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Item Reviews for: Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV PRO Electric Bass Guitar  -  EPI EBTC LIST

Epiphone got it right !
By: SL Tolson from Lexington,KY      Submitted: 11/19/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Finally,Epiphone got the Thunderbird right,no frills,no active circuts,pickups that produce real power,neck thru the body,finish you could drown in,and a non Gibson price,very well made (made in China,so what) a excellent bass,but if you need bragging rights,then go buy the Gibson . Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Very well made,attention to detail,says it has USA Gibson pickups,didn't see them install them but I'll take their word for it,know they sound great Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? Neck through the body construction,passive circuts,simple control layout ,finish Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Very fast neck,controls are layed out inline very easy to reach and operate Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? The pickups are great,roll off the bridge pickup and it just goes into the deep end, fantastic,roll off the neck pickup and the bridge pickup takes you into a nice midrange growl of a old EB-3 Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is deep enough to swim in,fantastic wood grains show through the poly finish,stunning ! I have the Sunburst model Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I think Epiphone played it smart keeping the price under 500.oo it will get this bass into more hands and players are going to realize what a real treat this bass is without breaking their wallet.This particular Epiphone model of the Thunderbird will give the Gibson a run for it's money,"I can hear the Gibson purist now", anyway try em both,prove me wrong,ain't my money Playability How was the action out of the box? I personally didn't have to touch the action,it was right for me and my playing style,the round wounds had to come off and a new set of flats went on,that's the only changes I needed
Sweet Bass
By: Jim B from Vacaville ca      Submitted: 8/13/2013

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This is what Rock & Roll sounds like.
By: Jon from New Hartford, CT      Submitted: 7/26/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I've always wanted a T-bird. I tried some of the earlier Epis, but didn't like the pickups (too thin) and balance (too neck heeavy). I tried the active version - because I typically play active basses - but it didn't sound like a T-bird. Once the Pro with ceramic humbuckers came out, I knew it was my time. I've had it for a few weeks and have played 5 shows with three bands - everyone loves it. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? I play in a number of bands: classic rock, country, blues, bluegrass, pop, modern rock - and the T-bird fits nicely in the mix in all of them. The first night I took it out, the sound guy told me that "the thump came right out here and created a dense layer of fat tone underneath everything." The ceramic pickups make this bass. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? Good hardware - the bass stays in tune and the bridge is stable. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The balance is good. I played another Epi T-Bird that was very neck heavy - this one is much better. That said, I went with a buck leather strap (rather than nylon) to help make sure it stays in position. The neck feels great. It seems much bigger than its 34 inch scale. The neck is fat, but comfortable. String spacing is perfect for me. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Tone for miles. Deep, warm and fat - but every note is crystal clear. My live set up consists of a '98 Warwick Corvette Pro 6 string and an Ergo 5 string EUB. The T-bird is the perfect tonal compliment and, in some of the bands I play with, has become my main bass. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish on the body is perfect. There were chips from the tip of the headstock (there prior to finishing, because they are underneath the stain and poly). I get a lot of compliments on its appearance. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I'm accustomed to spending at least double of what I paid for this to get a quality instrument. This is a steal. Playability How was the action out of the box? There is a tag on the bass with a checklist - meaning that someone at the factory signed off on every stage of setup. Unfortunately the guy who signed off on "intonation" doesn't know what that means. Everything else was perfect, and it only took me a few minutes to set the intonation with a strobe tuner. Playable right out of the box.
This is what Rock & Roll sounds like.
By: Vando from New Hartford, CT      Submitted: 7/26/2013

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Tone for days
By: kane from jacksonville      Submitted: 3/9/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? it's cool some minor blemishes, but it's off a factory line so whatever Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? the usa pick ups it's a rock bass fo sho General Your general opinion of this product. I was gonna get a standard P bass. I'm glad I went with this. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? dark and smooth Finish How did the stain or paint job look? decent
NEW GREATNESS
By: robert from e-town,ky.      Submitted: 11/28/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? YES Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? NO NECK DIVE,IT MUST BE LIGHTER,ALL MAHOGANY General Your general opinion of this product. LOVE IT Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? DARK OPEN THESE GIBSON PICKUPS MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE Finish How did the stain or paint job look? NO DRIPS ,NO RUNS,NO ERRORS
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