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Default Beater Epi T-bird for a Benjamin: wot say you? - 05-01-2009, 09:18 AM

Hey, I can get a sunburst MIK Epiphone Thunderbird bass for $100. Has some small dings/scratches, and a biggish (looks about the size of a quarter) finish chip on the back. I reckon I could Sharpie in the chip and nobody'd be any the wiser.

I don't really need another bass (I have 3 decent cheapies: MIJ Squier P, MIM Fender Jazz, and USA Peavey Fury I) but none of the ones I have have HB's, so I'm thinking this would add a different sound to what I already have.

Plus T-birds just look bad-ass.

Wot say you?

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Default Re: Beater Epi T-bird for a Benjamin: wot say you? - 05-01-2009, 12:43 PM

For that price you can't go wrong. Personally,I like those body styles...

I say go for it.


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Default Re: Beater Epi T-bird for a Benjamin: wot say you? - 05-01-2009, 01:08 PM

I sent the guy an e-mail, saying if it checks out I'ma do it.

It's not in terrible shape, probably a kid punk rocker (hey, I'm in Gainesville, after all) seller. Here's the chip on the back, see the bottom corner:



Front doesn't look too bad but I'm sure there's plenty of small things not picked up in the photo:





  
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Default Re: Beater Epi T-bird for a Benjamin: wot say you? - 05-01-2009, 09:04 PM

OK, got her. Man, that kid had the action so high you could fly planes under the cables. The strap pins were loose too. I had to go pick up my son from the bus stop after picking her up, so I had to make a decision in about 5 or ten minutes, but I decided to go for it.

Got her home and screwed the bridge way down, in the process fixing the intonation on the low E, tightened one strap peg in, shimmed a twig in the strap pin hole for the other and tightened her down, and we're good to go:



For a Benjie even, I cain't complain.

Biggest surprises: body is really small. I expected it to be big, like an Explorer. Plus, neck heavy like the worst of the SG guitars. No big whup to me, but still a surprise.



  
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