instrument an mehreren Stellen ein leichtes Bleeding, also weiße Farbe dort, wo Schwarze sein sollte. Das fällt von Weitem nicht auf, aber aus der Nähe sofort. Also mein anderer Thunderbird (aus China) war was das anging perfekt. Weiß nicht, ob die Indonesier da schlampiger sind. Ist abe für mich nicht wirklich schlimm, weil alles Andere einfach stimmt.
Ich würde mir den Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro auf jeden Fall wieder kaufen, vielleicht noch mal in Ebony? Mal sehen...
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