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Pickup Upgrades for Epiphone T-Bird

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Tage, Jul 13, 2004.


  1. Tage

    Tage

    Sep 17, 2003
    Hey everyone!

    I was wondering if there are any pickup upgrades available for an Epiphone Thunderbird-4 bass?
    I currently have the Goth model and I want to upgrade it somewhat.

    Thanks!
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The T-bird uses an oddball pickup size. You could put real Gibson pickups in (assuming Gibson service will sell you some). The only other direct retrofit I know is made by Bartolini (and are probably custom order, I doubt dealers would stock these).

    "T4CBC - old Thunderbird Bass shape available in neck (B) and bridge (T) dual coils List Price $ 118"

    http://www.bartolini.net/information/bass/new_bass_pu_s4.htm

    Other than that, you're talking about carving up the body to fit different pickups.