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Epiphone Thunderbird Pro - Sunburst Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from Ravenswood, WV January 11, 2016Music Background:
    Musician, writer

    Thunderbird Pro

    This bass is great! Not only is it a beauty but sounds great too! LOVE IT!

  • from March 13, 2013Music Background:

    bass for the buck

    I have owned several bass guitars in my time, Including signature series that were very costly. I have also owned several epiphpone bass guitars in the past including a regular t-bird, So out of all the enjoyment I had gotten out of the old t-bird I missed it , So this time around I decided to pick it up anotch and go for the pro, The sales staff at seetwater were #1 . And with the New guitar gallery you get what you see, the cost with the inspection, and warranty is a no brainer, The active pickups are hot! I can not express the joys of the over all look of the guitar, the playing is # 1 as the neck feels, i normally havve in the past sanded the necks, did not feel i needed to on this one, I had not played in nearly 2 yrs before making this purchase , and feel I am a better player today than what I was then. I never wanna put it down, and it was ready right out of box, all in all if you are a fan of the t-bird and love to have that gibson put wanna save the $ get a pro, I do not think for one bit you will be dissapointed, or simply enjoy it till that day comes where the sales staff can help you again at sweetwater !

  • from Dickinson, TX December 31, 2016

    Great bass guitar

    I just received my new Thunderbird and it is great. I've been playing for about two years on an entry level bass and I wanted to upgrade to a mid-level bass guitar. I've always wanted the unique look of a Thunderbird and now I have it. Out of the box the bass looked great. I needed to raise the bridge a few turns on the lower two strings to get rid of a little fret buzz on the top few frets,but otherwise the guitar was ready and and the intonation was set. The active Epiphone pickups are much better than passive pickups and the deep rumble of a Thunderbird can be dialed into my taste. Working with different straps to account for the minor neck dive on this full scale bass. A great bass that I am looking forward to many years of use.

  • from September 15, 2016

    Good Bass, Little Bit of Evaluation Error

    Very nice bass in all regards. The neck is very comfortable and very quick. The neck width up around at the first fret is noticeably narrower than other jazz basses I've played on, which is something I was looking for in particular. The pick ups seem to be very nice, they are positioned a little strange in my opinion for finger picking, sometimes if your moving around a lot you may notice you're a little close to the bridge. Only complaint I really have is that out of the box there is quite a bit of fret buzz. I don't know if it's just mine in particular but the action on the strings is too low straight out. I figured this would have been tested in the 55 point evaluation that Sweetwater does but if it is they missed it on this one. Its not a huge issue as the truss rod just needs adjusted but if you get it and out of the box your sounding a little too fuzzy just do the action test (press down on 1st and 12th fret) and see if that's the issue. Overall I'm pleased with this and the wood on it honestly looks great, really looks like a professional instrument.

  • from May 28, 2015Music Background:
    Serious amateur

    The perfect modification platform

    The title says how I think about the one I own. I had a Thunderbird before and missed it very much. The shape fits perfectly, and those who say it neck dives just haven't figured out how these work. I had not had an active bass before, so I was excited about this one. An active Thunderbird - what could be better? Well, the electronics, for one. I just didn't get along with the active pickups at all, but I wasn't about to let another Thunderbird go. So, I removed the frets and rewired the bass to use Alumatone pickups and passive circuitry. It is a blast to play, because it has that wonderful Thunderbird shape. The scooped tone that the original electronics had is there if I want it, but now I can get the old style massive Thunderbird sound, too. It confuses people who notice that it is fretless, which is a whole lot of fun. The bridge works well and makes it very easy to set up, and I prefer the black pickguard to the white ones that come on other models of Thunderbird. The finish is thick and will probably outlive just about everyone and everything.

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