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Fancied one of these for years, should’ve bought the Gibson reissue when I had the chance.

This is a bit of an experiment to see if I get on with the shape.

from 1995, Korean build. Very lovely - a bit bonkers with its reverse headstock.

want to try on a strap, but it plays great after a tweak.

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Very cool 😎

Whenever I see a burst firebird, I always think of Dennis Coffey (Funk Brothers) and how surprised I was when I watched Standing in the Shadows of Motown and saw that he played one. Upped the cool factor to 10 for me 😉

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I used to have the 5 string version back in the 90s. I loved it, apart from a couple of problems:

  • Extremely narrow string spacing,
  • VERY floppy B,
  • J pickup that didn't read the A string very well.

Being young and daft I fell for the salesman spiel about this being 'normal' for a 5 string as it was a 4 string pickup, and even Warwicks had the same issue. He also advised me to use the P pickup as that was the 'rock and roll pickup'.

I later took the pass apart to create a 4 string 'Fenderbird' and discovered that the neck pocket was the same width as the neck form my Encore Precision copy. Never got round to it in the end and sold it in bits. I always liked the tone though... Let me know if you decide to sell!

 

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Ordered some amber reflector knobs in anticipation of this arriving (hate the strat knobs...)

looks loads better

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22 minutes ago, howdenspur said:

Now that is very nice! They don't seem to be that common either, especially in that nick.

It’s got one prang on it 

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On 14/08/2019 at 15:56, Grahambythesea said:

Time to put a Fender neck on it - oh that would be the Dirtybird then, who was it who did that?  😁😂🤣

Isn't that essentially a Fender neck anyway? 

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2 hours ago, BigRedX said:

Isn't that essentially a Fender neck anyway? 

Angled headstock, no string tree. I thought you’d approve...

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