Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass Guitar

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An accurate reproduction of a classic but with new ProBucker 760 bass humbuckers! First introduced in 1963, the Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass has powered dozens of hits by artists like The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Cheap Trick. When you want an iconic bass with great low end, rich tone and sustain, grab the Thunderbird Vintage Pro. Additional features are a vintage styled 60s Tune-o-matic bridge and Claw tailpiece.

Classic Thunderbird Style
Legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich designed the original Thunderbird Bass in the early 60s. The Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage PRO uses the same profile of the original factory models with a 7-ply mahogany and walnut neck attached to mahogany body wings with a through-neck joint. The neck has a 1960s style rounded profile and has a 34” scale, a 12” radius, and 20 medium jumbo frets. The rosewood fingerboard has pearloid dot inlays just like the original, and the familiar Thunderbird headstock has a black truss rod cover with the 60s era Epiphone logo silkscreened in gold. The 3-Layer white and black pickguard has the original "Thunderbird" logo in black.  

ProBucker Bass Pickups
The Thunderbird Vintage PRO Bass is powered by Epiphone’s critically acclaimed new ProBucker #760 Bass Pickups which are made with the same attention to detail as the ProBucker and P-90 PRO guitar pickups. ProBucker 760s are inspired by the original Thunderbird pickups from the 60s and feature 18% Nickel Silver Covers, German manufactured Elektrisola Magnet wire, Alnico IV sand cast magnets, and braided coaxial lead wire and are vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics. Controls include gold “Top Hat” knobs with chrome metal inserts for individual Neck and Bridge volume settings along with a Master Tone control.

Rock Solid Hardware
The Thunderbird Vintage PRO Bass comes with a nickel-plated 1960s styled Tune-o-matic bridge and Claw tailpiece inspired by the original Thunderbird bridge along with open-gear bass tuners with historic "Clover" buttons and a pro 17:1 tuning ratio. A hard case is also available.

Lifetime Guarantee
Each Thunderbird Vintage PRO Bass includes Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee and world famous Gibson 365/24/7 worldwide customer service.

Product Specifications
Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass Specifications
  • Neck Material: 7-ply; Mahogany/Walnut Laminate
  • Neck Joint: Through-Neck
  • Body Material: Mahogany Body Wings
  • Neck Shape: 1960's Rounded Bass Profile
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 1-ply black with "Epiphone" silkscreened in GOLD
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid "DOT" inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker Bass #760 Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker Bass #760 Humbucker
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone
  • Binding: None
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: 1960's TB-Bass Tune-o-matic; Adjustable
  • Tailpiece: 1960's "Claw" Tailpiece
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2"
  • Nut Material: Imitation Bone; White
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Open-gear Bass Tuners with historic "Clover" buttons; 17:1 ratio
  • Knobs: Gold Tophats with chrome metal inserts
  • Pickguard: 3-Layer (White/Black/White); "Thunderbird" logo in black
  • Optional: Hard Case (940-ETBCS); Case UPC = 711106261744
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Mike Page, Solu54@msn.com Submitted: 4/9/2018
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Hi there! I received my sunburst version of the Thunderbird vintage Pro, a few days ago. After a thorough run-through, I am very impressed with this instrument. The bass has a high quality feel and look to it. I was concerned that the selection and matching of woods might not be great but I was very glad to see that the wood looks beautiful. The wings and center piece of the body look like a single piece of premium mahogany, as they were nicely matched with with no off-colors or weird grain shading. The neck feels slim and fast. Really slim. The bass I received should be the one Epiphone uses in their advertisements as it is really gorgeous. Back when i was in High School, I bought a new, 1976 Gibson Thunderbird. I remember the craftsmanship on that bass and knew it from top to bottom. That bass spoiled me as the newer Thunderbirds failed in comparison. This version is the closest thing to the old examples and I an very content with it. Great look, feel and sound.
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Randell Submitted: 3/8/2018
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"Well worth the money"
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I have wanted a Thunderbird Bass for a long time. I am so glad I waited until this model was available! Upon the unboxing I was taken over by the beauty of this Bass. The finish is flawless! I put my tuner on it and 3 of the strings are in tune and the fourth is just a little flat. The set up matched suggested factory specs. When I plugged it into my Ampeg bass amp I was simply floored. The sound of this bass is absolutely amazing. With two pickups and two tone controls the different sound possibilities are endless. I have no regrets buying this bass and if your in the market for one, I strongly suggest giving the Epiphone Vintage Pro a try.
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Martin Thompson Submitted: 1/5/2018
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Not a Bass for wimps.
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Alpine White Flawless finish, action & setup great out of the box but I changed the strings to flat wound chromes. A good strap is a must as this is no lightweight. Sounds great.
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