Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV Pro
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Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV Pro

Thunderbird Classic-IV Pro, 4-string bass guitar from Epiphone in the Thunderbird series.

warhol 11/16/2012

Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV Pro : warhol's user review

«  You want serious? Blowin 'in! »
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Value For Money : Excellent
Made in Indonesia (it is less worse than China) with the same wood as the Gibson model: mahogany body, neck-through mahogany / walnut.
Narrow neck (38 mm at the nut, as a Jazz Bass) and round.
20 medium jumbo frets
A neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, tone, always as a Jazz Bass.

UTILIZATION

The grip is fast, it is not too heavy for the "all mahogany" and is balanced!
Access to acute is something else, the neck joins the body at the 15th fret, difficult to go further.
Both Gibson humbucker pickups combined with the mahogany send serious, that's why I chose this model: comparison with my Jazz Bass stops there.

SOUNDS

I love old bass sounds (McCartney, Roger Glover), I used: one branch (even live on the sound) and sounds.
So it's fat, do not bother with trying to slapper.
I use a Little Mark III head and cabinet TecAmp XS115.

OVERALL OPINION

I just receive it, so they are all fresh impressions, but promising!
I had the same low price (Rockbass Streamer, AZ R4003, Squier P-Bass Special), it seems to me clearly above the rest, so much quality level I think it rivals my Jazz Bass for Japan 1996.
At that price, it is (with the Squier Vintage 70 Jazz Bass Mofified) one of the best price / quality ratio, provided that like this type of sound.