Cavalier Phoenix Firebird

Rob DiStefano

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Finally got the materials I require for this pickup's vintage build, it's now back on the Cavalier website order page.

Phoenix Firebird


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kLyon

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I can attest that it is a very fine pickup.
(Which, of course, shouldn't surprise anyone who knows Rob's work...))
 

archetype

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Watching this thread. I've got a Phoenix Firebird with 4,200 turns/coil of 42 AWG. I'm thinking about pairing it with a Fender '51 Nocaster bridge pickup and seeking a volume pot value that's a good middle ground between the two pickups.
 

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Got one on the way! Now to find something to put it in LOL.

To celebrate, my favourite Firebird tone:

 

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Mine arrived today, thanks Rob. They look great.Guess I need to get back to work on my Firebird build.
 

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Anyone that uses Firebirds, do you prefer them in the neck or the bridge or like them evenly in both positions?

(I realize this is a tele forum and there will probably be more folks using them in the neck with a tele bridge pickups)
 

Zepfan

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Anyone that uses Firebirds, do you prefer them in the neck or the bridge or like them evenly in both positions?

(I realize this is a tele forum and there will probably be more folks using them in the neck with a tele bridge pickups)
So far I've only had them in the neck position and loved it, but I liked Neil Young's bridge position Firebird in his Black LP and Johnny Winter and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bonamassa.
 

Zepfan

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Have to say that these are my first Alnico 5's, all of mine have been Alnico 2 so far.
Have always liked the sound samples of Rob's pickups on his site.
 

Bruxist

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Got one on the way! Now to find something to put it in LOL.

To celebrate, my favourite Firebird tone:



I need to issue a retraction. I watched the rest of this concert and that firebird has a dogear P90 in the bridge and that is the pickup he appears to stay on most of the time.

My apologies.
 

rigatele

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FWIW, I have been playing mine clean, with only the neck pickup selected and tone on 2 or 3. I have one in the bridge too, but the neck only sound is sweet for jazz rhythm comping.
 




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