Epiphone Goth Thunderbird-IV 4-String Bass Guitar (Discontinued)


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Epiphone Goth Thunderbird-IV Electric Bass Guitar
Epiphone Goth Thunderbird-IV Electric Bass Guitar

Gearank High Notes

This has been discontinued, so if you're looking for a new bass check out our guide to The Best Cheap Bass Guitars.


If you're surprised to find that the Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV got such a high Gearank Rating take comfort in knowing that I was too.

Metalheads just love this bass guitar and after careful consideration of the reviews, I'd have to say that I'm convinced that it really is one of the best for its specific genre - which is rock and metal.

It starts off with a black finish alder body and a 34" scale maple neck with a wider 1.73" nut.

The instrument's gothic look is complemented by its versatile two humbucker pickup configuration, both of which work great for modern rock and metal, while leaving enough leeway for crossing over to other musical genres.

With its high ratings and great reviews, this bass guitar was an easy recommendation, and very popular with Gearank readers.


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Hard Maple (bolt-on)
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.73"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone TB Plus bass humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone TB Plus bass humbucker
  • Controls: Master Tone, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • Bridge: 3-point Fully Adjustable
  • Tuners: Premium Die-Cast 17:1 Ratio
  • Weight: 12 lbs.