The FIRENZA Thread!

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomas83 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:31 pm

I'm interested in Firenza (actually always was). Right now I'm thinking about the AX. My question is about the neck. The closest guitar that I played to Firenza was a Wolfgang. It was a plain white so after research I thought it might have been that solid basswood body model. I liked the neck but I'm curious if the Firenza's were sharing the neck with Wolfgang or not. Thanks guys.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by GennyFan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:19 am

Hi Tomas! I don't think the Firenza necks feel as flat as the Wolfgang necks, but the radius is supposedly the same. Subtle differences like that are hard to explain. Try and play one if you can.

At this point, Firenzas are getting rarer, so if you find one for a decent price, whether it's an AX, JX, or Soapbar model, I say just grab it. They're all nice guitars, although people being people, most people will have a preference.

I started out liking the Soapbar the best, then I discovered the AX... For a while I was captivated by the JX as well, hence the pictures at the beginning of this thread.

I still like all of them, and for less than the cost of a single USA Fender or Gibson guitar, you can own all three Firenzi... 8)

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomas83 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:57 am

Hi GennyFan and thanks. I didn't love that Wolfgang neck as much. I really loved the one on my JF-1 though. How about your three F's and body wood? And also how do they sound through your 210 Delta Blues? You should make some video if you haven't yet :wink:
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by 2007m50 » Mon May 09, 2016 12:22 pm

I had a question about a firenze jx I picked up a while back. The bridge pickup had been replaced and it looks like it was put back in before the guy graded it to guitar center. Had to do some quick repair work. Not to mention it looks like the guy too a screw driver to the pickup pocket. I made a pick guard to try and cover that up. My question is is there a way to determine if it's the original pickup? I always loved the sound of these guitars ever since my dad worked at Peavey. I have an ax coming and the p90 model. Just want to make sure I have the original electronics.

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by Strebs » Mon May 23, 2016 7:29 pm

I recently purchased a sky blue Firenza JX from Guitar Center and I'm in love with it. For $225, this has to be the best deal I've ever had on a musical instrument! It sounds amazing and the body is resonant and light. I find I kind of like the flat neck and it fits my hands perfectly. I was so impressed that I probably overpaid for a mint condition soapbar model... just waiting for it to come in.

I'm definitely a Firenza convert. My USA Stratocaster Deluxe and my Les Paul Special are going to be moving on to new homes now.

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Post by tomas83 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:01 pm

That's awesome and congrats on your new Firenza!
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Post by tomas83 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:01 pm

That's awesome and congrats on your new Firenza!
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by geneklein » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:13 pm

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 dscythe » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:12 am

Hi Guys!

New member here, I grabbed this a couple of months ago with a hardcase and trem arm even! Love this thing, every time I pick it up I'm impressed by the quality and sounds I can get from it. Especially for the price! I'm looking to swap out the knobs and add a switch tip since it was missing one, does anybody know what sizes I need going off stewmac? I'm pretty sure I need the CRL/Grigsby size for the switch tip but when I was measuring the pot shaft nothing seemed to match up.

cheers :D

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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomas83 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:08 pm

Looking great. Enjoy the honeymoon stage. The guys on here are pretty knowledgeable I have no clue about the sizes of the pots or switch.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by tomas83 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:04 pm

twangboy wrote:Image

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Lovely that mahogany body over that burst. And those P90's and a hardtail is my favorite configuration
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by TRexF16 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:07 pm

dscythe wrote:Hi Guys!

New member here, I grabbed this a couple of months ago for $300 CAD with a hardcase and trem arm even! Love this thing, every time I pick it up I'm impressed by the quality and sounds I can get from it. Especially for the price! I'm looking to swap out the knobs and add a switch tip since it was missing one, does anybody know what sizes I need going off stewmac? I'm pretty sure I need the CRL/Grigsby size for the switch tip but when I was measuring the pot shaft nothing seemed to match up.

cheers :D

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And yes, that's the original plastic on the control cover!
Wow you STOLE that! Fantastic deal. I sent you an e-mail with a couple questions.
Congrats again on a great deal!
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by studiodtk5 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:18 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. :(

The pickups that you have do not appear original to me. I took mine out and then put them in a different guitar. That was not the designation on them.
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Re: The FIRENZA Thread!

Post by BPSUL » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:47 am

Yep, definitely not original.

IIRC the pickpups are marked, or have a sticker perhaps, that says "KMS"

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