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A Rock Classic Returns with Gibson TB-Plus Humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets

The Thunderbird IV was first introduced in 1963 and instantly became one of rocks most recognizable bass guitar designs. For almost five decades, the Thunderbird has powered artists as varied as Nikki Sixx, The Who, Kings of Leon, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan and The Silversun Pickups. Turn on your radio and youll hear a Thunderbird bass. Now, Epiphone takes all the vintage mojo of the original Thunderbird IV and sends it flying into the future with Gibson TB Plus humbuckers with ceramic magnets and all the Birds original styling and features intact.

The Thunderbird IV was one of the most radical designs to come out of the Gibson and Epiphone Kalamazoo factory in the early 60s, thanks to legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich, who was asked to put a new twist on solidbody guitars and basses. The sound of the Thunderbird IV was as cutting edge as its design and now the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO returns with all of Epiphones first-class quality and a lifetime guarantee, but without the hassles of owning (or hiding) a vintage instrument.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
- Gibson TB Plus humbuckers
- Historic 60s era Thunderbird profile
- Classic 3-point adjustable bridge

SPECIFICATIONS:
Body: mahogany body wings
Neck: 7-ply mahogany/walnut
Neck Profile: 1960s rounded bass profile
Neck joint: through-neck
Fingerboard: rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 20-medium jumbo, nickel/silver alloy
Scale Length: 34"
Nut Width: 1.50"
Neck Pickup: Gibson TB Plus humbuckers
Bridge Pickup: Gibson TB Plus humbuckers
Bridge: classic style 3-point adjustable Flush-Mount, fully adjustable
Controls:
-neck volume
-bridge volume
-master tone
Tuners: black die-cast 17:1 ratio
Hardware: black
Control knobs: black TopHats with chrome metal inserts
Optional: hard case with black vinyl exterior, gray plush interior and chrome hardware

Great Bass With Great Rock Sound0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
I bought the Thunderbird Pro IV with the Gibson TB Plus humbuckers in vintage sunburst for my son. He is playing it through an Orange Crush 100W bass amp, and it sounds awesome. I normally play guitars of the 6 string variety, but I find myself playing this guitar when he is not home, because I just love the sound so much and it is a blast to play. It is an excellent choice for grunge, classic rock, metal, hair metal etc.. which is exactly what he was looking for, and it just looks wicked. The guitar was set up perfect right from the factory, and the fit and finish on this one is great.
Posted by Jason Theodore on May 31, 2019
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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
Of all the Thunderbird offerings this one is the closest to an actual Gibson Thunderbird. It?s pretty much an exact replica to the 2013 Gibson except it?s made in Indonesia instead of the USA. The quality control on mine was exceptional. This is a very well built guitar. Just a note of caution, it will be difficult but not impossible to find a gig bag to fit the Thunderbird. The hard case Long and McQuade offers might be your best bet, unless like me, you do not like hard cases.
Posted by Pete on Dec 2, 2017
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This is something else.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I played real Gibson Tbird vs this thing A/B in store, this bass had punchier, gnarlier output - no jokes. 1. Bass is lighter / almost no neck dive! 2. Body shape is more refined 3. Amazing finish work / properly set up from the factory 4. Price!!! Besides the price difference and logo on the truss cover, this thing screams to be the "real" Gibson. I dont think you can get the better bang for the buck, except maybe the Squier 70s Jazz Vintage modified, that one is also immaculate product.
Posted by Andrei on Nov 14, 2017
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Great Bass!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
This is the first Bass I ever bought from L&Mc it's is awesome. I've still been learning how to use it but otherwise it sounds amazing and I recommend anyone to buy it if you're looking for a bass. The sound is clear and the craftsmanship on it is very good. It feels nice to hold and rest on your lap.
Posted by Jake on Mar 24, 2017
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Great Bass, with awesome value!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
I bought the VS classic pro Thunderbird. I had to get it ordered in because they didn't have any in stock. Great setup out of the box. The only issue I found with the setup was the input jack was loose, but that was easy to fix. The finish was more of a cherry finish compared to the colour in the product pictures. Also, the headstock doesn't have the highlight around it, as it was painted black. Still a beautiful guitar, and this is just something to be aware of. There were a few finish imperfections, but so slight, you wouldn't see them unless you were looking for them. This bass is very easy to play for me. I like it better than fender j and p basses in terms of comfort and playability. The sound is amazing. Gibson pickups are great. Overall, this bass is a great value, and sounds incredible. I love this bass.
Posted by Dan on Oct 3, 2016
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