singlecoil replacement for epiphone thunderbird
I know this has been covered somewhat but I could use a little guidance....
I just built a fenderbird from an epiphone thunderbird body and a 51/telebass style fenderneck. I love the feel....big fat fender neck with a tru oil finish and a body that I can just put on my hip and anchor with the elbow.
Now it's time to get rid of the terrible epiphone thunderbird pickups. I'm a huge fan of ricks but, like most, can't afford them. The big maple neck definitely made for a brighter sound (cool in my book) and I'd like get a single coil bass pickup that can drop into the epi slots (yeah yeah, i know....a big part of the rick sound is placement, but to be honest, i'm not going for an exact rick sound).
It seems like all the replacement thunderbird pickups out there are humbuckers so school me on whats available for single coils replacements. I don't mind doing a touch of routing if they don't drop in perfectly (i had to route the neck pocket, so I'm not afraid) but something rick-ish would be nice. Whats up?