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Help me get creative with my Firebird...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    What should I put here?
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  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  3. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

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    Dec 12, 2006
    Singapore
    Chromed knuckle duster?
     
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  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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  5. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I shoulda known............ o_O:confused::p
     

  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    A Custom Made plaque?
    Nail file, a la Danny Gatton?
    Firebird logo?
     
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  7. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I'm just thinkin' that's a huge improvement right there.
     

  8. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Meister

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    Long Island, NY
    If you must do something, maybe an anchor for the strings with a tune-o-matic bridge or just screws in the screw holes. But IMO, your best choice is to just leave it as it is. The guitar is showing nice signs of relicing that you'd pay a fortune for from a custom shop. Just let it age gracefully and don't fret about it.
     
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  9. jimbo735

    jimbo735 Tele-Holic

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    Sep 19, 2011
    michigan
    While your at it fix the tip of that pick guard and the bulge on the other screw too,We cant have that!:)
    Leave it if its working good.Nice looking Bird!
    Can we see the rest of it or is it a secret!
     

  10. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    70
    Nov 3, 2003
    North Louisiana around Many
    I would put some kind of hardware in there like a screw with a decorative head. With all the inovation in guitar
    Stuff these days, I can't help but believe
    that there maybe be something already
    available for such an occation. Do some
    searches and see what you can turn up.
    Platefire
     

  11. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  12. William SantAna

    William SantAna Tele-Meister

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  13. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Meister

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    413
    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    I still say just leave it as it is. A new guard will look out of place on a reliced guitar. And remember, there's nothing that works that can't be broken by trying to fix it.
     
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  14. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I'm not sweating it. It makes it to most gigs and, as we said in the motorcycle biz, nobody will see it at 60mph.
    I just thought that the TDPRI Brain Trust could come up with something fun.
     

  15. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

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    Nov 3, 2003
    North Louisiana around Many
    Think Steampunk
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  16. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas

  17. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Whatever you do make sure it can be undone and leave no trace of of your modification if you decide to sell it. A Firebird in the current shape will fetch more money that one that has had a TOM installed on in even if it does make this instrument more playable. I have seen several that have has pearliod dot markers placed on top of the hole
     

  18. NJ Deadhead

    NJ Deadhead TDPRI Member

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    Jan 25, 2017
    Greenville, SC
    absolutely nothing...it is part of the guitar's history and I enjoy the way your finish is naturally aging.
     
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  19. soul-o

    soul-o Tele-Afflicted

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    49
    Jan 29, 2007
    Boston
    Well, this is what I would do. I'd like to do this to my Firebird gibson_firebird-lyre-2006-vs8.jpg , anyway.
     

  20. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Michigan
    hmmmm....three holes.....

    I got it, a wiggle stick!

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