#1
I might get one i see more and more ppl playing them and there so freakin cool looking. EIther that or a sg.
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#2
Well, Hendrix used one during the Band of Gypsies period, there's probably some youtube vids of that....
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#3
There are lots of other companies that make the V shape now. They're cheaper and may be more suited to your style of music than a Gibson. What's your budget and what do you play?
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#4
th eonly sound im looking for is any typew of music but country and death metal. I love bluesy, clean, classic rock, new age rock and soft metal(disturbed)
Are they the same as anyother jsut different shape?

budget is 1200.00.
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#8
Epi makes a fair version of the Gibson-shaped Flying V. It'll probably need a pickup change, but it would probably suit you well enough for bluesy stuff.

The Korina would probably give you a brighter sound, the Mahogany a darker one.
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#10
hmm 1200 u say...have u consider the gibson explorer? they are really awesome looking and have more wood then the flying v
#11
oh wait, 1200? You can probably find an actual Gibson Flying V on eBay for that much....
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#14
Please please please don't get a flying V, get an SG, please.

Flying V's are so silly looking, you'll probably regret doing it. An SG will sound just as nice but you won't be embarrassed to whip it out. Sg's can look good playing any music.
#16
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depends on what amp you running through...

Agreed. Through my Crate it IS rock and roll in terms of tone, but if I pput it in front of a more metal based amp, like my friends JCM2000 TSL, its a shredder. And to the dude who says Flying Vs look silly, thats you ropinion, and the TS didn't ask for one.
#17
In my experience the V sounds virtually the same as an SG, presuming the same pickups and amp were used. I've not had an opportunity to try a korina model against a mahogany model side by side though.
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#19
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Please please please don't get a flying V, get an SG, please.

Flying V's are so silly looking, you'll probably regret doing it. An SG will sound just as nice but you won't be embarrassed to whip it out. Sg's can look good playing any music.


+1

You think Flying Vs look cool now, but eventually you're gonna stop thinking that way. I used to want one, but after a while I realized how stupid they look. You'll grow out of it.

I'm not gonna tell you SGs are the way to go, even though they are my favourite guitar, but you should find something that doesn't look to radical that you like.
#20
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+1

You think Flying Vs look cool now, but eventually you're gonna stop thinking that way. I used to want one, but after a while I realized how stupid they look. You'll grow out of it.

I'm not gonna tell you SGs are the way to go, even though they are my favourite guitar, but you should find something that doesn't look to radical that you like.

but eventually, when he's tired of the looks, he can probably sell the V for just as much as he bought it for, or close to, and buy a Stratocaster or something
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#21
Getting a guitar just because it looks cool isn't a good reason to buy it. Also, most of the sound isn't coming from your guitar, it's coming from your amp.
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#22
Quote by Shackman10
Please please please don't get a flying V, get an SG, please.

Flying V's are so silly looking, you'll probably regret doing it. An SG will sound just as nice but you won't be embarrassed to whip it out. Sg's can look good playing any music.


Thats why my Alpine V with mirror pick guard embarrasses me? It doesn't. The guitar chooses you. you don't choose the guitar. As soon as I put my hands on my Flying V i knew it was the guitar for me. You should stop embarrassing yourself by whipping out your opinions . V can play anything. Im about to switch pickups but I could live w/o changing them
#23
The Flying V is a truly amazing guitar. You might get tired of the looks but the tone is amazing. I played one on Sunday and I was just blown away. I compared it with 2 high-end PRSs, a Classic LP, US Strat, King Kelly 25th anniversary, Dean Razorback, Ibanez JEM and a Jackson DKMG.
I tried them out through a shedoad of amps too, a Dual Rec, that new Marshall JVM, the EVH 5150 and a Peavey JSX, and I have to say the Flying V was definitely my favourite. The tone was amazing, my artificial harmonics were so distinct and it just sounded like a guitar should. Playing it through the JSX I nearly wet myself.
However it is VERY uncomfrotable to play sitting down.
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#24
what id do is buy the V and replace the bridge pickup with something else inless you like treble but the bridge pickup is to trebly for my taste
#26
Albert King played one.... Hendrix Played one

Man if you like it, then go for it! Go play a bunch of V's, and buy what you like best. If you're playing anything with clean/bluesy/rock tone, you prolly want passive pups. If you are playing mostly metal, get active.
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