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Firebird Studio, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Firebird series.


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Gibson Firebird Studio tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Firebird Studio
  • Series: Firebird
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 02/11/2006

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Gibson Firebird Studio user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR12/09/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Gibson Firebird Studio
(Originally written by mr fernandes/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


UTILIZATION

Pleasant but very thick neck ideal for lumberjacks. People swearing by cigarette-paper slim necks such as Ibanez or Vigier won't like it... Personally, I find it very pleasant.

Very easy upper frets access.

Typical Gibson playing comfort... It's heavy but you'll quickly get used to it. I recommend using a big padded guitar strap so you can play standing for hours without any concerns.

You'll easily get a good sound if you can play guitar (but I guess you're already a good guitarist if you buy such a guitar, unless you are filthy rich).

Only the finish could be better: for example the neck/body junction isn't nice at all.

SOUNDS

When you buy a guitar, the most important thing is the tone not the looks (unless it's a hello kitty model...)

And when it comes to the sound, this guitar is terrific.

First and foremost it has a very particular sound. The bridge pickup provides a warm and twangy sound with lots of overtones, while the neck pickup offers a warmer and rounder tone. The center position is perfect for blues.

The Firebird sounds like no other Gibson guitar, it has its own tone but it's still quite versatile. You can play jazz, pop, blues and even heavy metal (if you have the right amp).

I play in a cool pop band and in a heavy metal band and the guitar is great for both music styles. I use it with a Tonelab (Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier model)... The sound is terrific (I use a drop C tuning and the firebird is amazing for Deftones, Limp Bizkit and the like).

OVERALL OPINION

As a summary, this guitar is amazing considering its price. I only take a point off because of the finish and weight.
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mamattou05/16/2006

mamattou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Firebird Studio
Manufactured in: Nashville, TN

BODY
Body Species: Mahogany

NECK
Species: Mahogany
Profile: '60s style slim type
Peghead Pitch: 17 °
Thickness at 1st Fret: 0830
Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.900
Heel Length: 0625
Neck Joint Location: 19

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 243 / 4 "
Total Length: 18,062
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 111/16
Width at 12th Fret: 2062
Inlays: Pearloid Dot

HARDWARE
Plating Finish: Chrome or Gold
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Black Top Hat with insert
Tuners: Mini Grovers

ELECTRONICS
Pickups: 490R & 498T Alnico magnet humbuckers
Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch

OTHER
Strings: Brite Wires .010 -. 046

CASE
Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud
Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
Case Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson United States' logo

The Firebird Studio combines the "reverse-body" style of the original series with Gibson's traditional set-neck design. Full-size humbucking pickups and optional gold-or chrome-plated hardware Enhance the Studio's unique place in the Firebird family.

UTILIZATION

The handle is very special and forcémen not easy to play. However this is not what we want such a guitar. The sound is excellent in the rough. The two microphones are really complementary. They keep the same grain, but each brings a warmth and a very different attack.

SOUNDS

I play rock, blues, jazz to pop the metal ....; everything goes perfectly. I really like the sound of this very special guitar. We are far from all the other instruments. She keeps a very good precision with a dynamic like no other. all sounds are typed and that's what I love. Whatever the receiver found this particular grain. I tried many guitars before making my choice, but even the big brands (such as PRS, Lag, Fender, Other Gibson, Gretsch, Duesenberg ,...) did not convince me. The firebird has often a much less good violin but the sound is really above all that I heard for me.

OVERALL OPINION

It's not a guitar to make sure times. it has a real character and you will not find all the sounds of groups with known. This is precisely why I fell in love. she has the temperament and suits me perfectly. But I do not advise those who want "to resemble". This is a guitar to try it, love it or you will find anywhere. The Non important is the feelings that one can feel for her. You can budget with a slightly higher target a Firebird V or see VII. They have a more refined violin (do not expect miracles at ergonomics, ca rest of Gibson) and a precision and an increased grain through minihumbuckers.
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Negens05/10/2008

Negens's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Firebird Studio
Factory Nashville, (USA)

BODY: Mahogany
Body Species: Mahogany (Mahogany)

NECK
Species: Mahogany (Mahogany)
Profile: '60s style slim type
Peghead Pitch: 17
Thickness at 1st Fret: 0830
Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.900
Heel Length: 0625
Neck Joint Location: 19 (set neck)

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood (Rosewood)
Scale Length: 243 / 4 "
Total Length: 18,062
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 111/16
Width at 12th Fret: 2062
Inlays: Pearloid Dot

HARDWARE
Plating Finish: Chrome or Gold
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Black Top Hat with insert
Tuners: Mini Grovers

ELECTRONICS
Pickups: 490R & 498T Alnico magnet humbuckers
Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch

OTHER
Strings: Brite Wires .010 -. 046

CASE
Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud
Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
Case Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson United States' logo
To the rix just a pity that I find useful pearlod Gibson instead of the mother for the keys again.

UTILIZATION

The handle, though a bit wider than the Fender did not seem dsagrable. Quite the contrary. I felt at home ds Premire notes.

APRS A Day, it adapts and all plans go smoothly. The radius is mild and trs suited to solo play. The key, rosewood, trs is smooth and does not snag Submitted for the bends.
The frets are extremely well polished and is felt without interfering.
Access in acute is simply amazing! It accde the box without forcing 22me.
And play in the treble seems to me trs prcis and easy.
The varnish on the back of the handle does not catch well and slides trs.

I notice when same as and the time it takes a while to adapt to the solo game due to the spacing of the strings, more important than a fender for example, particularly at the right hand.

Some might blame him a lack of speed (I think our shredders well liked), but it's not really the goal here, albeit with a little work, you get pretty good shredder. Me personal, it's not my cup of tea so good, has not impede me.

Nothing Gnant ct body, the guitar is enjoyable and lightweight.
Ct balance, an evolution has brought with respect to t firebird classic: The belt clip has easel ct t dplac up, which fixes the problem What's my classic firebird, knowing look ct head.
Here, we can lcher the firebird, it makes no pirouettes or picnic either.

Ct of the mcaniques (mini-grover), for cons, I find them much too close together. Dj than me, with my fingers for all I have to be trs prcautionneux to avoid the string of disagreement of ct I dare scarcely imagine the hell it must be for a scratch that has tubes in place of fingers.

Ct sound, unplug, one feels that one dj is an instrument of good quality. Something that confirms the connection.

I take back a point for mcaniques trs little space.

Namely: it comes with a flight-case format that I call a 'liner'.
It is standard and PSE 6 times the weight of the guitar.
My bassist possde a rick and even in his flycase, the whole is more lightweight than the Firebird in its holster.
The firebird is being protected, but as long as you're walking, you could get on with painful aches scne. (If you are not dead exhaustion APRS 4 km walk off with that thing at arm's length).
30/03/2008: Premire msaventure with flight case: the grip is a dsolidarise sousle poidsaprs dixaine use. fist non Adpater weight.

SOUNDS

I play the cold-wave, blues, rock, heavy ... and ALL (almost) goes great on this guitar.
I mainly play Fender Dual Showman on a Red Knobs.
Premire findings, the output level microphones trs is powerful and the bass are particulirement pchus.
In Manir gnrale, we note a report trsmlodieux harmonics, coupled excellent sustain. This bird "sings", and even though trs!

The clean sounds are clean and pure trs.
In the neck position, it's almost a foil, ideal for rock solid in the clear.
In the neck position, it was a much more mellow and serious trs Submitted. Every nuance of the game are transmitted with a incredibly Fidler. The dynamic range is wider than the neck pickup bridge pickup.
Intermdiaire position, it binds the qualities and characters of two microphones and then we have a warmth and expressiveness increased.
The firebird is a guitar while having his characters speak let compltement guitarist.
Few guitars have the particularity to transcribe this, Fawn Fidler, the feel of the guitar.

In its saturated. Acute position is the harmonic fte! And many beautiful harmonics.
If you like hot and heavy roukoukou powerful, is joy.
The notes are prcises: arpges when you play, even in saturated much you distinguish every note. Whether it is for the rhythm like the solos, it is all the more enjoyable.
Whether natural or whistle, the harmonics are obtained so easily, that it is a breeze.
In the neck position, it has a sound that, while both imposing remains soft, and always with the expressive micro ct serious.
The two microphones trs marry well together in the saturation to get the blues (the crunch ZZ Top), rock pchu more, according to rglages trs prcis that can be be using the knobs for tone and volume.

Compared a Les Paul, the firebird studio has a little more slamming, and a little less roundness.
To the ear, the firebird studio is somewhat furnished top-medium that Les Paul.

And compared to an SG, the firebird studio is less aggressive and biting.
It does not sound like any other Gibson.

It remains even when significantly more fat than a Start.

Tested during a live blues beef, initially on a Vox Pathfinder 15R, I confirm that this guitar has the PCHE and the clean sounds are wonderful.
His tone color allows it to be much dtach strata that while taient Submitted. Having these two guitars in a set of well diffrencier allows guitarists (if they are two) because the sounds are really distinct.
However, I feel (personal opinion) that requires adopting a two game styles DIFFERENT depending on whether you are on a Start or a firebird. Hard to explain, it's like the fact that we do not drive like you drive a propulsion traction.

I find that much of a stratum, we arrive quickly trs speak, as I found here that it took a much longer time to start exploiting that this was in the belly scratched. This is a guitar that jealously hides a lot of subtlety and we really need to be able to tame its maximum advantage.

3rd test, always in the same beef blues, a Marshall Valvestate ... And I saw that from a '62 Start (which ignores the branch just before Marshall), the microphones of the firebird have an output level much higher lev.
It is harder to maintain a clear and pure with Marshall.

A final test with a friend on an old Silvertone amp.
The poor Silvertone, although excellent, does not have too understand what was happening.
All these serious did saturate very easy, with a runny ct, and the Firebird was not expressed at its best through this amp.

To test these amps DIFFERENT allowed me to see that for a Firebird Studio to associate the best amps are those with a channel that comes easily stay clear when large levels of cash outflows.
Fender, Vox, Hiwatt and me seem to be the type of amp for the Firebird Idaux.

In any case, in terms of sound, to me is flawless.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one month, Fawn intense and gave me the pleasure of playing.

What I like:
- The look
- The sound gnral
- Its typical characters and unique
- Respect for the expressiveness of the guitar

What I did not aim:
- The mcaniques too close together.

I tried jou owns and lots of guitars before this one, and is one of two guitars in my life made me have a crush on them.

The report qualitprix is ​​what it is: it's expensive (especially when you start to have options like mine, ie varnish cherry finish and gold, rose 1600), but we know that value for money and it REALLY worth the price. Nothing more, nothing less.

The firebird studio is not in a canvas DEFINITIONS rock and sailing with ease in this constellation: blues, blues-rock, garage-rock pop-rock, heavy rock, metal-heayy.
This is a guitar type, with some characters, and leaves from the identity-great guitarist, by transcribing the wonderful nuances of play and touch.
I would do this once a choice plutt 2.

However, I am considering buying a strat tt or later, for reasons of complementarity in terms of sound.
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mr fernandes12/09/2008

mr fernandes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Firebird Studio
I will not remember, read the advice dj other post.

UTILIZATION

Channel enjoyable, a beam of course, logs apprcieront, those who swear by the sleeves as thin as cigarette paper such as sleeves or ibanez vigier apprcieront a little less ... but personally I find it very s enjoyable
Access in acute as it is what is easier.
Ergonomics is ... well gibson, it's heavy, but you get used quickly, I recommend a good strap trs very big very comfortable padded foam and everything and no worries for you play for hours standing.
question its very easy you get a good sound if you know how to play guitar (but any less be Manir pt Thune is offered as a skyscraper only when we level any less consquent).
only the finish is critical (dare I say), no-body connection handle super Aesthetics example.

SOUNDS

We arrive at the heart of the thing, when you buy a guitar unless it is a hello kitty is not its looks but for its sound (yes I know the same word twice).
And the issue, ensures the bte max.
It is primarily a guitar sound that has a trs particulire, a warm and slamming into the bridge with harmonics throughout, a much more warm and round neck pickup, and his bluesy extra between micro-position.
The only firebird gibson sounds like no other, it has a well, but she is nevertheless super versatile, it goes from blues, jazz and pop up the fattest mtal (condition of have the amp that goes with it of course).
I pop a personal project and a group of Zen mtal and goes for two, connected in my ToneLab modlisation Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier with the EQ that goes with it .. the ball (I'm in drop C and deftones limp bizkit and company he gre well the bird of fire is a Carment phnix).

OVERALL OPINION

Global opinion, a guitar for under 2000 euros, it Carment of the ball, nothing else to say, j'enlve just one point for finishing and weight
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