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Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass  

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    Distinctive design and amazing sustain.

    The Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass builds on the illustrious history of the Thunderbird Bass. This new take on the distinctively shaped rock and roll bass combines traditional design elements with new technology at a price any bassist can afford.

    Epiphone's Thunderbird Pro-V Bass has a 7-piece walnut/maple neck with through-body construction for amazing sustain and tone. It also features Epiphone T-Pro bass humbucking pickups with custom active electronics and 2-band EQ to dial in the sound you seek.

    It also features Epiphone's SlimTaper design, which upholds a precise width-to-thickness ratio on the neck. This design provides added comfort and agility when racing through the frets, while not fatiguing your digits.

    Features

    • 5-string model
    • 7-piece walnut/maple neck
    • Through-body construction
    • T-Pro humbucking pickups

    Order now and snag yourself this professional 5-string.

     

    Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass Specifications:

    • Body Wings: Mahogany
    • Neck: 7-piece (Alternating Walnut/Maple)
    • Neck Profile: SlimTaper Bass
    • Neck Joint: Through-Neck
    • Truss Rod: Double-Action, 2-way
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    • Frets: 21 medium/jumbo, nickel/silver alloy
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Nut Width: 1.65"
    • Neck Pickup: Epiphone T-PRO Bass Humbucker
    • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone T-PRO Bass Humbucker
    • Bridge: Flush-mount, fully adjustable
    • Controls: Master Volume, Blend, High-EQ, Low-EQ
    • Tuners: Premium Die-Cast Bass
    • Outputs: 1/4" Mono, Metal Jack Plate
    • Hardware: Black
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    EpiphoneThunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass
     
    4.3

    (based on 15 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice bass...with issues

    Overall, if you don't mind the issues with this bass (or you are willing to put in some different pickups, drill a hole for the pin to fix the neck-dive, and make a...Read complete review

    Overall, if you don't mind the issues with this bass (or you are willing to put in some different pickups, drill a hole for the pin to fix the neck-dive, and make a whole lot of bridge adjustments) it's a pretty good bass. You can't deny the coolness of the looks and the tone from the instrument, so if you are looking for the definitive rock bass, this is it.

    If you don't want to deal with all of these issues try checking out an Ibanez or Schectar bass. Or, the obvious choice, a P-Bass.
    Offers the usual palette of tonal variety: volume for each pickup, bass and treble.
    Here is where the bass has some issues. I really liked the look and feel of the bass, but because of some problems with the quality, I returned it.

    Neck-dive is quite a problem. I've heard of people re-drilling holes for the pins, but honestly, if I'm going to buy an instrument for this price, it better play well and feel good out of the box.

    Also, the B string sucks. That's the only way to put it. Note definition is poor below the 5th fret; the output is noticeably weaker from the pickups; and there is a whole lot of fret buzz (even after adjustment at the bridge).

    Also, did I mention the output? Yeah, my Fender Jazz 5 has more punch and power and it's a passive bass. The T-Bird is an active bass. There's a problem there.
    For an active bass that looks this cool and has a good sound (atleast for 4 of the strings), the price is pretty good.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Jim

    For the price Epiphone does not dissapoint! But until you hold the bass, and feel it pulling down, you will understand the dive bomb comments from other reviewers.This is the only reason I...Read complete review

    For the price Epiphone does not dissapoint! But until you hold the bass, and feel it pulling down, you will understand the dive bomb comments from other reviewers.This is the only reason I sent it back. Never the less the bass was beautiful and the set up was very good right out of the box.
    Great quality for money spent.

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    5.0

    Top of the Line

    By DonaldDuckDunn

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Input Jack Cuts Out

    Best Uses

    • And More
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    This is an amazing instrument, my first five string as well. I always get compliments on the tone, and it is quite the step up from the T-Bird IV. The only problem is the wiring is a little off, so the bridge pickup doesn't function quite as well as it could for me. The input jack also has its time of the month every now and then, but it nothing a little fiddling can't fix!

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    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Jim

    By jim krotak

    from Michigan

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    For the price Epiphone does not dissapoint! But until you hold the bass, and feel it pulling down, you will understand the dive bomb comments from other reviewers.This is the only reason I sent it back. Never the less the bass was beautiful and the set up was very good right out of the box.
    Great quality for money spent.

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    (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    chunk of funk

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    Overall, it's a 10.
    I've had the pro-v t-bird now for about a week. It's pretty awesome. It's big, but the neck is narrower that it might seem, shallow. The wood is awesome. The bass is neck heavy and will dive when standing, so prepare for that by getting a weighted strap or just keep your hands on it. Sitting, for studio work, it's perfect, no issues. The tones and playability are good. It's a beauty. Out of the box, one issue: a nut on one of the tuners was loose and needed a 1/4 turn.
    It's amazing.
    Lifetime warranty, great sound, great build, quality parts?

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    (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    thunderbird pro V like new

    By Miguel Lopez

    from mexico, slp

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    well, first of all, I'd like to tell you about the way you packing the bass... I thought that it become whit more than a simple cartoon but thank to god UPS made a good job handling it, and the time to take to me was very appropiate so fortunately all went grat at the end...
    about the bass... it really kick butt dude!! the great sustain, the full colorfull range of spectre that it gaves its really make it worth
    at last but not less, I'd like to make more shoping in the future whit you guys
    great basss
    perfect sound
    it really worth it

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Sounds great...super heavy though

    By Edawg410ce

    from Brisbane

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    I rank this lower b/c of the weight and neck-dive issues. It takes a long time to get used to it, but you can become comfortable with it. Plays great on your knee, a bit more effort required standing up. Be prepared for a super heavy bass if you purchase this one...but the tone is incredible!
    Fantastic sounding bass and is a big upgrade from the traditional Epi Thunderbird. Neck-through construction, active pickups, etc.
    Very nice and well built bass
    Can't beat the value for price on this bass...I certainly prefer the pro version even over the more expensive Gibson version

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    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING BASS!!!

    By Owen O'Brien

    from Ontario, Canada

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    This bass is amazing!!! The neck through body gives it great substain, and the pickups give this bass a very rich tone. I have been playing bass for about 4 years and i have saved up money and bought this bass... today actually. I bought this bass from my local Long & McQuade music store... this bass came perfect out of the box... this action was perfect for me... no scratches or anything... this bass is well worth the money!!! The High and Low EQ's are perfect... great Low, Mids and Highs. This bass is good for playing anything from Jazz to Black Metal.

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice bass...with issues

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    Overall, if you don't mind the issues with this bass (or you are willing to put in some different pickups, drill a hole for the pin to fix the neck-dive, and make a whole lot of bridge adjustments) it's a pretty good bass. You can't deny the coolness of the looks and the tone from the instrument, so if you are looking for the definitive rock bass, this is it.

    If you don't want to deal with all of these issues try checking out an Ibanez or Schectar bass. Or, the obvious choice, a P-Bass.
    Offers the usual palette of tonal variety: volume for each pickup, bass and treble.
    Here is where the bass has some issues. I really liked the look and feel of the bass, but because of some problems with the quality, I returned it.

    Neck-dive is quite a problem. I've heard of people re-drilling holes for the pins, but honestly, if I'm going to buy an instrument for this price, it better play well and feel good out of the box.

    Also, the B string sucks. That's the only way to put it. Note definition is poor below the 5th fret; the output is noticeably weaker from the pickups; and there is a whole lot of fret buzz (even after adjustment at the bridge).

    Also, did I mention the output? Yeah, my Fender Jazz 5 has more punch and power and it's a passive bass. The T-Bird is an active bass. There's a problem there.
    For an active bass that looks this cool and has a good sound (atleast for 4 of the strings), the price is pretty good.

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass is amazing!!!

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    Overall this is the best bass you can buy in it's price range, if your looking for a high quality bass for a good price I would buy this bass again. It is a little heavier than some other basses so I recommend buying a thicker strap for your comfort also to balance out the weight of the guitar as well and some strap locks so you won't drop this amazing bass because I have a problem all the time with a normal strap because when i play it always seems to fall off while playing shows and what not, so I recommend those items to you. I currently run this bass through a peavey markVIII xp series halfstack it sounds stunning and I also run it through a peavey tko 80 bass amp this bass sounds absolutely amazing when played through both I couldn't believe how good it sounded when I first bought it. especially when i used this in gigs people loved the sound and the guitarist in my band thinks it's the best bass I ever bought.
    All the features on this bass guitar is amazing you have two band equalizer knobs to dial in that perfect punchy tone and amazing active pick ups. It also is a all around bass when it comes to lows mids and highs they all sound amazing.
    High quality bass guitar I believe this guitar is a high quality bass there is nothing wrong with it at all it plays great no defects or anything a outstanding quality for the price and the trans black color looks outstanding you must see it in person to appreciate the color more.
    This is a really valuable bass for the price if you are looking for a nice rich punchy warm tone this is the bass for you. and this is the best bass I have right now i only bought it brand new and the active picks up are amazing, way better than passive pick ups in my opinion. and the neck is nice and smooth also.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    This is a very good bass. I love mine, it is beautiful in appearance and sound..The one thing I don't like is that I had to get locks to lock in my strap, and once i put them on it didn't fit in the Epiphone case (the only case i found that fits this beast). The sound quality is really good, you can dial in anything from super bass to almost a twang sound without touching any amp settings.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sustain for days!

    By map/map

    from Greenville, SC

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass:

    The bass player for my band just got one of these. The first thing I noticed was the build quality. There is a heft generally associated with a fine instrument. The finish is immaculate, but that's not even the best part. The neck-thru design allows for near infinite sustain, and the active pickups allow the player to really dial in the tone. You WILL NOT find a better bass for the money.

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