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#81
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Play both, see what you like more.

Yeah, I've played the Gibson a few times and I liked it a lot, I've only tried a King V once, which was also extremely nice. It's difficult to find them near me though.

I might really go for this King V.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
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#82
I personally prefer a Jackson equivalent of the Gibson Studio Faded/50s Tribute or Fender Highway One/American Special line. Stripped-down, no-frills guitars that have a neat, sturdy build and sound just as good.

Here's my spec wishlist for a Soloist-
  • Alder/Mahogany chambered body
  • Through-body maple/mahogany neck
  • Baked maple fretboard
  • String-through, hardtail
  • Plastic Sabretooth/Sharkfin inlays
  • Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB combination
  • One volume, one tone knob
  • 3-way switching
  • Chrome hardware
  • Typical Soloist neck shape
  • Solid colour options
  • 24 Frets
Everything else built to cost, comparable to the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded. None of the binding, MOP/abalone inlays, maybe no ebony fretboard, no OFR/FRT-O2000/FRS even, no scalloping, no quilted maple top or overly fancy paint jobs. Hopefully this will come for under $900.
#84
Quote by Fisheth24
Seen prices for these guitars at round about 600 now... Very tempted...

can you please share them?
#85
Hang on, are those prices in UK Pounds? It would still cost just as much.
#87
So it appears that they'll be coming into stock at around December time, at least from what I've seen. I have severe GAS now.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Ibanez ADC120
Tanglewood TGRF VS
Blackstar HT20
Roland Micro Cube
#88
Quote by lfcagger
So it appears that they'll be coming into stock at around December time, at least from what I've seen. I have severe GAS now.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_kvmgq_pro_king_v_asb.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_kvmg_pro_king_v_wh.htm

i feel you. looking forward to seeing the king v kvmq pro in black, anybody know anything about it? any leaked photos? but december is a good time, with christmas and all that jazz
#89
that's a lot

it's worth pointing out that not long ago thomann was selling kv5frs and ke5frs for about £700. Which is not much more than that's going for (under £100 more).
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#90
Quote by Dave_Mc
that's a lot

it's worth pointing out that not long ago thomann was selling kv5frs and ke5frs for about £700. Which is not much more than that's going for (under £100 more).

I'm mostly pleased because it's pretty much half the price of the Phil Demmel V, which is one of the only Vs I really like... that Snow White finish is gorgeous.

Unless you guys know of any other similar Vs for less than £700, of course, I'll go for this. I can do you guys a service, at least, and let you know about the quality of these things.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Ibanez ADC120
Tanglewood TGRF VS
Blackstar HT20
Roland Micro Cube
#92
Quote by lfcagger

Unless you guys know of any other similar Vs for less than £700, of course,


not pointy ones, no (well, maybe esp).

there's always gibson, or japanese-made tokais and the like. but they're gibson-style.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#94
Quote by Dave_Mc
not pointy ones, no (well, maybe esp).

there's always gibson, or japanese-made tokais and the like. but they're gibson-style.

Hmm, I like the Gibson Vs well enough, and they're really nice to play, but I have this thing for a white, pointy, EMG, Floyd V and this just ticks all the boxes. Shame that it's such a high price assuming it's Indonesian, or even Korean made.

Cheers though Dave
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Ibanez ADC120
Tanglewood TGRF VS
Blackstar HT20
Roland Micro Cube
#95
yeah that's the problem. I mean I'm no gibson fan (MIJ tokais and the like ftw) and I'd be taking a gibson over this jackson (unless it does turn out to be japanese, which i highly doubt) if it's a similar price. without question, kind of thing.

EDIT: and no problem
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#96
Quote by LIPCoelho
look for jeff loomis JLV7 (with or without floyd ), nergal's ESP Hex 7 and devin townsend's peavy sig.
also:http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/sevenstring-guitars/164988-7-string-v-thread.html


Looking at the BC rich Flying V with the FR on it... Heard good things about it, mainly from SS.ORG. Don't think anyone here has one (could be wrong though)

My biggest problem with the Pro line as of yet is production, anyone know where they're made yet?
Last edited by Fisheth24 at Oct 28, 2012,
#97
right well i had a quick look over at JCF, and it looks like the bolt-on dinkies will be made in mexico (not too bad, depending on the price) while the neck-thru and set neck pros will be made in indonesia.

http://www.jcfonline.com/threads/134148-New-Pro-series!/page12 (post #228)
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Last edited by Dave_Mc at Oct 29, 2012,
#99
yeah definitely

luckily i like the dinky more. but i still suspect it'll be way too much.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#100
Quote by lfcagger
I'm mostly pleased because it's pretty much half the price of the Phil Demmel V, which is one of the only Vs I really like... that Snow White finish is gorgeous.

Unless you guys know of any other similar Vs for less than £700, of course, I'll go for this. I can do you guys a service, at least, and let you know about the quality of these things.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1569701
see if the thread i started helps. im also looking for a nice V guitar, the best high-end-ish with better specs and quality in the market by the lowest price possible.
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