#1
I have a 72 Gibson Flying V. I love this guitar, but I can't seem to get the sound I want. It never sounds full. I know there are allot of factors that can go into making it sound richer, but my question would be where do I start. My amp is an old PV Pacer. I don't have allot of money to start switching everything around, I am just looking for some simple solutions. I thought maybe some type of pedal.

Thanks, Todd
#2
get a new amp. dont get a pedal, it wont make your amp sound any better. if anything it will make it sound worse.
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#4
Get some heavy strings if you don't already use them. I recommend DR's.
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#5
I like the 80's rock sound. What is a good amp to buy now a days with a limited budget? It has been some time since I looked into this stuff.
#6
Quote by tkuchcik
I like the 80's rock sound. What is a good amp to buy now a days with a limited budget? It has been some time since I looked into this stuff.

Blackheart Little Giant

Epiphone Valve Junior
#7
I took a look at the Blackheart. It had good reviews. Cool looking amp. I see it is a tube . Am I going to have to crank this sucker up to get the sound I want? What about sustain. The Flying V that I have has so little wood that you really don't get allot of sustain out of it.
#8
the little giant might not have as much gain as you want. its tube, but it can be brought down to 3 watts i think, so you can crank it pretty high without making it too loud. do you have a specific budget?
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#9
flying v's have a ton of sustain, especialy a 35 year old one (am assuming it's been played a lot), set it up with thicker strings and maybe you might need to raise the pickups?
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#10
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
the little giant might not have as much gain as you want. its tube, but it can be brought down to 3 watts i think, so you can crank it pretty high without making it too loud. do you have a specific budget?



Lmao.

It is REALLY loud even at 3 watts. Fully cranked rattles windows on Triode... The Pentode setting sounds less tinny clean - it is incredible. I'd recommend a halfstack version over the combo. Quite a few mods, tranny mods, revoicing switches, new tubes... It really is a DIYer's dream amp. I have one and I love it.

My Gibson SG has less wood and I can get a powerchord to last a good 12 seconds.
#11
Over the years I changed the pickup to a Dimarzio. I don't know if it is helping me. I will try heavier strings. My budget maybe $200. So basically a cool sounding practice amp.
#12
Quote by tkuchcik
Over the years I changed the pickup to a Dimarzio. I don't know if it is helping me. I will try heavier strings. My budget maybe $200. So basically a cool sounding practice amp.



I'd recommend throwing in some GFS Mean 90's - They are Humbuckers mixed with P90s. Very nice sounding, could definitely get that rich and full sound you're looking for, and only run you about $75.00 including shipping for a set of two.
http://store.guitarfetish.com/me90glbltral.html
Neck pickup is on the bottom of the page.


A Roland Microcube is THE best practice amp out there, and it costs $125.00
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp-102542180-i1175936.gc

So, you're at $5.00 left.

Use the $5.00 to get some 10's or 11's on it.