Gibson Firebird

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  1. lcjc800

    lcjc800 Member

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    New guitar while we were away, A Gibson Firebird V. A quick set up for now so that it gets a chance to do what ever it's going to do, but it does play very well and the minibuckers are pretty hot. Into my CoT50>Eternity>13 yields some pretty nice grind and thick and creamy in the higher register. It's nice to have a fat guy guitar with buckers again!

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    And the SHIVA likes it too...:BEER
     
  2. OldSchool

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    Best looking design ever IMO. However when I play one it feels unbalanced and kind pulls to the left a bit you know? But They are seriously cool guitars and I'm actually in the middle of a negotion for one at the moment. They don't co$t an arm and a leg either. Congrats!! (Seriously anything would sound good into the amp you described) [​IMG]
     
  3. BadAssBill

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    Nice guitar...I bet that sounds kick ass and unique. I'll get one of those one day...
     
  4. Bloozman

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    I have 3 of em...the only guitar I play now..Im hooked...

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    Nice score man!!
     
  6. HEY!YOU!

    HEY!YOU! Senior Member

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    Nice! Congrats.
    Get some Steinbergers...you won't regret it.

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  7. lcjc800

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    I believe I saw those on a Epi model, they work well?
     
  8. MightyGuru

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    Beautiful guitar.

    Someday soon...
     
  9. HEY!YOU!

    HEY!YOU! Senior Member

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    They are perfect for a FB, locking- 40/1 ratio- takes some weight off the headstock too ( makes it more balanced)
     
  10. Calloway

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    Wonderful guitars, I used to have one exactly like yours. It was a little too high maintenance for me, and I kind of wished that it was white. Wonderful tone, very full and cut extremely well.
     
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    Nice. I gotta get me another white one one of these days.
     
  12. LTE

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    A very underrated guitar in my opinion.

    I still would like to own one.

    Too bad I owe so much for college.

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    Gotta love a 'Bird!....but I like the lower output vintage mini's much more that the modern(post 80's) high output versions. The new one's sound more "generic" to me. Hey...it's a 'Bird, that's all that matters.
    I might consider those tuners for my '90 'Bird...how much are they & from where?
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  14. HEY!YOU!

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    Tuners- Stewmac.com I think they were $100 gold, black or chrome
    Pups- Lollar special 'bird' wind, low output 6.3 or so

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  15. phoenix 7

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    Very cool. Love the look and sound of that guitar. A Firebird is very high on my GAS list! Congrats!
     
  16. lcjc800

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    Thank You All, nobody here in Buffalo was playing one so I took the plunge, I stole it at GC, <1300 out the door, brand new in the box/ case, couldn't go wrong.

    Now about those tuners, do you have any other info- Part# or link, I'd really appreciate it. The only draw back to this guitar is the tuners, not very accurate or user friendly on the fly!
     
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    Would someone try to describe the tone of a typical Firebird? I've never had the oppurtunity to play one.
     
  18. HEY!YOU!

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    Johnny Winter: Second Winter

    Still Alive and Well
     
  19. Rambo66

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    I'm down with the non-reverse Firebirds. Awesome!
     
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    I had one with 2 minihumbuckers and it was a great axe. The neck shape was very comfortable to me and it sounded like a Gibson but thinner and brighter than a Les Paul. I used it on sessions at the Hit Factory and Bell Sounds studios and it sounded great.
     

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