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Flat Mount Bridge on an Epiphone Thunderbird?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by UnfortunateTony, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. UnfortunateTony

    UnfortunateTony

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    Hey all.

    I recently went a bit crazy at a gig and the bridge anchors on my Epiphone thunderbird pulled clean out. It stripped the thing, so there's no putting the old bridge back in. I figure the best course of action is to get a flat mount bridge (Gotoh, Badass, etc.) but I'm not sure it would work.

    TL;DR

    Anyone have a thunderbird that they put a flat mount bridge on? Does it work?
  2. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    I haven't found a need to do so, the 3-point has been working without problems for me.

    BUT, anything's doable.
    You just have to deepen the PU cavities a bit and re-angle the neck to match the lower string height.

    Another option would be to raise the bridge with a spacer block, perhaps easier if You don't have any woodworking tools/experience.

    Regards
    Sam

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