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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
 
4.7

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A decent bass at an acceptable price.

I've been using this bass for almost a year now and it has definetly proven its worth. It is a solid entry-level bass guitar. Its classic stylings and solid feel are well worth the...Read complete review

I've been using this bass for almost a year now and it has definetly proven its worth. It is a solid entry-level bass guitar. Its classic stylings and solid feel are well worth the money if you're looking for a deep, Rock and Roll-type bass. For those who seek a more tonally diverse bass guitar within the same price range, I would reccomend seeking a differnet pickup configuration.
The features of this bass are decent. The Thunderbird Plus pickups allow for some deep bass but lack the punch that some bassists desire. The 3-point bridge isn't the worst bridge, but it does make setting-up more time consuming.
The quality is better that expected for the price range. I haven't had a problem with the finish scratching or chipping off. I didn't find any manufacturer's imperfections on the bass. However, the metal hardware is noticeably cheap on this bass. For example, the screws used for the pickups and pickguard both strip and rust easily.
The value of the Goth Thunderbird by Epiphone is excellent. Some other basses in the price range are more tonally diverse, but this bass will get the job done for most types of Rock.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

on the fence

i have had mixed results with this bass. I've always loved the visual aspect, but could never dial in a good sound when I went to stores to try it. always had a...Read complete review

i have had mixed results with this bass. I've always loved the visual aspect, but could never dial in a good sound when I went to stores to try it. always had a flat, thumpy sound like a pile of damp fabric hitting a hard wood floor. but last time, I tried it out of a Mark Bass amp (which I find similar in sound to my Crate) and set up the EQ the way I do with my band instead of ignoring it like I usually do when I try a new instrument. this time, the tone was amazing.

My advice, try it on as close to your gear as you can, then buy the exact one you tested due to the mixed results.

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5.0

Great Bass No Regrets

By Kingjohn1230

from Eastvale, Ca

About Me Novice

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

    I just got this Bass a couple months ago. I am still a beginner and this bass is cool to play. Good sound and looks great. Money well spent.

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    on the fence

    By schlappinDAbass

    from the great white north

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

        i have had mixed results with this bass. I've always loved the visual aspect, but could never dial in a good sound when I went to stores to try it. always had a flat, thumpy sound like a pile of damp fabric hitting a hard wood floor. but last time, I tried it out of a Mark Bass amp (which I find similar in sound to my Crate) and set up the EQ the way I do with my band instead of ignoring it like I usually do when I try a new instrument. this time, the tone was amazing.

        My advice, try it on as close to your gear as you can, then buy the exact one you tested due to the mixed results.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Just Terrible

        By Canadian guitarist

        from Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Looks Really
        • Looks Really Cool

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          This is the worst bass I have ever played. I bought it on a whim on here before I tried it out. It looks cool but that's the only good thing. It sounds terrible and feels terrible.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Thunderbird

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          Definatley one of the best basses that I have ever played. I dont know if I will ever play anything else.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Crap

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          Quality alright. Feels solid, but the flat finish just comes off. And sounds ok. The only thing is that it is terrible to play because the neck is just so bad. And once the flat finish comes off (which it will) it gets sticky and hard to play. Do not buy this online, TRY YOUR GUITAR OUT IN PERSON BEFORE YOU BUY IT!!!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not so good

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          This is an ok bass. I guess. It is extreamly hard to play. The hardware is terrible. But somehow it still seems to stay in tune for ever.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A decent bass at an acceptable price.

          By Tom-AUTG9

          from Joliet, IL

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          I've been using this bass for almost a year now and it has definetly proven its worth. It is a solid entry-level bass guitar. Its classic stylings and solid feel are well worth the money if you're looking for a deep, Rock and Roll-type bass. For those who seek a more tonally diverse bass guitar within the same price range, I would reccomend seeking a differnet pickup configuration.
          The features of this bass are decent. The Thunderbird Plus pickups allow for some deep bass but lack the punch that some bassists desire. The 3-point bridge isn't the worst bridge, but it does make setting-up more time consuming.
          The quality is better that expected for the price range. I haven't had a problem with the finish scratching or chipping off. I didn't find any manufacturer's imperfections on the bass. However, the metal hardware is noticeably cheap on this bass. For example, the screws used for the pickups and pickguard both strip and rust easily.
          The value of the Goth Thunderbird by Epiphone is excellent. Some other basses in the price range are more tonally diverse, but this bass will get the job done for most types of Rock.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY SATISFIED!

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          9
          This is an awesome bass for the price! Whether you're a beginner or professional musician, I am sure you will appreciate the sound and quality of this beautiful beast. I had a local distributor order mine directly from Gibson(Epiphone), and I was nothing but satisfied when handed this awesome axe. My only problem with this bass was that it was a little neck-heavy, as with my Epi Explorer also, but not a big deal, you'll get used to it. For the price, it was well worth every penny, so buy one, and ROCK HARD!

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very good

          By sinlapse13

          from stalkers...

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          this bass is very very good. i bought it because of the wicked looks. i love the way it feels. plays very well. sounds great! played a ton of shows with this and it has never let me down. only bad thing about it re the strings. after i bought some ernie balls, i truly could't complain.

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          5.0

          Epiphone does it again

          By Beatles Fan 819

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Bass:

          In my mind, different basses are used for differernt styles of music. This is another high quality bass that is good all around and is good for almost any style. It doesn't really matter if you are a beginner like me or an active mucisian, this is a good bass and is worth it (esspecially for the price).

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