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Thunderbird, 4-string bass guitar from Tokai.


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  • Manufacturer:Tokai
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Category:4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/03/2015

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Tokai Thunderbird user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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04/06/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Loud!"

Tokai Thunderbird
LIMITED EDITION 2009 Made in China
Mahogany body! (Massif?, Plating?). Wing alder or basswood?
Canadian Maple set neck
Rosewood
Bone nut
Grover mechanical type
Schaller bridge type 3D
Two microphones, a volume control with microphone
A general tone

Better would fintion was the welcome I mean more pleasing to the eye.


UTILIZATION

played mediator in agreement Drop C.
Big unbalance body / head.
That said it remains comfortable to play.
The handle is a delight, it is big and round, however, it does not please everyone; matter of taste and technique of play

SOUNDS

Simply put, it's heavy, fat, round, warm and fat! Sounds Fender, Squier, Cort, Ibanez, G & L are light years away. It is a sound enough roots and task, but without falling into the mud.

To complicate things, I feel like a true bass sound, the highs are apparent from the masses in a general mix. This is very serious medium and low, but see dark set.
On this model the electronic interaction with a large and very progressive, full of effort but that sounds flashy, crystal-like piano and we forget!
The dynamic is not transcendent and the E string is slightly more than the other rather weak, it's really a heavy sound! It is very well agree.
The advantage is also that we will never catch up guitar frequencies and husband very well with the frequencies battery, it raises the mix and provides a foundation in sound!
All effects do not go with.
In Fuzz is disgusting on the other hand with this model, which suits her teeth into this dirty sound.
The 2 pickups are very well balanced between them, the grave is dark but not without defintion and is sealed, the upper medium and very rocky, 2 mixed by playing with the tone and vol 2 is coming out of character frequencies and mean the difference of the manipulated sounds unlike many other instrumentals even more expensive.
The sustain is there and, deeper than my old 7ender active Cort Curbow old, old G & L, Ibanez ATK 300 old, old Hofner beatbass (this one I loved him very much, short ...)...

When you play it you have to feel the bass underfoot, low / medium in the face and acute behind.

The spirit of sound is Gibson, but not too much grain color yes.

OVERALL OPINION

For the price it buried without problem and the options and approaches € piphone very clever Gibson would do its set neck and passive electronics.
Yes I do it again this election if my budget does not m'aurorise more, not if I can afford such a RIC ...

It is an instrument unpretentious not look for its visual quality (fintion here) but we feel that there is a certain quality and significant suggesting that the instrument will improve with time.

Value for money excellent because the ear is really bad and that many are biased (which spin round) and that exceeds the 1000 € Gibson.

Typed on an amp and low given that crushes!

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