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    Les Paul Forum Member BGReed2's Avatar
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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    I just saw a photo of Eric playing a Firebird during a Blind Faith gig and it looks quite different than the one he used with Cream. Specifically, this one appears to have a single, light stripe of mahogany going down the center, whereas the Cream Firebird has two thin, light stripes with a darker stripe between them.

    Is it just the lighting, or had he been known to use more than one?
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    Les Paul Forum Member The Shifter's Avatar
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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    Is this the pic you're talking about?

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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    Yes, that's the one. I was able to grab a couple other pics with him and the FB I, but one shows the two stripes and the other has the larger solid stripe - to further confuse things!



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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    This is such an awesome thread...my next guitar...a Firebird !...of course

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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    There is a photo floating around of the Firebird (allegedly) as currently on display in Europe. The description says it has the screw holes remaining from a vibrato tailpiece. I have reviewed several photos taken back in the day and see nothing of any holes behind the bridge that would indicate it once had a vibrato arm.

    Has anyone heard of this before?
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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    Ive never seen any screw holes on any Cream photo's not to say some fool did not alter the guitar after Clapton owned it .
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars

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    Re: Eric Clapton's Firebird I folder:

    Quote Originally Posted by 1242 View Post
    Here's a cover (guitar parts only) that I made in Garageband with a Firebird this weekend. Annoyingly, I can't get any closer to the epic swirling bridge riff (despite hours spent experimenting with various amp/cab/pedal combinations) but the rest is sort-of in the ball park (I think). Sadly, I don't have a 335 to do a comparison.

    Excellent job!!!!! (Makes me realize I need to work on my version of this tune....)

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