#1
I tried this guitar out at Guitar Center on a whim. Basically I loved it and shelled out the $400. Part of me wanted a guitar with humbuckers that could accomplish heavier alternative rock (Foo Fighters), Pop-punk (New Found Glory), and, overall, just be a great backup. This guitar definitely fulfilled all of those needs. My only critique is that towards the upper-end of the guitar notes die out pretty quickly. I will have to restring it sometime soon and adjust the action. Again though, overall I am both pleased and impressed, especially for the amount I spent.









Fender 2012 MIA Standard Telecaster
Epiphone 2013 Firebird Ltd. Edition Pelham Blue w/ Burstbuckers
Orange Tiny Terror Combo
Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah
Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi
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Last edited by Mem101 at Oct 1, 2013,
#4
HNGD! Now go learn and play some Rival Sons tunes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ijOlAR3zs8
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#5
It is definitely neck heavy but not to the extent where it is difficult to play.
The area where I am most impressed is the quality of the guitar. I have played countless epiphone guitars. While I really enjoy the Trad. Pro's I have not played a single one that is as well rounded as this Firebird. I am sure a big part of it was just luck but I am beyond pleased.
Never heard of Rival Sons but I dig this song! Thanks!
Fender 2012 MIA Standard Telecaster
Epiphone 2013 Firebird Ltd. Edition Pelham Blue w/ Burstbuckers
Orange Tiny Terror Combo
Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah
Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi
Boss SD-1
Boss PS-6
Boss DD-7
#6
Quote by Mem101
It is definitely neck heavy but not to the extent where it is difficult to play.
The area where I am most impressed is the quality of the guitar. I have played countless epiphone guitars. While I really enjoy the Trad. Pro's I have not played a single one that is as well rounded as this Firebird. I am sure a big part of it was just luck but I am beyond pleased.
Never heard of Rival Sons but I dig this song! Thanks!


Dude plays a very similar guitar that you have. Apparently one of Jimmy Page's new favourite bands.
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Current Rig:
2006 PRS CE-24
Mesa/Boogie Mark V
Voltage S212 w/ V30's
Strymon Timeline
CMATMods Signa Drive
TC Electronics Corona & Hall of Fame
#7
Rival Sons not only kicks ass, but their guitarist was the man that revived my interest in tht guitar. Except his has 3 HB, not 2.

That song is from their very good 3rd album...and their second album is simply incredible.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Oct 2, 2013,
#9
Nice looking guitar! HNGD!

I had the chance to play an Epi Firebird once and I thought it sounded really good, but the neck was too beefy for my tastes. That neck, from what I can tell, seems a bit slimmer than the model I played.
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#10
Thanks everyone!!

Yeah it has a slim neck and the pickups are definitely hot. I was surprised to get that sound out of Alnico's, but hey, I am good with it!

I am definitely going to start listening to Rival Sons!
Fender 2012 MIA Standard Telecaster
Epiphone 2013 Firebird Ltd. Edition Pelham Blue w/ Burstbuckers
Orange Tiny Terror Combo
Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah
Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi
Boss SD-1
Boss PS-6
Boss DD-7
#11
I am definitely going to start listening to Rival Sons!


The best way I can describe them is that they took the best elements of R&R from 1963-1978, put them in a big bag, and mix them at will. Any given song they do may feel like a straight up tribute to a single band to a blend of several different genres. So listening to a whole album of theirs is like tuning into a classic rock station for a while.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#12
nice
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#13
I love that color, the pictures really can't do it justice.
I own the ES-339 in TV Pelham Blue - Epiphone really made some quality instruments in this series.
Please let me keep this memory, just this one ..