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Need new pickups for Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Look ItSPencer, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Look ItSPencer

    Look ItSPencer

    Aug 19, 2007
    any sugestions on some nice punchy pickups that would go well with the epi thunderbird?
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    I liked the Epi T-bird pups and keep a set around, although I haven't really played in a long time. I've meant to do a side by side with the Gibson's after I picked a pair up but have never got around to it. I did install an Epi briefly to get some idea and I was surprised how similar they are but not the same.

    I'd have to re-read my own review in FAQ but the Epi's were clear and defined in tone from recall and that's a good mix for punch from a pup. There's rig, eq, and other factors.

    With the Epi dimensions you can also slip J's in there if you wanted to - just have to fashion a surround but that wouldn't be a big deal. You could probably just use the J screws and wouldn't even have to go into the face of the bass for it. Too big of route is not really a problem, too small is a problem. And there's a million J's out there.

    Of course there's always Carey to fix you up.
  3. Look ItSPencer

    Look ItSPencer

    Aug 19, 2007
    Yeah, i think my bass just needs some rewiring.
    thanks alot!

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