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funwith151's picture
Bergen County, NJ USA
Mar 2006
8 years ago

I'm looking for a replacement bridge for my epiphone gothic thunderbird. I'm looking for something black that will keep the full warm bassy tone (wont add treble or that much punch to it).
here are a few that I was looking into:
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=bridges_gotoh_206

any ideas, cause unfortunately this isn't something I can try before buying?

Which Bridge

Schaller 463
0% (0 votes)
Gotoh 206
0% (0 votes)
Leo Quan Original Badass
0% (0 votes)
Other
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Total votes: 0

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Nov 2005
6 years ago

Got one on my Washburn, it's pretty good. Also the option of String thru and stop tail is useful.

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funwith151's picture
Bergen County, NJ USA
Mar 2006
8 years ago

Got one of which. The string through option doesn't apply, because the thunderbird is a top mount and I dont want to start routing holes through the body.

Bass Rig: Spector Performer DLX, Spector Performer Classic, Peavey Millenium 5 string-->boss tu-2-->Boss bass limiter/enhancer-->Boss bass overdrive-->boss ph-3-->MXR phase 90-->Hartke 3500a into a peavey tour 15"and an avatar 1x12"

Guitar: Frankenstrat or bc rich warlock (both with emgs 85 or 81 in the bridge and locking tuners)-->Pod Xtlive-->Tubeworks poweramp--> avatar 2x12"

For sale/ trade:
1973 original Fender Mustang Bass-$750
BC Rich Warlock (planetwaves locking tuners, emg 85 in the bridge batery in neck pu postion held in by plastic cover, dunlop straplocks, and plastic hardshell coffin case with purple interior)-$250
Ampeg b2r (with flight approved roadcase)-$350
Epi Goth Thunderbird (dunlop straplocks and hard gigbag)-$300
Pod XTLive with bass pack-$300

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Jan 2003
2 years ago

The Gotoh bridge is terrible. What kind of bridge does your Thunderbird have?

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Apr 2004
2 months ago

Why not the original bridge?

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funwith151's picture
Bergen County, NJ USA
Mar 2006
8 years ago

It has the stock epiphone bridge. It just doesn't look like it will hold up for a long period of time, it feels really flimsy, especially when restringing.

Bass Rig: Spector Performer DLX, Spector Performer Classic, Peavey Millenium 5 string-->boss tu-2-->Boss bass limiter/enhancer-->Boss bass overdrive-->boss ph-3-->MXR phase 90-->Hartke 3500a into a peavey tour 15"and an avatar 1x12"

Guitar: Frankenstrat or bc rich warlock (both with emgs 85 or 81 in the bridge and locking tuners)-->Pod Xtlive-->Tubeworks poweramp--> avatar 2x12"

For sale/ trade:
1973 original Fender Mustang Bass-$750
BC Rich Warlock (planetwaves locking tuners, emg 85 in the bridge batery in neck pu postion held in by plastic cover, dunlop straplocks, and plastic hardshell coffin case with purple interior)-$250
Ampeg b2r (with flight approved roadcase)-$350
Epi Goth Thunderbird (dunlop straplocks and hard gigbag)-$300
Pod XTLive with bass pack-$300

berarduur's picture
Losser, of all places........
Apr 2004
2 months ago

It sure is!

I kinda got used to it; I replaced it with another three point bridge with a mod bar behind it to increase the string length.

I never wanted another bridge btw; OK, it is flimpsy but I personally think it adds some character to the bass!

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Jun 2005
7 years ago

Originally posted by berarduur
It sure is!

I kinda got used to it; I replaced it with another three point bridge with a mod bar behind it to increase the string length.

I never wanted another bridge btw; OK, it is flimpsy but I personally think it adds some character to the bass!

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funwith151's picture
Bergen County, NJ USA
Mar 2006
8 years ago

REPORTED

Man these spammers get my hopes up cause I think that people are actually replying to my posts with helpful suggestions (or at least humor or something)

Bass Rig: Spector Performer DLX, Spector Performer Classic, Peavey Millenium 5 string-->boss tu-2-->Boss bass limiter/enhancer-->Boss bass overdrive-->boss ph-3-->MXR phase 90-->Hartke 3500a into a peavey tour 15"and an avatar 1x12"

Guitar: Frankenstrat or bc rich warlock (both with emgs 85 or 81 in the bridge and locking tuners)-->Pod Xtlive-->Tubeworks poweramp--> avatar 2x12"

For sale/ trade:
1973 original Fender Mustang Bass-$750
BC Rich Warlock (planetwaves locking tuners, emg 85 in the bridge batery in neck pu postion held in by plastic cover, dunlop straplocks, and plastic hardshell coffin case with purple interior)-$250
Ampeg b2r (with flight approved roadcase)-$350
Epi Goth Thunderbird (dunlop straplocks and hard gigbag)-$300
Pod XTLive with bass pack-$300