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Epiphone Thunderbird DIY Opti-Grab

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by J_Sinster, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. J_Sinster


    Oct 2, 2010
    Norwich, UK
    Hi all, i have an Epiphone Thunderbird 4 bass (pretty darn standard) and i love the thing, but i want an Opti-grab handle to put on it.

    E-mailed Gibson and alas, they don't sell the part as a replacement or a spare, so, i've taken the option to fabricate one myself, got a universal metal mounting strip from work (auto parts distributor) and have made some measurements.

    Will be attempting to cut and bend the metal in to shape at work tomorrow and if all goes well, should anyone want one i could knock a few out for cheap for any others wanting the same.

    Wish me luck :D

  2. Hi.

    Good luck Joey.

    And Welcome to TalkBass.

  3. J_Sinster


    Oct 2, 2010
    Norwich, UK
    Hey all, i never did make the Opti grab in the endm couldn't find a material i felt comfortable using HOWEVER, a site in the UK called "Rosetti" sell the opti grab as a spare!!!! comes stand alone so either screw it in yourself or no-more nails it in place! £8.50 :D
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