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NGD I fall for weird guitars lately!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Jul 10, 2018.

  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!

    firebird VII.JPG
     

  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 VERY grateful member Ad Free Member

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

  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.
     

  9. 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!
     

  10. 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....
     
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  11. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA

  12. 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.
     

  13. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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

  14. 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!
     

  15. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Just added another strap button at the heel.
    Balances perfectly now.
     

  16. voodooblues

    voodooblues Friend of Leo's

    Sep 12, 2012
    Berwyn, Il
    Some weird guitars I like (V, Explorer), some I don't (Steinberger). I've never had strong feelings about the Firebird one way or another but it's fun to geek out on non traditional guitars.
     

  17. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    39
    Oct 3, 2015
    Philadelphia
    But really, at 60 years old, should we still be considering explorers and Flying V guitars weird or non-traditional?
     

  18. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    I don't care what people of good taste say. I love gold hardware. And I love that guitar
     

  19. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 25, 2007
    GNV FLA USA
    Nom! Would love a Firebird. Closest I've gotten is an Epi Thunderbird bass I picked up used for a Benjamin. Congrats!
     

  20. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    If I gig it I'll have to dress crappy to offset the bling ;)
     

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