So i've been looking to get one of the newer vintage pro T-birds for a while now and I'm currently in a position now to grab one off sweetwater, but something's been bugging me for the last week after seeing the stock vintage pro t-birds they had photo'd. It appears that Epiphone has swapped out the really nice Large 70's Spec Wilkinson Machine heads for smaller and cheaper open-gear tuners as found on their EB-0/EB-3 models. This kinda bummed me out since that was something I really like about the new Vintage Pros. I'm not the only one seeing this right?! Below are a before and after of the Tuner change from what I've found. I assume Epiphone did this to cut cost on manufacturing these great basses. What do you guys think? Can any Vintage Pro T-bird owners chime in on this?