#1
well ive been playing on a handme down epi les paul for quite a while now and it just isnt fufilling my metal needs so im gonna get a flying V.

but heres the deal, i dont know which one to get

theres this one

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Flying-V-Faded-3-Pickup-Electric-Guitar?sku=512846

which is cheaper and i like that but its either that one or the real deal flying V so heres the question..which one of these 2 guitars is going to give me a better metal sound and is there really a big difference in the sound of these guitars?
#2
what amp have you got?
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#3
well right now ive got a little 20 watt amp but its gets the job done


im gonna upgrade that too probably to a marshall or crank amp
#4
Well, I love Gibsons used to collect them esecially Explorers and Flying Vs. I never had any with three pups, not sure if there is a great advantage to 3 of them for metal. I like the Worn Cherry one with two pups for $580.00 better. I have seen them used for as low as $425.00 in the shops around here played a couple they are very nice. You can't go wrong with a Gibson it won't loose a lot of value over the years and is a solid guitar. If you get the less expensive V you'll have a few more bucks for a better amp.


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#5
yea good point with more money for the amp...

the only thing im worried about is that ive heard that the faded V isnt muddy and produces a clean sound.

well i guess the only option is to go down to GC and try em out right?
#6
try your current guitar out with a bunch of high gain amps- peavey 5150/6505, xxx, mesas, etc. etc. good chance your amp is the problem, not the guitar.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
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try your current guitar out with a bunch of high gain amps- peavey 5150/6505, xxx, mesas, etc. etc. good chance your amp is the problem, not the guitar.


yeah, i agree, the change from the lp to the v is not going to give you a huge change in gain
#8
Try to get the '67 reissue, in either worn cherry or ebony. It's a little more expensive than the new v, but it includes a really great case and the guitar itself is generally higher quality.
#9
check out some of the LTD V's. They seem great for the money and have gotten good reviews from various guitar magazines.
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#10
Because of the shape of a V in comparison to the LP shape you might want to see if you're comfortable with one... I can't play them, personally.
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#11
Dean Dean Dean Dean Dean.

Get a Dean V.
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#12
get a v with emgs in it

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#13
Have you actually tried one? They are a pain in the arse to play, especially sitting down.



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#14
well i would keep my epi if it wasnt so crappy, i mean brand new its a good guitar but this thing i got for 100 bucks from my step bro and its got chips and scratches in it, the bridge is rusted, it breaks strings like crazy and its got a busted pickup and its just time to upgrade lol

so im gonna get a v or an explorer i think, i just need to pick the best one for me
#16
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Have you actually tried one? They are a pain in the arse to play, especially sitting down.

u know, they r a pain to play sitting at first but u learn to adjust after a while and its not really a big deal
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