Paul Gilbert is not only an extraordinary musician, but a creative tinkerer as well. Always looking to build a better mousetrap, or at least a more versatile one, Paul endlessly searches for ways to improve his instrument as a vehicle for his musical ideas. The creatively restless guitarist has re-tooled the Fireman several times through the years, and the FRM200 represents the latest version of his iconic axe.
– Paul Gilbert –
- Case Included Gig Bag
As with previous Fireman models, the FRM200 features a bigger-than-average set-in neck joint that Gilbert maintains is the secret to his endless sustain. Conjoined to a Okoume body, the neck is a Okoume/ Maple 3-piece with a Ebony fingerboard and narrow/ tall frets to facilitate more extreme string bending. The Tight-Tune bridge/ tailpiece is the perfect hard tail combination of adjustability and dependable tuning stability.
The DiMarzio, PG-13, mini-humbuckers are designed to produce more output with increase in harmonics yet still maintaining the dynamics and clarity of a traditional minibucker.
Though Gilbert's fans will be the first to gravitate toward the new version, Paul is quick to point out that this Fireman lends itself to bold exploration in a variety of musical genres.
Ebony produces tight lows and mid range with a strong attack in the high end and features a quick response and rich sustain.
DiMarzio® PG-13™ H-S-H pickups
DiMarzio® PG-13™ pickups, specially wound for Paul Gilbert, offer extra clarity without losing the bite. These mini humbuckers have unique characteristics of both normal humbuckers and single coils.
Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low-positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
Quik Change III tailpiece
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
- neck type FRM3pc Okoume/MapleSet-in neck
- top/back/body Okoume body
- fretboard Bound Ebony fretboardWhite dot inlay
- fret Narrow & Tall frets
- number of frets 22
- bridge Gibraltar Performer bridge
- string space 10.5mm
- tailpiece Quik Change III tailpiece
- neck pickup DiMarzio® PG-13™ (H) neck pickupPassive/Ceramic
- middle pickup DiMarzio® PG-13™ (H) middle pickupPassive/Ceramic
- bridge pickup DiMarzio® PG-13™ (H) bridge pickupPassive/Ceramic
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- strings D'Addario® EXL110
- string gauge .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
- nut Graph Tech® nut
- hardware color Chrome
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 628mm/24.75"
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
- b : Width 57mm at 22F
- c : Thickness 22mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 24mm at 12F
- Radius : 305mmR
Here at Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12 point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
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