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Epiphone Firebird V Custom Shop Limited Edition 2007

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I bought this Epiphone Firebird V Custom Shop Limited Edition 2007 guitar. Great guitar. Does anybody know which brand are the mini humbuckers in it?

 

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I almost bought a worn cherry Firebird Studio with set neck and normal humbuckers. At the last moment noticed this. I'm so happy with it. Been wanting a Firebird for almost 30 years.

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Really? I've never heard of Panasonic pickups. Any info of them?

Don't pay any attention to Rev he is a Euro reject. Best not to respond to anything he posts.. Edited by mihcmac

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I have never seen a Panasonic logo on any Epiphone component. I don't think it would be a bad thing, Panasonic is a very large world corporation producing high quality electronics for a very long time, with many subsidiaries.

 

see.... www.panasonic.com/global/home.html

 

 

 

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At least Panasonic mic switches are considered high quality.

I wouldn't worry too much about the pickups being Panasonics Rev says that about all Epiphone pickups, he's kind of a Gibson snob. But your "2007 Epiphone Firebird V Limited Edition Custom Shop" are not easy to find on the internet, meaning no one is selling one right now... Edited by mihcmac

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I have noticed too that it seems really "limited". I have found a couple of these white ones and some other colours. Nyt not much information really. Must someday take off the pickups and see if there's any hints there. I like the sound, but I'm curious. Also then I can see the wood, which I think is mahogany, but can't be sure, before checking out.

 

Here seems to be a similar one

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Have played 3 rehearsals with Firebird and I love it. Bright sound and cuts through very well. I'm even thinking of replacing The pickups of my ole Tokai Love Rock with something similar tonewise. It now has SD JB / '59 combo. A lot muddier than the Firebird pickups. Any recommendations for replacements of full size humbuckers?.

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I have noticed too that it seems really "limited". I have found a couple of these white ones and some other colours. Nyt not much information really. Must someday take off the pickups and see if there's any hints there. I like the sound, but I'm curious. Also then I can see the wood, which I think is mahogany, but can't be sure, before checking out.

 

Here seems to be a similar one

 

The "Limited Edition" "Custom Shop" guitars are made better than the standard models and originally come with a much higher price tag. Your Firebird should have a though body neck like the Gibson Firebird's and all mahogany body. This I think makes them very collectable. I have 2, 2011 Epi 61 SG Specials that fit in this category.

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The "Limited Edition" "Custom Shop" guitars are made better than the standard models and originally come with a much higher price tag. Your Firebird should have a though body neck like the Gibson Firebird's and all mahogany body. This I think makes them very collectable. I have 2, 2011 Epi 61 SG Specials that fit in this category.

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Beautiful SG:s. Yes, my FB is neck through body. I'm happy with it. A real Gibson would be a bit too much for me. I think this one is really as good. At least it feels a lot better than my friends Gibson SG and other friends Melody Makers.

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Beautiful SG:s. Yes, my FB is neck through body. I'm happy with it. A real Gibson would be a bit too much for me. I think this one is really as good. At least it feels a lot better than my friends Gibson SG and other friends Melody Makers.

Its not surprising that your FireBird plays better than your friends Gibson's. I experienced the same thing with my Epi SG's, I ended up selling my Gibson SG's because I didn't play them anymore.

 

If you intend to replace your pickups, I would recommend aftermarket mini humbucker's. Like Seymour Duncan's or many others. Your FireBird has really good pickups in it, the only reason for change would be to get a different sound but then it may not sound like a FireBird any more.

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If your other guitars sound muddy and have open coil pickups, you might try humbucker's that have metal cases as they will sound brighter. Also if you lower your existing pickups a bit it will help clean up the way they sound.

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Its not surprising that your FireBird plays better than your friends Gibson's. I experienced the same thing with my Epi SG's, I ended up selling my Gibson SG's because I didn't play them anymore.

 

If you intend to replace your pickups, I would recommend aftermarket mini humbucker's. Like Seymour Duncan's or many others. Your FireBird has really good pickups in it, the only reason for change would be to get a different sound but then it may not sound like a FireBird any more.

 

 

If your other guitars sound muddy and have open coil pickups, you might try humbucker's that have metal cases as they will sound brighter. Also if you lower your existing pickups a bit it will help clean up the way they sound.

 

I'm happy with FB sound, not going to change anything in it now.

 

I was already going to service my Tokai. I'll try the metal covers. If it doesn't change, I'll just use it when I play in trio lineup. Fatter sound is OK then.

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I' m agrre,

 

Nice Gibson Firebird clone , It' s not mine but I prefer Banjo tuners and Seymour Duncan mini-humbuckers. Is it normal the 1 ply pickguard?

 

 

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Is that an Epiphone? Looks just like mine, except for banjo-tuners (which are of course right for Firebird). Mine has grovers. 1-ply on mine too.

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Is that an Epiphone? Looks just like mine, except for banjo-tuners (which are of course right for Firebird). Mine has grovers. 1-ply on mine too.

Not an Epiphone, its a Gibson clone. I like the way your Grover tuners look better.. I generally like Yours better and its a license built Firebird..

 

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If your other guitars sound muddy and have open coil pickups, you might try humbucker's that have metal cases as they will sound brighter. Also if you lower your existing pickups a bit it will help clean up the way they sound.

 

I lowered the pickups of Tokai and adjusted the screws high. Now a lot brighter tone.

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Ebay just emailed me that there is one for sale

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Epiphone-Custom-Shop-Limited-Edition-Firebird-V-Electric-Guitar-/123147793042?_ul=FI

 

A week ago there was a similar one in Finland for under 400€.

 

Edit: it's still there, but says sold.

https://muusikoiden.net/tori/ilmoitus/1386315

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I just checked the resistance of my Epiphone Firebird's pickups. Both were 14,26 kohm. I'm beginning to think they sound a bit harsh. I guess they are both similar pickups. I'm considering trying a SD seymorized mini for bridge and SD vintage mini for neck.

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