Poll: Which One?
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View poll results: Which One?
Epiphone Firebird VII
7 54%
Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet
6 46%
Voters: 13.
#1
Hello...
Right my 18th is in 28 days and im pretty sure I want a solid body guitar, for gigging, to get a change in sound from my epiphone casino. I also want a guitar with a tremolo, but not for those crazy whammy gymnastics, divebombing or anything like that, so sorta like for the old bigsby style warbles. So I've narrowed it down to a
Gretsch Pro Jet
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/gretsch-electromatic-pro-jet-w-b/11476
or a Epiphone Firebird VII
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_firebird_vii_vs.htm

I'm after a guitar for stuff like Hendrix, Oasis, The Vines, Incubus - so really a mix of stuff, so I know the Gretsch seems like a strange choice (considering its more for blues and rockability) but I just like the look, plus the actual bigsby plus I'm willing to replace the pickups. And I love the way they both play (i finally found them in my local stores but for like double the priceof the ones on those sites), although the gretsch didn't have the bigsby. Anyway I was wondering about experience from you guys on these guitars, I've read the reviews and the firebird seems like it could be a bit of work, but I'm up for that...

Anyway any help would be greatly appreciated. cheers
Last edited by Burpbelly at Feb 5, 2007,
#2
The Gretsch any day of the week.

I think the Epi looks nasty in both shape and fittings.
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#3
Play them first!

EDIT: Sorry didn't see that in your post....Try maybe a Les Paul with a Bigsby?
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#4
i was worried you'd never decide...


and thusly, make a hundred more threads on the topic
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#5
Quote by PLOP
Try maybe a Les Paul with a Bigsby?


Yeah the thing is I'm not sure i want a Les Paul - I want to be slightly different - I know the gretsch is a cliched shape same as the Paul but it's slightly different...ahh I'm not sure about getting a Paul...nice guitar I know, just not what I'm looking for

EDIT:
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i was worried you'd never decide...


and thusly, make a hundred more threads on the topic


lol....ye I know slightly too many threads...but it just shows how much respect I have for the UGers and their knowledge ...plus at least I'm not going OTT and posting one every day or so
Last edited by Burpbelly at Feb 5, 2007,
#7
i love firebirds and maestro trems. put together, it's a pwnage team.
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#8
A poll will help you by the way as some people won't comment but will poll so i'd add one
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#9
Firebirds are nice... but I've never played that gretsch. Not to through in further confusion, you could get the Epi White SG Deluxe, which has 3 full size hums and the same style trem, I think that's sexier.
#10
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A poll will help you by the way as some people won't comment but will poll so i'd add one


That's actually a really good idea...why didn't I think of that?

EDIT...of course I forgot "other"
#11
Well, I'm just spilling with them :P Only joking, but go play them one more time through a rig like the one you normally play through, as to be sure that the store is not trying to make the guitar sound better through an amp with a price tag to rival a phone number, and it'll will let you know how you get the guitar to sound with your setting and rig and whether you can adjust your settings to the guitar to get the sound you want.
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#12
I haven't played either, but apparently Gretsch guitars are good. I don't like the shape of Firebirds, but they could sound good, which fi they do, get it.
#13
the firebird looks awesome, deffinalty pick that up.
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