My take on a Firebird

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:18 pm

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:29 pm

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:01 pm

im still following this but i just want to say good luck with the neck dive
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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:26 pm

Dunno. The body is prettttty big. :D
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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:46 pm

The body is almost done!!

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by dren68 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:41 am

Obviously, it's too late for this project, but if you have any future plans for any more Firebird type builds, you might want to check out the Dimarzio PG-13s. Ceramic magnets in a mini humbucker.

https://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/mini/pg-13-bridge

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:20 pm

I do love dimarzio pickups. I have to use a bigsby instead of the vibrola. The break angle was no good.
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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:22 pm

HNB wrote:
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I do love dimarzio pickups. I have to use a bigsby instead of the vibrola. The break angle was no good.
Dang, the vibrola was looking great!

Is there no way to shim the neck or rout a ramp to the neck pocket to solve the break angle issue?

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:44 pm

Pickups and bridge would end up being jacked up too high.
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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by epizootics » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:04 pm

I was going to ask you about that from looking at the picture - shame about the break angle, it looked real neat with this big chunk of metal, but it feels like the coolest bit on those Vibrolas is the absurdly large plastic tip. It just goes really well with the Firebird's overall shape. Maybe you can pick up one of those round Goldo arms for the Bigsby and make a Vibrola-ish replacement tip for it?

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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:25 am

Maybe. I kinda like the wiggly blush I arms. :D
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Re: My take on a Firebird

Post by HNB » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:08 am

Contours are done! Looking good. :D

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