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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Teach me about Flying Vs Reply with quote

I am interested in ones with a bolt-on neck, especially from the 1980s. What brands were there (other than Vantage and 1970s Ibanez)? Any nice heavy ones made of plywood or something?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electra. Is what James Hetfield used in Metallica early on. Bolt on too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Electra and Greco can be expensive nowadays though. Not always I suppose.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one V Electra I found checking email is only a little under $10,000.00. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aria Pro II made some bolt-ons, they aren't easily found though. Kay, Commodore and Marlin made some cheaper ones, Fernandes and Kramer more expensive.
There is also the Jackson route as well, a bit more pointy but plenty of decent bolt-ons.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the way they look, but I just can't play the things. Their bodies always want to slide off my lap or poke out where it isn't comfortable to me. I know you can put the V part on your leg and such, but it puts it at a odd angle for me on the ones I have played. I love the headstock on them though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy seems to handle it ok though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like 'em and the guitar I've owned the longest (17 years) is a Flying V. Upper fretboard access is superb and I like the balance.
My only crticism is they are a bit too much of a statement, if you play at a local bar and walk out with a V, people immediately expect fuck-off solos, leg on the monitor, pouting and all that bullshit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When sitting down they suck anus. While standing up they're alright and look pretty cool unless you are fat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
Electra. Is what James Hetfield used in Metallica early on. Bolt on too.


IRL lolz because this was literally the first/only thing I thought of posting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing a very interesting one in a pawn shop quite a long time ago. It had a green to black burst and some kind of fake Bigsby without a pressure bar, well not exactly a Bigsby but something similar in function with a round bar. I think it was Japanese. Anybody know what it was?

It wasn't one of these: Mahar on ebay
because I saw it in the 90s and it was already pretty old, plus the body was bigger to fit the tailpiece and I'm pretty sure it had two pickups. The finish was similar but green instead of blue.

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Although apparently most of the flying v's up to the mid 80s were made in two Japanese factories and they tacked on different importers' brands (for example Arbiter and Shaftesbury in the UK, and Bradley in the US), if they didn't have special features (like the Vantage headstock). After that some were made in Korea.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Korina Epiphone Vs (and Explorers) are great and CHEAP.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Noirie. wrote:
Electra. Is what James Hetfield used in Metallica early on. Bolt on too.


IRL lolz because this was literally the first/only thing I thought of posting.



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This is my current main guitar. I am in love with it.
it is a set neck though. scored it for $300
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Here's one for sale Marketing Grad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:

My only crticism is they are a bit too much of a statement, if you play at a local bar and walk out with a V, people immediately expect fuck-off solos, leg on the monitor, pouting and all that bullshit.


I'd rather have that than any more open mic nights watching shitty singer-songwriters breathing out their eunuch ballads.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HeartfeltDawn wrote:
Fran wrote:

My only crticism is they are a bit too much of a statement, if you play at a local bar and walk out with a V, people immediately expect fuck-off solos, leg on the monitor, pouting and all that bullshit.


I'd rather have that than any more open mic nights watching shitty singer-songwriters breathing out their eunuch ballads.



....... ZING!

But yeah, agreed.

"Hey, it's just me and an acoustic. This one is about a girl and some things that made me sad. The next one is about the sun, and being happy. See? Full dynamic range in feels, even though I'm relying on a pretty shitty piezo mic pickup!"
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ekwatts wrote:
....... ZING!

But yeah, agreed.

"Hey, it's just me and an acoustic. This one is about a girl and some things that made me sad. The next one is about the sun, and being happy. See? Full dynamic range in feels, even though I'm relying on a pretty shitty piezo mic pickup!"


At least sad singer-songwriters in the past who were sad about girls would take drugs, turn into alcoholics, and generally fuck themselves up in the name of art. The modern bunch? Excessive humus consumption when grieving, nothing more.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HeartfeltDawn wrote:
Fran wrote:

My only crticism is they are a bit too much of a statement, if you play at a local bar and walk out with a V, people immediately expect fuck-off solos, leg on the monitor, pouting and all that bullshit.


I'd rather have that than any more open mic nights watching shitty singer-songwriters breathing out their eunuch ballads.
Agreed, I'd rather watch that guy than be that guy though.



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At least sad singer-songwriters in the past who were sad about girls would take drugs, turn into alcoholics, and generally fuck themselves up in the name of art. The modern bunch? Excessive humus consumption when grieving, nothing more.
I blame Mumford and Sons.
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Fran wrote:
I blame Mumford and Sons.


Mumford & Sons, forever in my heart as the kings of Waitrose Folk Music. Folk music for people too rich for poverty, no matter how much beard they grow.
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