just sayin.. (gibson firebird content)

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just wanted to say that if you own a firebird, these Steinberger tuners are the best thing to happen to this guitar:JAM

it made a huge difference in tuning stablity and accuracy!

they were easy as hell to put on for the most part.
you just have to drill a 1/16 pilot hole. aside from that, taking off the old "furrels" or whatever they are called on the front of the headstock was kind of a bitch at first but i got them eventually...
 
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they're pretty awesome guitars.
they are actually extremely comfortable to play. and sound awesome. they don't look half bad either:RoCkIn
 

TattooedCarrot

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A bit pricey, but I've heard they are pretty cool and you're right, on a Firebird they just seem the logical choice.

 

Loni Specter

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I have a F-V that I was thinking of selling because it's a bit neck heavy. Are the tuners any lighter than the banjos? BTW I have no tuning issues with the stock tuners.
 
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they are about 1/3 the weight of the Banjos. so yes, its lightens the headstock a lot.
and i just must play hard... because i know how to restring a guitar, i use nut sauce, and everything... and that thing won't stay in tune for crap!

but if you're only issues is the neck heavyness...it helps a lot!:RoCkIn
 

sqadan

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I guy i play with just bought a Firebird... Man it's huge!!! The Case looks like a coffin it's so deep!
 
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i played a Gibson RD for a while before switching to the firebird..
The RD was an awesome guitar... really solid.
but this firebird kills with these tuners. it looks better than any guitar i've owned and once i gave it a good setup, plays better too:D

first gig with it Thursday so we'll see how that goes
 

2x6L6

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don't make me post a pic of my precious....

Ok:


love the stock banjo tuners.... kinda



Thanks for the tip on the tuners!
 

Grenville

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Hey guys, how stable is the Vibrola trem? Is it a good unit?
I use a strat for the trem thing at the moment, but was thinking about putting a Vibrola on my Flying V... if it's worth it.
 

8Painting

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Hey guys, how stable is the Vibrola trem? Is it a good unit?
I use a strat for the trem thing at the moment, but was thinking about putting a Vibrola on my Flying V... if it's worth it.
It's probably not, aesthetically theyre really cool, and I even thought about putting one on mine, but, it kind of defeats the purpose of having a neck through, youd probably lose some sustain, add some drill holes, and it probably wouldnt stay in tune that well.

That being said, Ive got the stock banjos on mine, and I've had 0 problems!

Glad to hear the steins work well too though.


To each his own I guess
 

2x6L6

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Hey guys, how stable is the Vibrola trem? Is it a good unit?
I use a strat for the trem thing at the moment, but was thinking about putting a Vibrola on my Flying V... if it's worth it.
They look cool, but aren't that great, functionally. They also change the tone a bit (not necessarily in a bad way) and sustain as well. Many players do as mine in the bottom photo, above - leave it on for the looks, but don't use it. YMMV.
 

Alvis

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I'll probably give the Steins a try next time one of my Gibson tuners fails
This time I called Gibson and told them I needed one ,and they sent it to me
 




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