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NGD I fall for weird guitars lately!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:43 PM.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Holy Ho'house, Batman!
    That is one pimped out geetar!!!
    I really like it, though!
    Epi Firebird VII
    1999, Unsung Korea.
    Big oval C neck with 1 11/16" nut.
    Best...a cool wiring scheme I've never encountered...
    3 volumes, master tone.
    The toggle gives the basic options for a 3-pickup guitar and the "3rd" volume brings the middle pickup in and out.
    The basic Gibson sounds plus, N/M, M, and M/B
    I need to figure out how to wire my FBIII like this, but the slider switch confuses me!

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  2. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    69
    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    Now, that looks like fun! Enjoy!
     
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  3. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Love those. Looks like you got a particularly nice one.
     
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  4. idjster

    idjster Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Yes, that looks like great fun! Hope it sounds great!
     

  5. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    Had a line on a Gibson VII - just couldn't stretch finances. As a big Phil Manzanera fan I really like that one.
     
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  6. mad dog

    mad dog Friend of Leo's

    Jun 27, 2005
    Montclair, NJ
    I'm on the strange guitar train too. A little more sedate than that red Gibson, but a bit oddball anyway. Fret King Elise:


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  7. Zuzax

    Zuzax Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 1, 2011
    Texas
    Ok, so I clicked to see a weird guitar but instead there's a picture of an awesome Firebird.
     

  8. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Right?

    I'm a lover of the Firebirds though so I'm glad there's a thread to ogle.

    The 3V 1T isnt so uncommon to 3 pickup guitars. My Firebitd is a VII copy. The wiring has given me fits for years. I think it's just a phase issue.

    I just sold a SG Custom & that sounded killer with the middle blended in with no thin sounding drain on the bridge pickup. I snapped a pic of the wiring scheme before I sold it.

    Congrats!
     

  9. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Weird for me!
    56 years old...Blues band...tweed amps...Tele...Lester...an archtop or 2...pretty Ward Cleaver. No cargo pants or white seakers, though ;)
    I really dig the Firebird though.
    Much more flashy than my '65 FBIII...sunburst, P90s....
     

  10. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    42
    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    I had one of those but it had a fault in the wiring, the mini humbuckers actually hummed and were unusable with any gradient of overdrive as they howled and screeched very badly.

    Maybe I just had bad luck.
     

  11. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    42
    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy

  12. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    26
    May 1, 2017
    Denver, CO
    So cool! A buddy of mine in high school had the gibby like this, so damn awesome. Weird and flashy but not at all ostentatious which is a hard combo to find! Congrats!
     

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