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2009 Gibson Firebird - making it a bit more historic


Vinnie1971
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Hello all.
 

I have a 2009 Firebird V. It’s a work of art. I love the banjo tuners.

I have replaced the pickups with Armstrong’s- hand wound by Aaron Armstrong in the U.K. they sound dead on 60s Firebird. The neck is 6.2k The bridge is 7.15k so it’s not quite as brittle but still very spanky, but I feel the 300k Volume pots are a blanket over them 

So I got round to thinking.., why not go all out and make this bird historic? 
so I have Gibson historic 500k pots on order to replace the 300k volumes and I’ve already reconfigured the pots so the volume controls are above the tone controls - which I think on a Firebird makes sense. The controls are closer together than on a Les Paul so this way round the bridge volume is more to hand.

snyone else done this to their Modern FB? If so, How did it turn out? 

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