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Intermediate Member
Username: alemboid

Post Number: 134
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post

Is the "Moon" tailpiece interchangeable with a "Bird" tailpiece? Would it require drilling? This is for an Epic 6 string.


Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 529
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

The bird style tailpiece has the opposite screw pattern as the moon style. So the simple answer is, "no it is not directly interchangeable". Because of the bridge/tailpiece design you should have no problem switching it out as scale length is determined by the bridge block location.
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2847
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 4:32 am:   Edit Post

Brian - that's only true of the 4 string tailpiece. 5 and 6 strings have the same screw positions as the bird tailpiece. HOWEVER as each bridge is drilled individually by hand there's no way of knowing if the holes will line up without sending your moon tailpiece into the mothership to be matched.

Senior Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 530
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

I stand corrected and am now a wiser man.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10149
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post

This is an old thread, but I thought I would suggest for anyone else considering this that there may be some difference in how the wood has aged that might become apparent when a different shaped bridge doesn't completely cover the area that the previous bridge covered.

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