#1
Ive heard alot about how Thunderbirds in general are very weak at the neck and i recently bought an epi. Its bolt on so i figure if anything ever happens it will be 4 screws away from replacement, but i was wondering who sold replacement necks for epi thunderbirds?
#3
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now continue trying to get that square into the star hole.

regardless, i've never seen replacement T'bird necks. and i haven't heard of this neck weakness either.
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Why have i always had the impression that t-birds have set necks?
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#6
probably the Gibson T-Birds, but this is an Epi we're talking about
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probably the Gibson T-Birds, but this is an Epi we're talking about

Ahhh right ok sorry my bad
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#10
pfff...broken necks, thats only because of the overly large headstocks, bad strap positioning and idiots thrashing about on stage.


Basically the guitar neckdives so the headstock points at the ground, which makes breakage very common.

If you look at vintage thunderbirds, a lot of them have had headstock/neck repairs.

I don't think you can get direct replacements, but i'm sure a luthier would be willing to modify a fender style neck to replace it.
#11
The thing you hit the Thunderbird on will break before the bass! It's solid as rock : I know that I have one and everytime I accidentaly hit it the other thing was damaged, but not my T-bird BTW in white it's the best!
#12
lol to the first poster...

but yea ive heard about so many gibsons having problems with headstocks being broken off and id assume its the same thing if not worse in the Epi models...im not a metal player so i dont jump around or beat my gear against anything, but i heard from a sales man that alot of gibsons have the problem that if it is dropped even from a short distance the headstock will come right off. Ive looked on stewmac.com but no luck...anyone know about it?
#13
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I don't think you can get direct replacements, but i'm sure a luthier would be willing to modify a fender style neck to replace it.

Yeah I heard that John Entwistle had p bass necks put onto his later thunderbirds.