NGD...sorta

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by arock, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Bought this back in July, but realized I never posted it. It's a 2020 Inspired by Gibson Epiphone Firebird. Been wanting a Firebird for a long while, but didn't want to spend anymore money on guitars this year. When the Inspired by Gibson line came out in January I started checking them out. The only Epi I ever owned (an SG) I couldn't stand, and quickly sold it for a loss, so I was a bit reluctant to purchase another Epi. All of my electrics are American made, so I was a bit skeptical about buying a foreign made guitar. After much reviewing I was impressed with the new lineup, so decided to go for it. Must say, I am happy I did. After having it since July I am still thrilled with it. Has sustain for days, the finish was perfect, the electronics are quality, and the pickups sound great. The only thing I might change is the 3-way switch. The pots are CTS, but they went a little cheaper on the switch. Probably wait to see if I have any issue before changing the switch.

    https://www.dropbox.com/pri/get/202...ACh360bZYPjVQ8ncgyRHmpr2Ubj_AP7gQYBIfRebAgjiQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoJLENhCT0k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tnei4t8HMo
     
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  2. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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  3. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Enjoy!!(y)(y)
     
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  4. CapnDenny1

    CapnDenny1 Student Of The Blues

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    Nice!

    The guitar is too!
     
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  5. cowboy

    cowboy Blues, Booze & BBQ

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    always wanted a Firebird (think Johnny Winter) but have never pulled the trigger...someday maybe...nice addition...enjoy...later.

    cowboy
     
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  6. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    @arock, I had trouble with the switch on my Epi DOT when it was new, but a visit to the shop, where they re-wired or re-soldered it and it has not been a problem since.

    Enjoy that Firebird - sensational guitar!!!
     
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  7. Stinger22

    Stinger22 Blues Newbie

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    Have always wanted a Firebird, this just went on the list! Nice guitar!
     
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  8. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Portage, MI

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    Nice arock!!
     
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  9. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Very nice! :Beer:
     
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  10. dvs

    dvs Green Mountain Blues

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    Love that Firebird, nice catch! I guess those "Inspired by" Epiphones are worth a closer look.

    P.S. Am I the only one having trouble with the dropbox link?
     
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  11. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Why yes, yes it is!:LOL::LOL:
     
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  12. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Yeah. my dropbox account has been inactive for a while. Had to reset some things, so not surprised at your trouble with the link. Anyway, it's just a picture of the same guitar as in the vids. Thanks!
     
  13. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    Dropbox wants me to login. To view someone elses video that they are making available. Makes no sense. When i have shared videos on dropbox, they provided a URL that could be shared and did not require any login. Haven't done it recently so maybe the new regime of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube lockdown of any dissent is in effect
     
  14. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    very nice
     
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  15. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Seems they've changed things since I last used Dropbox. Thinking this may have fixed it so you don't have to sign in.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3nlc2bilfmwvzau/20201118_085527.jpg?dl=0
     
  16. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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  17. jammoore99

    jammoore99 Blues Newbie

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    Nice! Always wanted a Firebird but it was out of the question. I may need to look into the "Inspired by Gibson" line from Epi. Enjoy.
     
  18. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    Belated congratulations to you! Sounds like a keeper. Hope you enjoy it forever!
     
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  19. dvs

    dvs Green Mountain Blues

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  20. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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    The new link worked and the guitar looks gorgeous. I've always really liked Firebirds but never owned one.
     
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