Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
Epiphone Thunderbird-IV

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

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2o2rnr2y2d's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it"

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
round of 42 passive 2 volume 1 tone, the handle is not through (it seems there is some confusion on this subject) but the body has a thickness of as an extension of the handle.
The original string is the m. .., take the right suite.Elles blackened fingers!!
Oh so you have to change the mounting screws belt clips, too short, they lock. Double the length is perfect.
I put very good especially for the price


The handle is very pleasant and contrary to some opinions, it is not big. It is a round of 42 (58 to 19 °) as a precision or a Ibanez GSR200. Obviously if it's been 2 hours you play jazz bass with a round of 38 (62 to 19 °) and as you move from a blow to the thunderbird, you open the hand for 1 or 2 minutes! Note that it is even thinner than a jazz bass at 19 °.
Well if it's not so much a big lower level coorps but in weight and length (1.23 m). It does not lodge in the houses standard (in fact a specific Thoman cheap).
The traditional home kouroi that it is desiquilibrée when playing standing up if you play it does not matter if just stalling the right forearm on the back of the body or it is necessary to move the fastener side handle ( The new models are corrected). Sitting, it is well balanced.





doj24's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" she has a mouth"

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
see previous posts


I wanted to get used to the imbalance of the lower, keeping the original location of fasteners straps. Result: yes but you get used to it must make concessions on certain types of game a bit technical (the kind of slid) over 3 boxes ... because the left hand must always bear the extra weight of the handle.
So I suggest to fix the bass behind the plate as already said.
In terms of race is to the log! matter of getting used too, but mostly playing style
if one leaves a bit to 4 plans agreements, side effects were noted at the left wrist (right for lefties).


here come the advantages of this bass.
knobs are left completely and normally on most amps, it was the sound that kills.
the pickups are very responsive and we get for 250 euros a stoner its fatty desire and precise enough.


no I will not go that choice. The sound is interesting, the microphones have been well thought out, fairly faithful to his gibson. cons by far are assembly materials and meet a set minimum diversified.
unless you change the elements (saddle too high: no risk of a frieze on the other hand, light engineering, misplaced fasteners straps, nail not great ...).

rashkha's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" This is not a low ....."

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
... But a tank !!!!!

The characteristics are all in the first post!


Well, accustomed Plutt a handle end, it's weird to have a log in his hands, especially since I play the bass pretty low, so the grip takes some time adaptation.
Well, as you might expect given the form, the beautiful slumps, especially since the head is quite heavy! But this problem can be quickly resolutely changing the front attachment to place on the handle. However, is it normal that my home front or plastic? (Small edit: the clip is not plastic but a mtal type aluminum dsol ^ ^)
The weight? Hum it's heavy, but we made it fast, especially that due to the beauty of this instrument, we can pass it this?
Accs acute rather difficult to have good form but we do not do the same when jazz ^ ^
At her, you put everything back and spit!!
Of course we can not start up a single microphone, see both without tone is great but not as much as if you put the beast was back !!!!!
It's really worth it!


I play punk / grunge but also of metal, and it sought not perfectly my expectations of "big sound".
In terms of sound, it's heavy, powerful you debonding hair of the head!
With a little distortion and chorus, has swollen even more sound, it's a real rgal


is low I s desire in recent years, both say that I enjoy!
I had tried a store a few months ago, for once I find one, I jump at the chance. I have not resists long when I saw it on Music store, I order by instinct and I do not regret this purchase!
What I like most about this bass? practically everything: the sound, shape, handle!
In terms of form, it hangs on that one hangs or not!
What I like least? My front grip strap is plastic, has me do a little afraid if I move on stage too! Next purchase, a strap lock in metal but to turn to the same place, even if it stings the nose normment, has its charm, and then there is too much risk that the strap dcroche so no worries.
Edit: screw that held the attachment of the strap had his thread fuck it was moving all the time and I almost lost my bass on stage, I changed it and it's ok;)
Of course it is my opinion, will not suit everyone;)

I've had a few days so I can not judge objectively fawn but for now I do not t of either in look assurment rock sound, the same caliber!
On price, 222 on music store, I said that was worth it, better than all the P-Bass, Epiphone EB-3 (even if it is great) and other Ibanez in the same price range and I personally prfrer the T-Bird!
I would do this purchase without hesitating.
However, attention to finishes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

colonelstracker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
Made in Korea in 2007.

Gibson 3 point bridge.
The handle is 1.73 "at nut, 20 frets, enough for rock.

Equipped with two humbuckers, 2 volumes, 1 tone.

Passive bass.
The finish on mine its correct, and the shield is impeccable.

Like all Epiphone Thunderbirds, are the weak point: Mechanical. The Aiges require a helping rglage to harden. (A quarter turn of the screw butterfly)


The handle is very well, fairly broad, and very easy. The white paint is very pleasing to the touch.
Weight (approx. 4.2 Kg) is standard, so no problem for this except for chtifs ct, which I recommend doing some sports.

CASC is limited to treble to play box 15. APRs do not think about it. But this bass is made for the big fat pulsating line well.

His question, well we stick and roll ... no decision-head to understand how it works!

So yes, it is a bit dsquilibre, releases them when all it ends up gently by pointing to the ground, but who cares, who plays bass with no hands?? And it's not a scoop ...
For my part, I wear low-middle position and the right arm leaning mostly on the hollow body. No risk of tipping forward. And yet, I use the belt clip to its original location.


Possible sounds are very close to the Gibson original, and really very satisfactory.
Frankly, this bass is pure mass murder in its price range.

It gets mostly a warm, well rounded, with a very clear attack and brilliance in the mids, and very very mahogany Gibson. The effective tonality can refine the balance between the pickups.

Do not look for the bass with lots of sounds, in fact, it has only one sound that can be modulated in the attack, roundness, and treble. But what a sound!


Small price, big sound and look that kills ...

I bought a Blackbird ago that convinced me on his T-birds Epi ... I needed a reliable bass scene, and beautiful sounding, and as I crack on the T-birds, I bought it.

A simple tool that works very well, and must withstand a fairly intensive use, provided that we take care of (maintenance of the key, flight case, gigbag ...). Very good report quality price for a rocker.

With the exprience I'll also buy the T-bird pro V of the same brand.

moixjj's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
<span style="font-family: Arial, Geneva, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #1e1e1e; line-height: 15px;">I bought this bass used a bassist who is accompanying U.S. greats honky tonk. She has undergone several changes: the pickups have been changed for Rio Grande Chrome (brand microphones https://www.riograndepickups.com/ Texas) that have the same face as the original Thunderbirds, the bridge was also changed to a more stable system into 2 parts. The knobs have been replaced by plastoc by potads chrome. The thingy on the strap was secured through the mounting plate of the handle, as the bass. I finally changed the pickguard myself and cache trussroad by their counterparts in metal, made ​​by a craftsman in the states. The changes have cost more than the bass, but having had the opportunity to play on a Gibson, I find my bass a lot more interesting and still much cheaper. It does pique over the nose (and I even found the coolest belt placed at the rear end). It is not so heavy as that and it is nice to play. The look is incredible and its nickel. What you ask for? Nickel for what I was looking for but there is work to do it. Great for hobbyists like me because the "base" is actually very good.</span>


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</span> <div class="avisPart" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 5px; font: normal normal normal 12px/1.3em Arial, Geneva, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #1e1e1e;"> <span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The grip is nice for those who are familiar with Precision Rick monsters and other liabilities sleeves rock'n roll. The varnish is ok (much better than some low-end Gibson style "fadded). With the movement of the contraption to the strap (and a good cook thick webbing) the bass stays in place. The weight is correct, heavier than my rick, but lighter than my Traben 5 string, like a Precision. Access to acute is not great (far from it) but it is not made ​​for that. The knobs respond well and do their job ... after all it's passive so it's not rocket science, it sounds because it makes it sound. As I tend to jump in any direction to roll over after I tripped on my pack of beer and then to wriggle a lot, this bass is perfect. She did not move a hair. Also note that to play sitting at his computer to save the future international hit is nice too.</span> </div> <span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">



<span style="font-family: Arial, Geneva, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #1e1e1e; line-height: 15px;">What I've not yet said is that I'm doing good stoner, well fat punchy. I play the mediator and I have a stack ashdown configured for serious sound. So I was looking for solid bass (that I've explained why), passive, with a big sound, lots of gain, in addition to my Rickenbacker that I can not stop farting strings. To my amazement it is poised to dethrone my rick. The sound of microphones Rio Grande is really nice, accurate and rock'n roll. Perfect for what I do. This bass is suitable for everything stoner, garage, punk ... Briefly, whole rock fat. For death or funk, it will not, however extraordinary. The mediator is also preferable, although this is not your thing. I play better fingered myself but this bass sounds much better pick. on the other hand I do not know what happens on version "works".</span>


<span style="font-family: Arial, Geneva, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #1e1e1e; line-height: 15px;">This low, transformed with good mods and customized with great pickups can be a killer. Besides its low price makes it possible to put some money aside to make it more vicious. Her mouth is amazing. So obviously I do not regret one second purchase. It's been over 10 years I played with a lot of different projects. I had many different basses (Cort, Fender Preci, Fender Jazz, Rick, Ibanez SR500, M. Sterling, Traben Chaos Core Traben Neo Traben Chaos Obsession, Warwick Fortress). Ironically this is one of the cheapest low that I paid and it is one of the most endearing (with Rick that I saved from the dumpster). Over time I prefer the passive bass and muscular. The mods make it unique and rock'n roll. Yum!</span>

yannoo94's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
See below. Made in China


-The handle is very big, it fits nicely in the palm of your hand.
, As planned, it is compltement dsquilibre but you get done. it is also heavy particulirement. Friends fragile back care!
-The rglage is pretty easy. RULES on the two volume knobs and pickups tone overall was just fast.


-L still expected, it is not trs versatile, it's a big rock typ trs.


-I just bought it, I saw in the store and I broke down. It's not easy to find in France, then for 300 euros ...
Actually, I bought especially for the look.
For that price, it is frankly well. We have a bass with a great look for a small fee. o the bottom is hurting the finish. As there is not much wrong with the body (pretty polished, mechanical proper). Both the sleeve, leave DSIR (at least on mine). The patent is not homogne trs, suddenly there Difference of thickness. but hey it's not trsgnant (APRS on mine is the 12th case at the G string) is not especially pretty trs.
-Recess, I would do this choice. For the mouth ...

jmarcz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
Made in Korea
body asymtrique reversed (zero balance)
22 frets but can not touch the two dernires with a normal position
2 microphones apparently double
Electronics JB type (2 volumes + 1 microphones Tone is simple.


The handle is good, big but enjoyable. The head is standard with some sort of black plastic plate that begins to steer the mine??
Body + asymtrique the head standard: attention is not easy to find a tui size, will have a cover yet.
Access in acute is zero, it's mostly the shape of the body. The slap is difficult for the same reason.
Trs balance is wrong, the trick gives prcdement is essential (ie dplacer cot belt attachment sleeve in the junction body / neck) is still a must not use his elbow or forearm right to retain it. best to take the strap as the longest possible for a true rocker attitude.
Finally it is a low man what.


Is it the INTERESTED. This has a low hoarse sound, not too low, but loaded down mdiums. It is ideal for all styles of rock much nerve (rock, hard, hard rock, mtal fat punk ...).
The small inconvnient a little Gnant all of the same: the microphones transmit sounds mdiators or finger when touched (at least on mine). I do not know if they are EMG on mine but in any case c'tait not marked on it.
I have tried, changing the neck pickup with a simple (CREL JB41) silent sound much better, clearer, no noise impact.


It's a bass with the characters, a low rocker, without concessions.
One feels at once more confident when you're on scne with this kind of instrument (to play graouh of course).

I saw in the window one night coming back from a friend and I came back the next day with chquier, I bought it new in 2001 2600F.

MRIT it right even a small change in pickups but it is a dimension that is not empty con find (there are at MODELS Bartolini, Crel can do too).

Edit: I will resume putting the APRS zic paused for a few years. I even sell pens during that period. I redid a RPET 'there are few with a 3-body Ampeg (V4B) and always sends a good steak. Playing hard with good bass like the there something to take to a amricain.

nikkogti's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
Everything is dj wrote: made in China. I also confirm the lack of difference between the two microphones, only the Tone able to change the sound. In relation to the price, this is trs correct.


The handle does not ask me any problem, Access in acute is not on top but it is a low ... Mine, buy OCCAZ (and Fully rgler: round, bridge ...) on Ebay-US did not tie belt cot race: I put one on low heel and does not sting ct head but it seems a bit heavy (I did not pes is just an impression).
The sound, while lacking the subtle (but it is to rock, not funk) I struck the two open mics, Tone donf, plugs into a Crate (paramtric mdium and acute increased by one third), sends a pure!


I was looking for a low type (look at I find suberbe) rock, I'm ready! I am surprised at the value! Assuming a quality manufacturing of a low scab the other, and with a good amp, it is worth its price provided to accept his typical style (but has changed forms Fender). A try at least ...


I use it for two weeks (2 RPET), and the look and the sound I was really sduits!
I also possde a Squier 5 string P (P and J pickups with EMG) and an active Lakland 44 01. I find the report qualitprix nickel. I do not regret my choice certainly not, especially considering the price and I touch.

poilodo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
Everything is already said


This bass has a nice handle to use and a little narrower than a Fender Jazz Bass ...
Its weight is quite correct, but it is a totally unbalanced low because of its shape ... but you get done quickly


To play Rock, there's no better, the two hambuckers are there for that also ...
it's a big, heavy and quite round .... no surprise


A look of madness, a rock sound that goes well ... it's the low r ^ worm if you want to fart on the scene (for a limited budget ... if gibson take the model).
The only trouble is that you have the appropriate Flycase otherwise you will not find any cover or fly where it may enter

Faust8's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Thunderbird-IV
Made in China.
20 Frets, 2 microphones TBplus.
2 volumes and 1 Tone gnrale.
Bolt on maple with rosewood key
Alder body
Black hardware.


Channel trs enjoyable, vritable highway.
CHAC is fairly easy to acute, seated, even if it is not the best in this area. Standing, has seemed almost impossible.
Ergonomic level .......
Well to remain relatively correct, if the weight of the head did not prick the low nose, the position of the strap you to remove the strap if you lift the handle too high also.
But hey, this is easily vitable, just take Straplock Schaller and ask a strap in the plate of the handle and found the balance and security


Noise level mics are not bad but not great.
The violin justifies the price much more than micro that is pretty basic. It does not give much diffrence in relation to the other and only the Tone has a net effect on the sound.
And we obtain a sound is full and trs is bold and quite a dry lens.
We see clearly the direction his big bass.
But for those who still have a little budget, a small change in the micro could dvelopper vritable potential of this low!


I have for over two weeks, with 270euros OCCAZ of FDP (it takes forever to have it if you order in store)
What I really like its look is very rock or even heavy rock, but without falling into the metal trash too.
The report is qualitprix vriment exellent although the pickups are not the best in its price range. But before the violin and the wood can be no doubt be tempted by the low and after changing the pickups!