Firebird Club!

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  1. jtcnj

    jtcnj Well-Known Member

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    Say Hey, TJ.
    So whats the lowdown on the Fishbone?

    It seems new purchases stave off the GAS for shorter and shorter periods before it comes back again.
    Headin down the road of addiction walkin' with Judas Priest to the House of the Rising Sun.

    this is nothing new though; I have been wanting to buy / try / add versatility to the herd with FB or EX type additions for a few years now.
    I was tempted by the HLK ones and also the ebay Cozart EX that pops up now and then.
    Fantomen kicks ass too!!
     
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    I really like the Richlite Fretboard and the Hagstrom is more versatile with it's pick ups being A2 neck and A5 bridge and they can both be coil tapped via push/pull pots...
    Also , it's better balanced as the bird had neck dive issues
     
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    kirobhan Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a Hagstrom Super Swede and I love the fretboard. Sigh, add another to the list of wants. But first the Pat Smear sig.
     

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    And the pickup selector switch is in a much more usable position.
     
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    Rokdog Well-Known Member

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    update...

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  7. Rokdog

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    and the Pelham Blue Firebird is now on sale at Guitar Denter



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    Today's deal ends in 12:37:04
    Order in store, online or call

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    Gibson 2017 Firebird Studio T Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
    Firebird Studio 2017 T is light, nimble and fast. This hard-working rendition of Gibson's original Firebird focuses on what matters most to the working guitarist: tone and playability. The 496R and 496T humbuckers are absolute powerhouses, ready to rock the house with grind and aggression that go beyond traditional humbuckers. Exquisitely ... Read More
    Price $699.00

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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Man, I was trying to come up with something funny for that picture... Bravo!
     
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    nomadh Well-Known Member

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    If I cant say something useful at least make it funny :)
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    I have to give @rmfroyd a million thanks for this. It's been languishing forever but while digging out a pickup from my FB case I decided to put it on. 1 step closer to the harness now.

    What was a blank is now a custom TRC.
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    Stig Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Hate to say it, but I do not like the slab-body Studio Birds.
     
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    Just a few of my recent efforts... all slabs, I'm afraid.

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    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'm ok with the slabs. As a classicist, it's not my preference, but I don't hate them.
     
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    I dig that hagstrom.
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Love the psychadelic grill cloth on the cabs.
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful work, but I would have gone whole hog and done the step down wings & headstock shelf. Mini HB's kind of hurt my soul too, but big props to this guy. I've been wanting to see the final video he mentioned for years.
     
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    That fretboard ruins it for me. Not a fan of the pickups and tuners either after all that work, but those are easier fixes.
     
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    Here are my 2 Hardluck Kings Spiders.

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  20. tobijohn

    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got the matte olive green one with the spider inlays and black hardware. I sent the hardware off to another member and will be replacing it with chrome as well as repainting it with something as close to Pelham Blue as I can get that comes in a spray can...
     
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