NGD - Joe Bonamassa Firebird I (sunburst) !!!omg!!!

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  1. gmann

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    The bridge shouldn't be notched on these. Originals fm the factory weren't. Of course some guys do it but it's not necessary. Put the strings where you want them and they will not move with any sort of normal playing.
     
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  3. Roe

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    After much use the strings will dig into the nickel and create a trace or notch where the string have been resting. Mine came with very uneven string spacing and my experience is that most guitars can benefit greatly from notching the bridge with a diamond file. If the string rests better on the bridge, you get better mechanical contact and better sustain and more volume
     
  4. jota

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    Funny thing...
     
  5. AngelDeVille

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    Ha Ha, mine is more Rick'd that Rick's!!!
     
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  6. AngelDeVille

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    Now to make Rick super jealous...


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  7. McRider

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    Somebody tell me what I am missing here.

    An Epi single pickup firebird wth Bonamassa's name on it, a guitar model he has no history of playing and damn sure isn't known for, sells for $1200.00
    While an honest to God GIBSON, two pickup bird can be found all over the net for $1400.00.

    Huh????
     
  8. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    $1200? I paid well under $800 shipped new.

    Besides that, just before getting the JB Firebird I I had and returned a 2016 Gibson Firebird T because it had some issues and I preferred the Epi. If the Epi didn't have a name on it you'd be hard pressed to tell it from a Gibson, imho. It's just a all around awesome guitar!
     
  9. mojocaster.com

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    Love yours too :)
     
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  10. AngelDeVille

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    I paid $550
     
  11. Mr. Bertha

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    Wait. Those things are $1200? The bonamassa name doesn't tempt me, but I was intrigued by a wrap tail fb that I assumed was reasonably priced. I recently bought a Gibson fb v for $1000 used. The price on the epi is a non-starter for me.
     
  12. McRider

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    I am not knocking the guitar, but just wondered why the JB model lists at 12 and the gibson at 14. I am an old bird player and if you really wanna make it come alive...throw a p90 in the bridge ala allen collins of skynyrd.
     
  13. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    They're going for $799 street, but you can get them for less if you haggle.
     
  14. Mr. Bertha

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    That's more reasonable for sure.
     
  15. AngelDeVille

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    Where y'all finding these numbers?

    The Gibson lists for $2,499. Sells for $1,499

    The Epi lists for $1,322. Sells for $799
     
  16. truckin

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    "not known for playing a firebird"... he played one when I saw him live a few months ago
    on a slightly relevant note, he will be on Conan tonight :)
     
  17. jota

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    Some guys that aren't even known from playing guitar have signature models!
    There's a video where JB explains where the idea of the Firebird I signature comes from.
    I'm far from a JB fan but this guitar has been my favorite guitar for a few months now.
     
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    kwaping Guitar payer

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    I read every word in this thread and this is all I can focus on. :omg
     
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    The bonamassa bird is great but it needs setup. Also, I changed the volume pot on mine because of the taper which was closer to linear than 10-20% audio (which I prefer for clean tones with cranked amps)
     
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    I had a Silvertone amp exactly like that. It was about '63-'64. My second amp. My first amp was actually an organ amp. It was offered as a package with a Silvertone guitar that was impossible to play and sounded horrible. The Silvertone amp sounded great. Nice tone. But not a lot of headroom.
     

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