Epiphone Les Paul Special or Firebird?

Orange Lester

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Im looking to treat myself to a new electric guitar. I currently have:
3 Les Pauls (all humbuckers)
1 Stratocaster
2 Telecasters
1 Gretsch Hollowbody
1 Gretsch Pro Jet
a 335 copy

Weighing getting a firebird or a P-90 LP Special. I'd like to add something differnt and the LP Special and Firebird seem like legit choices.

Interested in hearing others experiences

Thanks, all
 
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fleahead

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Firebird. Not even close.

Have one, was an owner of some older ones and actually really dig this model. Pickups are really good, it's not massively neck because they don't have the big heavy banjo tuners.

Total blues and rock machine
 

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i have a 2020 special,its a hell of a guitar for the money.
 

jvin248

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Get the LP Special, pull the neck P90 and install an actual Firebird neck pickup.

Otherwise get a P90 loaded LP Junior.

If you get a Firebird, make sure to research vintage Firebird pickup construction details. There are some differences.

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never thought about p-90's much, until i got one for cheap and threw it in an old bolt on LP just for something to do.
A whole new kind of love
 

jbvan

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P-90 Les Paul Special! I picked one up about a year ago and they are great guitars.
 

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So a firebird right? :naughty:
 

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P90's are like a gritty humbucker.
Firebirds (the vintage type) are like punchy strats.

Not sure about what comes in an Epi though. The more current 'bird pickups have been nowhere close to vintage.
 

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The New firebird pickups are alnico?
Btw i love the ceramic ones too, they are different but great.
 

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2020 Epi Special is a spectacular guitar. You will not regret making that purchase.
 

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New Epi Birds are Alnico pups, like the originals. Blow the pants off of the Gibson ceramics.

No 60 cycle hum. Neck position is sweet blues perfection.
 

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Play them side by side before making a decision. They are completely different animals.
 

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Firebird. Not even close.
Epiphone Firebird looks just like the Gibson Firebird, but Epiphone Special is so different from a Gibson Special. Save the Special for a Gibson.
 


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