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ThunderBird Saddle Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by nhaight, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. The first time I went to change the strings on my EPIPHONE thunderbird I had no Idea the entire bridge would disassemble. Now that im about to put a new set of strings on it again I would like to fix the little problem i had with the saddles position (not saddle height, but how close or far the saddle is from the pickups.)

    Can some one post a picture of their factory tuned Thunderbird bridge? Then I can adjust the intonation from there.
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Search "intonate" and/or read the setup stickies at the top of this forum. You use a tuner to set saddles, not pictures. You must learn this simple procedure or you may as well just become a guitar player ;) its as fundamental as tuning the bass. It must be done everytime you change strings.

    Change strings one at a time and this won't happen again.

    Untill you learn how, just put your bridge back together. The E string saddle will be farthest away from the neck stepping closer as you go to the smaller strings. This is a generality but will help you put the saddles where they belong. **BUT the Epi saddles are different heights and need to be under the correct string. The shortest for the G, next for E, next for D, tallest for the A.

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