I just got myself a brand-new Epiphone Thunderbird bass. I tried to get some new strings along with it, but was told it needs special (extra-length) strings due to its fairly big headstock.
That seems a bit odd to me, as whenever I restring my P-Bass with normal-length (long scale) Ernie Ball strings I have plenty of leftover string and the length difference is maybe an inch, so maybe the clerk was just misinformed.
Does any fellow Thunderbird owner have insight and experience with this?
For clarity, both the Thunderbird and the P-Bass are regular long scale.
EDIT: I have now restringed the Bird and can confirm that a set of Ernie Ball strings (Regular Slinky Bass, Product Number 2832) do work, with maybe an inch to spare on the G-string. I assume all other regular length Ernie Ball strings will also work. If I end up trying another brand I will update this post.