Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV
Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV

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

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
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tilmanjulien@live.fr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Wow"

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV
Bass made in Indonesia ... 20 frets and 4 pots for volume and tone control.


The handle is quite nice, everything is pretty easy. It stings the dice that the head loose but it does not bother me in my game ... The sound palette is interesting and just a little tweaking to get a sound that suits us.


I bought it to complete my game with my Fender Std. Jazz Bass 2012: have a more electric sound more "vintage" and more aggressive. I play a little Vox Pathfinder 10w (for me) and a Markbass CMD 151 (in rehearsal and concert). Personally, I am quite impressed by the sound of this bass is an entry-level (and away from the price of the Gibson model).


Hot stamping: I just unpacked the home and I tried it at the store ... It was a lightning strike, was that in his look. I have not tried anything special before buying Epiphone: I played on a Yamaha 170 Rbx on a Squier Vintage PB on a Fender JB Std 2012 and this one. There is nothing to say about the look, the sound is still upgradable setting and small mods (the original strings:!! Ugh) but keeping almost everything. The quality / price is very good: € 312 for a bass that I personally find beautiful and with its super nice. This choice I would definitely but I'll wait to have played a few times with Miss Epiphone before confirming.
Révérend John09/29/2012

Révérend John's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bellleuu."

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV
I do not know where it proviens .... Asia, China? I just completely disassemble for thorough cleaning, and I can tell you that it's beautiful work. The assembly of the 7 parts of the handle and the body gives it a beautiful and classy. The handle is through ... The grain of the wood on my lovely model and especially on the neck and pledge to sustain life. It is long, interminable due to its shape. 20 medium jumbo cargo ... Two double windings active electronics with volume and low acute balace between the mic.

As usual in épiphonne hardware is really bad it would lead except my easel looks really sturdy and the buttons all metal knobs. I broke a screw micro reassembly, I confirm all hardware is changing. The tuners are also not bad, no problem in replacing new strings and tuning. I do not see how to adjust the trigger guard landlord (feasible) anyone know? I would have liked to hiding winding metal as black or chrome is my next Disco. Plastic mat there not terrible after three years of experience ... I finally € 170 secondhand fly with the strap and a strap ...


Very easy to play the first minute of the test load. My other bass is a Fender Precision I'm not homesick or in weight or comfort. It is not so heavy and will hold well sitting on my thigh and my cake :) It stings a little nose but still bearable after 1:30 game non-stop (sat). The handle is a U.S. highway or all of the boxes are easily accessible.
All I plug in my mid-Stal 30Watt lamp and all its thick is there. I turn the knob quickly do in every way and I think that I can just Taté all styles zic ... But I still sent without thinking of evil and powerful volley well RnR after Ghoste a good line of funk ... This is the form that dictates my game .. I am a fashion victim.


I think with this you must mail all played it. It is typed certe but not that much. It can break down and a little overdrive or a lot ... Be as round as a Greek status. I look forward to plug into an Ampeg transistor to see.
I have not tested long enough for the moment I'd be update.
It seems that the low E is down it sends less juice than the rest of the strings except from the 10 EIME box. Not a problem but I have not used my accuracy with it is the opposite and that I agree.


I had a lot of bass, Ibanez ATK, Squier Precision Special (exelente), Vantage, Yamaha, and others. On the bassman (fender) Mark Bass, stal, Pevey, hartke ... I stayed with my accuracy and my stal. I bought this to have a low active and versatile for my sound recording studio.
But it was his look that I like :)
The value for money is superb. This is no problem I'll keep it and upgrade with an electronic journal and different microphones. For now it remains as it is! Yes Yes Yes it is Bellleuuuu

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

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV
New model Thunderbird replica of the famous Gibson. Made in Indonesia. 20 frets.
Equipped with 2 microphones type T-Pro humbuckers. Active. Neck through 7 layers (magnificent!)
Settings, 1 master volume, 1 tone, 1 boost 1 boost serious and acute.


The handle is very nice and quite large. Not necessarily for beginners.
The big problem with this bass comes from its balance and weight. Relatively heavy, it really an unfortunate tendency to nose dive! This comes from its shape, nothing new, but it gave me a problem from the start, and I really struggled to get used to the ergonomics of this bass.
Access to acute is not extra but still correct.
I put a small 4 because of the usability problem. At the same time, when you buy this kind of instruments, one would expect a little, but now I find it too difficult to play for 3 hours straight. I also play with a Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass and I really feel the difference!


I play rock (say between Placebo and Nirvana, to give an idea of ​​influences), and the sound is pretty good, active electronics is easily recognizable. Metal with a pick, rather deep and strong fingers. The treble boost is very interesting to find clarity.
The problem for me is at the level of output volume. On my 2 amps (Hartke and Ashdown mag300 A70) I am obliged to turn the volume knob almost at the bottom to be the same as my Fender Aerodyne! And at that level, it tends to easily buzzer. Too bad ...
I put 6 / 10 for the volume problem.


It has been 3 months since I use it as a second rather low (because of the problems mentioned above, ergonomics and volume).
I already played on Fender and Ibanez, and the grip seemed more difficult. Despite this it remains a low aesthetically beautiful (I have natural color, superb), with beautiful finishes and big rock sound rather typed.
I do not advise a beginner, it is not easy to handle and it may discard it. After the value is excellent, so for those who can afford it, why not.
In hindsight I would do no such choice, by the way I sold to buy me one second Jazz Bass.