Damn, I Love My Firebird

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by DrumBob, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I played my Firebird 70's Studio Tribute for most of the gig this afternoon, and fell in love with it all over again. It sounded great with the mini hums, although I had to crank down the highs a bit on the bridge pickup. I did use my Gretsch Annie too for the first set. It was an outside gig and very humid, so tuning was a constant issue on both guitars.

    I think I need a spare Firebird. GAS attack! The photo is generic. I had metal pickup rings installed on mine to make it a bit more authentic.
     

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  2. NeilSt

    NeilSt Country Gent

    Age:
    60
    Oct 26, 2010
    Lynnwood, WA
    Some sweet Firebird action on the new CSNY box set.
     
  3. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    30
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    i love firebirds. especially with the mini hums.
     
  4. Bill

    Bill Country Gent

    Oct 16, 2012
    Cambs, UK
    Nice one Bob.
    Me too Calvin, got a Tokai one, I'm selling & saving for a Gibson. Those sweet cleans and singing dirt tones...
     
  5. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    658
    Oct 21, 2012
    Maryland
    Man, we are on the same wavelength today! I love mine too! Have an EE that I just got that I am digging as well.

    Those tribute guitars were fantastic - at any price!

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  6. SmokinSigs357

    SmokinSigs357 Synchromatic

    501
    Dec 29, 2013
    Munster, Indiana
    I don't mean to brag, but:

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    Here's my Firebird VII...stunning...

    I went home and played it LOUD on lunch today!
     
  7. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Never had a Firebird — the nearest I got was an RD Artist with a huge Moog PCB buried in the back amidst a rat's nest of wires. A while back I went to a gig by one of my brother-in-law's bands and found this '70s Firebird resting in the band room — a bound body and full-sized humbuckers which I was told were stock. Never seen another one like it.
     
  8. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Dunno what happened there. Here's the image I tried to attach to the previous post
     

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  9. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    68
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada


    Like this !!!!
     
  10. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    I had a Tokai one, but I keep thinking of trading something to get a Gibson with the vibrola. I used a T-bird bass for ages in a band too.....cool guitars.
     
  11. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    658
    Oct 21, 2012
    Maryland
  12. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    I may be a weirdo, but I don't like the regular "reverse" Firebirds. But, I LOVE the non-reverse models from 1965 on.
     
  13. Wictod

    Wictod Gretschie

    152
    Oct 12, 2012
    London Essex
    aargh guys, your making me want another.. I had a 76 bicentennial back in 1984 and had to sell due to running up some debt.. it was mint and let it go for £600 back in the day. Its the only guitar i've regretted selling. The guy who took it off me had a good collection and an original 63 with a Gibson authenticity afidavit, this was his pride and joy and placed it cased under the bed, when I sold it my 76 was placed under the bed on top of the other and that was the last i saw of it. I've often wondered whether he still has them and would go back and make a sensible offer for my old friend
     
  14. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    48
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    my 93 Firebird V
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    this was 21 years old this year....
     
  15. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    London...ish
    Firebirds are one of the few Gibsons I lust for!

    Marln
     
  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Nice guitars everyone.
     
  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Love that red Firebird VII,lovely!
     
  18. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Age:
    79
    671
    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I always think in terms of a Gretsch Jet Firebird.... mid to late 1950's versions. Personally, I have never liked these Gibson creatures. Just me, I
    guess....
     
  19. Crunch01

    Crunch01 Former Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    So-Cal
    I always liked them... had one.. but sold it as it was soooo big and heavy.. along with the Explorer I had.. but damn they do look and sound cool...
    Sadly... it appears DrumBob will not see these posts in this thread he started... look what it says under his user name... he could be a trial at times but I kinda will miss him..
     
  20. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    30
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    why the heck was drumbob banned???
     
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