Best Bass Money Can Buy? — Epiphone Thunderbird IV puts the letter “C” in “Classic”. No other bass looks like it or plays like it. The beloved Thunderbird bass from Epiphone features the “reverse” body styling, carved top and dual bass TB Humbucking pickups complimented with black hardware and the Thunderbird insignia on the pickguard.
The Thunderbird was a “unique” looking bass in 1963… and still creates that same charming appeal to this day. What made the Thunderbird bass a classic was not so much its distinctive look, but the way the guitar plays. The original Gibson Thunderbird version—with its neck thru-body, laminated neck, and expansive walnut wings proved to be an absolute tone machine; the resonance and quality of its dazzling, clean low-end rocks the jock strap off nearly any bass you put against bass guitars in even higher price brackets.
Like Gibson, the Epiphone Thunderbird meets the high quality standard set by the Gibson Guitars Company exceptionally well. The Epiphone Thunderbird IV is lighter by comparison, as the Gibson Thunderbirds employ a mahogany body. That said, both–the Gibson and Epiphone–Thunderbird basses are constructed with maple necks.
The Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass boasts that classic shape and a great sound. Its streamlined design is, of course, based on Gibson’s legendary original model. The Thunderbird IV lets you take full control of your tone with its 2 humbucking pickups, volume and tone controls. Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard… makes for the perfect guitar not only for a beginner, but for a gigging musician on a budget. Like all guitars by Epiphone, the Thunderbird IV has a Limited lifetime warranty. Buy it cheap!
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