Gibson Firebird?



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Re: Gibson Firebird?

Postby repoman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Nah, I think its an old picture from the 60s.
https://www.vintageguitar.com/13780/gibson-firebirds/
Green is called "Iverness Green" the copper is "Aztec Bronze"

Something I've never seen before is that wang bar on the Firebird I, the copper one has a regular short vibrola, never seen that other type though, almost looks like a Les Trem/Duesenberg tremolo.






Why the hell are Gibson colors so bad these days.

I got this Burny Firebird. It played amazing when I got it but after a couple days it plays like shit because I live in hell and the cold/dryness must have fucked the action.

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The burst is pretty dark, I think I might refinish it in some other color maybe when it gets warmer and stick a vibrola on it.
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Re: Gibson Firebird?

Postby frigid midget » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 am

Dat burst :love:

Speaking of which...

I caved :facepalm:

Pulled the trigger on an "bearly used" 2018 Gibson Firebird Studio.

The epi would've cost me a bit too much considering the pricey irreversable upgrades it might need to become one of my main guitars. Gotto keep resale value in mind when buying something on a whim and swapping pickups and all that.

The Gibson has P90s, which I love. Doesn't solve the lack of humbuckers in my stable, but it gives me the option of dropping in a pair of minu hums if I want to. Most importantly: the Gibbo has a slim taper neck. I don't like huge necks, especially when they're the sticky gibson kind with a flat fretboard radius.

The headstock on the gibson isn't upside down. Looks better upside down imo, like on the epi, but I have no idea how much firebird mojo toanz I'll be missing out on :idk:

Also, don't have a clue what to expect from a "torrefied granadillo" fretboard, opposed to rosewood. I do know that I'll eventually want to stain/oil it so it looks darker though.
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Re: Gibson Firebird?

Postby Zounds Perspex » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:57 am

not to be super gearpage about it, but if you swap pickups, listen a bunch to mini-hums vs Firebird pickups.
they sound way different - I'm super partial to the Firebird pickups myself, especially in the bridge - I'm waiting on a Lollar right now to put in the bridge position of my Collings 290,
and my Bilt El Hombre with 'bird pickups has sort of quietly become my favorite sounding guitar.

ha, my first decent guitar was a '76 Firebird, so I guess the sound just imprinted early.
Maybe partying will help.
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Re: Gibson Firebird?

Postby frigid midget » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:09 am

Nah, seems like solid advice...

The thing with pu's, opposed to shopping for an amp, is that there's no way to try one single guitar side by side with the same guitar that has different pu's in it.
And it's not like I know anyone who had a firebird with mini hums who can loan me his guitar, let alone someone who'll let me install mini hum's in my firebird for a couple of days :/

Anyway, the Gibson F-bird Studio isn't vintage nor custom shop, but unlike the epi it costs enough to justify a more gearpage approach when it comes to pickups...:)
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Re: Gibson Firebird?

Postby repoman » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:55 pm

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