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benecol
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom, dibs is yours.

Nick, it's fucking colossal: a headstock longer than my 335, which is no tiddler itself.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Thom, dibs is yours.

Thank you Sir.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is nnnnnnnnnice!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dull fact I've learned today: Gibson switched to Steinberger tuners (a popular aftermarket mod that many do to their Firebirds as the banjo tuners are bulky and heavy; not a mod I'll be making, however, as I love them) in 2010. What I didn't know was that this was because the banjo-tuner-making-machine was destroyed by a flood.

*"interesting" face*
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That flood was no fucking joke! All kinds of cool shit got destroyed.

I love the color of the firebird. I prefer it to sunburst and I love mini humbucker guitars.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is fecking nice. always had a soft spot for firebirds, mainly the clapton-vibe. very pleased for you.

think you should do an demo vid or sound clips.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now has six (6) strings of a proper manly guage and a cleaned and oiled fretboard. It's fucking great - fretboard is wide and flat, and I can play it really fast. I think, on the sly, I've fallen in love with a shredder guitar.

EMBARRASING FACT: Every day since Sunday, I've woken up and excitedly said to myself "I've got a FIREBIRD!". I've only done this before when I got my Jag and my Jazzmaster.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Stone reports on new signing to shrapnel records, Uli benecol von Mclighting-quick!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Dull fact I've learned today: Gibson switched to Steinberger tuners (a popular aftermarket mod that many do to their Firebirds as the banjo tuners are bulky and heavy; not a mod I'll be making, however, as I love them) in 2010. What I didn't know was that this was because the banjo-tuner-making-machine was destroyed by a flood.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUMPDATE: I forgot to post the pics I took the other day...






Look at that finish checking. Just look at it.*






* something I never thought I'd be that arsed about. Still not really that arsed, mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks amazing. Total rawk machine.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful. firebirds are great. One of the very few Gibson designs I like.

Don't see a lot of cherry red ones round my area. Mostly sunburst.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need a firebird in my life. One day I will have one in my collection. Great color by the way. It's usually always sunburst that people choose.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Firebirds so much. It pains me that I can't play them cause I'm too small a dude and I can't bring myself to not sling those bad boys super low (cause, you know... Firebirds)
The lack of contours on these, more than on any other guitar shape just obliterates my wrist.

But you know... I'm super stoked for you!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful axe mang
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
It pains me that I can't play them cause I'm too small a dude and I can't bring myself to not sling those bad boys super low (cause, you know... Firebirds)


Now, y'see, I think Firebirds are one of the few guitars that look OK slung a bit higher. Default height for any guitar for me is 'central on the belt buckle', whereas the Firebird is a couple of inches above it. It's so fucking colossal it looks like you're leaning over a fence and playing it to the neighbours anyhow...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replaced pots and caps, made a thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZenJenga wrote:
beautiful. firebirds are great. One of the very few Gibson designs I like.

Don't see a lot of cherry red ones round my area. Mostly sunburst.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it's the 50th Anniversary of the Firebird this year. Chappers and Capn got one too.


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