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Daniel Realpe
post Dec 19 2009, 03:16 AM
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I'm liking a lot the modern look on the V! keep us posted!


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post Dec 26 2009, 02:04 AM
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Just a small update:

I have installed the straplocks and the strap^^
Unfortunatley I can not continue to work in this guitar as I am still waiting to get the remaining parts delivered...

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I can only recommend this guitar strap!!
It's a Dunlop Grommet strap - a really cool looking strap with reall leather ends and a total adjustabe length of almost 2 meters, and all that for arround 15 Euros!!

And it looks just Metal cool.gif


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post Dec 26 2009, 04:38 AM
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Common you can post better pictures than that.. Otherwise you are not doing justice to this guitar.

I have a Japanese flying V (Gibson Flying V Copy I guess) (Tokina or something) It has been used and misused by many people for many years before I got it. It was painted and repainted (not guitar paint unfortunately) but I have scratched off all the paint myself thinking of starting to make is as good as new. But after I did that, I never got the paint here so is naked as it is now. It would be great to follow this thread and see what I will need and hopefully have more energy to fix that. smile.gif

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post Dec 26 2009, 04:58 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Dec 16 2009, 01:30 PM) *
I love Flying V guitars, especially by my favourite company Gibson, but I have always disliked the Vintage looks of this modern shape guitar


Crazy to think that "this modern shape guitar" was first released in the late 1950's!!

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post Dec 26 2009, 03:39 PM
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i love and i mean LOVE the V's but i found that left strap button SO uncomfortable man, specially with a strap lock like schallers, try to access the highest notes and u will see what i mean.

im thinking maybe a dimarzio strap lock for my V, what do you think?


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post Dec 26 2009, 04:09 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Dec 26 2009, 03:39 PM) *
i love and i mean LOVE the V's but i found that left strap button SO uncomfortable man, specially with a strap lock like schallers, try to access the highest notes and u will see what i mean.

im thinking maybe a dimarzio strap lock for my V, what do you think?


It's not that bad actually, at least not on the Gibson...
The Strap pin is at the height of the 19th fret while the neck joint begins at the 17th fret, which means I keep my thumb on the neck joint when reaching to the 20+ frets. I never get in contact with the strap pin so it doesn't bother me much...

I found that it makes not much diffrence which straplocks you use because they are all roughly the same size. I dislike the Dimarzio Straplocks (I am talking about the ones that come with a strap that clips together like a backpack). I don't think they are secure enough to hang heavy guitars on them.

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post Jan 6 2010, 01:05 AM
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So the Pickguard arrived from the painting and I have soldered the pickups in:

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I have never soldered pickups in from scratch and this time they were active, which are also a premiere for me!
I took two hours but it wasn't difficult at all if you know your way arround soldering and follow the instructinal wiring.

So why am not finishing the guitar now that all parts are there?

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I FORGOT TO BUY A BATTERY FOR THE EMGS dry.gif

Well I will finish this beauty tomorrow when I got the stupid 9V battery...

Oh and since it's a custom made guitar I did some modifications of my own:

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I molted some holes into the bridge volume pin to make it stand out and give it more grip when playing live with sweaty fingers!
That's not my idea though! Dimebag Darrel had that idea and it works well and looks cool!

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post Jan 6 2010, 01:44 AM
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"I molted some holes into the bridge volume pin " thats a nice idea tongue.gif when i build my own guitar i will do the same ..

the guitar looks really nice =)

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post Jan 6 2010, 05:28 AM
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looking really nice!


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post Jan 6 2010, 09:31 AM
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Awesome thread Zakk!!
Thanks for sharing these experiences with us smile.gif

Can't wait to see it in action!
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post Jan 6 2010, 04:56 PM
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Alright I assembled my baby just now and it looks stunning and the best thing is: I didn't screw it up! biggrin.gif

My active wiring was correct! I tested it by holding the pickguard with the electronics against the strings of a diffrent guitar, and I got sound out of the amp (better test before installing^^). Turns out I had wired the bridge pickup to the neck-switch position^^.
I fitted the pickguard, installed the bridge and strung it up (which goes very fast thanks to the locking tuners) and had a little go on it and it sounds great and everything is working!!!

I still have some work to do as I am missing a screw for one volume knob (it is hanging loose in it's cavitiy), the bridge and nut need to be modified as I am playing 12-56 strings on this guitar and I need to properly set this guitar up and adjust the intonation as I will use it for Standard C, C# or drop B tunings.

So here is my newest addition to the family laugh.gif I named her Ivory:

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I will try to record a soundclip for you guys and girls, if everything fails I will just take a video of me playing the V in the next rehearsal!


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post Jan 6 2010, 05:13 PM
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I had missed this thread compleyely ohmy.gif

Cool project, turned out great Zakk smile.gif


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post Jan 6 2010, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (VictorUK @ Jan 6 2010, 05:39 PM) *
Them EMG's make it look badass rolleyes.gif


I think so too!


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post Jan 6 2010, 05:57 PM
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Nicely done mate!
May she serve you well!!
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post Jan 7 2010, 06:35 AM
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I'm drooling!!!!
And I'm passing out the cigars for baby Ivory, a real beauty and a Capricorn! One day after my birthday! cool.gif


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post Jan 7 2010, 07:28 AM
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Wow, that looks amazing biggrin.gif
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post Jan 7 2010, 01:14 PM
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Nice modern looking V man, I like the looks of it, although I prefer the vintage one, this has some character. Congrats smile.gif


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