Firebird Club!

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  1. idiotsdelight

    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    As long as you're still making FB style bodies for others to enjoy, yes. We are flexible here at Club Firebird.

    Nice looking slab of wood. What is it?
     
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    Cool. Glad to still be accepted! Now I just need to keep one!

    This batch is alder. Got some nice pieces coming up in the shop.
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    is my Fantomen close enough to qualify...?

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    Swedish Metal Band "Ghost" originally played Gibson RD's and they kind of revived peeps interest in that git
    and now they have their own model being made by Swedish git maker Hagstrom..

    https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-HAG-FANT-LIST

    A collaboration between the design team at Hagstrom the Swedish band Ghost, Fantomen (Swedish for ‘The Fantom’) transports Hagstrom’s legendary playability and technical excellence into a new, edgier realm. We started with an elegantly asymmetrical solid-mahogany body to which we have joined a mahogany neck using our classic mortise-and-tenon neck joint system. Of course, since it’s a Hagstrom, the Fantomen uses our H-Expander truss rod and Resinator fingerboard, providing the ultimate in playing surface stability and optimal tonal enhancement. Together these components create an incredibly stable, resonant and responsive sonic foundation.

    Sharp attack and more sustain
    With a relatively thin 1 1/4/ inch (3.5cm) body, the Fantomen is beautifully balanced and surprisingly lightweight. A 25.5 inch (648mm) scale provides a slightly sharper attack and more sustain than classic 24.75 inch scale guitars. A neck joint design that provides total, unrestricted access to all 22 frets will meet the needs of even the most virtuosic player.

    Immense expressive range
    Hagstrom set out to equip the Fantomen with electronics that would allow for a varied tonal palette ranging from classic, vintage colors to screaming metallic brilliance. They worked with Swedish pickup guru Johan Lundgren, designer of pickups used by artists such as Meshuggah’s Martin Hagström (no relation!). Lundgren recommended two different humbucker designs: No. 2 in the neck position and No. 5 in the bridge position. The result covers an immense expressive range; from smooth, warm tones to the kind of attack and intense dynamic output that would satisfy the demands of even the most extreme musical styles. Each pickup can be split to single-coil mode by means of push/pull switches incorporated into the tone controls for even more sonic flexibility. This guitar speaks with many distinct voices.

    On stage with Ghost
    You can find the Fantomen on stage with Ghost. You don’t have to be a Nameless Ghoul to play it, and you can be sure the guitar available at your Hagstrom dealer is identical in every way to those on stage with Ghost!
    Product Specifications
    Hagstrom Fantomen Electric Guitar Specifications
    • Body
      • Material: Mahogany
      • Binding: Multiply
      • Style: Single Cutaway - Asymettrical Design
    • Neck
      • Material: Mahogany
      • Joint: Set Neck
      • Trussrod: H-Expander
      • Fingerboard/Nut
      • Material: Resinator
      • Position Marks: Hagstrom Pearl Block Inlay
      • Fretboard Radius: 15“
      • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
      • Scale Length: 25.5“ / 648 mm
      • Nut: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
      • Nut Width: 43 mm
    • Electronics
      • Pickup Neck: Lundgren Design AlNiCo-2 No. 2 Humbucker
      • Pickup Bridge: Lundgren Design AlNiCo-5 No. 5 Humbucker
      • Pickup: Selector 3-Way Toggle Switch
      • Controls: 2 x Volume Control with R/C Circuit, 2 x Tone Control with Push-Pull Coil Split
    • Parts
      • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 18:1 Die Cast
      • Stoptail Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Roller Bridge
      • Strings: D’Addario (10-46)
    • Case: optional
     
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    I wondered exactly what those were, last time I saw Ghost (opening for Maiden on the book of souls tour) they were playing those.
     
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    I'll be putting by 'bird up here at some point, but for now here's something I never knew- Link Wray was a Firebird man in the early '60s, before he switched to the legendary "Screaming Red," a Yamaha SG2 (which in spite of the name is a takeoff on the Fender Jaguar):

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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Yes he was.
     
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    Pretty cool, but why 4 knobs?
     
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    Funny, I just picked up my firebird copy after not touching it for months. Then this thread shows up. I put in a gm fb pickup in the bridge a while back. When I did it I didn't like the pup much. Now I'm messing with knobs and getting some good and very un ique tones. The bridge pickup is mind splittingly bright. But with the tone set to 2 it has a meaty but clear grindy gain tone.
    The thing is an odd duck
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Good Lord...

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    ^ Super sweet!

    A pic of mine for the year books:
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    Here's mine. I know, try not to laugh:
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