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So, I have $500 saved up and figured I wanted to start bass..again! I have the choice to buy two used bass guitars. One, is a red, BC rich NT Beast 4 string, it's $400. The other is an Epiphone Thunderbird 4 string, and it comes with a marshall 30wat amp, carrying case, cord for $400. The BC only comes w/ the bass and carrying case for the same price. Retail price of the thunderbird - $299.99. Retail of the BC - $600+. The thunderbird is unique due to the fact it's korean made and not made in china. Thunders aren't produced in korea anymore. Only thing I wonder is the thunderbird is a screw-on neck. The BC rich is a neck-through. I'm a beginner. Either way i'd have a hundred bucks left over, and I could buy a cheap amp for the bc rich, or i could just buy the thunder.

 

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So, I have $500 saved up and figured I wanted to start bass..again! I have the choice to buy two used bass guitars. One, is a red, BC rich NT Beast 4 string, it's $400. The other is an Epiphone Thunderbird 4 string, and it comes with a marshall 30wat amp, carrying case, cord for $400. The BC only comes w/ the bass and carrying case for the same price. Retail price of the thunderbird - $299.99. Retail of the BC - $600+. The thunderbird is unique due to the fact it's korean made and not made in china. Thunders aren't produced in korea anymore. Only thing I wonder is the thunderbird is a screw-on neck. The BC rich is a neck-through. I'm a beginner. Either way i'd have a hundred bucks left over, and I could buy a cheap amp for the bc rich, or i could just buy the thunder.

 

Don't even think about it. Get the BC Rich. T-birds are a dime a dozen, Neck-thru BC Riches can be hard to come by, not to mention that the BC will blow the T-bird out of the water in terms of playability and sound

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Both great basses... Personally, I'd go for the T-Bird. I am biased, Seeing as I own one. The set neck on the BC is a definite plus... Ultimately, it would come down to which one plays right in YOUR hands... Go out, try them both! Buy the one YOU like the best.

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Just to give you something to think about, the Beast is H-U-G-E. I have both a Beast a a T-Bird, and the Thunderbird is way more comfortable to play. Keep in mind I'm a huge BCR fan so I'm not someone who would bad mouth them. If you want a good BCR, keep a look out for one from the mid 80's, depending on the shape you like they can be pick up for less than you have.

 

Just my 2 cents

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Don't even think about it. Get the BC Rich. T-birds are a dime a dozen, Neck-thru BC Riches can be hard to come by, not to mention that the BC will blow the T-bird out of the water in terms of playability and sound

 

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I have to agree, and I'm not a huge BC Rich fan. But if the Beast is anything like the Widow, then yeah, it will blow the T-Bird out of the water. But understand that the two basses are made for different music, but at the same time are both one-trick ponies. The Beast is a metal machine and the T-Bird is pretty much straight up rock & roll.

 

Aesthetically, I like the T-Birds better, but the Beast is a better made bass.

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I'm very happy with my 'Bird. I don't play metal, and I do play rock and roll, so its one trick suits what I do. Most bass guitars out there are probably a bit better made than the 'Bird I got my hands on, but it's a blank canvass as far as I'm concerned, and it may become a Fenderbird one of these days.

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