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Show Off Your Firebird

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by twintwelve, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Seneca SS

    Seneca SS TDPRI Member

    36
    Feb 23, 2013
    Dundee NY
    My Firebird I sold a couple years ago:eek:
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  2. jeffG

    jeffG TDPRI Member

    14
    Jun 24, 2003
    Lenexa, KS
    Here's my reconfigured 50th Anniversary Firebird. I swapped out the black plastic for a w/b/w pickguard and gold knobs, added a gold B5 Bigby with a VibraMate mount, and had a pair of TV Jones Powertrons dropped in with Gretsch surrounds. I'm liking it!!

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  3. digiprod

    digiprod Tele-Meister

    392
    Mar 27, 2011
    New Jersey
    Here is my 2004 mint Gibson Firebird
     

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  4. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012
    Australia
    Landed a Bird a while back.
    Used 2012 vintage sunburst model in good condition.
    Before I got it I was thinking this thing is gonna have neck dive and the pickups are gonna be crap.
    I'm pleased to say that everything one reads on online forums needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
    No neck dive and I like the pickups.

    It's actually a great guitar Stock.
    Im not saying I won't swap out the pups in future cos I'm like that.
    Just that most reviews of the vintage FB pickups read and sound like Telecasters.
    I got plenty of Teles, good ones.
    Anyway, here's the Bird


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  5. Big Steve

    Big Steve Tele-Holic

    707
    Apr 24, 2006
    Since this is the Tele forum, I thought my Rist White Eagle might fit in with both the Firebird and Tele crowd. It is a custom made guitar by Roman Rist. It is a non-reverse Firebird body shape. Don Mare pickups, Glendale tele bridge. Solid spruce body, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and pickguard, fat maple neck.

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  6. Jweber76

    Jweber76 TDPRI Member

    3
    Dec 1, 2012
    With any luck I will be joining this club by this weekend!
     

  7. Tridyed

    Tridyed NEW MEMBER!

    2
    Dec 31, 2014
    3rd Stone from the sun
    2014 FB with Mods

    My 2014 with a few changes from the factory crap.

    New pups, pots and caps. Also moved the strap button off the back of the neck to the top side of the wing to make it sit better when I play standing up.

    Really like the neck on these things.

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  8. Tridyed

    Tridyed NEW MEMBER!

    2
    Dec 31, 2014
    3rd Stone from the sun
    I have the same opinion about the pickups. I don't dislike them really but, I don't feel like they have much character.

    You might check out Zhangbusters pickups. He will hand wind anything you want and he has quite a few pick ups that give more of a true Gibson'ish tone that's not a tele sound but still not as mushy as a LP. He will even redo that pickups if you want them tweaked after you try them out. He is a great guy to work with.

    http://www.zhangbucker.com/
     

  9. Jweber76

    Jweber76 TDPRI Member

    3
    Dec 1, 2012
    I did indeed acquire my 'bird. Pelham blue studio model. Here she is with Goldie and their cousin Dirty T.
     

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  10. treedroppings

    treedroppings TDPRI Member

    18
    Aug 19, 2013
    San Jose, CA
    Getting it ABR'd :D I'll send out a pic when it gets back to me (hopefully this weekend).

    Its already got 2 Zhangbuckers, a bone nut and this should finish all the mods!

    Ive got one pup 11kOhms/a5 for thrash/metal/upper-mid sounds, and one 6.2 kOhms/a2-a5 for Allman Bros, Stones type stuff. The guy said wire gauges change the mass of the coil which is another variable that I didn't know about.

    I play for myself and I cannot stand the stock pickups, I need that sweet Zhangbucker sound under the surface that one can hear with lower-gain.

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  11. Mightyaxeman

    Mightyaxeman Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Firebird Owners Club

    I did a search for a firebird club and didn't find one. My apologies if one already exists.

    Finally picked up my first firebird this week. I've always wanted one but could never bond with one until now. Really sorry I waited so long.



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  12. blakestree

    blakestree Tele-Meister

    141
    Nov 21, 2014
    Savannah, GA USA
    Nice! I've really been wanting one, lately...
     

  13. Ian

    Ian Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Alberta, Canada
    Love mine.

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  14. Flyboy

    Flyboy Tele-Meister

    238
    Aug 13, 2009
    scotland

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  15. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012
    Australia

  16. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Damn straight Shango.

    Got a few upgrades in store for mine. Stay tuned.
     

  17. elelpe

    elelpe Tele-Afflicted

    May 1, 2008
    SEA
    I know it doesn't have the body shape but this is my bird. A hybird :D
     

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  18. Mightyaxeman

    Mightyaxeman Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    That's beautiful! Did you build it?
     

  19. elelpe

    elelpe Tele-Afflicted

    May 1, 2008
    SEA
    Thanks. No, I didn't. I designed it and my luthier friend built it to my specs.
     

  20. nomadh

    nomadh Tele-Holic

    Age:
    53
    888
    May 2, 2008
    san diego
    TV Pelham ftw
     

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