Epiphone Les Paul Special or Firebird?

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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.
Are the New Gibson firebird pickups not alnico either now?
 

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Something to drool on, if only the were affordable...
Alnico V pickups :naughty:
 

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Go for the Firebird, unique tone. A little bit of a Tele, LP, and Strat depending on your pickup selection.
 

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I would get a completely different guitar since you have several Les Pauls, I would buy the Firebird and put P90's in one of your existing LPs
 

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I would get a completely different guitar since you have several Les Pauls, I would buy the Firebird and put P90's in one of your existing LPs
You cant put a P90 in a humbucker routing.

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No, they have been ceramics since at the least the early '90s, possibly before.
They are alnico V
So would Love one :drool:
 

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"The newly refreshed Firebird is outfitted with the redeveloped Alnico V Firebird "

They may be now. But until recently, they were ceramic. Designed by then-Head of R&D JD Riboloff. Glad to see they woke up.

Given the two I would still buy the EPi and save $1500. The Epi costs $599
 
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5299€ little more than 1500$ saved i guess. Cheaper version has ordinary humbuckers....
 


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