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Epiphone Thunderbird - Missing saddle :(

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Alfie TB, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Hey,

    This is my first post so i'm sorry if it's in the wrong place or if it's been answered before!

    I recently lost the saddle (including the screw) from the bridge of my Epiphone Thunderbird. I've been looking for a replacement and all i've come across so far is this - http://www.rosetti.co.uk/Product/Epiphone-Bass-Bridge-Saddle-Chrome - which doesn't appear to also have the screw which i need for it.
    Worst comes i guess i'll buy a new bridge...so does anyone have any thoughts on that front?

    If anyone has had this problem and can point me in the right direction i'd massively appreciate it!

    Thanks :)
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Call Gibson 1-800-4Gi-bson
  3. Hi.

    Welcome to TalkBass Alfie.

    The question pops up every once and a while, the saddles are kinda easy to lose, especially if one breaks a string on stage.

    The answer is always the same: e-bay.
    An Epi oil-rig bridge shouldn't set You back more than a few $.
    No-one really likes 'em even though there's nothing wrong with 'em. IMHO/IME anyway.

    Hipshot Supertone upgrade is suggested frequently as well.

  4. Bearded Wizard

    Bearded Wizard

    Oct 26, 2012
    I highly recommend the Hipshot Supertone. It's a big improvement in my eyes, and if you've got the spare coin, you've got a great excuse to pick one up!
  5. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    allparts sells the saddles for $20-25
  6. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Gibson and Epiphobe saddles are not the same thing. I have seen Epi's on eBay a few times.

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