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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by FenderGyrl, Aug 27, 2017.
Nah! I described it kind of stupidly I think!
While looking at the wiring yesterday for a second time...what I thought was Braided Wiring is some kind of dark grey sleeve covering the main ground wire to the bridge. It does have some pretty nice wiring in it though.
I am anxious to drop the Mean 90's in it now that the work week is done.
I need to get some pics. I picked up my Vintage Epi SG, and realize how light the Zero is!
Looking thru my straps to find the right one. I will try to get some pictures and post them.
If anybody has any specific requests in regard to pictures let me know. I have the guitar ready for the pick up swap. I figure that if anyone is waiting for the price drop on these before they think of pulling the trigger, here is a chance to see whats what and know what you can expect.
And guess what: Sweetwater called me today to say that One of the Two Epiphone Single Coil Specials I ordered has come in. (The Black and White One) They shipped it today and it will be here tomorrow. (I'm such a push over for cheap guitars)
I was in the local GC this weekend and they had two hanging on the wall for $350. They actually look pretty nice in person and were very light.
FWIW I heard the pickups were really really good in these...
UNDER THE PICKGUARD
Dropped the GFS Mean 90's into it today.
Added new Knobs and a Decal...it looks pretty cool. The Wilkinson is ready to go.
The cheap plastic nut had to go. Yesterday I cut and shaped a Black TUSQ Nut for it. (Self Lubricating) I have the slots in it, I just need to take my time and work the slots to fit a set of Hybrid Slinkys ( 9-11-16-26-36-46 ) I like to Drop D ... The Hybrids work for me.
I dropped some Sperzels into it also. Just have to Drill and put in the set screws. I 0000 Steel Wooled the back of the neck, it feels much smoother. I buffed the Frets and oiled the fingerboard.
The "NICK" in the High E Slot looks much worse than it really is. I left a bit of height on the nut, so I think it will get smoothed out. I'll take my time cutting the Slots over the next few days. Don't want to rush it at this point.
When you get those Epi SL's, let us know what you think; in spite of the obvious differences, they put me in mind of a Melody Maker I had in '71. I butchered the pickguard putting in a pair of P-90s, had bridge problems, etc., but the core tone of that guitar is one I have chased for 45 years. I traded it toward a LP Deluxe in '72, great guitar, but it didn't have that sound.
Wish I still had them both.
Stickered the way they are, these look like import pickups. Fender has used import pickups in a few models.
I have one of these. I played one and loved it right away. I started playing thin bodied SG's and cheap vintage Japanese guitars. This guitar has that trashy vintage Japanese guitar vibe for sure. But then it has a great feeling Gibson neck. I love the slug pickups. I spent money for a pro setup and new nut and it now plays as good as any of my guitars. I also put on TonePros locking studs.
I own custom-made guitars that I paid in excess of $3,000 for and several Gibson Historics. Is this guitar of that quality, NO! But it is a perfectly playable and nice sounding guitar in a Garage Band nasty sort of way. I love it.
Gibson should have called this something other than a Firebird. It has no familial ties to other Firebirds.