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1960s Classic Now With New ProBucker™ Bass Humbuckers

The Epiphone Thunderbird™ 60s 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. (Previously called Thunderbird Vintage PRO)
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Epiphone ProBucker Humbucker

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.

Thunderbird 60s Bass Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Thunderbird Bass
Body Material
Mahogany Body Wings

Neck

Material
7-ply; Mahogany/Walnut Layered
Profile
1960's Rounded Bass Profile
Scale Length
34" / 863.6mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
20
Frets
Medium Jumbo
Nut Width
1.5" / 38.1mm
Inlays
Dot
Joint
Glued in

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
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
Pickguard
3-Layer (White/Black/White); "Thunderbird" logo in black
TrussRod
Adjustable
Control Knobs
Gold Top Hats with Silver Inserts
Strap Buttons
2-butt and shoulder
Mounting Rings
nickel

Electronics

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
Output Jack
1/4" Heavy-Duty Epiphone

Miscellaneous

Strings
.45, .65, .85, .105
Case
Optional

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.