The FIRENZA Thread!

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomee » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:10 pm

I got one of these last week - an AX in great shape. I'm very happy with it - it's a great guitar and paying less than what a decent MIM Strat goes for certainly helps.

Anyone here have the wiring diagram for the AX? Or maybe someone can post a sound clip of what the pickups sound like (clean) so I can hear if it's wired up right? So far it looks like mine is wired like the red one posted above a few months back.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by studiodtk5 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:44 pm

Just upload the photo here, on this site.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomee » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:39 pm

problem solved
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomee » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:49 pm

studiodtk5 wrote:Just upload the photo here, on this site.
there is no 'attachments' button that I can see....

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by studiodtk5 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:18 pm

Below the submit button there is a tab "attachments" use that.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomee » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:09 am

I lowered and ramped the nut slots on my new AX even further - the intonation is perfect, there is no more sitar-sounding open strings and it's totally in tune all the way down the neck. :-)

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomee » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:26 pm

attachments work now... :-)
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomee » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:38 pm

The new to me black AX. It's missing the rubber rings on the knobs. Peavey sent me a new trem rod for $7, shipped!
I've strung it up with 10s. The bridge is floating and the height is set so the bottom of the bridge casting is set just level with the body. I love the counter sunk bridge detail. The neck has no tilt. The Graphtec saddles needed a slight cleanup to remove minor string grooves but are great otherwise. The change from 9 to 10 strings resulted in the need for about a quarter turn of the truss rod wheel to get the action set.
Love this guitar!
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by dscythe » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:46 pm

Well, looks like my time with my firenza is coming to an end. I picked up a couple of new guitars since buying it and it just doesn't get the amount of playtime it deserves. It's up on reverb if anyone is interested; https://reverb.com/item/4221658-peavey- ... parkle-red

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by studiodtk5 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:07 am

Nice looking guitar. Sorry to hear another mistress has your fancy these days. Good luck with the sale.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by 2007m50 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:55 am

geneklein wrote:Got my Firenza a month ago, I had to resolder the neck pickup which was soldered upside down and now the pickups don't hum when I use both of them and I had my friend cover the backside and the area under the pickups with graphite, because, in Ukraine, all our amps have no grounding whatsoever and the guitar hummed a lot when I didn't play it. :)
Can somebody tell me whether the pickups I have in my Firenza are original or not? I tried googling for Fat 90 VB but I didn't find any information about the pickups the guitar has. :(

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by Goldwinglibrarian » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Nice to see this thread is still going, especially since it's been over three years since I last visited. Still have my black Firenza JX, with absolutely no intention of ever selling it. I have been wondering lately whether or not I should swap out the pickups for something different, but a part of me thinks I should acquire another Firenza to do that with so that I have one original and one that I've tweaked. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I would swap the pickups for, or if I should leave them as is? Thanks!

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by testedone » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:57 am

What would you expect to pay for a Firenza JX in good condition?


I had a Firenza AX a few years back and got rid of it as I wasn't playing anymore... Now I want to find one...

AS a side note if I had know what the wolfgangs would have gone for today I would have kepo mine!! Wow..


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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by friendofpugs » Mon May 15, 2017 3:19 pm

I picked up these two Firenza's over the weekend from a nice gentleman in Milwaukee:

1998 Firenza JX w/ OHSC in ivory in excellent condition

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2000 Firenza Soapbar in black sparkle in very good condition

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Several months ago I played red Soapbar one at a pawn shop that I liked, but it was a little beat up and they wanted top dollar for it. Until I saw that one, I had no idea about this model. I kept my eye open for the P90 version, but as you know the prices have started to creep up there - as they should - when I saw this black one on CL. I also saw that the seller had an ivory JX one for sale too, so I said why the heck not take both? So now I have an instant Peavey guitar collection, haha.

These are great, solid little guitars that are surprisingly comfortable to play.

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by testedone » Mon May 15, 2017 3:47 pm

Love that JX and it's color
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