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Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass  Satin Black 

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The Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass guitar has great looks, action and tone. Classic Thunderbird lines are executed with a mahogany body and 34"-sc...Read More

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An old-school shape updated with an ominous, modern vibe.

The Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass guitar has great looks, action and tone. Classic Thunderbird lines are executed with a mahogany body and 34"-scale hard maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and Gothic inlay at the 12th fret. The pickguard is dressed up with a Celtic cross while the black-on-black hardware and satin black finish give it a decidedly dark demeanor. Two Thunderbird Plus pickups provide appropriate growl. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • 34"-scale hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • Gothic inlay at the 12th fret
  • Celtic cross on pickguard
  • Black hardware
  • 2 Thunderbird Plus pickups
  • Case sold separately

This one will make a big impression on all your crypt mates, visually and sonically. Order today!

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EpiphoneGoth Thunderbird IV Bass
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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(23 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A positive surprise

By 

from Norway

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Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

Well, I have had this bass for a year now, and I love it more than ever. As mentioned earlier, this bass isn't the perfect instrument for slap, pop style, but you get a good sound when you are sitting. Until recently, I had this bass at home playing through a SWR Workingman's 10. Last week I started in a new band and took it with me to practice and compared it to an Ibanez SR 300. The neck on the TBird is not that thin but I think it is more comfortable. I first played something with the Ibanez through a Peavey Nitrobass with 1*15 cab. And then, I played the same thing with the TBird, What a difference, I was shocked! It was much much louder, and I hadn't changed the volume of the amp at all. (the Ibanez was upgraded with Seymour Duncans). Conclusion, this bass has a shape like no other, a warm smooth sound and also a heavy growl, and its loud as hell (warning... use active input of your amp ;-)

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5.0

Booms, Addressing the neck dive

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from TX

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Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

This is my first bass after my Ibanez Jumpstart (which is great also). The only negative about the Goth T-bird is that it is a little uncomfortable and hard to play if you've been playing something feather light with a super thin neck like Ibanez. Once you get used to it, BOOM BABY. This thing plays well and has growl to spare. I'm playing through a 35w 1x10 and I can shake my 1700 square foot house! This (next) review addresses the neck dive. I moved the back pin up about 3-4 inches and that helped a little. I move the front pin down to the neck joint and that helped quite a bit, but I didn't like the way that tilted the bass away from my body so I moved that one back to the original position. Then I went and bought a 4" suede (not slick) leather strap. Voila!! Problem solved. If it takes you awhile to get used to playing this bass it is worth it. The wildest horses make the best rides once they are tamed!

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(38 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Goth version of the most respected of Gibson basses.

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from -

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Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

This bass is one of the best basses for the price. It sounds really good. Crisp top and heavy bottom. Nothing else looks this good. It feels solid and well made. I recommend it to any rock/punk/heavy bass player. Much better than a Jazzbass or P-bass. Very fast neck and fingerboard. But the problem is that The neck falls down when you are not holding it. I already knew that when I ordered it and don't care about it. It's worth the sound and look.

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5.0

I love this bass

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from New England

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Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

I've had this bass for a few months and the first thing I noticed was the terrible weight issue, which can be really annoying, but a good leather strap with a suede back made it less noticeable. I got used to it and it doesn't bother me now. It's a very cool looking bass and it sounds great for rock and is pretty well made.

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(38 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Goth version of the most respected of Gibson basses.

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from -

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Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

This bass is one of the best basses for the price. It sounds really good. Crisp top and heavy bottom. Nothing else looks this good. It feels solid and well made. I recommend it to any rock/punk/heavy bass player. Much better than a Jazzbass or P-bass. Very fast neck and fingerboard. But the problem is that The neck falls down when you are not holding it. I already knew that when I ordered it and don't care about it. It's worth the sound and look.

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5.0

Booms, Addressing the neck dive

By 

from TX

Site Member

Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

This is my first bass after my Ibanez Jumpstart (which is great also). The only negative about the Goth T-bird is that it is a little uncomfortable and hard to play if you've been playing something feather light with a super thin neck like Ibanez. Once you get used to it, BOOM BABY. This thing plays well and has growl to spare. I'm playing through a 35w 1x10 and I can shake my 1700 square foot house! This (next) review addresses the neck dive. I moved the back pin up about 3-4 inches and that helped a little. I move the front pin down to the neck joint and that helped quite a bit, but I didn't like the way that tilted the bass away from my body so I moved that one back to the original position. Then I went and bought a 4" suede (not slick) leather strap. Voila!! Problem solved. If it takes you awhile to get used to playing this bass it is worth it. The wildest horses make the best rides once they are tamed!

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5.0

I love this bass

By 

from New England

Site Member

Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

I've had this bass for a few months and the first thing I noticed was the terrible weight issue, which can be really annoying, but a good leather strap with a suede back made it less noticeable. I got used to it and it doesn't bother me now. It's a very cool looking bass and it sounds great for rock and is pretty well made.

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(23 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A positive surprise

By 

from Norway

Site Member

Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

Well, I have had this bass for a year now, and I love it more than ever. As mentioned earlier, this bass isn't the perfect instrument for slap, pop style, but you get a good sound when you are sitting. Until recently, I had this bass at home playing through a SWR Workingman's 10. Last week I started in a new band and took it with me to practice and compared it to an Ibanez SR 300. The neck on the TBird is not that thin but I think it is more comfortable. I first played something with the Ibanez through a Peavey Nitrobass with 1*15 cab. And then, I played the same thing with the TBird, What a difference, I was shocked! It was much much louder, and I hadn't changed the volume of the amp at all. (the Ibanez was upgraded with Seymour Duncans). Conclusion, this bass has a shape like no other, a warm smooth sound and also a heavy growl, and its loud as hell (warning... use active input of your amp ;-)

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