My perfect bass and that will never change. Its so dynamic, with soaring treble tones to rich bass sounds all by adjusting the tone knob. It just feels right in my hands, and suits my style of indir rock right down to the ground
The Pickups were bassy and sounded fantastic. The construction was perfect and it even felt good to play and comfortable too. The weight was decent, but the heaviness was expected due to the huge hunk of mahogany that is the body. However, when I started playing up the fretboard, I couldn't reach up the 17th fret due to all the wood in the way from the body shape, so I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to
I'm usually a Fender guy, but when my bass was recording with a bit too much fret noise, I borrowed John's bass. The tone was thick and smooth with clarity. Neck is comfortable, and the pickups have places to anchor your thumb. Very comfortable bass.
I have a lot of fun playing this bass while sitting, it sounds great and looks badass. I can't seem to find a comfortable way to play it while standing, the neck seems a little heavy.
This is my first bass and it is a very good instrument for the money. My biggest complaint is the neck and the bridge. The neck is heavy and can swing to the floor if you don't hold on to it. The neck also has a lot of lacquer on it, making it far from fast. The bridge is hard to adjust and I've heard horror stories about it popping out of the body. Aside from that i have nothing but good things to say. The look is gorgeous and the finish hasn't cracked once. I've even dropped it once and it still played well. It holds tuning well, it doesn't slip tuning when i play it.The sound is deep and low, making it perfect for genres like classic rock and metal. I still play it ever since i got it in 2008.
The Epiphone Thunderbird is probably the best sounding bass in its price range. The pickups are very solid and give you a good bit of control. I find the tone control to be a tad bit lacking but the character of the pickups make up for this. Due to the offset body, this bass can be troublesome to play sitting down, but for the bassist just starting off, the sound it can produce is worth it.
I bought this bass a while back. For what it is, it's an excellent bass! I have since sold it in order to upgrade to the Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-4 Pro. But just because I wanted to. This is awesome!
it has the true feel of a thunder bird and great action on it. mine has an adjustable bridge. i would say its only downfall is that it does not sound the best best for high notes but it is a bass after all. great for if you like playing black sabbath.
many of my bandmates (especially our vocalist Janis Lizzano) calls this instrument the "Jackie Talwalker Signature Bass" (Jackie Talwalker is my name) because of how much my modified thunderbird seems like my Signature. I added a DiMarzio Will Power pickup in the neck position, replaced the middle pickup with a Rickenbacker Horseshoe bridge pickup and kept the original bridge pickup. I added in/out of phase switching, coil splits, stereo outputs, a Rickenbacker style bridge, a brass nut, 6 way switch (6th position is all of them on at once), separate volume per pickup, separate tone for each pickup, and a master volume and master tone. it has the sunburst finish. I love it and even a un-modified one is great for most genres.
i have had my Thunderbird since 2009 and its served me very well, being on EVERY 30th album. Usually Kevin and I's main bass live when the Jazz Bass is out of commission or needs a set up
I bought this used so it wasn't very high quality. But I have some nice memories with it. P.S it weighs more than an average blue whale.
This bass features a slim neck, a 3 point Gibson bridge, 2 Epiphone TB+ humbuckers, 2 volumes and a tone. This bass has some advantages over the $1200 Gibson version such as, a snappier less muddy tone, a bolt on neck for all you modders, and is much lighter than a Gibson. Great bass for $400
Very iconic design. No doubt about it but some tuning issues made me to change the tuning machines. Because of the bridge design it is very hard to adjust the action. And the truss rod I don't trust. Also neck is heavier than the body. When you playing this makes you to hold the neck up consistently. Sound is not bad but I added an active eq, because it needed some treble. Consequently it is good to have this shape with this price.