#1
I've been wondering if this were possible to do. Is it?
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You'd probably need a new pickguard and have to work your way around the body with a Dremel a bit.
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Surely you could just get a Firefird studio and replace some of the hardware?

Don't defile a firebird.
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#4
No, Firebird VII's use covered Single coils. If you want a humbucker sound, you're better off getting a Firebird Studio. If you are hellbent on the block inlays and neck of the VII, you can get Fender 'Hot Rails' which sound humbucker-y.

Actually, if you live in the UK, I can sell you my really old Firebird studio.
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No, Firebird VII's use covered Single coils. If you want a humbucker sound, you're better off getting a Firebird Studio. If you are hellbent on the block inlays and neck of the VII, you can get Fender 'Hot Rails' which sound humbucker-y.

Actually, if you live in the UK, I can sell you my really old Firebird studio.



Really? On MF it says they use "mini humbuckers."
Is that just Gibson's BS way of saying SCs?
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Well a mini-humbucker is basically a humbucker cut in half. Which is just a SC. They only pass it off as a Mini HB to make it sound attractive and because it's covered.

Really best off using either Hot Rails or a Studio.
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Hmm....thanks. And I live in LA, so it'll be pretty hard to ship that Firebird Studio to me. :/

It was just something that was puzzling me.
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Thing is, I've played a Firebird VII, and compared to a studio...Nah. The studio is cheaper as well, IIRC.
the only advantages I see on the VII are nicer inlays, fatter neck and slightly thicker body.
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Well a mini-humbucker is basically a humbucker cut in half. Which is just a SC. They only pass it off as a Mini HB to make it sound attractive and because it's covered.


No.

Just no.

A minihumbucker is exactly what it says on the tin, it's a smaller variation on your standard humbucker so it's a thinner, brighter sound with less output. It is NOT a single coil, if it was it'd be a p94 considering they're the same size.

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Oh. I was thinking of throwing in an EMG or Seymour Duncan in their, but I don't think either company makes pickups in that size. :/
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Well a mini-humbucker is basically a humbucker cut in half. Which is just a SC. They only pass it off as a Mini HB to make it sound attractive and because it's covered.

Really best off using either Hot Rails or a Studio.

Wow...best take a break from UG to remove the foot from your mouth, and engage your brain before posting again.

The Firebird has mini humbuckers, they're called "mini humbuckers" because they're mini humbuckers. Or, to put it another way, humbuckers that are somewhat smaller than you or i would expect humbuckers to be. I guess if Gibson had just released the Firebird now they'd have called them "nano humbuckers", or even "nanobuckers", but they weren't really using that word much in the 50's, so mini will have to do.

You can't fit full-size buckers unless you do some extra routing of the body - IMO it's not remotely worthwhile.
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Well a mini-humbucker is basically a humbucker cut in half. Which is just a SC. They only pass it off as a Mini HB to make it sound attractive and because it's covered.

Really best off using either Hot Rails or a Studio.


That ranks as one of the dumbest things ive ever heard on here that was actually stated well. Mini humbuckers are shrunk humbuckers, same design but physically smaller.
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#13
hai guyz ***s goin on in dis tread..?

Firstly... STOP.

mini-hb's and p90s and single coils and humbuckers are all COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!

Although a mini-hb might fit in a p90 slot and vice-versa.. the tone is pretty different too.

Don't get the wrong info here man SINGLE COILS are NOT MINI BUCKERS.

Thanks.
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Exactly, mini humbuckers were made first by Epiphne and Gibson adapted them for the Firebird and later the Les Paul Deluxe (which first came with P90s, but more people asked for humbuckers, so then it came with mini hubuckers stock)

And as said, you can't fit regular humbuckers on a Firebird VII. Also it would lost it's tone by doing that IMO, since a lot of Firebirds special tone comes from the mini humbuckers. If you want a Firebird with regular sized ones, get the Studio.
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hai guyz ***s goin on in dis tread..?

Firstly... STOP.

mini-hb's and p90s and single coils and humbuckers are all COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!

Although a mini-hb might fit in a p90 slot and vice-versa.. the tone is pretty different too.

Don't get the wrong info here man SINGLE COILS are NOT MINI BUCKERS.

Thanks.

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True.. i didn't realise that

I'm desperate to find a mini-bucker for my guitar though.. shops all out of stock custom order would take a few months T_T..
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^Nope, that is a single coil sized humbucker!

Here's a mini hbumcer (Les Paul Deluxe style and Firebird style)
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that's a doublestacked single coil. (a humbucker that would fit in single coil pickguards, etc)
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True.. i didn't realise that

I'm desperate to find a mini-bucker for my guitar though.. shops all out of stock custom order would take a few months T_T..


Hardly anyone uses them so it's hard to find them in shops.

I hear that Dimarzio make some very nice Hot Minibuckers though.
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