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Any body tried Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Firebird? They are GOOD!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bone1989, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

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    66
    Oct 22, 2006
    Garner, North Carolina
    It's just your luck, my friend. My old LP/SG Custom was a neck diver, just had to keep a hand on the neck all the time. Thing is, there's no way I'd have let it just dangle on a crowded stage anyway.
     

  2. bone1989

    bone1989 TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    China
    I think whether that guitar is needed mainly due to your tonal appetite. For a HUGE Cream fan, that's definitely must have. But it's a decent guitar. Nobody can deny that
     

  3. bone1989

    bone1989 TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    42
    Nov 6, 2017
    China
    I think whether that guitar is needed mainly due to your tonal appetite. For a HUGE Cream fan, that's definitely must have. But it's a decent guitar. Nobody can deny that
     

  4. bone1989

    bone1989 TDPRI Member

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    42
    Nov 6, 2017
    China
    Actually I saw clips on youtube of JB playing that Epi FB live, but most of them are his playing the song "Django"...
     

  5. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    106
    Dec 27, 2007
    Albuquerque

    I really don't get the whole "neck dive" thing...

    I have always used a strap, and not a $3 nylon strap on an expensive guitar.

    [​IMG]
     

  6. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Hmmm, well AFAIK, I have never tried one with a strap (yup, I'm an idiot). I'm going to do this the next time I see one. Thanks.
     
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  7. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Or an Epiphone 1961 Anniversary Casino. I searched awhile to find the version with the Epi tremotone vibrato (fraction of total production) . Stock Gibson P90’s, light as a feather.

    Of course I never play it ! :lol:
     
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  8. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I've got to say, with all my guitars, including a G-400 Pro, I have never experienced neck dive while using a strap. Maybe it's because I use wide heavy duty straps, but none the less, it has never happened.
     

  9. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    Idahoastan
    Well, I use wide leather, quality straps and my epi firebird neck would go straight to the floor if I let go. Loved the guitar but it was a PIA.
     

  10. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    You are rather new here, and perhaps you don't know the traditions. However, we need to see pictures of this new guitar, or it never happened.
     

  11. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    A runner up for the Sheraton just in case you get frustrated looking for one. :lol:
     

  12. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
    Yes, he actually use them!
     
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  13. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    Well, I’ll be...
     

  14. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    Whenever you see someone playing their signature guitar, it is highly unlikely that it is the same guitar you can walk into the store and buy. Now it may look the same, but its going to be made without any of the cost cutting you will find in the ones at guitar center and it probably didnt just come down the assembly line from a basket of parts but was built by their custom/historic/masterbuilt guys and gals.
     

  15. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
    His tech had a pic on Instagram with a few Epi's.
    He has the real thing (vintage) so he doesn't need a CS model. He liked the Epiphone model (which I totally understand because it's a great guitar) and choose one from a few that he liked most to play live and probably promote the model.
    I've gigged mine and will do it again as soon as I can. Why wouldn't he?
     

  16. noah330

    noah330 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    My friend has one. I thought the neck was pretty good. The pickup was anemic. He put a Lollar in and it's much better.

    I have a Firebird I and putting the two next to each other you understand why one is a Gibson and one is an Epiphone. That being said, for $600 or whatever they cost they're really nice. Just don't use petals with it....
     

  17. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
    Pedals? If so, why?
     

  18. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    467
    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    I think you are misunderstanding me. Epiphone is not going to give him his guitar off the assembly line, they will make a few special for him. They might use better pickups and electronics, they will most likely use better wood, and they will definitely spend more time on it. If you like yours, that's great but when you tell yourself you play the same guitar as Joe you are drinking the marketing kool-aid.
    Joe likely gets a royalty from each one sold. Of course he is going to play it and say whatever he wants.
     

  19. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
    If we were talking about Gibson, I would probably agree.

    About the marketing kool-aid, I never cared for Bonamassa. Didn't bought it because of his name. I just think he helped create a great guitar for a great price and I actually believe he's playing a regular model. Jimmy Vivino and Rick Nielsen were also seen using one.
    Even Mike Campbell used an Epiphone!
    Yeah, the techs may have worked a bit on them but why it's so hard to believe some cheap guitars are good out of the factory?
     

  20. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    I've understood the pickup in the Epi I to be quite good. The specs look good & remained true to a real FB pickup with it being wound just a bit more.

    I've said before, Gibson won't even do that & people whinge on that overwound 25k(?) monster that's stock in theirs. Pretty amazing. I appreciate Joe B pushing for the proper specs of this new model & all that.

    Now if I can get ahold of one.
     

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