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What’s so great about the Flying V?

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Yaralag, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    Blackmore is not thrash metal.
     

  2. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    I’m sure I’m being trolled here but I’ll play along. Check this out and let me know if you can pick out any Strats in the bunch...
     

  3. That635Guy

    That635Guy Strat-Talker

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    Oct 26, 2017
    Delaware Ohio
    Sounds like some guitar, I can’t pick out strat or les Paul. But there’s bound to be one player out there who uses a strat for thrash.
     

  4. That635Guy

    That635Guy Strat-Talker

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    Delaware Ohio
    Heavy metal then, but similar concept
     

  5. Morf2540

    Morf2540 Strat-Talk Member

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  6. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musician, Composer, Teacher Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    "and the SG I have to admit"

    I used SG's for almost everything you mentioned!

    I'm one of those guys that just cannot deal with the V's body shape, it is not ergonomic for my body!

    BUT

    The guys that like V's really seem to like, them, for good reasons.

    It's a special taste!
     
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  7. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster


  8. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Netherlands
    Ooowww!

    Who did...?

    Ooowww!

    G*dammit who said...?

    Ooowww!

    Stop saying the L-word!!!
     
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  9. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    I’m already a Les Paul guy. I have a most excellent Strat as well but I can’t get enough of the LP. Part of it is my obsession with Billy Gibbons on ZZ Top’s 70s albums. I also love the way they feel. So slinky and it’s easy to just plug away at some awesome riff. Their lack of contour doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
     
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  10. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    How about a cigar box sized V
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    This ones for sale here in KC
     
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  11. anderz

    anderz Strat-O-Master

    892
    May 4, 2014
    Denmark
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    My Jackson Rhoads custom. Dreams do come through. Build to the exact specs as the one Randy Rhoads had 3 months before he died.

    $5000 order back in summer 1996 and it came with custom shop serial RR2772.

    Partscaster Blackie serial 901881
     
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  12. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
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  13. stratnutz

    stratnutz Senior Stratmaster

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    Apr 10, 2011
    Dallas TX
    I was in a band in the 80,s and they were telling me my strat was too harsh.
    So I bought an 83 white V to satisfy them, it did. still have it under the bed somewhere
     
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  14. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Ishidamien from the long running Japanese thrash band Sabbat ( not the british thrash band which is also awesome) in the band since 2006 plays a Strat style guitar IIRC.
     
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  15. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    Already have a ‘57 AVRI, but the Flying V is part of me in a way that the Strat never could be.
     
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  16. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    I see since I started this thread that many have gone the direction of the Rhodes style V. I have to say it’s not my cup of tea but I’m glad this thread has given V lovers a place to discuss the things they love. I am more of a fan of the classic Gibson style myself although I doubt I will ever get one. Mostly for financial reasons. I can only own so many guitars! :D
     

  17. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    I have never owned a true V type guitar a la Albert King , but have owned various pickle stabber types:
    A Cort Rhodes model..by far the best I ever had.... Sold it :(
    A Rhodes model ...... sold it.....:(
    Currently have a Jackson ....not sold yet....

    So in the spirt of the thread, why. Well for me they are the most comfortable end easy to play when standing and moving around. I find them to be my goto for that. Sitting with them to play requires some gymnastics ....lol
    Why Did I sell them, well I was deep into my deep blues phase and they just didnt fit. However I keep going back to them so lesson learned...:thumb:

    The Jackson is worried as I keep looking at it and trying to find a good scalloping sevice that wont put me in the poor house. But that's a different thread.
     
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  18. That635Guy

    That635Guy Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    Oct 26, 2017
    Delaware Ohio
    Ha! There’s always one...
     
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  19. That635Guy

    That635Guy Strat-Talker

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    Oct 26, 2017
    Delaware Ohio
    I was just making sure you had one is all.
     
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  20. Willie D

    Willie D Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I played a Gibson V for the first time in my life at Tommy's in Everett a few days ago.

    Gotta admit, it was a very nice playing guitar. I see why those who like 'em do.
     
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