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Feeling the need for a V


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Been eying the V Faded lately,

price is great and with some mods should be a great guitar.

I don't play metal but dig Albert King and Wishbone Ash.

My idea is getting a different pickguard (black or ivory,

gold hardware and knobs and change the pickups, perhaps

Bare Knuckle Stormy Monday ones.

Anyone with experience of different pickups in a V ??

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Not in a V but very subjectively, I put 57 Classics in a couple explorers I have and I thought they improved the sound immensely. I have a reverse V with the same pups, but only having the one volume knob, it probably sounds slightly different. Little less fine control over the tone, but still, it sounds fantastic to me.

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You might say I have a V or two and have had everything from Classic/C+, Bare Knuckle, SD, and EMGs. Application and tuning all play a vital part. That said, here is one I did as a KISS single pickup, which actually ended up being way more complex than a H-H with 3 way:

 

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This is a Single SD P-rail with Gibson 500K Push/Pulls.

 

Vol Down/Tone Down = Warm output Humbucker

Vol Up/Tone Down = P90

Vol Down/Tone Up = Single Coil

Vol Up/Tone Up = Humbucker out of phase

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I'm finally a Flying V owner again, after not owning one since sometime in the 90's. I bought a Grace Potter Flying V last Friday. I've been playing Fender American Deluxe HSS Stratocasters exclusively for live work, but am definitely going to use the GP Flying V when my band plays shows. Hopefully, the V won't clash with our alt country/alt rock vibe.

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I'm finally a Flying V owner again, after not owning one since sometime in the 90's. I bought a Grace Potter Flying V last Friday. I've been playing Fender American Deluxe HSS Stratocasters exclusively for live work, but am definitely going to use the GP Flying V when my band plays shows. Hopefully, the V won't clash with our alt country/alt rock vibe.

 

I have never understood how a V (particularly a roundhorn such as a Gibson) can clash with anything except for people's narrowmindedness. Albery king, Lonnie Mack, and Jimi Hendrix used them organically. there were two firebirds in Skynrd and Explorers in ZZ-Top. I have even seen a banjo flying v. What is acceptable is what you pull off. if the Axe/costume/clothes/song didn't land, odds are the performer failed to pull it off.

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I basically agree, but you have to admit that using an Ibanez JEM or Dimebag Darryl Dean guitar in certain contexts, such as in a blues band, would be dramatic clash of styles. :-)

 

or that it might not sound that good... [tongue]

 

a lot of playing is in your hands, some people sound great playing on whatever guitar they play.

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