Thunderbird Bass Help!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ollie2354, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. ollie2354


    Jun 25, 2008
    I recentley bought an epiphone thunderbird & when I was playing the E string snapped and I lost the saddle (didnt realise how easy they fall apart till i went to put a new string on) so iv had to buy a new set of saddles the only thing is they are numbered differently to how they were before... does anyone know how they should be numbered? iv tried copying how they are set up on another thunderbird but it just sounds poopiee!!!! my main problem is the E string which has a constant buzz...

    any help would be grateful!!!

  2. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I don't know about numbers, but there are two sizes, long and short. The short ones go on the E and G strings and the long ones on the A and D strings. This makes the curvature of the strings the same as the fingerboard.
  3. ollie2354


    Jun 25, 2008
    ah rite, will give it a blast see how it goes! cheers!
  4. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    fwiw, there should be numbers on the bottom or side of the saddle. but like Showdown said, the smaller ones are for the E & G strings.
  5. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
  6. Fender TB-600C

    Fender TB-600C

    Nov 20, 2008
    Hey, I'v also lost one of the saddles, the D saddle, which is number 2 I believe. Where did you get your replacement saddles? I'v found some on the internet but they are chrome and i need black ones.