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  1. Changing from long scale to short scale!

    That model is the Elite/Elitist EB3 and was made in Japan 2002-2005. https://web.archive.org/web/20160322002111/http://epiphonewiki.com:80/index.php/Elitist_Basses and I have now fitted it with a Babicz bridge. Epi also did a limited run of '60s' short scale that despite it saying Japanese market only was available from Dawsons amongst others. https://web.archive.org/web/20160321184607/http://epiphonewiki.com:80/index.php/EB-Series
  2. Changing from long scale to short scale!

    Short scale Epi EB3...
  3. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

    Andertons have this... https://www.andertons.co.uk/roksak-thunderbird-gig-bag-rsg-tb20d
  4. Kicked Out !!!

    Can't you keep it at home.
  5. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

  6. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

    Oops... was getting a bit of buzzing on the headstock on certain notes, turned out to be a loose tuner, bit of superglue on the shaft cured it.
  7. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

    Mine turned up half an hour ago, quick tune up and straplocks on balances nicely on a Comfort Strapp. I ordered a case with it, the headstock just about fits, which I suppose is just enough really.
  8. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

    I have had one on order since July from Andertons, surprised I have not heard anything.
  9. Changing from long scale to short scale!

    La Bella Stainless Steel Roundwound M42S.
  10. 'Your' band

    Free, since hearing 'Tons Of Sobs'. Though the interest waned with the last album 'Heartbreaker' without Andy Fraser's input.
  11. Warwick Truss Rod.

    Well I have reinstalled the rod the other way around, restrung and tuned then gave the truss rod a quarter turn anti-clockwise to tension it while putting a bit of forward pressure on the neck and it appears to have done the trick. I suppose it is only like using a two-way rod. I will keep an eye on it for a while to make sure I have not overdone it.
  12. Warwick Truss Rod.

    My '91 Thumb Bass has always had a very low action, could be considered too low but it never gave me any problems. I never had cause to adjust anything other than the nut and the bridge when I first bought it new and set it up to suit me. Last night I did a stand in gig with a band that tuned to E flat, I did that but felt there was some slight buzzing from the lower tension strings. The neck relief appeared not to have changed so this morning I thought I would relieve a bit of tension on the truss rod. The head on the rod felt slack, could easy turn a quarter each way without feeling tight. Turning it over half a turn anti-clockwise it tightened up, turning it clockwise felt like it was just loosening it. I watched the Warwick video on replacing the truss rod and decided to remove it to inspect it. It is the one way aluminium rod. On looking at the way it worked turning it anti-clockwise tensioned the rod. So the thing is, there was originally no tension on the rod and there was very little relief on the neck with 45-105 strings on, shows how strong the neck is, but I need a bit of front bow. The question is, could I install the rod the opposite way around so tensioning it would increase the relief?
  13. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

    Received from Andertons yesterday. 'Unfortunately the supplier of the Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass in Vinage Sunburst (Stockcode EBTVTSNH1) is still unable to offer us an estimated delivery date and so we are unable to give you an accurate time frame for your order. We are regularly contacting the suppliers to find out if there is any new information and will keep you informed of any update.'
  14. New embassy (and also thunderbird) bass, Classic style!

    Andertons and G4M now giving December delivery dates.