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The Flying V thread

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat May 26, 2018 7:18 pm

I like Vees.
They are cool.
They are a tuning fork with strings.
Also, they look badass.
Do you also like Veees?
Do you have a Vee or multiple Vees?
If so post them.
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby repoman » Sat May 26, 2018 9:29 pm

I don't think I've ever played one :cry:
I love em tho
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby BetterOffShred » Sun May 27, 2018 2:20 am

Yeah I've played a few, it's a pretty comfortable guitar to play sitting down honestly if you jam the V crotch over your leg. I think they play nice standing with a strap too. I don't own one, but I'll probably get a white Gibson if the price is right.
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby StephanCOH » Mon May 28, 2018 4:20 am

Got a Custom V from Boult Guitars on order. Loving the looks of the classic V-shape. Not so much the pointier Jackson shape and the modern variations. RRs are ok and incredibly comfortable to play.

One of my holy grails is the Kerry King ESP Signature in crackle red (though it has the pointy Jackson-style V-shape).
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby WORMDIRT » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:18 am

The real question is strap button placement? End of the "wing" or inside the vee? I go between the two on mine pretty much every time I change strings
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby Mudfuzz » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:29 am

I've always found the farther inside you go the better the balance is. Both my 5 stringers balance as good as a pbass does. End of wing looks cooler though..
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby Jero » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:25 am

Nice collection! V's are sick, but I have yet to buy one.

There's a purple sparkle dean baby v in town that's been sitting for a couple years now. Always tempted by it.
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby goroth » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:46 am

I've got a Jackson Randy Rhoads and love it. I actually like being able to play it like a classical guitar when I'm sitting down, but I haven't yet found a good cross-legged-on-the-floor position. I might have to give up on that one. Will post photos. It looks pretty... odd... because it has one gold alumitone and a stock black humbucker.
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby wafl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:15 pm

Should I get a V since my name starts with V and lots of people call me that? It seems like it would feel right.

(although most people call me Vi)
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby MechaGodzilla » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:31 pm

heck yeh
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:17 pm

I've got one of the rather new Epiphone Flying Vs that are made to look like the original '58 one, with an all korina body (the previous "original" Vs Epiphone put out were only a tiny bit korina, so a lot of people felt ripped off). It's incredibly light, which I like so much, but, caveat: way too neck heavy in its standard configuration. I'm wondering what to do about it. Any suggestions?

Another thing is I kinda miss the low action of something like a Fender Mustang, but at the same time the V feels better for other stuff (especially the infamous "post rock" tremolo). And it does sound glorious acoustically—and of course through my JC40 too!

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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby Mudfuzz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:01 pm

VREEEEVROOOOOW wrote:I've got one of the rather new Epiphone Flying Vs that are made to look like the original '58 one, with an all korina body (the previous "original" Vs Epiphone put out were only a tiny bit korina, so a lot of people felt ripped off). It's incredibly light, which I like so much, but, caveat: way too neck heavy in its standard configuration. I'm wondering what to do about it. Any suggestions?

Another thing is I kinda miss the low action of something like a Fender Mustang, but at the same time the V feels better for other stuff (especially the infamous "post rock" tremolo). And it does sound glorious acoustically—and of course through my JC40 too!

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Try moving the strap button closer to the middle on the bass wing.
Also you should be able to lower the action, the nice thing about tune-o-mastic bridges is it's easy to mess with that, just keep track of how many turns you make and you can get it back if you don't like it.
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby Mudfuzz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:03 pm

wafl wrote:Should I get a V since my name starts with V and lots of people call me that? It seems like it would feel right.

(although most people call me Vi)

You should only do this if you want to be cooler than everyone else :thumb:
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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm

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Re: The Flying V thread

Postby goroth » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:41 am

The Jackson RR is slab sided and has flat points. I just realised that I can stand it on the points and lean it against the amp (perpendicular to the amp). This was a good discovery because I don't have a guitar stand for the V in our rehearsal room.
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