Gibson Thunderbird IV
Bass Guitar - Vintage Sunburst
- The iconic Gibson Bass - The Thunderbird !!
- Black chrome hardware and Black chrome Grover Tuners
- Neck through Body construction with 20 frets
- Black Top Hat with silver insert knobs
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The Gibson Thunderbird Bass Guitar delivers a thunderous output of big fat tone. The Thunderbird IV debuted in 1963 with the original Firebird guitar series. The most highly respected of all Gibson basses, the Thunderbird was reissued in 1987 with original reverse body styling and new, special-design pickups. The Gisbon Thunderbird IV Bass guitar features a mahogany wings body, nine-ply mahogany and walnut neck-through-body, rosewood 20 fret fingerboard, two new design TB Plus ceramic humbuckers, black top hat with silver insert knobs and black chrome grover tuners. The Gisbon Thunderbird IV Bass has playability and warm tone that can be used with many styles, making this an awesome all around bass. Gibson hardshell case included with this bass.
The Gibson Thunderbird’s distinct headstock stays true to Gibson’s industry-changing way of thinking. Like every Gibson headstock, the angled Thunderbird headstock is carved out of the same piece of mahogany as the neck. The angle is carefully set to 14 degrees—instead of the traditional 17 degrees—to accommodate the headstock’s radical contour and to keep pressure on the strings. The headstock’s form ensures straight string pull, which, when combined with the increased string pressure, means there is no loss of string vibration between the corian nut and the tuners, equaling better sustain. Black chrome-plated Grover bass tuners provide the necessary clearance between tuner buttons, allowing for comfortable access and uncomplicated tuning.
No guitar neck profiles are more distinguishable than the neck profiles on the Gibson models of today. The ’60s rounded bass neck profile on the Thunderbird IV is based on the more modern, slim-tapered necks most commonly associated with the Les Paul and SG models of the early 1960s. The neck is machined in Gibson’s rough mill using wood shapers to make the initial cuts. But once the fingerboard gets glued on, the rest—including the final sanding is done by hand. That means there are no two necks with the exact same dimensions. So while it still has the basic characteristics of its respective profile, each neck will be slightly different, with a distinct but traditional feel.
The pickups on the early Gibson basses of the 1960s remained unchanged for many years, undergoing only minor cosmetic modifications from time to time, but staying true to the originals’ sonic characteristics. The pickups in today’s Thunderbird IV—two vintage-style TB Plus humbuckers—both capture and recreate the classic attributes of those early Gibson basses. The TB plus humbuckers are traditional hum-cancelling bass pickups with ceramic magnets. They are wax potted then filled with epoxy, producing a full frequency, heavy-bottom sound similar to pickups with a passive EQ, and delivering the huge, powerful bass tone the Thunderbird IV is renowned for.
- Brand: Gibson
- MPN: BAT4VSBC1
- EAN: 0711106000718
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