Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Ebony
1960s classic now with new ProBucker™ Bass humbuckers
The Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage PRO Bass is an incredibly accurate reproduction of the classic electric bass first introduced in 1963 that has since powered dozens of hits by artists like The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Cheap Trick. Featuring new ProBucker™ Bass Humbuckers and a vintage styled 60s Thunderbird Tune-o-matic bridge and Claw tailpiece. Available in Alpine White, Ebony, and Tobacco Sunburst.
ProBucker™ humbucker Pickups
The classic ”P.A.F” sound is closer than you think
Epiphone’s ProBucker™ humbucker has quietly become one of the most talked about pickups in the industry. It has fooled experts, vintage purists, and even luthiers who have worked with the best vintage examples from the late 50s and early 60s. Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers are the real deal–made with 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, the same alloy used by Gibson at the Kalamazoo factory when the humbucker was first invented. The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output. The size and shape of the bobbins also has a great impact on tonal response. And the bobbins used on ProBucker™ pickups duplicate the size and shape of the gold standard in the industry, Gibson humbuckers. Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups also feature sand cast Alnico II magnets, high quality 4 conductor lead wire, and are vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics.
Body Shape: Thunderbird Bass
Body Material: Mahogany Body Wings
Material: 7-ply; Mahogany/Walnut Layered
Profile: 1960’s Rounded Bass Profile
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Joint: Glued in
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: 1960s TB-Bass Tune-o-matic; Adjustable
Tailpiece: 1960s ”Claw” Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Open-gear Bass Tuners with historic ”Clover” buttons; 17:1 ratio
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Inserts
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker™ Bass #760 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker™ Bass #760 Humbucker
Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
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