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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bruxist, Nov 12, 2020.
Was just about to post this! Coolest guitars there are (imo)
Ain't nothing sounds like a firebird but a firebird.
I love the (reverse) III, V, & VII.
I’ve owned three V models, but I’ve never had a VII.
Maybe someday (soon).
Cool video! Firebirds are pretty much my favourite guitars alongside Teles. I have a particular soft spot for the non-reverse Firebirds.
Two of the coolest 'things' ever created:
Johnny Winter and
the Gibson Firebird!
He was playing that one when I saw him in 1975.
My ears are still ringing!
Very cool I have a set of non-potted old style hand wound from an Australian winder. I am putting in a t body. they have that little wooden spacer.
I've seen Johnny Winter once in DC, 1989
The lineup was:
Danny Gatton > Johnny Winter >Buddy Guy
* was hoping they'd play together, but no such luck.
Can't believe in 46 years of playing and gigging, I've never touched a Firebird
( when I used to go to music stores to check out guitars, I had a fear of picking up any high-end guitar I knew I could never buy/afford- I stuck with cheaper stuff)
I've drooled over them since I got turned on to the "Johnny Winter And Live" record (on cassette tape). I had a portable player in my gym bag during school 7th grade (pre- knapsack days) and listened through the mono earplug 'til that tape was worn silly. Never owned a 'bird but the game aint over yet!
What's wild is Johnny"s main guitars on his first 2 albums ( which I just LOVE!!, just bought #1 on CD)
were a Fender Mustang and an Epiphone Wilshire- and he is just on fire!
He could play any guitar and smoke!
BTW, this is great! Thanks
Firebirds are cool!
They sound great, and stay in tune well.
I’ll admit my primary attraction is the look.
They’re vaguely reminiscent of a Medieval weapon of some kind.
I saw him in '75 (edit,maybe '76) too and he played everything that is on the "Live" album which imo has the best version of R&R Hootchie Koo. Sporting his top hat and that Firebird plugged into a Marshall I was sure he was gonna' burn down the Hershey Park Arena. I'm pretty sure he had a white single pickup Firebird for a few songs too.
He played through 3 full Marshall stacks when I saw him.
D/FW’s Point Blank opened.
I remember details because the concert fell on my 18th birthday.
I know he was playing through multiple stacks but couldn't remember how many and Foghat opened.
My brother has an early non reverse firebird.
Funny, when we popped the hood open to check wiring
on one of the p90s', noticed there was a route for a center
pu. They must have put 3 pu holes in them all for smoother
This is what I think of when I think of Firebirds:
Love the Firebird. They play smoothly, and with proper vintage-style pickups they offer a lovely, complex, clear tone with body. I've got two, making Firebirds and Teles the only models I have multiples of.